Knight Capital

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Knight Capital Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Worked as an intern in algorithmic trading

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    Former Employee - Algorithmic Trading in Port Norris, NJ
    Former Employee - Algorithmic Trading in Port Norris, NJ

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were intelligent, fair, and hardworking
    Excellent pay
    Reasonable hours

    Cons

    My team wasn't that excited about day to day work.
    We hardly talked to each other, kind of just worked on what we were asked to work on.
    Technology was a little out of date --not really striving for the best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a nice place to work anymore”

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Knight Capital

    Pros

    Technology side is very fast paced. You will get a lots of hands on experience. Fellow technologists are very talented.

    Cons

    Management is from Getco side and too stupid to realize revenue is more from Knight Side. Totally biased and unfair management towards Knight's Employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top and Mid-Management should be changed and Knight employees should be better rewarded for their contribution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

  7.  

    work experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Fullerton, CA

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

    Pros

    it was good if the management spent more time to interact with employees

    Cons

    slowing down business, as the management was busy with stock market curves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    planning in advance would be very helpful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Boiler Room Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knight Capital full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing... I hated every moment I was there. The only positive is I'm out of there.

    Cons

    Felt like a boiler room operation. Family life? Forget it. You were expected to give your life to this company. The pay was dismal and there was no overtime. Management is very, very young and walked around like they were so put upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maturity matters. Try it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Used to be a solid company...now everything is uncertain.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knight Capital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some very talented people there...interdepartment communication is poor at times. Traders really do seem to care about their clients and put clients first.

    Cons

    Too many managing directors...top heavy structure. Difficult to get promoted from lower level positions. Depending on who you work for you can either have a great experience or a not so great one where you are just a worker bee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain as much talent as you can through the merger, but it will be tough

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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