Investment Technology Group

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Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 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.  

    Seems to be on the right track with the new direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    "Just right" size - not too big, not too small, work with very smart people, offices are great

    Cons

    Leadership can be a bit vague with evaluation metrics and it seems that there is not 100% buy-in to the new vision

  2.  

    Leader in trading technology

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    ITG is leader in the trading technology. Lots of smart, hardworking, supportive colleagues. It helps to have a reputable firm on your resume
    Depending on which product groups you for there is room to be creative in designing new trading solutions
    Relaxed culture compared to most Wall Street firms

    Cons

    There are far too many reorganizations
    Doesn't seem to be clear direction from senior management
    Difficult to move up or into a new role
    No formal training for new inexperienced hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to restructure as little as possible. Its very disruptive to the everyone's work and moreover its very confusing when changes are not well communicated. Try to take more advice from the lower level employees and middle management to really understand the internal issues better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior software engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, good work/life balance

    Cons

    must be ready to be on your own mostly. Limited room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people, nice and collegiate environment

    Cons

    Sometimes unorganized and a lot of management changes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    it is what you make it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II - Trade Support Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II - Trade Support Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    loose structure means if you're good at what you do you can do what you want to improve things in your group.

    Cons

    they work to kill creativity and drive of their employees. management will lie to you in order to make you do what they want. don't fall for it. talk to your fellow employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont lie to employees and then tell them not to work on extra projects on their own time and then wonder why you have a hard time getting anyone to do anything you say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    There are ample opportunities to increase and diversify my responsibilites; I've been fortunate to have great colleagues and coworkers; we have a friendly and collegial environment.

    Cons

    It has been a challenging market environment for the last several years, which has led to decreased prospects for an equities-focused business.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work in tough environment

    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    people very bright
    firm has good reputation
    product set very innovative

    Cons

    unequal comp structure
    long tenured employees not as valued as newer employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    smooth comp and pay people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great work environment

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

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Potential for employment growth

    Cons

    Company stock price has dropped significantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Further attention needed to VP spendings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great working group, no room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Support Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Trade Support Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great guys to work with, great technology to play with if you're interested. you can do some fun and challenging stuff here. they seem very tolerant for employees that are motivated to just show up, do minimal work, and just collect a paycheck too.

    Cons

    no room for growth. seems like you have a job for life here. poor training for some products, new products have great support, older ones you're on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work. get rid of the dead weight and get some motivated people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company if you don't have a big ambition

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

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People (project manager, software manager, engineer, QA, IT, support, etc.) in my team are nice.
    Good life and work balance.Not a lot of push on work.
    Agile methodology.

    Cons

    Developers don't have a lot of opportunities to understand the business value of their work.
    Not very challenging work.
    Development work are not well organized (e.g., QA process, build process, etc).
    Low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treasure the legacy of technology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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