PEAK6 Investments

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Making sweeping changes!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I have been working at PEAK6 Investments

Pros

Great environment smart people, very challenging!

Cons

It's still not an internet company although the online tag has been added. They can learn from looking at other internet companies as far as perks etc...but it's much better than it was and moving in the right direction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Separate the online portion from the financial portion...it would make it easier for everyone.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    A good short-term play for some interesting experience, quick cash, but not much else.

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PEAK6 Investments

    Pros

    With regards to the retail arm only, pretty much the only reason to work there is the possibility of above-average compensation and the possibility to take part in the trading/capital management arm's great financial success.

    Cons

    A tendency to hire programmers, who while sharp, are too easily lead, have very little opinions of their own, and have poor communications skills. This makes for sloppy, sloppy management and "progress" actually feels like trudging most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People in the trenches aren't exactly stupid, and people high in the retail arm aren't necessarily geniuses. There needs to be a dialog between the two groups to ensure that the best ideas get out. Peak6 Retail doesn't inherently command the same sort of unconditional respect (ie., "it's your honor to work for us") that the capital management arm does. Compensation is good, but not phenomenal, and there's most certainly the possibility of finding more gratifying work in other places. Smart programmers who get frustrated because of capricious or uneducated business-side leadership can and will leave.

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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Be prepared for stress, and lots of it!

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    Former Employee - IT in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PEAK6 Investments

    Pros

    High energy, dynamic environment, constant challenges.

    Cons

    Never worked anywhere that was more full of itself! Lack of recognition for technical achievements. Unrealistic deadlines were set, and woe betide anyone who does not meet them. If your work suffers for any reason, you are not given a chance to improve; you are out on your ear with no notice. You may be able to collect your things from your desk if you are lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, take a breather, realize that the way you treat people is the most important thing that will ever count in this life.

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