Kershner Trading Group Reviews

Updated Feb 2, 2018

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3.2
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Kershner Trading Group Chairman & CEO   Andy Kershner  (no image)
Andy Kershner
10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Trader"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kershner Trading Group full-time

    Pros

    Very good technology to trade and build equity trading models. Divided into several teams to help you find your trading style and enhance your expertise.

    Cons

    Not enough guidance to train newer traders.Could be more advice and monitor.Maybe need a larger place for more traders to trade in the trading desk.

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  2. "Trader"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Trader in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good technology. New floor manager doing a great job.

    Cons

    The trading floor is very quiet. More communication will help everyone do better.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Trader"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Trader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complete freedom in the work place. Ability to use whatever strategies you understand and like best.

    Cons

    Very poor team atmosphere. The training program does not help so you are dependent on being put on a good team to learn from a mentor.

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  4. "Great technology and resources"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kershner Trading Group

    Pros

    I don't think people (former/current) employees give Kershner Trading Group enough credits for its technology and trading resources. Prop trading is tough and success deps on yourself.

    Cons

    Be more willing to give back to employees in terms of pay and benefits. This way, you can actually retain top talents.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Trader"

    3.0
    Trader in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kershner Trading Group

    Pros

    Good place to start out, learn about the market

    Cons

    Not easy to make it with no salary guaranteed.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Trader"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kershner Trading Group

    Pros

    Invested in technology and once you build a track record the management gives you a lot of leash. You can do any type of trading but you have to teach yourself it all.

    Cons

    Very little guidance on strategies. Half of the company trades like its the Tech Bubble/Bust where they just pay offers on new highs and hit bids on new lows, where there is another half with actual strategies, ie. merger arb, end of the day imbalances, etf NAV arb, stat arb.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Very tough profit split"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kershner Trading Group

    Pros

    Unlimited upside, great buying power

    Cons

    management not aligned with trader interests. Very high desk fees and a very low profit split for beginning traders. Very poor atmosphere to learn

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Trader"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kershner Trading Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    will let anyone become a trader

    Cons

    Horrible technology. Company Management sucks. Ego issues at the top. Lack of growth. Lack of vision. No improvement. Limited capital capabilities.

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  9. "prop trader"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kershner Trading Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good capital leverage they will let you trade at a high rate of return, good location, austin texas is grate

    Cons

    bad insight to help others they have a lack of mentorship and training quality most stay to just get the licenses

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place for those innovative hard workers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trader in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are trading company money for a split of the profits you make based on your decisions. Profit potential is very high and capital is much less of an issue here than at other firms

    Cons

    Tech team can be difficult to work with. Updates are useless or nonexistent. Turn around time for issues can range from instantly to years depending on the issue. Some things just aren't worth bringing up which is a huge shame. Very difficult for new traders to get started although this is not a company specific issue

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