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Updated February 12, 2018
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Citadel Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ken Griffin
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Pros
  • true meritocracy, competitive, smart people (in 23 reviews)

  • You can learn a lot as a technologist (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is not as good (in 19 reviews)

  • long hours hard work its win or lose (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citadel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Work with some of the brightest minds in the business
    - Ability to set your own goal, hands off management
    - Great financial incentives

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is not as good


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Quantitative Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citadel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with lots of smart people around you, fast changing environment that allows you to learn lots of things you

    Cons

    Legacy infrastructure that takes years to renovate; management roles at business units that do not generate profit directly can be harsh and quite political seats

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Technology - Good work, lots of politics in management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citadel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good interesting work
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Lots of politics in management - managers involved in empire building - this is a difficult problem to solve as companies grow big.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible company"

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

    I worked at Citadel full-time

    Pros

    Good money, provide snacks and meals

    Cons

    Managed by a bunch of millennials that don't know how to do business and run an office. The do not take time to train people.

    Advice to Management

    Get experienced people to manage the office, not young wannabees


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Know what you are getting yourself into"

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    Former Employee - Analyst/PM Global Equities
    Former Employee - Analyst/PM Global Equities
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citadel (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly bright co-workers; opportunity to earn exceptional amounts of money; advancement potential

    Cons

    Corporate culture is difficult, even toxic in some departments/locations; firm leadership is volatile


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citadel full-time

    Pros

    true meritocracy, competitive, smart people

    Cons

    very demanding and competitive - not necessarily a bad thing

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "Fantastic Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Catered Lunches, 9-5, Intelligent Co-workers

    Cons

    So big you may get lost in the crowd

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citadel full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, couldn't ask for anything better.

    Cons

    Nothing major to report at this time.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "True Meritocracy"

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

    I have been working at Citadel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with A players, have enormous freedom, almost any employee can have a huge impact on the firm.

    Cons

    Can be Very Demanding, Intense Pace


  10. Helpful (15)

    "HR strategies"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citadel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Compensation and benefits good, but factor in 50-60 hour weeks. Bonus can be decent if you survive long enough. Some really talented people they attract, but cant get them on the same page.

    Cons

    -Long hours
    - Unclear direction, changing priorities
    -No work/life balance
    - Hiring leaders from outside the industry who dont understand Wall Street and cant adapt
    - Lots of turnover, short stints in HR/Recruiting, especially from seasoned Wall street vets who succeeded in past roles. You are setting successful people up to fail.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to achieve with your people and Talent strategies. You have hired huge numbers from top tech companies and still cant get anything done as noted in a previous review. Hire people who understand the industry challenges or at least are willing to adapt and learn it. Ask yourselves why employees who successfully worked for your competitors for years cant cut it in your current environment. Its not working


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