Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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Susquehanna International Group, LLP Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
181 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch (catered) (in 27 reviews)

  • free lunch everyday, fast paced environment, supervisors that care (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Very long hours if you want to advance, but I guess it's like that anywhere (in 14 reviews)

  • The work-life balance was less than satisfactory (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Co-op

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group, LLP as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Open collaborative culture, free lunches, decent benefits (for full-time employees), interesting people.

    Cons

    Secrecy between upper level management and the average employee seems to create a bit of distrust among employees. Salaries could be higher as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up the performance of the business to employees so that we know where the company stands.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poker, math, fun.

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    Former Employee - Trader Intern  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Trader Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to play poker every day. The traders are all pretty cool. The food is incredible; they even have quidoba day.

    Cons

    The education part is tough, and the teachers are harsh. Also, the office is in the middle of nowhere outside of Philly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship - Good, but not Excellent

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

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

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company that treats employee's very well

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    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 for less than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very nice fringe benefits

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    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 for more than 5 years

    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.

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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career

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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, free lunch, focus on education

    Cons

    Work hours can be inflexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Equity Options Co-op

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    Former Employee - Equity Options Operations Co-op  in  Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Equity Options Operations Co-op in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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

    Pros

    Free Breakfast and Lunch (catered)
    Down to earth co-workers who are always willing to help you out
    An Environment of Constant Learning - you can take classes for free

    Cons

    Early Hours - Was in the office by 7:30 AM
    Long Hours - Many co-workers came in at 7 and left at 6 or later
    Some monotonous tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and atmosphere. Very collaborative environment with continual opportunities to learn and grow. No hierarchy. Ability to work with smart people and also learn from them. Opportunity to gain depth across multiple disciplines. Great perks - gym, breakfast and lunch daily and even leftovers to take home! Onsite nurse is also a nice perk and saves money. Fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salaries could be more competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places to be a Software Developer in the Philadelphia area

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    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - You get to work in a very collaborative environment along side some very smart people.

    - Direct interaction (and collaboration) with traders and the other people who are using the systems/features that you are working on. This is great because you get real-time user feedback and get to see first-hand the impact your work is having.

    - Very little bureaucracy or politics, especially for a company this size. Working at SIG often feels like working in a small company, but with access to the resources of a large firm.

    - The pay is very competitive compared to other companies in the area. There are also lots of perks like the often-mentioned free breakfast and lunch, a full gym, exercise classes, on-site car wash services, and they are adding charging stations if you have an electric vehicle.

    - The culture here is EXCELLENT. The people who work here are generally very happy and the low turnover rate we have is a testament to that.

    - SIG has a very flat structure which I think helps foster the collegiate environment that is present here. On multiple occasions, I have gone to technologists (or business people) on other teams for help and have never been turned away, even when I was new to the company and the industry.

    - You won't see your good idea ignored in favor of a lesser idea by a "Senior" developer here, like I've seen happen at so many other development shops. Management really does foster an environment that allows the best idea to win.

    Cons

    Since SIG is a private partnership, company financials are not public information and the employees are often in the dark about how the company is performing as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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