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Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Investment Technology Group Chief Executive Officer and President Francis J. Troise
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Pros
  • Employees work hard but also value work/life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • Good people, strong history of disruptive technology (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of communication from some senior management (in 11 reviews)

  • Work/life balance makes up for some of that comp difference but the (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Firm trying to get back on track"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people, strong history of disruptive technology

    Cons

    fighting their way back from regulatory issues, competitors eating their lunch


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good to start the career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people. Lot to learn.

    Cons

    Not much growth. The company growth is stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your technology.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance. Interaction with stock markets.

    Cons

    In the middle of a big leadership change. Transition period


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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is great, management is willing to help you learn, they offer wellness events for employees, hold many charity events.

    Cons

    Multi-timezone teams make for slightly troublesome communication, large company means sometimes depending on other teams to complete work before being able to continue on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Allow developers to be innovative and make mistakes, that is the best way to learn to do something without inhibiting creativity.


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ITG is a great place to work. There is plenty of opportunity, especially for young folks to get a hands on education and real experience that matters. The direction is a very positive one in my view. There is plenty of opportunity for those who wish to be a self-starter and aggressive.

    Cons

    The few employees who choose to be negative.

    Advice to Management

    My advise to Management is to continue to improve on the interaction with all levels of employees to keep us all on the same page.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Great people and great future ahead!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with!
    Many have been working there for many years (some, 20+ years) which is a great testimony to how great of a place it is.

    The new management seems to have their act together and I'm very bullish about the future.

    Good work-life balance vs. some tech companies like Google, Apple or Amazon.

    Cons

    In the past, technology too often played second fiddle to the business side.

    That said, management is finally recognizing the ever important role of technology in the financial market, and how technology should have an equal partnership at the table if we want to call ourselves a FinTech company.

    It seems to be a good time to join ITG as a developer!

    Advice to Management

    Fully recognize the role of technology/development in the organization.


  8. Helpful (11)

    "Great People!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are the best part about ITG. Employees are generally friendly and open and they want their colleagues to succeed. You have the opportunity to learn a lot from incredibly smart and talented people while also making a real impact on the business given the small average team size. Mobility is also a plus and HR will work to retain talented employees. You can move around to different locations and/or teams if it's the right fit and makes sense for the company. They have great programs like Give Back (charity and volunteering) and a Women's Network that allow you to get to know employees you wouldn't normally interact with day-to-day.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as competitive as other firms on the street. Work/life balance makes up for some of that comp difference but the work/life balance is starting to shift given that everyone is trying to do more with less resources.

    Advice to Management

    It's been a tough few years with management changes, SEC settlement, etc. so reward your employees who have stuck with it and are contributing to the bottom line and helping to turn business around.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Senior Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work culture.
    - Flexible hours.
    - Understanding management.
    - Management trusts you and assigns adequate time to complete assignments.
    - Good work life balance.
    - Colleagues are co-operative and helpful.
    - Telecommuting allowed.
    - Free soda, fruits

    Cons

    - Slightly lower salaries
    - I really don't have anything else negative to write.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit the best talent that fits to the company culture.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent learning opportunity. It's a great place to learn and expand the wall street knowledge. it's also an amazing place to volunteer and help the community. it's hard to find a work place that makes Giving Back part of the work culture.

    Cons

    Like every company there are cons but i find the good out-weights the bad. I don't think i'll be here if that wasn't the case.

    Advice to Management

    continue the communication and transparency across the team but also recognize, reward and retain good talent. There has been a lot of changes within the company and getting lost in translation can be easy. It's management responsibility to make sure these hard working individuals are rewarded recognized and retained within our company. it is because of them that we are moving towards more solid ground - Let's not forget that !


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good starter job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gave tools to succeed as a first job
    Friendly environment
    Management is easy to access

    Cons

    Not much career improvement
    Work got boring after some time



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