Investment Technology Group

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Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
76 Reviews
3.2
76 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 12 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.  

    a lot of good people, but too much politics in the workplace.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Engineer

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Overall, people are smart and fun to work with. Working hours and compensation are reasonable, and most of the company offices are great. When you're working in IT, you also get good hardware and software, and the company has overall a great IT infrastructure.

    Cons

    There are too many managing directors in the company, too much politics going on, and it's hard to progress in the company if you're not ready to adjust to this highly political environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Generally relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Compensation below industry standards.
    Too many managers warming seats.
    Intermittent layoffs without warning.
    Not enough workers due to excessive managers and previous layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees fairly.
    Get rid of useless managers.
    Hire more workers who have real industry experience - not just interns and new grads. No, they will not be cheap !
    Come up with a viable plan to restore the company to previous levels of profitability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent small broker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid algo and research offerings

    Cons

    Pays are not competitive at junior levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice People, management lacks consistency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    People works in my group are very nice, lay back culture. Good life and work balance.

    Cons

    Management don't recognize your achievements. Hard to get promoted. The top people always changes their minds. Not sure what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not terribly inspiring or rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (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
  7.  

    Easy Workplace but not easy to move up in company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    Good people but very hard for personal development and growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    It is what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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