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Jump Trading Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Friday lunches, travel, dynamic work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Jump operates on a flat management structure and team oriented basis (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • People tend to eat lunch at their desk (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Cool hybrid of tech company / finance company"

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    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.


  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

  3. Helpful (11)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Entrepreneurial and inclusive culture"

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

    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to pursue projects of interest; working with brilliant colleagues; flat organizational structure; access to best technology; opportunities for continued learning; collaboration across business groups

    Cons

    Limited food/snack options - few restaurants nearby and onsite food is limited to fruit and cereal; hard to access public transportation

    Advice to Management

    Employees work long hours; consider rewarding the team with more food options


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Smart people, high stress"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jump Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to immerse yourself with very able individuals. Peers were very friendly.

    Cons

    50+ hour minimum work week leaves little free time 5 days out of 7. Unexpected emergencies would make each day unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    Consider reducing the 50 hour per week standard. It limits the types of workers who might thrive there.


  7. "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, with a focus on hiring the best and brightest while also maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Teams are collaborative and with a truly flat management structure, there is a lot of visibility across different groups.

    Cons

    Haven't seen any so far

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work with amazing people !"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jump Trading (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - The people are INCREDIBLY smart; they make Jump what it is - one of the BEST companies to work for
    - The owners truly care about the people - and it's felt
    - Collaborative environment
    - Cross-departmental work which fosters relationships outside of your team
    - Constantly challenged which leads to productive and motivating accomplishments
    - Supportive team members
    - Innovative culture
    - Very strong Senior leaders
    - Unique office space (including catered Friday lunches & brunches, coffee, tea, etc.)
    - Fun company outings and sponsored events
    - The Company cares about things outside of work (philanthropy, charities, etc.) and encourages employees to engage in these types of events

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment; sometimes its healthy to stop and take five.

    Advice to Management

    People at Jump are motivated and want to do well, continue to nurture Jump's positive culture.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Breath of fresh air"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited access to advanced technology toolsets. Flat organizational structure. Rewards and opportunities appear to be tightly aligned with a meritocratic philosophy (this is the 'breath of fresh air' for me. Highly intelligent peer group, with much fewer ego issues than I would have expected. Leadership is in the top 10% in my experience. 'No holds barred' approach to improving productivity. Very well organized support structure for a smaller company.

    Cons

    Poised to grow past the critical 500 head-count trip point that challenges most small companies. Maintaining the very positive culture will be critical to success as many new hires are brought in.

    Advice to Management

    Whatever it takes, preserve this unique, effective culture!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company, low key"

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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

    It has good benefits, 401k plan, health and dental insurance. Good job security. People are nice in general.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from employees. Office is dark although decor is good. disconnected among teams, collaboration needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Management is disconnected from employees. I don't think there's much for me to say about management.


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