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Knight Capital Overview

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Jersey City, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
KCG
1998
Company - Public
Finance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
A day trader is one thing, but a Knight trader is something altogether different. Knight Capital Group performs electronic and voice-activated trade execution services for US and foreign stocks, as well as futures, options, foreign exchange, and fixed income products. Following ... Read more

Knight Capital Reviews

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Knight Capital Chairman and CEO Tom Joyce
Tom Joyce
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  • "Opportunistic, but no frills"

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    Former Employee - Director High Yield Sales in Greenwich, CT
    Former Employee - Director High Yield Sales in Greenwich, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Few limits placed on employees with initiative. Great place if you're a mercenary sales/trader type and just want a Bloomberg terminal and phone and to be left alone. Despite this, co-workers were decent and the a--hole factor was low.

    Cons

    Weak corporate identity and culture, e.g. they could (and did) change the nameplate and nobody noticed or cared.

    Advice to Management

    Think about a human resources strategy that includes talent acquisition, development and retention so you're best aren't so easily poached away.

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Knight Capital Interviews

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    Sales & Trading Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Knight Capital (Jersey City, NJ) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Started with a phone call, then was flown into the Jersey City office for a "Super Day" which consisted of 5 individual interviews. They understand this was a position for undergrads so there were minimal technical questions. Mostly just got to know a few of the guys.

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Knight Capital Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in New Jersey (Large), Best Companies Group, 2012

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