Good work life balance. Most of the firm has been together since the beginning. This creates an environment were people truly care about the end result. From top to bottom the firm does the right thing by customers. Team goals are emphasized so there is a minimum of wall street BS.
This is not the place for a person looking to IPO and be on the beach in five years. They are building a long term successful franchise.
I worked at BIDS TRADING full-time (Less than a year)
Time-off policies can be worked out.
Where to begin. Hostile environment. Limited resources. A never ending frat party and people who constantly push each other under the buss. Not worth your time, and the sallary is on the low side.
Advice to Management
Get away from the geek boys club. Manage the environment properly, a director who storms out of a room because its a low trading day does not boast about personality. Ruling by fear gets old, especially when the only person afraid of you is the one token guy who has no particular skill but a damn sharp mouth.
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