CRT Capital Holdings

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CRT Capital Holdings Reviews

Updated July 4, 2014
Updated July 4, 2014
13 Reviews
2.8
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Casual work atmosphere and fairly compensated

    Cons

    Management making rash decisions without consideration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Exciting and educational atmosphere.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Meh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    sick puppy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  9.  

    don't know what goes here

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

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings

    Pros

    pay was competitive with the street until they lost a boat load prop trading. lots of very talented individuals to learn from.

    Cons

    the managers always seemed to paint a very rosy picture of how well the business was doing but they apparently were ill prepared for the crisis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is a new management team in place now and the business has since been recapitalized so it's hard to say

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Not that great of a place

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings

    Pros

    It is not located in New York City and the commute from Connecticut is very easy no matter where you live.

    Cons

    Senior management did not appear to run the business very well. In fact, they nearly caused a liquidation in 2008.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management led by two partners did not manage the business in a proper manner and when times were not great, so long to your accrued comp.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Entrepenurial, Fair

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

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings

    Pros

    CRT has a creative team, they're mutually supportive, anyone has the opportunity to carve a role for themselves and succeed if they're able to.

    Cons

    Management communicates poorly with employees, commits few resources to new efforts, has high employee turnover resulting from a steady decline in payout ratios over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equalize management incentives and payouts with those employee incentives through a fairly designed profit sharing program. Communicate more openly with employees.

    Recommends

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