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Updated February 5, 2018
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Pros
  • Really smart people in all departments with a great work ethic and culture (in 7 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to try different things and cutting edge technology (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • heavy workload, high pressure and less girls (in 3 reviews)

  • But we are moving to a new office soon (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Software engineer developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    the environment is good yes.

    Cons

    the technology is not good yes.

    Advice to Management

    I think company can build more convenient equipment.


  2. "Intense, Engaging, Competitive and Fun"

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    Former Employee - Trading Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trading Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They put a lot of time in training you. They're all very intelligent and motivated. It's a laid back culture, so long as you perform. Regular 9-5 hours with great pay.

    Cons

    Management can feel cliqueish. blah blah word count

    Advice to Management

    Keep recruiting top talent.

  3. "Great Company for people who are willing to learn and work hard"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experienced hardworking devs/quant/traders/management
    Ability to grow in the direction you are willing to
    Latest technology

    Cons

    Be ready to learn, be proactive and work hard


  4. "A great place to be in!"

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    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very energetic and smart people

    Cons

    They talk and worry about money at all times because they are a finance firm - so not really a con :)


  5. Helpful (3)

    "eh alright"

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    Former Employee - Trader
    Former Employee - Trader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    some cool people, good comp, decent management

    Cons

    many new traders/devs lack good social skills and dont fit with company well. feel like it has negatively impact company culture

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring nerds


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Driving Trading Firm"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is fun to do. All the people are nice. The office space is wonderful. Management isn't standing still.

    Cons

    Smart, mostly young employees but not top in the industry. Has had a lot of voluntary and involuntary turnover. Can be secretive.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your focus. Transparency is key.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment, location and people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very nice snack room. There is a friendly atmosphere. No sign of siloing

    Cons

    You won't find the best of the best in their fields

  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely great highly recommend it to anyone

    Cons

    Sometimes its slow paced and stifled

    Advice to Management

    managment has been great amen


  9. Helpful (4)

    "developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    salary is not so bad.

    Cons

    work long times and large pressure


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Bleeding edge tech. Everyone makes a difference."

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    Current Employee - C++ Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - C++ Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    * Reasonable, down-to-earth management
    * Top tech talent
    * People are serious about their work
    * Many social opportunities
    * Very cool office
    * Freedom to explore new technologies, propose ideas
    * Immediate feedback (move fast and break things)
    * Great work schedule
    * Ping pong culture, breakfast, snacks

    Cons

    * Very fast-paced, not for the faint of heart
    * High pressure/responsibility - money is on the line every second of the day
    * Growing very quickly, expect to devote a chunk of time to the interview process
    * Training programs are improving, but you are still definitely expected to hit the ground running
    * Some benefits are still being ironed out

    Advice to Management

    fix the water fountain


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