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Great company filled with smart people

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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

Other Employee Reviews for PEAK6 Investments

  1. Helpful (11)

    extremely political environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in North Chicago, IL
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Phenomenal options trading and education program, smart people and a sweet office space

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office space - old trading floor of Board of Trader, 40 foot high ceilings, awesome view, etc. Uncapped pay - as a trader you can easily make a lot of money Strong benefits - top of the line Smart people

    Cons

    Volatility of earnings - as a trading firm your earnings are impacted by firm performance (even though trading is individual), some people don't like this Turnover - no more than anywhere else, but traders are mostly, for better or worse, hired guns. P6 doesn't do a good enough job of finding those who want a career and elevating their responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Numbers can't tell you everything, there is always a human element. Realize the impact timing has on performance. Some people who were let go could be managers right now if they had simply traded in a different time period.


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