DRW Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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82%
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DRW Founder & CEO Donald R. Wilson, Jr.
Donald R. Wilson, Jr.
58 Ratings
Pros
  • "Breakfast and lunch in office every day, good amount of capital to trade with(in 16 reviews)

  • "Smart people, well-oiled machine of an organization(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very little collaboration with traders(in 10 reviews)

  • "If you are very early in your career or if you want to have a very good work/life balance, this is a good company(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Amazing place to work

      May 4, 2021 - Research Developer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are amazing. Challenges are amazing. It's just an amazing place to work.

      Cons

      Cannot really think of any.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice place to work

      May 3, 2021 - Quantitative Researcher in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good WLB by trading industry standards - People are smart and laidback - Consistently profitable - Company structure is flat - Meritocracy. No company politics I've encountered

      Cons

      - Not diverse, however "diversity hires" won't solve the problem - Many long tenured employees. Limited upward opportunities - Heard some desks have bad office politics - Senior management takes the lion share of profits therefore you may get smaller share of your PnL than at a competitor form

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company that takes care of its employee

      Apr 12, 2021 - Quantitative Trader in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment. The company makes available everything for her employees to perform well: great infrastructure, training, on-site perks (lunches, yoga)..., great team building activities for newcomers...

      Cons

      As a privately-owned company, the inner-workings, performance and strategy is kept close to the chests by the partners.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Atmosphere

      Apr 12, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -work/life balance -internal mobility -great perks -great people

      Cons

      -partners fairly disengaged from employees, aloof, have a lack of manners -can be cliquey

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fantastic place to work

      Mar 8, 2021 - Quantitative Trading Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a great place to learn

      Cons

      Being out of the office definitely affects relationships with teammates

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Mar 5, 2021 - Desktop Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Community based, easy to learn different subjects, Great people

      Cons

      lack of diversity, hard to feel like you know enough

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best trading company I have worked for, and I have worked with quite a few

      Jan 13, 2021 - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great people to work with, very smart and helpful - Flat management structure, easier to make accomplishments and be creative - Lots of great benefits and perks

      Cons

      - May not be good if someone needs a lot of structure, more of an entrepreneurial type of environment.

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      DRW Response

      DRW moderator

      You’re right, the people who do well here are the ones you mentioned who flourish with autonomy and the ability to challenge consensus in order to make an impact. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company. Treats its people well.

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

      I'm able to work remotely

      Cons

      Teams can be a bit silo'd.

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      DRW Response

      DRW moderator

      Thanks for sharing your feedback. We can’t wait until you’re able to come and see the offices and meet more people in person (that should help with the silos!) but it’s great to hear from our employees who were onboarded and have had a 100% remote experience!

    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company

      Jan 18, 2021 - Quantitative Researcher in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reasonable pay, good work like balance

      Cons

      Sometimes the efficiency is not as high as those smaller competitors

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Review

      Feb 9, 2021 - Trader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent comp for most employees

      Cons

      Bonus is opaque Siloed nature results in many tech redundancies Culture is very team dependent some good some not so much

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