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Citadel Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 22, 2021

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Citadel Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ken Griffin
Ken Griffin
284 Ratings
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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
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      You get well compensated for the work you take on

      Jun 2, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good management Good compensation Lots of upside

      Cons

      High stress, Requires autonomy, High turnover. Bad work life balance

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sounded great from the outside, not so good on the inside

      Nov 22, 2021 - Executive Assistant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits, free food, lots of perks, looks good on your resume

      Cons

      No real work life balance, super high turnover, intense and unfriendly environment, culture of fear - ie people seemed afraid of their manager or senior execs, they push their core values down your throat but don’t follow them, would be depressing and frustrating to work here for more than a few years.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      good place to work

      Nov 22, 2021 - Software Developer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      you can learn a lot and comp is good

      Cons

      very stressful and work life balance is terrible

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Place to Learn and Make Money

      Oct 25, 2021 - Software Developer in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits. Smart Co-workers. Fast Operations. Flat Structures. Good place to learn skills and a nice experience on your resume.

      Cons

      Hellish work-life balance and very intransparent promotion / raise procedure.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      Great Experience

      Oct 25, 2021 - Operations Intern 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work exposure, team, and perks

      Cons

      Work-life balance is hard to maintain

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great Employer

      Sep 21, 2021 - Facilities Project Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Unlimited potential to advance if you put your hand up

      Cons

      No work/life balance-very intense/high pressure enviornment

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    7. 2.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      High Pressure Cooker

      Oct 5, 2021 - Software Developer in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay, sometimes; met some smart people here. People from different departments are generally responsive and motivated to get jobs done.

      Cons

      Stingy, at times even unreasonable, depending on the managers/departments. Unhealthy sense of insecurity of mid to low level managers are causing unnecessary stresses and quick burnout of employees. Oh, what do you mean by "work-life balance"?

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      The machine

      Aug 10, 2021 - Investment Analyst in Boston, MA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You can learn a lot, and they can pay a lot if you produce good investment returns.

      Cons

      You're just a cog in the machine. They don't care at all about work/life balance and company policies are generally harsh (deferred comp, non-competes etc)

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    9. 3.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Good and Bad

      Aug 27, 2021 - Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      smart people around you and get challenged all the time

      Cons

      poor work life balance and intense culture

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great job, not for everyone

      Aug 2, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Meritocracy, sky is the limit

      Cons

      Very demanding, work-life balance tough to manage

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