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Updated May 28, 2014

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3.6 60 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Citadel Investment Managing Director and CEO Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin

(40 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Citadel has great benefits, ability to interact with smart people throughout the firm(in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay, catered lunch, smart people(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance not important to the firm but everyone does have a full slate of holidays(in 6 reviews)

  • No clear career growth potential or encouragement/push from managers(in 3 reviews)

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    Very interesting hedge fund

    Software Developer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSalary, benefits are exceptional; work with the latest technologies; flexible work arrangements; growing company;

    ConsNone really -- be prepared to work hard, but have fun because the work is so amazing;

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't change anything -- it's a good work environment -- rewarding personally and economically

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pays well but incredibly unstable

    Technology Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood pay, catered lunch, smart people

    ConsStressful, unstable environment, constant insecurity (due to business shuttering)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Spotty systems, political environment

    IT/Developer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsPay is good. You make useful Contacts. You learn the Business knowledge.

    ConsExtremely political environment. Upward mobility difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce turnover. Find growth paths for employees within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unpredictable, Opaque

    Managing Director, Structured Products (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsStrong technology and market intelligence resources.

    ConsMercurial, unpredictable, opaque, dictatorial relationship between management hierarchy and front line profit generating business originators / PMs. Cult of personality environment around founder shared by management focused more on protecting their entrenched positions then facilitating execution of business strategies by product / counterparty facing officers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnhance transparency, communication

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work hard, stressful environment, but compensated well

    Global Infrastructure (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsCompensation, benefits, very little dead weight is carried

    ConsDifficult to advance, daily catered lunch makes it easy to pack on the pounds

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Competitive but rewarding company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHard working and smart colleagues, good opportunities to take on more responsibility

    ConsWork has to be your hobby as well!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Leading Financial Company in Chicago, much better working environment and culture than other prop trading firms.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood Env. Top pay, Relax culture (comparing to other leading prop trading firm in Chicago).

    ConsStill tough for new comer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it and moving forward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Highly challenging

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsHighly challenging work environment, smart collegues

    ConsHighly volatile and job insecurity

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience. Surrounded by intelligent human capital and learned a lot.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIndustry leader; Smart, hard-working people; Flexible; Value interns

    ConsFast-paced environment not for everyone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Citadel took a new hire's official offer back after knowing his wife is pregnant

    Quantitative Researcher (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Compensation. Hard working environment . The office is located is the central part of the city. Hong Kong is nice place

    ConsSee the title. A new hire passed all the exams and get an official offer from Hong Kong office. The new hire then let them know his wife is pregnant since he needs to ask some information. After knowing that, Citadel took the offer back with the reason that they lost the confidence of the new hire.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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