HBK Capital Management Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Stimulating place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HBK Capital Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High caliber co workers, great opportunities to learn and develop and a strong culture supporting both collaboration and individual achievement.

    Cons

    I do not really have anything bad to say here. Maybe I wish they grew a tiny bit more aggressively.


  2. Great company atmosphere/intelligent people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HBK Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great atmosphere and great benefits. They are willing to spend the money to keep the staff trained and up to speed. They only hire the best so you will work with very intelligent people and learn a lot. Free lunch

    Cons

    There's a lot of company politics particularly around bonus time. Bonuses oftentimes seemed to be determined based on favoritism rather than merit.


  3. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HBK Capital Management full-time (More than a 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.


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  5. smart driven teams delivering results

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    - 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.


  6. Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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...


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good pay and benefits, but company imploded

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    Direction needs to come from top down


  11. Accountant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Easy work, good pay, nice facilities

    Cons

    Incompetent management very self absorbed and short sighted

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the accounting department management



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