Investment Technology Group

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Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated March 29, 2014
Updated March 29, 2014
68 Reviews
3.1
68 Reviews
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Investment Technology Group President & CEO Bob Gasser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is better than most but it means there is less work than really needed for the amount of people (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people - I know that's a cliche here, but the people are funny and fun to be around (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Doesn't seem to be clear direction from senior management (in 4 reviews)

  • There were not many roles that had potential for me to move into, and even in my own role, I had a hard time asking for more challenging work (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not terribly inspiring or rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people - I know that's a cliche here, but the people are funny and fun to be around. Everyone is a bit jaded, but they try hard and care.

    Cons

    You either work for love or money - you're not going to get either of those in ample supply here. Company is not respected in the finance community, and management is third tier (sorry guys).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It feels like you plugged the holes on a sinking ship, so keep it up. I just can't recommend my peers to invest years working here knowing its a cul-de-sac job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Easy Workplace but not easy to move up in company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learn alot about different areas of Finance. Meet alot of nice people. Free food and lunches alot. Great vacation time.

    Cons

    Glass Ceiling workplace. Stuck in role for a long time. Not alot of chance for a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak more with lower level employees on a one to one basis.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good people but very hard for personal development and growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior QA  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior QA in New York, NY

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I liked the tech team i worked with, but we were a specialized group. We were close knitted and worked well with each other.

    Cons

    I found it hard to gain new skills and couldn't take charge when I wanted to. There were not many roles that had potential for me to move into, and even in my own role, I had a hard time asking for more challenging work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is what it is

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    If you want to learn and grow this is the place. There are many leaders in the industry that came from here.

    Cons

    Senior management needs to listen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers and keep them happy so that they work harder and not leave

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great product, great reputation. This firm has a future.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Great product, smart people, small enough but still competitive in a big market.

    Cons

    They need to Improve the compensation plans and give incentives by group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help people have a chance to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to street and politics played by management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough of the politics, promote those who are deserving, and create better incentives($) for employees.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reasonably positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Wall Street and its trading systems are complex and usually fairly high-tech, involving such issues as real-time databases, low-latency networks and a wide variety of reliable networking issues, as well as interfacing with a wide variety of interesting systems. The people are fairly decently competent, and many have been with the company for a long time.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, especially when a product is about to roll out. Clients are extremely demanding - they enjoy putting ITG into "the penalty box" when a product doesn't meet their demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the level of more-recent technology usage - the level of Web technology usage is fairly abysmal at ITG, and it should be much higher.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good company with good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Great supporting people, nice place to work, low level of work, management co-operates most of the time

    Cons

    low compensation due to recession and weak economy,

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern at ITG 2010

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Paid well; decent work culture; great location;

    Cons

    Not the best of people in general although my team was the best (exceptional)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the employees feel part of the company; Communicate and alleviate fears of people loosing their jobs

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company to work for is you are in your early stage of your career. Not much room for growth for mid-level manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Interesting products
    Visibility to various areas of the firm due to the firm size
    stable

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth
    Talents do not get recognized sometimes
    Lots of employees are not motivated to do better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more employee oriented and retain talents.

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