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Jump Trading Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great environment, smart people, good benefits" (in 10 reviews)

  • "The working environment is nice, and I always feel energetic when I was working in the firm" (in 8 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)

    "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

    Fantastic organizational structure. Management is easily accessible. Colleagues are the best and brightest in the industry. Comfortable working environment allows you to be yourself and not worry about perceptions. Rigorous work ethic all around.

    Cons

    Five words for Cons. There are no cons.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Really Depends on the team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time

    Pros

    Success highly depends what team you're on.

    Cons

    Needs to branch out of HFT which is becoming highly competitive.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company, but downsizing.."

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jump Trading full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Treated employee very well and compensation was outstanding

    Cons

    When they were done with you they tossed you out. The competitive nature of the industry means they will quickly discard you if they want to move in a different direction.


  4. Helpful (10)

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

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    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".


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Trade Operations"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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


  10. "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.


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