Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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Susquehanna International Group, LLP Reviews

Updated November 1, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014
189 Reviews
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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 28 reviews)

  • Smart people, free lunch, focus on education (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, very competitive, can be stressful at times (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging and rewarding

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

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

    Pros

    - Opportunities for growth and impact if you seek them out or create them - and then pursue them
    - Extremely talented employees; the most talented collection of technology employees in the region
    - Fast paced and challenging, which may not be for everyone
    - Great place to learn and grow; internal mobility opportunities are good
    - Little bureaucracy, which can be difficult for those used to structure; politics do exist, but at a below average level
    - Contrary to popular belief, managers are given ample discretion to provide flexibility for employees' hours and out of office time to address work/life balance challenges
    - Nice onsite benefits such as a gym, fitness classes, wellness center, barber/hair stylist, catered lunch, continental breakfast, free bottled water, and .25 soft drinks
    - Relaxed dress code and atmosphere

    Cons

    - Lack of transparency that causes unnecessary and unfounded fear, mild paranoia for some, and puzzlement over certain decisions; the firm truly cares about its employees but doesn't show it well
    - Difficult to navigate the orginization - who works on what and for whom
    - Too reactive to problems in the organization, but the firm addresses them when they surface. Many problems could be avoided by being more proactive.
    - Health benefits, 401k, and pay could be more competitive, but are certainly not the worst in the region/industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay ahead of issues in the organization rather than reacting after they have become a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    collegues are nice,atmosphere is good

    Cons

    huge presure some times especially when working on project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    What's going on?

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The caliber of people working for the company: consistently top-notch. Additional perks are nice - free breakfast and lunch, gym on site, wellness center, fitness classes - but come at a cost, namely that you're expected to work an additional hour that you would usually be eating lunch.

    Cons

    The cost of benefits have risen steadily, and this year's health care package costs almost 50% more than last year. Salaries and bonuses are not keeping pace. There have been a number of core people departing the company for green pastures, and you can't help but wonder if the compensation and benefits aren't a big part of those decisions.

    Technically, there is a tendency to stick with older, proven technologies and a resistance to moving forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain people, you have to pay them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    expectations are higher than the pay

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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

    Pros

    Interesting challenges, state of the art equipment and tools, no micromanagement, safari online, stocked kitchen with breakfast and lunch.

    Cons

    10 hour days required, no lunch break, 401k match is yearly with long vest, expensive medical plan, draconian measures, such as a proxy that rewrites https certicicates, to make sure you don't steal software, limited flex time or remote access

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you do salary surveys, don't use averages to decide what to pay top notch employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very smart people, casual and friendly atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    People are very nice. Training program for assistant traders is educational. Even the "big shots" are down to Earth, approachable, and will take time to get to know you.

    Cons

    There could be more communication between people within education and their trainees. Not really their fault, a lot of responsibilities for only a few people in the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company with lots of really smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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

    Pros

    I love the culture and the atmosphere. Every team is unique so it depends on where you're placed but in general the people are truly great and experts!

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Technology in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Very nice culture. Good benefits. The company encourages communication between the groups and there are very few bureaucracy in the firm.
    They also have awesome training program, teach you both technology and trading side of the business. Poker training is also a lot of fun.

    Cons

    I don't have much to complain. Overall, it is a very satisfying internship experience in the summer.

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

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Technology Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Technology Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    1) The people are very nice/humble.
    2) The environment is lively.
    3) There is free poker all the time.
    4) And there is free food everyday practically all the time.

    Cons

    There are no cons as far as I can see. I have been in the company only a few months. But it does not take long to get soaked into the culture, and I can tell for sure that the culture is awesome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Associate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Associate in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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

    Pros

    The salary is fairly competitive, but the benefits are second to none. There are 17 vacation/personal days per year, a gym with showers onsite, breakfast/lunch provided daily, many services onsite during the day (dry cleaning, haircuts, car repair/detailing, etc.), and it is easy to get to from Center City (car, bus, or bike). Overall it is a fantastic work environment.

    Cons

    While lunch is provided there is no lunch hour as the financial markets are open all day. The 401k would be more competitive with a full match and 3 year vesting period instead of a 50% match and 6 year vesting period, but neither of these are big dealbreakers for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Will reward you for hard work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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

    Pros

    Casual dress, free breakfast, free lunch, fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very long hours if you want to advance, but I guess it's like that anywhere. Some frown upon using up all vacation time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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