HBK Capital Management

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HBK Capital Management Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at HBK Capital Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company culture is fun, and the people here are really smart. Lots of interesting strategies you can learn.

    Cons

    May need some new portfolio mangers instead of focusing on "old school" stuffs. Catch the trend.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    smart driven teams delivering results

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at HBK Capital Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - worked with really smart people
    - small company work environment with big company pockets
    - great benefits : healthcare + free breakfast/lunch/snacks/drinks/beer (on fridays)
    - suprising number of staff have been here longer than +5 years
    - great work life balance ... especially when compared to working IB in a place like NYC

    Cons

    - career growth is not via titles/positions but in expanded responsibility and increased pay (in case you're someone who likes to get new shiny titles every year, this place might not be for you)
    - gained 10 pounds in my first year thanks to all the free food ... caveat emptor!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - might be interesting to shake things up some and let (technology) staff spend 6 month 'embeds' in alternate teams to promote more cross pollination between teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HBK Capital Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. No titles and room to grow IF you take initiative. They will not worry about your future with them but, great place if you know what you want.

    Cons

    They try to treat you like family but at the end of the day they only care about the money going into their pockets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spread the money around a little more and when in doubt do the right thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Smart, driven colleagues and compassionate and responsible senior management make this a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at HBK Capital Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    HIgh caliber employees
    Catered breakfast and lunches
    Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Not a great place for those who want a defined career path with titles. Great for those who can take initiative and go above and beyond their "job description"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be a great place to work, but need some big changes.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at HBK Capital Management

    Pros

    The pay at HBK is great. Benefits are still fairly good, but diminishing each year. Some of the senior management staff is great and they are highly respected. The pay is great and there are many interesting things to work on.

    Cons

    There is very little trust and communication at HBK. We are all too busy and expected never to make mistakes. Some of the senior management staff has extremely poor management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some friendly and respectful people into management positions (skilled managers). Most people I've worked with at HBK are very smart, hardworking and loyal. Treat them as such...

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Excellent place to work...one of the best!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at HBK Capital Management

    Pros

    HBK really values it's employees. A lot is expected, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Definitely the best place I have worked.

    Cons

    About the only con is that the pace and amount of work is very high. If you can't handle stress or evaluating and balancing tasks, this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Attract and retain the best of the best. Of course, the bottom line is everything.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay and benefits, but company imploded

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at HBK Capital Management

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great benefits
    Ability to work independently with little to no oversite from management
    Company provided lunch daily
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Little to no direction from senior management
    Little interaction between departments
    Business model unsustainable in current environment which led to massive layoffs across multiple rounds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direction needs to come from top down

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Accountant

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at HBK Capital Management

    Pros

    Easy work, good pay, nice facilities

    Cons

    Incompetent management very self absorbed and short sighted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate the accounting department management

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Running Man ...

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at HBK Capital Management

    Pros

    Its all worth it when you see the year end PnL ... otherwise some might consider it too stressfull for longterm

    Cons

    Hectic Pace. keep looking for the next oppurtunity, continuously evaluating where your positions are. You need to keep on top of your game always.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty much nothing that i can suggest. Keep pushing but keep it real. Remember those guys are human as well as being staff!

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great work experience. Young company that works hard, but still socializes.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at HBK Capital Management

    Pros

    GREAT FOOD and wonderful coworkers

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide career paths for all employees

    Recommends

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