Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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Susquehanna International Group, LLP Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014
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3.9 176 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Susquehanna International Group, LLP Managing Director Jeff Yass

Jeff Yass

(137 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

    Options Clerk (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Internship - Good, but not Excellent

    Operations (Former Employee) Bala Cynwyd, PA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great for learning as a trader, Terrible for anything technical

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company that treats employee's very well

    Trade Support Associate (Current Employee) Bala Cynwyd, PA

    ProsThere 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

    Consbeing 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very nice fringe benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bala Cynwyd, PA

    ProsI 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.

    ConsI 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company, very professional

    Trader (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to start a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bala Cynwyd, PA

    ProsSmart people, free lunch, focus on education

    ConsWork hours can be inflexible

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep investing in your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    ProsFree 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

    ConsEarly 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not a fair place

    Trader, Options (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsSIG has a good trader training program

    Consa lot of nepotism, poorly managed region offices with managers having no managerial training

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more objective in treating employees, particularly women

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Team Lead (Current Employee) Bala Cynwyd, PA

    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.

    ConsSince 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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