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Citadel Reviews

Updated May 7, 2018
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Pros
  • Smart people, plenty of resources available (in 24 reviews)

  • Great benefits, compensation, decent work environment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is not as good (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place for problem solvers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are given a lot of responsibility, fast. Bureaucracy is kept to a minimum. Good compensation & perks.

    Cons

    People expect you to excel, so you will feel a lot of pressure at times. Some people thrive in this kind of environment, but it is not for everybody.

    Advice to Management

    Increase opportunities to share knowledge and best practices across teams. A lot of works is understandably confidential but there are still a lot of opportunities to optimize reuse and avoid reinventing the wheel.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No job security"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair salary, potential for advancement (in theory)

    Cons

    No job security, no clear strategy for L/S divisions

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Strong well led organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citadel full-time

    Pros

    Great culture built trust, serving others and putting the needs of the member first.

    Cons

    departments tend to stay to themselves, not a full company feeling could have better more in depth training offered.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Citadel Review"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator

    I worked at Citadel full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, Meals provided, Great location

    Cons

    Very high-paced and stressful environment


  5. "Challenging and aggressive company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people, good work perks, never ending change and movement, daily challenges in an aggressive environment

    Cons

    At times limited work life balance, not a lot of promotion from within, at times little communication with employees

    Advice to Management

    More internal communication, more internal promotion


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Quantitative Researcher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citadel full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, great office locations

    Cons

    Too much politics and power struggle within support teams.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of power hungry admins


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "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


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