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HBK Capital Management Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  1. "Great Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Management is insightful, knowledgeable, and approachable
    * always new ideas floating around, interesting and stimulating work environment

    Cons

    Only recently shifting to modern technological mindset / approach, but making progress towards modernization.


  2. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HBK Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, good culture relative to rest of industry, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Tough industry, focus on short(ish) term results

    Advice to Management

    Keep evolving, firm will have to continually get better in order to survive/thrive

  3. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Operations Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great workspace
    -Intellectual environment
    -Friendly management

    Cons

    -No area to relax besides food cafeteria


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HBK Capital Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Great culture. Extremely bright and talented people. Given lots of autonomy and freedom. Was a very positive experience.

    Cons

    I really don't have a lot to say as far as downside goes. Like I said previously, it was a wonderful experience. I guess the only downside is that it can get brutally hot in Dallas during July and August. But you learn to deal with it.

    Advice to Management

    None. They've been doing this for a long long time and have survived all of the market ups and downs. They don't need my advice. Just keep doing what you're doing.


  5. "A company whose excellence can be seen by each member of the team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at HBK Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    HBK is a stimulating environment, where I am constantly surrounded by people who push and challenge me to grow professionally everyday. Everyone I have met in my time here are not only bright and drive for excellence in the work they do, but are true people-people who cherish the community and culture we have here.

    Cons

    Work is always work but to work in an industry and people you enjoy makes it more than just a job.


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    "Stimulating place to work."

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HBK Capital Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High caliber co workers, great opportunities to learn and develop and a strong culture supporting both collaboration and individual achievement.

    Cons

    I do not really have anything bad to say here. Maybe I wish they grew a tiny bit more aggressively.


  7. "Great company atmosphere/intelligent people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HBK Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great atmosphere and great benefits. They are willing to spend the money to keep the staff trained and up to speed. They only hire the best so you will work with very intelligent people and learn a lot.

    Free lunch

    Cons

    There's a lot of company politics particularly around bonus time. Bonuses oftentimes seemed to be determined based on favoritism rather than merit.

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture is fun, and the people here are really smart. Lots of interesting strategies you can learn.

    Cons

    May need some new portfolio mangers instead of focusing on "old school" stuffs. Catch the trend.


  9. "smart driven teams delivering results"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HBK Capital Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - worked with really smart people
    - small company work environment with big company pockets
    - great benefits : healthcare + free breakfast/lunch/snacks/drinks/beer (on fridays)
    - suprising number of staff have been here longer than +5 years
    - great work life balance ... especially when compared to working IB in a place like NYC

    Cons

    - career growth is not via titles/positions but in expanded responsibility and increased pay (in case you're someone who likes to get new shiny titles every year, this place might not be for you)
    - gained 10 pounds in my first year thanks to all the free food ... caveat emptor!

    Advice to Management

    - might be interesting to shake things up some and let (technology) staff spend 6 month 'embeds' in alternate teams to promote more cross pollination between teams.


  10. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HBK Capital Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. No titles and room to grow IF you take initiative. They will not worry about your future with them but, great place if you know what you want.

    Cons

    They try to treat you like family but at the end of the day they only care about the money going into their pockets.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the money around a little more and when in doubt do the right thing.


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