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Pros
  • "Really smart people in all departments with a great work ethic and culture(in 8 reviews)

  • "Traders are for the most part good people to work with, and they understand the technology(in 4 reviews)

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

  • "Not many cons but you can work here(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Interesting company

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

      Pros

      In Chicago, I enjoy the city

      Cons

      not much room for growth

    • Overall, I enjoyed my time there.

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        Former Employee - Trader 

        I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

        Pros

        Really nice people. I made a lot of friends.

        Cons

        Hard to move up, but the money is enough.

      • Short-term Growth

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        Former Employee - Software Developer 
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL

        Pros

        Some good people. Decent place to learn development given minimal prior software development experience.

        Cons

        Growth ceiling hits after a while. Project scales are small. Depending on team development work might be uninteresting.

      • Helpful (1)

        Extremely poor management

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

        Pros

        Company trips, monthly happy hours, daily snacks

        Cons

        Very poor management. Feels like high school

      • Helpful (8)

        Chaotic internal process and no assurance of career stability

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        Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in Chicago, IL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Some smart people, average pay in MKT

        Cons

        It is still a start-up company style without structured process. You will often need to figure out ambiguity. The HR globally is manipulated by top management team. The case occur that extending you the offer and they regret and withdraw the offer which is very ridiculous.

        Advice to Management

        For sake of your brand reputation, stop those ridiculous drama

      • Growth Company

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        Current Employee - Junior Trader in Chicago, IL
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        The company is making enough money to go around. They provide a 3-month training program for Junior Traders. They’re looking to expand, and it seems meritocratic.

        Cons

        There aren’t too many cons.

      • Akuna Capital Review

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          Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL

          I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Fast pace, lots to learn

          Cons

          Not much to mention here

        • Helpful (1)

          Software Development Intern

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          Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Champaign, IL

          I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Worked at their office in Champaign which was mostly interns. Cool work environment, really nice people, lots of professional development and training, bought us lunch every single day and treated us to a weekend in Chicago

          Cons

          I still don’t understand day trading as a profession and when I met the traders they seemed really stressed and frustrated

        • Helpful (3)

          Bold and efficient

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

          Pros

          Encourage creativity and the boost to productivity, Result driven (pro or not pro), Ownership and spirit to get things done

          Cons

          Relatively high stress (common in the industry), get pushed very often (con or not con)

        • Quantitative Researcher

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          Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in Chicago, IL
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          open collaborative atmosphere, nice people

          Cons

          unexpected layoffs although not numerous

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