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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at DRW.

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24 English questions out of 24

March 26, 2021

What are perks and other benefits like at DRW?

Pros

Great benefits and perks Friendly environment Good work/life balance for the financial sector

Cons

Very little opportunity to learn, grow and develop within the company Working hours can be very inflexible Opaque management Lack of collaboration and unorganized work

Great benefits and perks

March 26, 2021

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April 24, 2019

What is the retirement plan like at DRW?

Pros

- good benefit: RRSP matching, catered breakfast and lunch, snacks, coffee - good work/life balance - downtown location with a beautiful office - nice people - if you are free out of university, it's a good place.

Cons

- not much career opportunity - management stays forever, makes it hard to advance so does the salary - certain unqualified people in management seem to live in their own bubble. - lack of meaning in work - teams are silo'ed and like to keep secret In general, the company positions itself as a trading company but they hire a lot of undergrad with no experience in trading. Certain desks rely heavily on technologies. At the same time, the company wants to attract top tech talents but fails to provide good projects or competitive salaries compared to top tech companies. If you are very early in your career or if you want to have a very good work/life balance, this is a good company. If you are seeking challenges, learning opportunities and career advancement, this company is too niche.

good benefit: RRSP matching, catered breakfast and lunch, snacks, coffee

April 24, 2019

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January 14, 2019

Does DRW offer life insurance?

Pros

the company in itself is very good; the quality of live and direction does vary a lot depending on the group. Fixed income and commodities have gone a large transformation, so the organization is messy, draconian with constant treats of getting you fired.

Cons

--No life-work balance --The job you do is very different from the job you were hired to do; and somehow is your fault

No life

January 14, 2019

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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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