Graham Capital Management

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Good company, but can be better

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norwalk, CT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

I worked at Graham Capital Management

Pros

It is a good company to work in. Employees are qualified, particularly in the Research department, work environment is quite comfortable, gym, cafeteria.

Cons

The management structure could be optimized. I did not understand what exactly some managers were doing. Compensation is lower that in similar companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Optimize the management structure, pay better, encourage interaction between different groups,
move the trading platform to Linux, provide more training opportunities.

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    Senior quantitative researcher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Graham Capital Management

    Pros

    Easy going culture
    Can assume large responsibility so long as one can handle
    Reasonable work hours flexibility

    Cons

    Below market compensation
    Some employees are very hardworking while others are slackers
    Not a meritocracy, although lip service paid to it. Initiatives by employees not properly recognized
    Limited upside if you make money and unlimited downside if you don't
    Lack of strategy or long term vision

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    Great company If you want to stay mediocre and ready to retire

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Graham Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Nice building/gym, stable job and great company if you have no career goals, better than investment bank in work/life balance. Wonderful place to wait for retirement.

    Cons

    Zero communication from the top, many many management layers for just dozens of people, highest ratio in my career. If you are not part of small circle, you are pretty much done, no career growth. Better to stay mediocre and do minimum, the end result will be the same anyway, people sit in the office have much easier life and better pay no matter what they do or deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul management teams, reward people based on performance/contribution not based on how long they are employed by the firm, retain one top performer is better than keep 5 mediocre ones. Monitor time card and lunch hours won't help, hire/keep/reward top performer and get out of their way and let them do their things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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