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Updated Jul 16, 2021

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4.1
77%
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Matt Schrecengost
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Cutting edge technology, hardworking and smart people(in 12 reviews)

  • "Comfortable working environment allows you to be yourself and not worry about perceptions(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Young work environment can contribute to pressure to work very long hours but then this is standard in this industry(in 6 reviews)

  • "not really any downsides, maybe work life balance(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      If you make the cut, this is where you want to end up.

      Nov 2, 2020 - Helpdesk Technician 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Every part of Jump as a workplace is built to attract the best talent, from the benefits to the pay to the culture. The quality of life is incredible; Jump is everything an employee could want in a company. If you have the talent to compete on the world stage, this is where you want to apply. These are not your everyday finance bros; these people are some of the smartest in the business and still treat one another with respect because--get this--it's built directly into the culture. At no point did it seem cutthroat. You will not regret working here.

      Cons

      High standards, befitting of a high-quality workplace.

      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great benefits, wlb difficult

      Jun 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Pay and bonuses Talent and scale Friday food

      Cons

      Work life balance is poor. Diversity Internal mobility

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      not a tech company, just a high frequency trading company

      Jun 16, 2021 - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The money is fine and the hours are not bad but the work is dull and pointless. Yes there is a kitchen and office perks are not bad.

      Cons

      The first thing to be clear about Jump is that it is not a tech company. It is a high frequency prop trading company. They can say it is a tech company and think that having office perks is what makes a tech company but it is not one. I worked in a tech company and things aren’t perfect but at least the work was more interesting and possibly of use. This high frequency trading is pointless. It is 1000 people and has been around for 20 years so it is not a start up and has the bureaucracy and politics of any big company. Jump will claim it is without politics and everything is flat and open and it is not the case either. Saying that the company is a tech company and has no politics does not make it true.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Thrilling culture and environment

      Apr 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Smart and humble employees - Best talent - Low profile

      Cons

      - Long hiring process - Many summer interns

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A company full of smart and motivated individuals

      Apr 30, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Jump Trading is filled with some of the most brilliant minds in High Frequency Trading. You learn a lot in a short amount of time.

      Cons

      So far during my time at Jump, I cannot think of a con.

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place. Lots to learn

      May 8, 2021 - Recruiter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great learning / collaboration / working culture

      Cons

      Not much to complain about

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      If you get the chance you should join the team

      Apr 22, 2021 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Exceptionally Smart team cutting edge technology

      Cons

      its an all or nothing environment, opportunities to move laterally for extended an diverse learning aren't great

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Well run and consistently successful

      Mar 4, 2020 - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Compensation and benefits are great. - Feels more like a tech company than finance. Always interesting things going on, trying crazy new ideas and seeing what works out. Makes diverse bets in many different directions. - Chicago office is improved dramatically after 6th floor expansion and Cafe/Barista addition. - It's casual, it's not too formal or stifling. #thedailydog. Friday song. Shrec (CEO) is charismatic and knows everybody by name. - Things always seem to be getting better, not worse.

      Cons

      - Jump isn't as agile as they think they are. TONNES OF TECH DEBT. A general fear of changes taking out production trading means that getting stuff fixed or improved is often slower than it should be. Coredev somewhat dysfunctional. - Not exactly a Meritocracy. Front office trading teams take the lions share of profits, though back office are working their butts off to make sure everything can run smoothly. - Not much of a bigger picture. There appears to be no greater purpose to the work than profiting off the markets. Jump entices hundreds of incredibly smart people, who might otherwise be solving important issues in the real world, to just polish the P&L - for scientists and engineers, it's kind of an empty goal.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      growing pains

      Feb 13, 2021 - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Jump does a good job of training people and exposing them to many things. Many very good talents around. Covid response is good.

      Cons

      It is not any longer a nimble or well managed company. Over time there has been much growth and hiring but no plan or reason for many things. All company have growth pain but this one doesn't know how to manage. Very political and a struggle if not on favorites team.

      6 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      As good as it gets in HFT

      Dec 19, 2020 - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture that balances excellence, results, humility and vision

      Cons

      Any cons are far outweighed by the pros

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