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Knight Capital Reviews

Updated October 30, 2016
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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. "Opportunistic, but no frills"

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    Former Employee - Director High Yield Sales in Greenwich, CT
    Former Employee - Director High Yield Sales in Greenwich, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Few limits placed on employees with initiative. Great place if you're a mercenary sales/trader type and just want a Bloomberg terminal and phone and to be left alone. Despite this, co-workers were decent and the a--hole factor was low.

    Cons

    Weak corporate identity and culture, e.g. they could (and did) change the nameplate and nobody noticed or cared.

    Advice to Management

    Think about a human resources strategy that includes talent acquisition, development and retention so you're best aren't so easily poached away.


  2. "Quant analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture and relative stable business model

    Cons

    Bad management and some tension between teams


  3. "java developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    less work and less pressure

    Cons

    less thing to learn, very less pay


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  5. "Good Company but future bleak after merger with Getco"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Company to work for with a lot of smart people.

    Cons

    Not a good future for people from Knight after merger with Getco.


  6. "It was ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Knight Capital full-time

    Pros

    Company was ok but didn't take employees advice into mind to get better. Salary was good

    Cons

    Never took suggestion on how to get better. Day to day operation was glitchy

    Advice to Management

    Fix the kinks in your system and listen to more employees


  7. "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


  8. 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


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not a nice place to work anymore”"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology side is very fast paced. You will get a lots of hands on experience. Fellow technologists are very talented.

    Cons

    Management is from Getco side and too stupid to realize revenue is more from Knight Side. Totally biased and unfair management towards Knight's Employees.

    Advice to Management

    Top and Mid-Management should be changed and Knight employees should be better rewarded for their contribution.


  11. "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!



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