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Citadel Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work with lots of smart people around you, fast changing environment that allows you to learn lots of things you" (in 26 reviews)

  • "interesting problems to work on; great benefits; people are friendly to each other" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult to manage work/life balance" (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Associate analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment, great senior management

    Cons

    None i can think of.


  2. "great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    Pros

    smart people, meritocracy, room for advancement

    Cons

    high expectations, high turnover, intense

  3. "Smart People, Demanding Culture"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the smartest people around

    Cons

    If you’re not on your A game, you will be out of a job

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Working environment review"

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

    I have been working at Citadel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with smartest people and quick turnover of projects

    Cons

    Work long hours with high pressure. Less tolerance for mistakes.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good comp, boring work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good comp
    Meritocracy (and less bureaucracy)

    Cons

    Quality of work is poor
    Free lunch is so-so


  6. "Great place to work with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Citadel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times.


  7. "Challenging and Rewarding"

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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

    Support and resources to execute. Recognition for value added.

    Cons

    None, as long as you are willing to put in the hours, hard work and focus.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Assoicate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Citadel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, working with smart people

    Cons

    High turnover, little investment in assoicates

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in analyst and associates, lessen turnover


  9. "Quantitative Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. good salary
    2. good healthcare compensation
    3. Data driven

    Cons

    1. Food in happy hour is too limited
    2. Promotion room is limited


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citadel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefit. Extremely smart coworkers.

    Cons

    Hire and fire culture. Very demanding.