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Great company filled with smart people

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at PEAK6 Investments

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

It will challenge you to grow and improve You will be surrounded by (other) smart people It is always great working for highly successful company

Cons

Praise is hard to come by Not much time or energy spent talking about what was done right or well

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work A little more praise would go a long way

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Run. Run screaming. Never look back.

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    Former Employee - Senior Tech/Trading Applications in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Tech/Trading Applications in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PEAK6 Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay can be phenomenal for the lucky few, but be prepared to check your integrity, self-respect and, ultimately, your soul at the receptionists desk.

    Cons

    Where to begin. . . PEAK6 is run by a group of juvenile, puerile egomaniacs. Success in this environment is solely determined by your ability to compromise your core beliefs and supplicate to the chosen few. Senior managers are selected for loyalty and their ability to exploit the ever present stream of newbie, wannabe rich optionaires (both tech and traders). Think San Francisco gold rush - all those prospectors showing up to strike it rich and guess who is really making the dough - whoever controls the saloons and the brothels. Fine - you've got the offer - go, you'll learn a lot, about option trading, sure, but more than that you'll learn about how people behave when there's a big pot of money in the middle of the room. It's not pretty, especially when the pot turns out to be not quite as full as everyone thought. Don't be surprised when the music stops and someone else is sitting in your chair.

    Advice to Management

    Why would they need advice. They've got it figured out. Exploit the newbie, extract restrictive non-compete, and then toss them before their expectations start to catch up with their worth. Not bad work if you can get it.


  2. Helpful (11)

    extremely political environment

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PEAK6 Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. good benefits 2. nice office

    Cons

    1. constant conflicts among groups. people are fired due to politics instead of performance 2. projects are planned for political purposes instead of for the good of the company 3. middle management is made of friends and families of senior executives. They are arrogant but have very poor technical and managerial skills.They don't know how to lead their employees and don't tend to follow their bosses. 4. management at all levels do not understand cooperation. 5. talents are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    you desperately need all talents you can get. please put aside the absurd differences and for once think of making the company better.


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