Jump Trading Reviews
69% would recommend to a friend
(162 total reviews)
74% approve of CEO
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- "Bad work life balance" (in 6 reviews)
- "Long hours that are unpaid" (in 5 reviews)
- "competing periods are too long: They are longer compared to Citadel, HRT, etc. 5. Chaotic management: Do not believe things that HR tells you, as there is a 90% chance it is incorrect." (in 5 reviews)
- "I would definitely work there again if given the opportunity." (in 4 reviews)
- "Office is dark although decor is good." (in 4 reviews)
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Found 162 of over 222 reviews
Updated Nov 23, 2023
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- 1.0Nov 2, 2023Workplace CoordinatorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearAustin, TX
- Health Benefits - Unlimited PTO ( just cant take it) - Great Pay
- Toxic fire culture - Horrible Management dictated by an erratic CEO - Pressure to work 55+ hours a week, then be asked to justify those hours, - Secretive about accounting, secret meetings, secret 1 on 1s - HR is the WORST. Snakes in grass doesn't even explain how horribly toxic having a HR rep check ins are. - Room for Growth if you are willing to rat on your coworkers - Constant travel (even as admin - on my birthday) - Got constant feedback I would be on the right track then my manager would roll me over about the smallest mistake8
- 2.0Oct 5, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeChicago, IL
There are undoubtedly some highly skilled and intelligent people at Jump. The company is also good at hf trading.
There are obvious problems though. One is that the firm has no direction or plan. A lot of people doing work on dead end projects. Incredible politics and infighting between teams and offices. Major money thrown at non hf trading businesses with no result. Money thrown at people if they previously worked for certain competitors with no idea how they will fit in or add value. Seems to be a lot of guessing what to do next with no thought.8
- 5.0Jun 16, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsChicago, IL
I spent close to 6 years at Jump and it was some of the most impactful time in my career. They’re one of the rare companies that really lives their values: work hard with integrity and be kind to one another. If you’re one of the lucky ones with access to the founders and senior leaders you get to see that those values are genuine. It’s a place filled with brilliant, but more importantly, good people. Your colleagues genuinely want to see you succeed and you’re encouraged to push the envelope (even if it means getting it wrong sometimes). It’s a truly unique place and if you’re fortunate enough to get an offer, don’t hesitate - any time spent at Jump is well worth it.
They're small but mighty, so it's not a place where you can do sub-par work and hide.
- 4.0Aug 20, 2023Software DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsChicago, IL
Lots of offices so travel to many places is a perk. Groups have good projects. People are friendly (mostly).
Linux group can be difficult to work with. There are project overlap that you might find that you have to compete with others. I think this is a fault of management in general, but to be fair to them they have to struggle with politics of the job.
- 4.0Jun 20, 2023Senior Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsChicago, IL
1. It's more like a high-tech company rather than a financial industry company. 2. The company is filled with brilliant people. 3. Generous compensations and good benefits. Cash bonus, and employee investment opportunities etc. 4. Good learning opportunities for technologies. Lots of company infrastructures are open to everyone. Just need to worry if you have enough time to learn. 5. Lots of daily office perks. Company parties are usually held in very prestige locations. 6 work / life balance is decent. In normal cases, do not need to work long hours for core teams. 7 many offices in the world. Good experience to visit offices in different countries.
1. very brutal competitions between trading teams. Trading teams trade similar products and use similar technologies. Talking between teams needs to very careful. 2. generally boring but demanding daily tasks. For a period of time, you will feel every thing is new. After a while, it's easy to get bored about daily tasks. To improve competition, it's involved with shaving off a few CPU instructions in the fast path or improving the prediction accuracies by a few percent. 3. less opportunities for newcomers. The firm had a very good foundation of software infrastructures. It left very little room to improve. so new projects are more related to bug fixes or tiny features improvements. 4. waste of top talents. After a few years, besides the bank accounts, those top talents spent their life in pretty meaningless optimizations or tiny works. No real impacts are generated to the external world. In the long run, these feelings will come back and make you doubt about your work even life. 5. The firm favors new graduates from top universities too much. They only held campus interviews in five or six ivy league or top tech universities. Sometimes, it will make regular joes uncomfortable working with so many top school talents.6
- 3.0Jul 4, 2023Software DeveloperCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
It's a trading company so pay is better than average though the work can be not inspired. Many smart people around.
I have not been here so long but it feels bloated and maybe struggling with so much tech debt and too many people. It is surprising how much process is manual and not right tool for job.5
- 4.0Aug 15, 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
Good mentorship opportunities for young engineers looking to build skillset quickly.
Can be lull periods/blockers where it becomes difficult to get work done.1
- 5.0Aug 2, 2023ResearcherCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
Good team cultures, good people to learn from, chill work environment, work at your own pace and succeed according to your own efforts
Sometimes mentorship/feedback was a bit loose
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Jump Trading has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 222 reviews left anonymously by employees. 69% of employees would recommend working at Jump Trading to a friend and 61% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.
69% of Jump Trading employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Jump Trading 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.