DRW Career Development FAQ

Read what DRW employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

DRW has a career opportunities rating of 4.

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5 English questions out of 5

May 31, 2019

How are career development opportunities at DRW?

Pros

High degree of responsibility early on. Steep learning curve in the market, but support on that front is good.

Cons

Atomised trading units, communication between teams is not encouraged. This is positive in the sense that you live and die by your own performance, however it leaves the feeling that there are missed opportunities to share experience, expertise and tech in a way that is mutually beneficial.

This is positive in the sense that you live and die by your own performance, however it leaves the feeling that there are missed opportunities to share experience, expertise and tech in a way that is mutually beneficial.

May 31, 2019

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August 1, 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at DRW?

Pros

Good opportunities available to learn from top traders

Cons

Potentially a pro, but work is largely self directed. You gotta figure out yourself how you can best impact the team

Good opportunities available to learn from top traders

August 1, 2020

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January 5, 2020

How are promotions handled at DRW?

Pros

- A lot of perks - Good culture

Cons

- The work is all over the place - Managers are promoted based on seniority, not competence

Managers are promoted based on seniority, not competence

January 5, 2020

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April 12, 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at DRW?

Pros

Good work environment. The company makes available everything for her employees to perform well: great infrastructure, training, on-site perks (lunches, yoga)..., great team building activities for newcomers...

Cons

As a privately-owned company, the inner-workings, performance and strategy is kept close to the chests by the partners.

The company makes available everything for her employees to perform well: great infrastructure, training, on

April 12, 2021

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June 7, 2020

What is the feeling of job security at DRW?

Pros

Office perks such as company issued phone, laptop and desktop are really nice. In office breakfast, lunch and snacks are awesome. Employees are genuinely really smart and caring. Confidence level in the company to remain in business with little to no layoffs due to outside circumstances (ex: global pandemic) remains high.

Cons

DRW feels like a giant company of small companies. Cross-collaboration is almost zero, which creates a significant segmented company culture. Some teams are wonderful, some are not. DRW is also extremely paranoid about cyber security to almost unimaginable degrees. While a certain level of security is required for this type of business, DRW's answer is always "no" first and "yes" after a really long period of time, causing huge backups waiting for approvals to pass the security team(s).

Advice to Management

Cross-collaboration, and unifying under one brand will be essential to a solid company culture at DRW. Significant hiring (or firing) in the Security team(s) will help remove bottle necks and spark true innovation.

Confidence level in the company to remain in business with little to no layoffs due to outside circumstances (ex: global pandemic) remains high.

June 7, 2020

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