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"Beware: Absolutely Toxic Environment Inside"

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Former Employee - Front Office in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Front Office in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The firm definitely takes care of you in terms of monetary compensation, medical and dental benefits, and other benefits that you would expect. They want the best employees and they attract the best by paying way above their competition. They also have great catered lunches every day. Everyone raves about the food - although it's easy to gain a few pounds on the job because it is so good. They also paid for parking which apparently is a definite plus in Dallas, Texas where parking in the downtown and Uptown district is expensive and an absolute luxury to have paid for you.

Cons

The hours are absolutely terrible. Most employees get there around 6:30 or 7:30 in the morning and literally do not leave the office unless headed to an off site meeting during the day until 6 or 7 in the evening or night - remember - lunches are catered so there is no reason for you to leave during the day! Speaking of lunches, this is the downside, while you might get great, great food, you never get to see the light of day during the winter months which can be downright awful. The people are pretty arrogant there. It's one thing to be smart but a whole other thing to be boastful about it. One word sums up the HBK atmosphere - toxic.

Advice to Management

My advice to senior management would be to get rid of the severely political atmosphere in the office.

Other Employee Reviews for HBK Capital Management

  1. "Bad Timing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HBK Capital Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Perks, Compensation, office environment and location

    Cons

    Bad Market, people are rather full of themselves

    Advice to Management

    Be more training focused


  2. Helpful (2)

    "HBK was a great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Recommends

    Pros

    Salary, Bonus, and Benefits. Excellent place to learn the hedge fund industry.

    Cons

    Progress in software development fell behind after the economy tanked in 2007. Went to maintenance mode only.

    Advice to Management

    For CTO: you have a lot of good ideas. Work more with the developers; not just with directs.

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