Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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Susquehanna International Group, LLP Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
182 Reviews
4.1
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Susquehanna International Group, LLP Managing Director Jeff Yass
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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.  

    Assistant Trader

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    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Options Clerk  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Options Clerk in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Talented people to work with and learn from. Free lunch. Good management.

    Cons

    Slow advancement., and raises are few and far between.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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
  8.  

    Great for learning as a trader, Terrible for anything technical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time

    Pros

    Possibly one of the best companies to work for in Philadelphia
    Perks are there

    Cons

    Tech is not considered essential
    Compensation is extremely low
    Better off if you went to Chicago
    Two year non-compete for traders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you fire a row of quants, it sends a message to the type of trading company you are. In the world where technology is essential, I would presume that being an actual trader has less to do with game theory that has been adapted by everyone in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 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
  10. 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    good company, very professional

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    Former Employee - Trader
    Former Employee - Trader

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

    Pros

    good place to learn and grow as a trader, they employ some of the best out there

    Cons

    centralized in Philadelphia, so makes it tough to be a part of the bigger picture from other offices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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