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Updated March 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Bleeding edge tech. Everyone makes a difference."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    salary is not so bad.

    Cons

    work long times and large pressure


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "junior trader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed, good salary, good team environment and collaborative

    Cons

    i wish i could have kept up

    Advice to Management

    shoot for the sky


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great company. Will be missed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader
    Former Employee - Trader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. The people - fair warning: my response to this is corny. During my stay at Akuna, I met some of the most intelligent people I've ever met in my life. Not only that, but I made some great friendships that'll I'll cherish for a long time to come.

    2. Atmosphere - they still had the same startup vibes as when I started, with plenty of ping pong, and company events to enjoy once work was finished. Put your full effort into your work, and get it done; you will be rewarded. After trading hours, work is very chill. Additionally, the new office is super nice.

    3. Company size - Akuna is still a fairly small company, so your hard work will rarely go unnoticed. They're at a sweet spot where you can still move up fairly quick, but they still have a lot of nice benefits (i.e nearly unlimited snacks in the kitchen, and nice paychecks).

    Cons

    The cons I saw in Akuna are pretty industry standard: high turnover, tough workload to get acclimated to, and some other small things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward. Clearly the formula that has been used to this point worked out thus far. I wish this company the best with all my heart.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Expect to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Intern Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great teaching and the people are really invested in your learning. Great culture and amazing people

    Cons

    There weren't any bad things about the internship. It was a great internship in a great location with a great company


  11. Helpful (4)

    "C++ Developer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interns are given full charge of a project that spans over the whole internship. You are responsible for the project from design to release. But when you reach out for help, you are almost definitely going to get the help you need. People just know their stuff so well, which is quite impressive.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the interaction among employees is not effective as it looks like. Some employees are not given much attention.

    Advice to Management

    Some advice for Shanghai office management: Perhaps using English as formal working environment language is degrading the efficiency of communication. But can't figure out a good way to resolve this, for we do have foreign employees here.



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