Knight Capital

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Knight Capital Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Love the people, great environment, nice office space

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    Former Employee - Sales and Trading Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales and Trading Intern in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Knight Capital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cool people to work with, great on the job training, awesome group of interns to become friends with and also learn from, casual Fridays. You rotate throughout the trading floor and learn about the different divisions. Some group projects. Very good internship to prepare for a full-time job post college graduation.

    Cons

    Some super egos on the floor but I think that happens just about everywhere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome employees, great culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Knight Capital part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Treats everyone fairly. Learned a lot. Management cares for all employees and treats everyone the same. Awesome work environment. Fun and helpful people.

    Cons

    None, except that there wasn't a lot to do because the company wasn't doing too well at one point. (Don't worry KCG, just work hard!!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Positive

    Former Employee - Sales and Trading in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales and Trading in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Knight Capital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - great work environment, great people, hard working, flexible hours for industry, great for learning

    Cons

    - new management, possible declining business

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  5.  

    Tax Accountant

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    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good management structure, enjoyed working with my colleagues. Easy commute for NJ residents, as the office location is not in the city.

    Cons

    Company got to a point where it was not doing very well at all. Therefore, I couldn't get hired back.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Things were okay as an intern, but they could have been better.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Knight Capital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Decent hourly wage for interns, along with overtime pay.
    -Opportunity to learn about various aspects of the firm.
    -Being around smart and ambitious people.

    Cons

    -Tasks assigned to interns can be repetitive and boring.
    -Upper management does not pay as much attention to the interns as I thought they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the interns, and ensure that more interesting tasks are assigned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great IT Dept if you're looking for a steady paycheck

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Knight Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Before the merger, it was a stable company. Work-life balance was great. The medium-size business atmosphere means you can really get to know you're co-workers, and there isn't as much bureaucratic tape as in larger firms.

    Cons

    Now with the merger, who knows what will happen. The new management is starting to take the reins, so we'll see how it plays out.
    Since it's a medium size business, upward mobility is limited. The new heirarchy structure being placed in by Getco is aimed at flattening that structure as well. Salaries and bonuses are being revisited.
    Decisions by upper management sometimes make no sense. They will go through a layoff cycle in the summer, only to rehire 6 months later. Upper management has a tendency to take care of their own, but if you're near the bottom rungs of the ladder, then watch out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to have more say in the business and development process. And provide opportunities and incentives for employees to excel, besides providing new flavors of coffee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The Best Wall Street underrated firm

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    Current Employee - Sales and Trading Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales and Trading Intern in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Knight Capital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Knight Capital has a great company culture.

    Cons

    Jersey City is not the best, company to midtown or financial district

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Had potential at one point till August 2012

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Company is still heavily invested in technology and change is on the horizon with the upcoming merger with Getco. The company runs pretty lean in most areas to keep cost down and does leave room for future growth.

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty about the merger and overlap in responsibilities, which will lead to layoffs. Under current management most employees are treated like cattle, which rewards mediocrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although the company is a financial company, management should try to keep up with the times and embrace more forward thinking styles of managing employees in a technology heavy era.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was a good run

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Knight Capital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small and agile. Not a whole lot of red tape to get projects done.

    Cons

    Total comp not competitive with the market. Very top heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep clients as the main focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work place with great people.

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    Current Employee - Support in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Support in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Knight Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people. good pay, great management.

    Cons

    Long work days, understaffed groups.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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