Kershner Trading Group
3.2 of 5 12 reviews
kershnertrading.com Austin, TX 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated May 19, 2014

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A great learning experience into the world of equities and hard work

    Equity Trader (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Prosgreat state of the art facility
    complete autonomy of your schedule
    trade what and how you want
    no personal financial liability
    good leverage if you can earn it

    Consno training!!!
    no exit opportunities if you fail in any other finance field
    very expensive fees that can make it hard to earn a living

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith the money that's lost in trades, you can use that amount to invest in a training program that promotes good risk management and team work to search for opportunities. Kershner offers great value for many but is short of a recognized program because of its failure to appropriately breed talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long long way to go.

    Trader (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThey have been in business for a long time. The guys are easy to deal with. The guys have the interests aligned with yours, but that is about all.

    ConsToo long to list. Average technology, average support, no learning, no guidance, and no environment to improve once your old stuff stops working.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMerge with some better options out there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lacking capabilities to succeed in the competitive world of equity trading

    Equity Trader (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsRewarding work, but if you can do it here, you can do it anywhere. The offices are nice, but then those were set up in glory days of stock market trading.

    Consno growth, limited capital, poor management, idea exhaustion, low morale, egos!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementCall it a day! Hang in the towel. The markets are changed and the leadership clearly belongs to other firms.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of better options

    Senior Equity Trader (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Proslarge offices, experienced traders who have done well in the past, but are going the way of dinosaurs in the industry. Support for developing automation.

    ConsThe firm is dependent on its traders "finding" the next best way to make money in the markets. You are left on your own. The firm's management is living in its past. They say they will help develop software to support your trading which is a pipe dream since if you have something of value, why would you want to share it with a company that VIRTUALLY OWNS YOU.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink the strategy. Help traders become more profitable. Be willing to take more losses. Nobody who can make money in the markets is going to stay at this outfit, when there are several pedigreed options in the marketplace.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    pretty good company

    Quantitative Developer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Prossalary and bonus is good

    ConsIf you don't have trading talents, that would be tough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No Salary, Only Performance Based Pay

    Senior Equity Trader (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsOne of only a few places that will allow someone with relatively modest background and education trade a multimillion dollar account.

    ConsThe learning curve to become a successful trader is very steep, and it is usually unrealistic to start from scratch and learn to make enough to survive on without running out of money or giving up.

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    Not so great

    Senior Equity Trader (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsAt Kershner you have oppurtunity to learn about the stock market and get all you licenses, you also have pretty good work hours.

    ConsThe pay is performance based so especially at the beginning you must be prepared to make no money and as you learn the job actually dig yourself a hole

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would advise management to try and establish a better training program for newbies. Maybe allow for a longer period before actually trading.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Trader (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsReally dedicateed smart creative people. Opportunity to make alot of money and great work life balance. Lots of freedom and autonomy.

    ConsNo salary , eat what you kill. Makes it tough to get started as most traders dont make any real money for the first nine to twelve months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAndy is a great leader and I really believe that he wants the best for the traders and the firm. Stay focused on trading and trading alone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Prop Trading

    Proprietary Trader (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsVery laid-back attitude, fun atmosphere. Good technology and support for one's trading. Not required to put up your own capital

    ConsMentors are hit or miss in terms of teaching ability. The payout structure doesn't really include incentives for experienced traders

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the payout structure to make it favorable for experienced traders. Try to get mentors more involved with inexperienced traders.

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    It is excellent.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThe culture is very good

    Conshowever the trading is unstable.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone of the above is important

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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