CRT Capital Holdings Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Company did not care to build out certain businesses, that the reason why I resigned.

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    Former Employee - MD Fixed Income Trader in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - MD Fixed Income Trader in Stamford, CT

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great culture, everyone is a professional

    Cons

    location (hard to recruit the right personal)

  2. In hindsight worst career decision I've ever made.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings

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

    Pros

    coworkers, office location, healthcare, expense reimbursements

    Cons

    lack of leadership, direction and vision. management, high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    leadership

  3. Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Many smart and dedicated people .

    Cons

    Location is not that great.

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  5. Still trying to find itself

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lean structure and transparent comp structure enable producers to eat what they kill. Decent payouts. Generally intelligent colleauges.

    Cons

    A cultural mess. The firm changes strategy and focus with each calendar year. Lack of profits and private equity ownership are a toxic combo. High senior management turnover is destabilizing as well. New push into equities is sputtering because of turmoil.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be, determine what best practices should be and then have the patience to execute on the plan. New CEO seems ill-suited to his role. He simply does not have the breadth of experience nor the force of personality to establish, articulate and execute on a viable strategy.

  6. Talented group of traders and sales people but morale suffered with management changes

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Stamford, CT

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Casual work atmosphere and fairly compensated

    Cons

    Management making rash decisions without consideration

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

  7. Exciting and educational atmosphere.

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    Current Intern - Finance Inter in Stamford, CT
    Current Intern - Finance Inter in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at CRT Capital Holdings as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly, if you ever have a question - there is always an answer.

    Cons

    There are some people who have a superiority complex issues.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job, keep up the good work.

  8. Meh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Informal managerial style. Managers are frequently outside their offices among everyone else on the floor

    Cons

    Joined CRT to get away from the politics and cronyism of larger firms but sad to see it's still very much a part of the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of communicating the direction and goals moving forward otherwise it's just status quo and that's not good enough

  9. sick puppy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good chicks. Free beer on Fridays. Good retirement house by the ocean.

    Cons

    Stinks of nepotism. Work here if you're from Greenwich Capital.
    Company consists mostly of old farts who have failed to keep up with new ideas. It is only a matter of time before this one goes bankrupt. Rumored to be on the buyout list of other companies (that themselves cannot grow organically and needs to take out competitors). But no one will buy this sick puppy.

    Avoid like the plague. You'll never get a bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Return investor money (or whatever is left of it). You define highway robbery.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Low end broker dealer that treats employees poorly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at CRT Capital Holdings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, and vacation time

    Cons

    Feels like a middle school - all sales people protect themselves and many people backstab. Management isnt concerned with individuals

  11. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I enjoyed my work at CRT and it was exciting working at a place that has so much ongoing growth.

    Cons

    I would have preferred to work in the city but it ended up being nice to get out of the commotion during the day in Stamford.

    Advice to Management

    I would focus on growing the benefit package further in order to compete with firms in the city to recruit better talent.

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