DRW Reviews

Updated May 18, 2022

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  • "As a result of the expansion over the past few years, the partners are less involved in the day to day management of groups.(in 8 reviews)
  • "some IT managers do nothing but politics(in 6 reviews)
  • "Discretionary bonus structure within certain trading groups can be a bit opaque for younger traders.(in 3 reviews)
  • "The relatively small size of the accounting department makes it hard to say what future career opportunities DRW will have(in 3 reviews)
  • "this company expects you to work long hours for them and they require am intern course.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Software Developer

    May 18, 2022 - Software Developer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great Culture, Great pay, remote work

    Cons

    I would say paying for Chicago rent, but remote is the norm.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Company

    Apr 19, 2022 - Decline to State in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    mentorships, opportunities, benefits, forward focused and take risks to improve

    Cons

    leadership from the top has great vision, but that can get muddled by individuals in the middle who aren't as good at leading or feel insecure, can be hard to navigate as a supporting individual but overall still a decent culture. room for improvement with inclusion of minorities as well.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    A destination company

    Mar 18, 2022 - Senior DevOps Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Citizen of the community; strong supporter of employee engagement in education at high school and college level; actively pursues diversity in their workforce; cohesive and collaborative work environment; great benefits and office perks; strives to live their values; stable senior leadership team who works well together

    Cons

    Due in part to the nature of the business, trading desks and supporting teams can be silo'd from each other, and the culture as-experienced may be somewhat uneven.

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    DRW Response

    DRW moderator

    Thank you for your valuable feedback! We are grateful that you have been with us for over 20 years and appreciate your commitment to our vision.

  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Large company, mixed bag

    May 9, 2022 - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of very smart people here, people are generally ethical and the company is well capitalized.

    Cons

    The firm is still very silo’d and it’s not collaborative at all. One’s experience is most likely dependent on their team.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Weird Group

    May 9, 2022 - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Potentially good company culture outside of the group I worked in - Free food

    Cons

    - Huge lack of support from team - Zero collaboration within team - "Better than" mentality, team always put down other teams that they considered less than - Overall, very toxic environment

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Apr 5, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, great people, great work/life balance, daily breakfast and lunch, company events, perks on perks

    Cons

    No real downsides in my opinion but this is probably because I work with a great team and have interesting work. That may not be everyone's experience.

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    DRW Response

    DRW moderator

    We appreciate the time you took to share your feedback!

  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    84444

    Apr 20, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing perks for their teams

    Cons

    Chicago is not for me

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great culture

    May 2, 2022 - Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The company as a whole has a great working environment setup for employees. You have to put in your time to prove yourself and will be rewarded with good bonus.

    Cons

    Lack of upper management communication on goals for each team/silo.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    GREAT JOB

    Apr 3, 2022 - Trader 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    GREAT people environment. overall great place

    Cons

    I cant think of anything bad at all

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Really happy

    Mar 25, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, people, work life balance. Exciting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Security has been tightening more and more, making it a bit more difficult in certain areas.

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    DRW Response

    DRW moderator

    We like hearing people are "really happy" here!

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DRW has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 194 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at DRW to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, DRW employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at DRW. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

85% of DRW employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated DRW 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at DRW to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be work life balance, management, career development.

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