Susquehanna International Group, LLP Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    It was OK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Trader in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Trader in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You learn a lot starting out. They really want you to get better. The company is one of the quickest growing prop trading firms

    Cons

    They really make you wait until you're absolutely ready before putting you on the trade floor.

    Advice to Management

    Take more chances.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company, mentorship and a lot of responsibilites

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group, LLP part-time

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

    Pros

    - Company has experienced senior analysts with years of experience and ability to think outside the box
    - You are given a lot of responsibility as an associate very early
    - great perks
    - very lean firm with limited hierachy

    Cons

    - Limited upward mobility
    - company is still figuring out the right structure for the group
    - compensation is at the lower range of a typical sell-side firm


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for with limited career advancement possibilities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, managers are fairly lenient, can work without pressure.

    Cons

    Limited growth or career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    More mentoring would be appreciated; encourage employees to further their education and training.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great work environment with limited growth opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time

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

    Pros

    The company fosters creativity and good ideas never remain unnoticed. The work environment is very casual and the level of stress, I believe, is lower than that in comparable companies.

    Cons

    Contrary to their advertisement - there's no free lunch there. The level of the salaries is lower and growth rates are low. There are people who have been there for way too long and might stifle the growth of younger employees.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Good when you are working for them. Ditch you in a moment and you will never know why.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various Titles in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Various Titles in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Free breakfast, free lunch and if you are with the right boss, you get good bonus. Flat organization. Become the boss's favorite and you can get bonus greater than you salary.

    Cons

    Very political. If you want to survive, learn boss pleasing tricks quickly. Management will NOT find alternate placement when you are being laid off due to cut costs. Seen this over and over again in the long employment there.
    Salary for similar positions in NYC is at least 1.5 times better.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep your top talent in the company. When you let an employee with good annual reviews go, you are destroying their life. It is sad when you advertise and hire for the same post after letting an employee go. You have so many sister organizations where you could gainfully place the employee instead of letting them just go.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Interesting culture -- you'll either love it or hate it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's a lot of smart people at SIG and they invest heavily in technology. There's a lot of opportunity to learn new things and be surrounded be intellectual people. Benefits and pay and fairly decent, and there's many perks - free breakfast/lunch, onsite car service, pharmacy, doctor, etc. If you take care of SIG, they will take care of you. My team had zero micromangement, and I was able to be very autonomous.

    Cons

    The culture can be tricky to adapt to, and some teams have a "good 'old boy" mentality. SIG preaches a collaborative environment, but there's a lot of compartmentalization and information hoarding. Furthermore, management definitely plays favorites, which puts you at a disadvantage if you're not the favorite. There's more egos here than the traditional shop, and the interview process is downright excruciating. Most people at SIG have been in the same role for years, so if planned career advancement is your desire, than you'll be unhappy at SIG. In addition, that free lunch comes at a price -- management discourages employees from leaving during the day, and it helps facilitate working through lunch. Lastly, since the company is private, there's uncertainty regarding SIG's future business model and financials, especially as additional HFT regulations are being proposed.


  8. Fun place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, and a very relaxed environment. Free lunch, a gym, intelligent people. A very good place to work if you are looking for experience, great first job.

    Cons

    Flat structure makes it hard to advance your career in certain departments. While you learn a lot, and get great experience it tapers after a while.

    Advice to Management

    Provide additional training and mentoring to employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic workplace

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

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group, LLP full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Ideal for self-motivated people not afraid to challenge themselves. For these people the sky is the limit. Culture encourages great trader/technology collaboration.

    Cons

    Not a great fit for people who need artificial structure to feel important

    Advice to Management

    $0.50 is too much for soda. Bring back the quarter!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, smart people, free lunch and breakfast

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

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

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

    Pros

    SIG is a tremendous place to work. There are a lot of great benefits and opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    The salary isn't very competitive when compared with NYC/Chicago/Boston.


  11. Good Company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Trade Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome location. Well worth changing from my last position.

    Cons

    none that i have found

    Advice to Management

    none



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