AKUNA CAPITAL Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
6 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Energy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced with a lot of opportunities. Seems to be one of the few companies in this space growing and there is an excellent vibe in the office. You get onto the trading desk quickly with a good training program. Chance to interact with lots of smart people who are working hard. Good social events.

    Cons

    Things move quickly and there seem to be a lot of balls in the air. Could be unsettling if you are not cut out for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office is getting full. Seems like there is a lot happening so keep us informed please.

    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company with start-up vibe

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Akuna has an experienced senior team to learn from. You are given a lot of responsibility early in your career, as opposed to trading at a bank where you may not actually trade for a couple of years. Fun environment including a company trip every year.

    Cons

    It's getting a little harder to get one on one time with senior people as the company has grown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the company wide updates coming, it helps to understand the bigger picture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Meh....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    Some people within the company are great to work with!

    Cons

    Some people are not great to work with. Some traders within a niche group get more chances than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Decent company in a souring industry

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    Former Employee - Trader  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    High pay for juniors, lots to learn, smart people (ex-Optiver), a firm that is still making money, cool bosses (as long as you don't go overboard)

    Cons

    You don't really get more than one warning. People get let go very easily or leave, but I'm not sure if it's just Akuna or simply the industry right now. Afterall, it is the partners' money they're paying you. Industry isn't doing well, and the firm is not very technology driven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Working with some of the smartest people in the industry
    - Welcoming and culturally diverse environment
    - Social: Company sponsored Friday drinks every week, company paid trip to Vegas, Chase Corporate Challenge

    Cons

    - The kitchen is going to be a squeeze with all of the new people starting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep hiring we are going to need a bigger kitchen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Inside or Out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with bleeding edge technology.

    Cons

    Political atmosphere if you are not within the "Circle" or an Aussie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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