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Raj Fernando
22 Ratings
  1. "Fixed Income"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chopper Trading full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership. Always looking ahead happy to help

    Cons

    long hours, staff sometimes rude and unhappy

    Chopper Trading2018-10-22
  2. "Solid, But Traders Are Not Dope"

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    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chopper Trading full-time

    Pros

    Pretty great spreader, dog-friendly atmosphere, free keurig cups, free pens.

    Cons

    Traders are basically making it all up.

    Advice to Management

    Have Quigs tell more stories about trading. Fire the dummies.

    Chopper Trading2019-02-15
  3. "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chopper Trading full-time

    Pros

    Pretty chill firm Smart colleagues Game room Nice culture

    Cons

    hours can be long but that is expected for the industry

    Chopper Trading2018-07-07
  4. "Great Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chopper Trading full-time

    Pros

    Super fast spreaders, really strong management, great access to capital

    Cons

    not enough analysis training for new recruits

    Advice to Management

    create a better education program for new recruits

    Chopper Trading2018-02-16
  5. "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chopper Trading full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    There were not many pros to working for this company.

    Cons

    The CEO did not understand budgeting, financial statements or strategy.

    Chopper Trading2017-12-22
  6. "Was a great place to work, great culture and employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Chopper Trading full-time

    Pros

    Great group of employees, truly one of a kind group of people

    Cons

    Company got sold which is unfortunate.

    Chopper Trading2017-10-06
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Culture of yelling"

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    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chopper Trading full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They provide an occasional meal. The healthcare is good.

    Cons

    Your learning will stop after about 1 month on the job. The trading strategy they employ is basic and is completely dependent on a proprietary tool which is very buggy. No transferable skills here. Communication is done via yelling. When the same strategy that they execute every day performs poorly, the CEO explodes at the traders who then scream at the trading assistants. This is essentially the only feedback that...

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    Chopper Trading2017-09-12
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Chopper Trading review by a software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chopper Trading full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The owner of the company was extremely loyal to his employees. The company had the feel of a small family-run business. Chopper had a significant presence in the several markets prior to its acquisition by DRW. Chopper was in some trades that required a tremendous investment in infrastructure that a small company was not able to handle. However, the caliber to the traders, software developers, and network engineers...

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    Cons

    They were a little over-aggressive with security policies. The development environment was air-gapped from the internet, which made some types of work difficult. This probably also led to less open-source adoption and incorporation of best practices from the industry. There were certain internal, auxiliary projects where it would have been better to allocate resource differently.

    Chopper Trading2017-07-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Chopper Trading full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great employees and management Team. Lots of great perks. Most employees really loved working at Chopper Trading.

    Cons

    Employees must produce results or they are left behind (if one thinks that was a Con. The biggest Con is Chopper Trading was sold to another firm.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job! You should use the same approach in your next position!

    Chopper Trading2017-04-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work. Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Chopper Trading full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Smart people. Ok pay overall good

    Cons

    Time Hours can get to you.

    Chopper Trading2017-03-21
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