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CRT Capital Holdings Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Bond Trader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Bond Trader in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Bond Trader in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Company was constantly shrinking/downsizing in the last 2 years


  2. "Can't complain, but wouldn't recommend."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President & Senior Research Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President & Senior Research Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to learn.

    Cons

    No set strategy, no capital.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees.


  3. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, junior people have potential

    Cons

    Management and business strategy have changed several times


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  5. "Financial troubles - STAY AWAY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was great to work at initially.

    Cons

    Change in management made the place horrible to work at. Company very top heavy. Lower level staffers first to be laid off rather that fat at the top.Shell of it's former self with serious financial issues. Former CFO pushed out only to have replacement leave for a competitor. The firm is a disaster. Horrible location. Nothing nearby. Need to either order lunch in or drive for lunch. Closest deli would be a 20 minute walk each way.

    Advice to Management

    Respect good employees and find other means of generating revenue.


  6. "n/a"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CRT Capital Holdings (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the money was very good

    Cons

    it could have been better


  7. "Company did not care to build out certain businesses, that the reason why I resigned."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MD Fixed Income Trader in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - MD Fixed Income Trader in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great culture, everyone is a professional

    Cons

    location (hard to recruit the right personal)


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Still trying to find itself"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lean structure and transparent comp structure enable producers to eat what they kill. Decent payouts. Generally intelligent colleauges.

    Cons

    A cultural mess. The firm changes strategy and focus with each calendar year. Lack of profits and private equity ownership are a toxic combo. High senior management turnover is destabilizing as well. New push into equities is sputtering because of turmoil.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be, determine what best practices should be and then have the patience to execute on the plan. New CEO seems ill-suited to his role. He simply does not have the breadth of experience nor the force of personality to establish, articulate and execute on a viable strategy.


  9. "Talented group of traders and sales people but morale suffered with management changes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Stamford, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CRT Capital Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual work atmosphere and fairly compensated

    Cons

    Management making rash decisions without consideration

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Low end broker dealer that treats employees poorly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, and vacation time

    Cons

    Feels like a middle school - all sales people protect themselves and many people backstab. Management isnt concerned with individuals


  11. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends

    Pros

    I enjoyed my work at CRT and it was exciting working at a place that has so much ongoing growth.

    Cons

    I would have preferred to work in the city but it ended up being nice to get out of the commotion during the day in Stamford.

    Advice to Management

    I would focus on growing the benefit package further in order to compete with firms in the city to recruit better talent.


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