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Knight Capital New York City Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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New York City, NY Area

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Knight Capital Chairman and CEO Tom Joyce
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  • Management is from Getco side and too stupid to realize revenue is more from Knight Side (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "AVP"

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    Former Employee - AVP-Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - AVP-Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Knight Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work and acquire business knoledge

    Cons

    This is the place if you enjoy working under pressure


  2. "Sales & Trading Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Sales & Trading Summer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Intern - Sales & Trading Summer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knight Capital as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people work there, strong atmosphere, fun events

    Cons

    Disorganized from time to time, some projects lacking substance

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Changing for the good"

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    Current Employee - Associate Programmer Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Programmer Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits package, good management. strong business and technology team. Perfect location for commuters.

    Cons

    Change in management has caused a lot of flux of the employees. This will settle soon. Should be a good company to work for someone looking to join at any level

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work. Never lose sight of the goal. More communication to employees would be a morale booster


  4. "Intern in compliance"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Capital as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great info sessions and guest speakers, awesome leadership. They encourages you to shadow other departments

    Cons

    Rough commute for many people


  5. "Good balance of small firm feel and large firm resources."

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    Former Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knight Capital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very little red tape. Get your ideas across and implement them. Easy to get recognition but it doesn't go far.

    Cons

    Small / mid size firm makes it hard to move up as there is a very finite number of leadership positions.

    Advice to Management

    Take the whole firm into consideration not just the current profit center.


  6. "Love the people, great environment, nice office space"

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    Former Intern - Sales and Trading Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Intern - Sales and Trading Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Capital as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool people to work with, great on the job training, awesome group of interns to become friends with and also learn from, casual Fridays. You rotate throughout the trading floor and learn about the different divisions. Some group projects. Very good internship to prepare for a full-time job post college graduation.

    Cons

    Some super egos on the floor but I think that happens just about everywhere


  7. "Awesome employees, great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Capital part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Treats everyone fairly. Learned a lot. Management cares for all employees and treats everyone the same. Awesome work environment. Fun and helpful people.

    Cons

    None, except that there wasn't a lot to do because the company wasn't doing too well at one point. (Don't worry KCG, just work hard!!)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Positive"

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    Former Intern - Sales and Trading in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Intern - Sales and Trading in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Knight Capital as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great work environment, great people, hard working, flexible hours for industry, great for learning

    Cons

    - new management, possible declining business


  9. "Tax Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good management structure, enjoyed working with my colleagues. Easy commute for NJ residents, as the office location is not in the city.

    Cons

    Company got to a point where it was not doing very well at all. Therefore, I couldn't get hired back.


  10. "Things were okay as an intern, but they could have been better."

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    Former Intern - Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Capital as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Decent hourly wage for interns, along with overtime pay.
    -Opportunity to learn about various aspects of the firm.
    -Being around smart and ambitious people.

    Cons

    -Tasks assigned to interns can be repetitive and boring.
    -Upper management does not pay as much attention to the interns as I thought they should.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the interns, and ensure that more interesting tasks are assigned.


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