Susquehanna International Group, LLP Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    One of the best interns for Finance students

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group, LLP

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Teach you Poker theories to learn about decision making process. Amazing.

    Cons

    You are required to do lots of work.

    Advice to Management

    Encouraged more leadership and personal growth.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Can be a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flat organization. Good free food, summer parties, several smart people with big egos.Relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Flat organization with training focused primarily on traders. One has to become bosses pet to get good work and raises. Highly skewed against women. Too many egos of long timers.

    Advice to Management

    think diversity. think no nepotism.

  3. A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Intern - Intern in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group, LLP as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide breadth of knowedlge to be learned.

    Cons

    cons cons cons cons cons

    Advice to Management

    nope

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Assistant Trader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Trader in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Trader in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Smart people
    -Sizable capital which allows traders to place big bets and take on considerable risk when it is +EV
    -Culture does not shy away from risk
    -Good investment in technology
    -Good buffets

    Cons

    -Mock trading is poorly structured. Too much time spent on mental math, not enough on developing practical skills that you will use as a trader.
    -In many groups you will learn nothing about trading during the trading day. Traders are too busy to bother teaching and ATs are pretty much kept busy with clerical duties and gain little insight into the trading process. It's a waste.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on trader development and teaching applicable skills during the trading day and during mocks. SIG is a good place to be a trader, but it's not a good place to learn about trading when you are starting out, which is unfortunate.

  6. Great perks, but very stressful.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free breakfast and lunch catered. Company frequently offers employees free suite tickets to sporting events. Lots of special events.

    Cons

    Everyone on the trading floor has a huge ego. Management rolls are not clearly defined. Very high stress times.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Internship - Good, but not Excellent

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    Former Intern - Operations in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Intern - Operations in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group, LLP as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free lunch
    free seminars to attend
    down to earth mentors and colleagues

    Cons

    long hours
    not enough work overall
    not enough significant work
    no formal training

  8. Helpful (5)

    Great company that treats employee's very well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Support Associate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Trade Support Associate in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is free breakfast and lunch everyday with a cafeteria that always has healthy snacks available, A well equipped 24x7 onsite gym that is going under construction soon to be expanded and upgraded. There is also an onsite nurse practitioner, dry cleaning service, and dozens of other perks

    Cons

    being in a support role, sometimes it is difficult to deal with the egos of traders when something isn't working. a lot of this is just due to them being under stress and realizing it isn't necessarily directed at you. As it is with any support role, problems sometimes occur that lead to late nights in the office.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Very nice fringe benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I found the technical skills of the technology staff to be very strong on the whole. The work is interesting and SIG provided the tools to get things accomplished. The benefits provided are very good. On top of that, SIG gives many fringe benefits including an on-site gym with very good equipment, free breakfast (sometimes hot) and catered lunch daily, an on-site nurse, and more on-site services such as auto maintenance, car washing, and dry cleaning.

    Cons

    I found there to be heavy resistance to telecommuting. Working from home for occasional situations that come up is permitted, but nothing more. Also, in my experience, raises are rare.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Great place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, free lunch, focus on education

    Cons

    Work hours can be inflexible

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your employees

  11. Helpful (11)

    The Crown Jewel of Wall Street

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Very anti-corporate. The focus here is not about the titles, policies, micromanagement, politics, bureaucracy and layoffs when the P&L takes a hit which is what I experienced at other financial firms. It’s about collaboration, teaming, decision making, innovation, delivery and empowering people to be the best they can be to contribute to SIG’s success. I faced culture shock when I arrived at SIG but easily adapted once I realized how this culture contributes to SIG’s overall success and individual and team success. I’ll take this culture along with the jeans and sneakers and shorts in the summer over the suit and tie and wing tipped shoes I trashed years ago.

    I consider the managing directors to be approachable, friendly and fun, and passionate about their employees and company success. I also consider them to be some of the top risk managers on Wall Street. Their proven track record in trading and approach to running the company gives me confidence and comfort that we are part of a winning team especially when facing tough financial markets.

    We have very friendly, intelligent, skilled hard working employees committed to the success of the organization with the willingness to educate and help each other. Traders and Technologists are united partners that shape our overall Trading business. Employees have the opportunity to grow and have greater impact along the way if they are determined and committed to do so. Open communication and idea sharing is encouraged not discouraged. Fairly flat organization structure which contributes to the lack of politics and bureaucracy. As such, decisions are made very quickly and people are more productive.

    The Technology team is led by a CIO who is committed to ensuring that her team is core to the success of the business by delivering innovative solutions that give our business an edge on their competition. The team is unified, committed to innovation and delivering cutting edge and bleeding edge technologies to our trading business. This fosters an exciting, challenging and rewarding environment for technologists. Micromanagement is non-existent but exposure to all levels within the organization is the norm. We are focused on overcoming challenges and making the impossible possible. These are things I didn’t experience at previous employers. The workload is generally heavy and consistent across the Technology organization. This is why prioritization is a key area of focus. If you are looking for a 9 to 5 job with many breaks throughout the day then this is not be the place for you. If you are a highly motivated technologist looking to be challenged and busy and working with complex technologies then SIG could be the right place for you.

    I’ve seen a significant commitment to the evolution of our education programs such as co-operative and internship programs and our Technology Associates program. I’ve seen each produce opportunities for recent grads to join SIG full time and have successful careers over the years. These are a few examples of the many channels used to attract and hire top talent.

    Benefits and perks are good. Free breakfast/lunch is one of the better perks. In addition to being free, I don’t have to contend with traffic and lines at local food establishments wasting time. This allows me to get back to work faster.

    After working for other financial firms, I consider SIG to be the crown jewel of Wall Street. Among other things, the owners, people, culture, team approach and my ability to innovate and have impact is what keeps me at SIG. To me, this is the place to be if you if you want a challenging and rewarding career as a technologist at a financial firm.

    Cons

    The grass is not always greener but in most cases it’s much greener than any of the other Wall Street financial firms I worked at during my career. That along with my consistent losing streak at the annual poker tournament and in any of the many sweepstakes that take place at SIG throughout the year are the only cons that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistent.

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