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Found 120 of over 163 reviews
4.4
90% Recommend to a Friend
93% Approve of CEO

Found 120 of over 163 reviews

4.4
90%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
Approve of CEO
Jump Trading COO Matt Schrecengost (no image)
Matt Schrecengost
70 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Jul 15, 2022 - Junior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is heavily focused on growth and very passionate

    Cons

    The company has poor gender diversity

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best company to work for!!!!

    Jul 14, 2022 - Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Excellent Culture -Amazing Benefits -Opportunity for Growth -Great Employee Engagement -Office Experience and Perks are Excellent

    Cons

    there are no cons that I can think of!

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Could be great or very bad

    Jul 12, 2022 - Quantitative Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Back in the day it was probably the best place to work in the world. Amazing work environment and culture. Management was incredibly effective in getting things done quickly, and lots of room for growth. I joined because it felt like a true tech company. It was small and nimble and highly energetic place to work.

    Cons

    If you're not in one of the top teams, you're pretty much a second-class citizen starved of resources. Even the top teams now are huge, and it might be very difficult to make a difference. I've left years ago, and it's a really bad sign that pretty much all really talented people I admired have also left. Personally, I faced tremendous resistance to new ideas. Mind you, this was not management's direct fault, but rather part of my team's culture. Maybe at other teams it was better. There were some truly toxic people there as well, but they'all gone by now. Management should have fired these people much sooner than they did. Unless you're in a top team, you will not be allowed to trade the most profitable markets, such as crypto and China. Overall support for the compute cluster and operations is also degraded. These are all just annoying headwinds... it's almost like they do not really want you to succeed. It seems that political skills are far more important than technical skills nowadays at Jump. There is definitely a political upper class at Jump. If you can somehow manage this and are skilled at constantly stroking people's fragile egos, you might do well there. On an even sadder note - some people who have recently joined Jump expressed some disappointment at the technical abilities of people at the top. Politics Skills over Technical Skills

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    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fantastic Company

    May 20, 2022 - Platform Reliability Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Smartest people I have ever worked with and an incredible culture and office.

    Cons

    Definitely get thrown into it head first and you have to learn a lot on your own, but if you can keep up its where you want to be.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    World class trading organization

    Mar 19, 2022 - Quantitative Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Jump is a world class trading organization. They hire the best of the best and invest heavily in all aspects of their technology stack. If you believe in yourself - your intelligence, skills, and work ethic - then this is where you want to be. Joining Jump was the best decision I ever made. I will be forever grateful that I got to be a part of this organization.

    Cons

    Jump is composed of many trading teams which operate largely independently of each other. This is undoubtedly an organizational strength, as it leads to small, highly motivated teams, and to an incredible diversity of ideas and strategies across the firm. But there are some downsides to this structure. There can be some reinventing of the wheel across teams. And it can be hard to find meaningful opportunities to interact with and learn from people across team boundaries.

    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good Pay But Won't Stay

    Apr 11, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    high pay; low living cost

    Cons

    - not diverse environment (9:1 male:female ratio)

    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Best Place For Researchers

    Mar 15, 2022 - Quant Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom and resources to pursue ideas. Qualified co-workers with expertise in various fields from hardware to pure math.

    Cons

    Not much structure so sometimes hard to get a quorum on the same page.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company and Culture!!

    Mar 6, 2022 - Developer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Company is growing fast and definitely a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Have to work with competing priorities.

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Consistent, quiet excellence

    Feb 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Badass smart and humble employees Fresh innovative technology and business strategies Continued flat/informal work environment even in the midst of explosive growth and success

    Cons

    The environment can be tough if you are uncomfortable operating with evolving and fluid accountabilities

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    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    getting stale and crowded

    Feb 8, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    My perspective is as an engineer who has been at the firm for a few years (pre-covid). There are plenty of smart people here though there are just a lot of people here. It's more or less typical Chicago HFT firm inside with standard benefits and perks. Good on WFH policy.

    Cons

    It has definitely changed for the worse during my time here. The rate of hiring is unbelievable and little thought seems to go into how new people will be managed and integrated. Everyone just wants more headcount. Doubling a big firm into a very big firm in 3 years without any structural changes has just created pandemonium and confusion. My manager told me the other day we are going to outsource some software development work to Romania. That is something I never thought I would hear. Everyone is busy and many things get started. Few get finished or show good results though. There is profits in certain areas but overall feels stale despite the frantic pace. And with all of the people comes the exponential growth of politics. The management says we are flat and without politics but it is funny (and sad) how wrong that is. Nobody on my team believes that and judging by informal conversations it is not believed elsewhere.

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Jump Trading has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 163 reviews left anonymously by employees. 90% of employees would recommend working at Jump Trading to a friend and 81% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Jump Trading employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Jump Trading. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

90% 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, 4.4 for culture and values and 4.4 for career opportunities.

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