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Bluecrest Capital Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2019

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Bluecrest Capital CEO Michael Edward Platt
Michael Edward Platt
14 Ratings
  1. "Great People and Good Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bluecrest Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Smart people who are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Some lack of transparency from management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees in tune with long-term goals and performance

    Bluecrest Capital2017-02-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "profit and loss is your boss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Bluecrest Capital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    laissez faire, no politics, hard payout

    Cons

    Tight Stops, can be cut throat

    Bluecrest Capital2017-11-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bluecrest Capital

    Pros

    Nice office space, experienced infrastructure & investment professionals, lots of autonomy, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Dismal communication, poor leadership, and lack of culture and career development.

    Advice to Management

    A little loyalty / general awareness would go a long way.

    Bluecrest Capital2016-10-03
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible management. Isn't clear they know how to run and build a business over the long-term."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bluecrest Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free crossiants for breakfast. The contract employees who work in the kitchen are very nice. The refrigerator is well stocked. Nice to work behind the Apple Store and right off Central Park. Good subway access (N, Q, R).

    Cons

    There is no culture, no sense of team. Benefits are quite disappointing (very high deductible healthcare plan). Senior management is absent. Not clear if anyone is piloting the ship.

    Advice to Management

    Try interacting with your employees. Outline a long-term business plan.

    Bluecrest Capital2014-10-26
  5. Helpful (6)

    "If you’re not a PM, you’re a nothing."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bluecrest Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -In terms of revenue, its absolutely fantastic, smashes it out of the Park year after year. -People, building and Canteen.

    Cons

    -Out-side of the front office, churn of junior and mid tier employees is horrendous and moral is not great. -Hard work/dedication/impact are absolutely not rewarded-this is a widely held view. -BC is happier to see good people leave, rather than reward them for a job well done.

    Advice to Management

    It’s a company making gazillians of cash, stop being cheap. A company this successful should be inundated with people banging on the doors to get in, NOT with people trying to escape! Yes, I’m talking about the draconian non-compete scare tactics that you now seem to apply to anyone that leaves, regardless of seniority, role or company. Use them for direct competitors, fine , but not all financial services companies!

    Bluecrest Capital2019-07-30
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Consider other options first"

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    Former Employee - Technology in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bluecrest Capital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Convenient location if you happen to travel into Victoria. Decent canteen Nice offices A scattering of truly exceptionally talented people

    Cons

    Relatively low remuneration for the industry (especially considering company performance) A distinct lack of interest in Technology from higher management Deplorable HR policies with regard to non-compete. If you're considering joining, I would suggest not signing anything that relates to a non-compete period that isn't paid. Significant numbers of ineffective employees that seem to linger interminably - far from...

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    Advice to Management

    I see no value is listing anything here. Management are already aware of any points made above.

    Bluecrest Capital2019-07-26
  7. "Great Work-Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bluecrest Capital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Work-Life Balance Flexible and understanding management team Individual initiatives are supported Superb office environment, great company-paid lunch Free drinks and breakfast Very central location

    Cons

    Relatively small (450) company, not much room for career progression

    Advice to Management

    Have employee engagement surveys and act on them.

    Bluecrest Capital2019-07-05
  8. Helpful (2)

    "A leaks g hedge fund"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bluecrest Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing traders, being given insight into the leading market individuals.

    Cons

    Infrastructure, technology stack and maintenance is not a priority.

    Bluecrest Capital2019-07-17
  9. "Toxic culture"

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    Former Employee - Tech in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bluecrest Capital full-time

    Pros

    None, there are none. Nope

    Cons

    All. All of them. Lots.

    Bluecrest Capital2019-08-05
  10. "Where are all these horrid people I keep reading about?"

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    Current Employee - Tech Team Lead in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bluecrest Capital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've been reading the reviews on Glassdoor for this place for quite a while and I don't really understand a lot of them. BlueCrest certainly has its faults like any company, but lack of manners isn't one of them. My favourite thing about working here is that people are actually friendly, polite and helpful. Yes it's PnL driven, but that's the purpose of the business!

    Cons

    Direction and requirements change rapidly here. It keeps it interesting as a place to work, but can be frustrating if you're used to being left to work on something for a long time.

    Bluecrest Capital2019-06-26
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