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AKUNA CAPITAL Reviews

Updated November 22, 2018
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  • "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. "Growth Company"

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

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time (Less 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.


  2. "Akuna Capital Review"

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    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace, lots to learn

    Cons

    Not much to mention here

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Development Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Champaign, IL

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time (Less 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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Bold and efficient"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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)


  5. "Quantitative Researcher"

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

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

    Pros

    open collaborative atmosphere, nice people

    Cons

    unexpected layoffs although not numerous


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Intense, Engaging, Competitive and Fun"

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    Former Employee - Trading Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trading Intern in Chicago, IL
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    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.

  8. Helpful (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


  9. "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 :)


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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