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Updated December 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great environment, smart people, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • casual working environment, everyday is an opportunity to learn and be better (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • disconnected among teams, collaboration needs improvement (in 2 reviews)

  • Happy hours and the office common areas would be nearly empty (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Heavily invests into employees like there *is* tomorrow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Working for One of the Trading Teams in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Working for One of the Trading Teams in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Jump invests in it's employees as if we all are going to stay with the company for decades. Which is what many of us plan to do, as long as one's trading team stays profitable.

    Examples speak better than words:
     1. Almost any data set is available internally, and catered lunches and a lot of company-arranged events make it so that different trading teams know each other and talk and cross-pollinate data, ideas and even technical tricks (the latter is very different from most Jump's competitors where different trading teams are secretive and don't share),
     2. Jump pays for all sorts of internal trainings (I took Advanced Python and one of big data classes, planning to take FPGA class next)
     3. I saw two teams dissolved for bad performance this year, however almost all of the former employees of those teams... ended up joining other more successful trading groups within the firm, internally

    Cons

    Structure is very flat, which could be viewed as a disadvantage. For example, if your idea of career growth is to have important-sounding job titles and promotions every other year... that's not going to happen! Instead, as you grow within the company you'll get to mentor junior colleagues and/or play with increasingly more sophisticated technical "toys".


  2. "positive overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Trader Trainee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Trader Trainee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jump Trading (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, smart people, good benefits

    Cons

    career mobility paths not always clear

  3. "Senior trader"

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

    I worked at Jump Trading full-time

    Pros

    Leading edge tech. No ego owners.

    Cons

    Challenging to have skills growth


  4. "Trade Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jump Trading full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well run competitive team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Because of competitiveness, camaraderie suffers.

    Advice to Management

    Company wide networking events.


  5. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time

    Pros

    benefits, time, bonus, training, lunch

    Cons

    work hours life balance no


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

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

    I worked at Jump Trading full-time

    Pros

    Compensation good, casual environment, access to excellent tech, brilliant coworkers

    Cons

    Lots of org reshuffling, teams are very siloed, little opportunity to move within the org, somewhat bloated headcount-wise, lots of fires


  7. "Excellent"

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

    Pros

    everything about the company was absolutely wonderful. top of the line technology and they spared no expense to keep employees happy.

    Cons

    nothing was bad about the company. the usual barriers between groups within as any other organization.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent work.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Cool hybrid of tech company / finance company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Compensation and benefits are excellent
    - Tech side of things feels like a tech company
    - Attending conferences / training is encouraged
    - Friday lunches catered, and an onsite barista at Chicago office!

    Cons

    - Office lacks common areas, and so there's an eat-lunch-at-desk culture that seems hard to change
    - There's a lack of good gyms or cafes in the area around 600 W Chicago

    Advice to Management

    I've worked here over a year and have never met the owners Billy and Paul! It would be nice if they could be encouraged to give a presentation or something occasionally.


  9. Helpful (14)

    "It's not what you know, it's who you know."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jump Trading full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start and make lots of money.

    Cons

    No future... This organization only serves a very small group of people in the long run. Nepotism and favoritism runs this organization despite their false claims to be a meritocracy. If you are looking for a stable place to work with the long term goal of adding value to an organization that serves your community, this is not it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on treating all of your employees with respect and dignity.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Good company but...."

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

    I worked at Jump Trading full-time

    Pros

    Catered lunch every Friday, snacks and beverages galore, plenty of PTO, great benefits

    Cons

    Performance isn't always judged by how well you do your job.


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