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HBK Capital Management Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Smart, driven colleagues and compassionate and responsible senior management make this a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HIgh caliber employees
    Catered breakfast and lunches
    Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Not a great place for those who want a defined career path with titles. Great for those who can take initiative and go above and beyond their "job description"

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Could be a great place to work, but need some big changes."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay at HBK is great. Benefits are still fairly good, but diminishing each year. Some of the senior management staff is great and they are highly respected. The pay is great and there are many interesting things to work on.

    Cons

    There is very little trust and communication at HBK. We are all too busy and expected never to make mistakes. Some of the senior management staff has extremely poor management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Put some friendly and respectful people into management positions (skilled managers). Most people I've worked with at HBK are very smart, hardworking and loyal. Treat them as such...


  9. "Excellent place to work...one of the best!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    HBK really values it's employees. A lot is expected, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Definitely the best place I have worked.

    Cons

    About the only con is that the pace and amount of work is very high. If you can't handle stress or evaluating and balancing tasks, this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Attract and retain the best of the best. Of course, the bottom line is everything.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay and benefits, but company imploded"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great benefits
    Ability to work independently with little to no oversite from management
    Company provided lunch daily
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Little to no direction from senior management
    Little interaction between departments
    Business model unsustainable in current environment which led to massive layoffs across multiple rounds

    Advice to Management

    Direction needs to come from top down


  11. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Easy work, good pay, nice facilities

    Cons

    Incompetent management very self absorbed and short sighted

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the accounting department management


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