Citadel Reviews

Updated May 5, 2021

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Citadel Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ken Griffin
Ken Griffin
214 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work with really smart people who want to get things done and deliver results for the business(in 43 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced company with a huge investment in technology(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Difficult to manage work/life balance(in 27 reviews)

  • "working very long hours and weekends(in 24 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to learn

      May 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Highest caliber talent in the industry

      Cons

      Stressful environment to work and navigate within

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Startup-level productivity supported by 30 years of success

      May 1, 2021 - Software Engineering Lead in New York, NY
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      Pros

      - Most productive company I've worked for in my career: everybody delivers results - Generous compensation and benefits to support top talent - Technology is core to the business, not just a support function - Learn something new every day and continue to push yourself

      Cons

      - This is not a 9 to 5. Don't come here to coast. Expectations are high, but so are the rewards. - Priorities often shift. Teams get restructured. If you want to work on a project for 2+ years, this is not the right place.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Smart colleagues, driven environment

      Apr 8, 2021 - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      In the past, I've worked in a lot of different environments and generally found that people are either friendly OR competent. In my experience, my colleagues at Citadel are (as a rule) both, which makes it a great place to work. Having colleagues that set the bar high helps me strive to do grow in my own skillset.

      Cons

      A very fast-paced environment where everyone has more work on their todo list than will ever get done. Have to be careful to manage the workload properly to avoid burnout.

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Apr 27, 2021 - Engineering 
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      Pros

      talented colleagues, action oriented and trusting.

      Cons

      narrow focus, career is in your own hands

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Strong base + bonus opportunity

      Apr 19, 2021 - Portfolio Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      - Eat what you kill

      Cons

      - Poor performance results in little or no bonus

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      High pay high stress

      May 4, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Opportunity to make good money, great colleagues

      Cons

      High stress environment, high employee turnover (voluntary and involuntary)

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      A software technology company in hedge fund business

      Mar 20, 2021 - Software Development Lead in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      IT is empowered and treated as equal by most business leaders. This culture is invigorating for those in software engineering in financial services industry. Employees are hardworking and compensated well above market rate. Hierarchy is pretty flat. Your compensation can keep growing but title might not.

      Cons

      High pressure environment could get stressful for some and lead to scapegoating others.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Pay but Tough

      Apr 9, 2021 - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Good Pay if you are still there

      Cons

      The working environment is tough - you basically have to do whatever are asked for

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Think twice before accepting a job at Citadel

      Feb 22, 2021 - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Compensation, access to technology and resume booster

      Cons

      I could write a bestselling book on my experience at Citadel, but sadly no one will really know the truth because of our NDA. Let’s just say a lot of the rumors are true. Don’t trust your recruiter! They will sell you a bag of lies just to get you in the door. Don’t be blinded by the big check, you’re about to sell your soul. This company is toxic and is happy to cut you in 90 days if you don’t seem like a “culture fit”. If you want to survive, expect to change your life priorities and potentially hurt the people around you. Also, if you care about diversity this is not the company for you. Trust me when I tell you that Diversity is not and will never be a priority for Citadel.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Not bad for part time

      Apr 26, 2021 - Security 
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      Pros

      Flexible, easy, not much experience needed

      Cons

      Low pay, management can be accusatory

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