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It's a place to work but not excel

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Former Employee - Junior Trader in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Junior Trader in Chicago, IL

I worked at PEAK6 Investments full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Diverse investment in different business

Cons

Very conservative in risk taking

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

PEAK6 Investments Response

Aug 1, 2014President

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PEAK6 Investments

    Pros

    -fun, great leadership, good compensation

    Cons

    -often times stuck with nothing to do

    PEAK6 Investments Response

    Aug 1, 2014President

    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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    Comically bad micromanagement in some areas

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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 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    PEAK6 Investments Response

    Aug 1, 2014President

    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

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