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AKUNA CAPITAL Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of opportunities to try different things and cutting edge technology (in 5 reviews)

  • Cutting edge technology, well organized (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • High pressure/responsibility - money is on the line every second of the day (in 2 reviews)

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

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  1. "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 :)


  2. "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

  3. "Hard Driving Trading Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "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


  5. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "developer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    salary is not so bad.

    Cons

    work long times and large pressure


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Bleeding edge tech. Everyone makes a difference."

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (4)

    "A great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The individuals hired by Akuna are truly the best in their field. Everyone is highly intelligent and motivated to go above and beyond, but also are fun loving people who you would want to grab a beer with! The desire to be the best is felt at every level of Akuna and it makes work truly enjoyable.

    Cons

    We have a lot of goals we want to accomplish so work can be hectic at times, but your efforts are always rewarded and recognized by senior level management. There is no catered lunch like other prop firms, but they actually want you to get up from your desk and get some fresh air so the motivation behind it is good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great events and communication about Akuna's future plans.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "junior trader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    related to finance major and in a big city

    Cons

    so many rounds of interview

    Advice to Management

    no


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Expect to Work"

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    Former Employee - Trade Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trade Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology
    Always something to do
    Pay and benefits are superb
    Kitchen is always stocked with food

    Cons

    Expect to work 12+ hours a day

    Advice to Management

    Try not to overwork the support staff


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