Citadel Reviews

Updated May 15, 2022

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Citadel Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ken Griffin
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Pros
  • "Tons of hard working and incredibly smart people across the firm which will challenge you to consistently grow yourself just to keep up.(in 52 reviews)
  • "Benefits are good.(in 46 reviews)
  • "Good pay and bonus if you are working in a profitable part of the company.(in 40 reviews)
  • "Great compensation, working with high caliber co(in 23 reviews)
  • "Some smart colleagues.(in 21 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

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    Apr 20, 2022 - Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good, fun, happy ,i nclusive high pay yes

    Cons

    None, none , none, none, none

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Staggering disconnect between upper management and employees

    May 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Fast paced, highly skilled talent pool.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks empathy, revolving door reputation is well earned.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good pay but quality of life sacrifice

    Apr 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great pay, nice office, smart people

    Cons

    Hardcore management, five days a week in office

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Experience

    May 13, 2022 - Security Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Money is good if you have unlimited energy.

    Cons

    CEO is the absolute worst human being on earth.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Company

    Apr 6, 2022 - Trader 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay and top notch benefits

    Cons

    Company is top heavy making it tough to climb the corporate ladder

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Get to work with great people and have a large impact. Always learning

    Apr 2, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people. Big impact. Always learning.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Really good pay

    Mar 19, 2022 - Production Support in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Comp; intelligent coworkers; amazing perks

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment; a lot of turn around

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Harsh environment

    Apr 4, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Full autonomy and lot of room to grow. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Stressful office culture and frequent oncalls

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Mar 19, 2022 - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary in the company.

    Cons

    Too much work in the company.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Smart people, toxic culture

    Mar 31, 2022 - Quantitative Trader 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    very smart peers you couldn't find in most of other tech firms

    Cons

    very toxic culture, they can fire you immediately without pip period

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Citadel Reviews FAQs

Citadel has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 543 reviews left anonymously by employees. 60% of employees would recommend working at Citadel to a friend and 73% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Citadel employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Citadel. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

60% of Citadel employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Citadel 2.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Citadel to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be management, work life balance, culture.

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