Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Investment Technology Group President & CEO Bob Gasser
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is better than most but it means there is less work than really needed for the amount of people (in 12 reviews)

  • Good people, nice and collegiate environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Doesn't seem to be clear direction from senior management (in 4 reviews)

  • Benefits are slashed without warning (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Very good Domain

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good environment. Very good domain.

    Cons

    Delay in promotions at least one year if you don't you ask.


  2. qa

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great, awsome company to work with

    Cons

    no cons as of now

    Advice to Management

    good


  3. Helpful (1)

    Investment research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun people on other teams Great culture Pretty interesting work (if building something new)

    Cons

    No movement upward (most people have to move out but luckily buy side love recruiting out people) Long hours (depending on team) Low pay with no structure of increasing pay overtime Uses a "overtime system" that doesn't actually increase your overall income as it's an excuse not to give bonus (so you make less than comparable firms)

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay if you want to maintain talent and not have high attrition. Have a structured promotion system or people will leave since there's no opportunities to move up.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Poor technology leadership from top to bottom.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Culturally diverse company Brand focussed company

    Cons

    Technology teams are run with demotivated employees working long hours with no incentives. More focus on hierarchy, reporting structure then fixing grass root inefficiencies. Rampant favoritism and inefficiencies tolerated at all levels No focus on innovation. more focus on the fluff No standards or processes followed across the board in technology

    Advice to Management

    Senior Technology Management needs a big shakeup. Look for talent than loyalists


  6. Internal Auditor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Location is good. Convenient commute.

    Cons

    Some managers are not very cooperative.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Extreme favoritism will impede career growth and development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Career advancement is based on who in executive mgt favors you; not based on merit. Executive mgt prefers yes men. Employees are aware of this so they tend to be jaded and cynical.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good company to retire in, not a company to grow.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a good company, if you have enough experience and just like to have a stable job and income. Lot of flexibility, 70 % of the of the software teams work from home whenever they please.

    Cons

    No room of growth for junior to mid level developers. Software development 'Managers' do not innovate and are frustrating to work with. Lot of micromanagement at all levels within software development, will make you skin crawl. High level of bureaucracy and stinky politics.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and Invest in your teams.


  9. Great company - cares about the employee

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    Former Employee - Senior QA in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior QA in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    working globally and agile - get to travel a lot :-)

    Cons

    on crisis some manager loose their mind

    Advice to Management

    Pick your managers better.


  10. a lot of good people, but too much politics in the workplace.

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Overall, people are smart and fun to work with. Working hours and compensation are reasonable, and most of the company offices are great. When you're working in IT, you also get good hardware and software, and the company has overall a great IT infrastructure.

    Cons

    There are too many managing directors in the company, too much politics going on, and it's hard to progress in the company if you're not ready to adjust to this highly political environment.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investment Technology Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment and culture. The people are very helpful and welcoming. A lot of mobility within the company, room to grow, and exposure to key stakeholders.

    Cons

    Not everyone put in 100% effort



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