Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
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  1. a lot of good people, but too much politics in the workplace.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Engineer

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  2. Company review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

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

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Decent small broker

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid algo and research offerings

    Cons

    Pays are not competitive at junior levels

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  5. Nice People, management lacks consistency

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  6. Not terribly inspiring or rewarding

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  9. It is what it is

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Help people have a chance to grow.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    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 Management

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

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