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Updated Nov 20, 2021

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Citadel Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ken Griffin
Ken Griffin
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  • "Work with really smart people who want to get things done and deliver results for the business(in 50 reviews)

  • "Citadel managers are extremely friendly(in 46 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "needs improvement in work-life balance(in 47 reviews)

  • "Citadel can be a tough place if you don't have the requisite skills or aren't interested in working hard(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Challenging but rewarding

      Dec 10, 2020 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working on some of the most exciting and challenging problems. Usually, good teamwork and opportunities to grow and take on more responsibility. Seems the culture has really changed over the past 2-3 years

      Cons

      Some days can be long hours but not as extreme as some people make out

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great pay and opportunities in sacrifice for hours.

      Nov 20, 2021 - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Citadel offers great pay and benefits.

      Cons

      You are expected to work very long hours.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Oct 8, 2021 - Trader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High salary, lots of benefits

      Cons

      Long hours. Brutal expectations from managers.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awful place to work

      Nov 11, 2021 - Portfolio Manager 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great pay, smart colleagues, lots of resources

      Cons

      Very long hours. Unstable job

      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to work

      Apr 19, 2020 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Smart and helpful colleagues. Management with vision and determination. Fast-paced environment that allows you to see the impact of work very quickly and being recognized and rewarded for it. Lots of learning opportunities and responsibilities, even at the junior levels. Catered food. Company has been more engaging with both employees and the community over the years through regular town halls and after-hour events. The responses to COVID-19, both in the US and abroad, have been swift and supportive. Lots of testing, planning and provision of resources made WFH much easier and more productive.

      Cons

      A few things that are more of a culture issue in the finance industry that can turn software engineers off: somewhat long hours, a bit hard to raise a family (company policy has improved but still lagging behind some competitors), opaque and unbalanced compensation scheme.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fast Paced, Lots of Responsibilities

      Oct 3, 2019 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Citadel is a great place to work for someone without too much experience in the industry. You can make an impact right away and have ownership over your projects. This comes with more responsibilities and you get to interact with the stakeholders of your work. Having ownership means that you can see your project from initial design through to production. Since the people that use the software that you build are internal clients, you get feedback constantly, resulting in a fast paced iteration process. You will be learning alot really quickly and get to develop not only technical skills, but also communication, leadership, and financial skills. teams are generally pretty small and generally collaborative. The company has a very flat sturcture and results oriented. As a junior developer, quant, or trader, you have many opportunities to interact with leaders in management across different functions.

      Cons

      Citadel is split among different businesses. As an engineer, you will be supporting traders and researchers who generate money for those businesses. Not all the businesses have the same culture and thus team experiences could differ. This also means that there will be a team with a business need and culture that you will find compelling. Some teams' work life balance isn't too great and do work very long hours. Usually it is because the projects they work on are very time sensitive and high margin. Turnover is relatively high as some new people may not fit in well with the team and/or business.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great people, cool tech, long hours, capricious management

      Oct 1, 2020 - Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of resources to work with, amazing teammates, good comp

      Cons

      Constant management shifts. High turnover leads to little institutional memory, so the same mistakes get repeated every few years. Long hours, lots of nights and weekends. Little upward mobility (they like to hire from outside).

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      good company to work for

      Jan 31, 2021 - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get experience from there and get industry recognization

      Cons

      Some time could be long hours

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Intense but good

      Jan 19, 2021 - Quantitative Research Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, perks, company performs well.

      Cons

      Long hours, office politics, little chance to influence upper management to change things.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Uhm

      May 17, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good money. Kinda boring lowkey

      Cons

      Kind of long hours to be honest

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      5 people found this review helpful
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