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It's a place to work but not excel

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Junior Trader in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Junior Trader in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at PEAK6 Investments full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Diverse investment in different business

Cons

Very conservative in risk taking

PEAK6 Investments Response

Aug 1, 2014 – President

Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging the diversity of our businesses. This has been a focus for us and we are growing here. Risk management is also something we focus on at ... More

Other Employee Reviews for PEAK6 Investments

  1. Helpful (3)

    Comically bad micromanagement in some areas

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PEAK6 Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office. A couple of smart, no b.s. people. Good time off policies. Some partners are smart, and a joy to work with. Depends on where you are in the biz.

    Cons

    Staff are not perceived as valuable, more of a commodity. Some executives micromanage inane details and don't empower talent to make even trivial decisions. We are talking extreme micro-management. Depends who you work under though. This culture drives away many of the best and brightest. Hard to make a counter argument when the cash is rolling in. If you want to be a part of innovative technology, however, I'd suggest seeking an org. that can operate more like a startup, and less like a top-down financial biz. These guys have a niche that works for them, and doubt they'll ever change. They've been successful despite valuing furnishings above people. Be prepared to play politics and bite your tounge.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to exit interviews and hold people accountable, regardless of position. Do what you are good at. Empower and delegate other things. Take care of your people. Eliminate micro managers. Most really good people won't tolerate it, so it lowers the quality of your staff tremendously.

    PEAK6 Investments Response

    Aug 1, 2014 – President

    Thanks for your feedback. I'm disappointed to hear you don't feel empowered in your role and feel micromanaged. That’s certainly not aligned with our core values. I’d welcome an opportunity to ... More


  2. Company Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -fun, great leadership, good compensation

    Cons

    -often times stuck with nothing to do

    PEAK6 Investments Response

    Aug 1, 2014 – President

    We're glad that you enjoy working with us at PEAK6 and appreciate your feedback. We're definitely focused on creating a culture where everyone feels challenged in their role and enjoys what they're ... More


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