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4.3
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Matt Schrecengost
35 Ratings
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
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great company that values employees"

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

    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    To preface this, I have only been working here for a short while, but the message I experience and receive over and over again is that Jump seriously cares about making their employees happy. For anonymity I won't share my job title, but I work in one of the technology teams. First of all, the benefits for this company are absolutely INSANE. Sign-on bonus is more than enough to cover first few months of rent, plus furniture,...

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    Cons

    The work has almost no meaning besides "make money for the company." There is no broader sense that the work you do benefits society in general. I came from a previous employer that did projects that had measurable impacts on society, but Jump isn't really like that. The company's entire goal is to make money off the stock market. Not very interesting if you ask me, but hey, that's life. Also not much room for growth....

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Algorithmic Trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Jump Trading full-time

    Pros

    Great ppl to work with. Interesting work to do

    Cons

    Not so good working environment. Also compensation completely determined by you boss, and it depends on how much he likes you. There's not really much metric to show your performance.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Trader"

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    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.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Really Depends on the team"

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      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.

    • Helpful (5)

      "Great Company, but downsizing.."

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

      I worked at Jump Trading full-time for more than 6 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.

    • Helpful (12)

      "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
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Jump Trading full-time for more than 2 years

      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...

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      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".

    • "positive overall experience"

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

      I have been working at Jump Trading for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great environment, smart people, good benefits

      Cons

      career mobility paths not always clear

    • Helpful (2)

      "Trade Operations"

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

      I worked at Jump Trading full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Well run competitive team atmosphere.

      Cons

      Because of competitiveness, camaraderie suffers.

      Advice to Management

      Company wide networking events.

    • "Senior trader"

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      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

    • Helpful (2)

      "good"

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        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

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