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PGHCO, great place to start but not stay.

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

I worked at Penson GHCO

Pros

Great place to learn the trading industry and ability to focus on what you want to learn.

Cons

There is a high rate of turnover in the IT department, for support personal they rarely stay more than 2 years before moving on to a higher paying job within or outside of the trading industry.

Advice to Management

Value the support employees more and you will not have to constantly be hiring and training high school and college graduates. It doesnt take much to keep an employee around for more than 2 years, just a semi-competative salary compared to the rest of the marketplace.

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  1. Prop Trader

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

    I worked at Penson GHCO full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High level of autonomy, intelligent co-workers.

    Cons

    No real sense of company culture. Non-communicative management. High-pressure environment.


  2. Nice place to work - If not for Sr. Mngt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Penson GHCO

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great Cafe! open atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sr. Managment does not communicate at all. No promotion possible ever. Rare raise and if so, very small.

    Advice to Management

    Please encourage more communication, staff are people too. We support our familes from working and are nervous and uptight when we can tell things are going on that we do not hear about.


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