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Fun visible atmosphere, but also hidden stress

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I worked at Belvedere Trading

Pros

Laid back atmosphere with people who are from all different backgrounds. You have the college athletes, the mathletes, and everyone in between. It's a very fast-paced environment, so the people are always loud and in your face, so be prepared to get worked... but also learn a lot.

Cons

Just monotonous. It's a fun environment, sure, but the concepts and their proprietary models are tough to understand. You can ask questions, but only a few people can explain them to you anyway, and usually they are busy trading.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While the work environment is very relaxed and probably every employee enjoys being a part of the team, there seems to be a strong feeling of fear within the employees in regard to top management.

Other Reviews for Belvedere Trading

  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belvedere Trading for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a great place to work! There's lots to learn and more importantly, the people are great. The engineers have strong technical skills and are very good at what they do. At the same time, they're super friendly and are willing to help out anyone who is stuck. It has a startup vibe to it.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of anything I disliked while working there. It's located in downtown Chicago and it's too vibrant of a place to have any issues :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    High Stress, High Reward, and a Good Firm Overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Belvedere Trading as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The environment is fast-paced and they throw you right into the fire from the very beginning. The training, though it varies in pace, is quite good and prepares you for the stress that can exist on the trading desk.

    The team at Belvedere is pretty solid and they are a fun group in and out of the office.

    Cons

    If you don't love an intense work environment with the occasional "animated discourse" then it's probably not the place for you.

    The skillset you acquire is fairly specific to Belvedere's trading strategy and not particularly transferable to other firms or industries (not unexpected, but still a con).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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