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Updated Dec 8, 2020

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3.0
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29 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is no surprise, then, that non-performing traders have been let go(in 5 reviews)

  • "Friendly colleagues, reasonably good benefits(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Their codebase is littered with other traders' ideas(in 4 reviews)

  • "high turnover rate(in 2 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to build a career

      Mar 23, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is an endless stream of meaningful projects at Sun and new employees are given responsibility right away. Individuals here have agency and can have real, lasting impact towards our goal of improving financial markets. The people here are really smart and down-to-earth. This is a collaborative environment; you won't get away with sitting alone a your computer until it's time to go home. There are opportunities every day to work with people in all different areas of the organization and all are enthusiastic, helpful and offer interesting perspectives. Everyday is different and most days are fun.

      Cons

      Sometimes day-to-day maintenance and firefighting can eat up too much of the day. Stay positive, alert, and keep learning. Occasionally there will be tough problems you need to solve at the end of the day when you’d prefer to go home. 12-hour days happen, but you'll need to work later than that if there is a pressing need to keep the 24 hour/day trading system chugging along.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Trader

      Dec 8, 2020 - Trader in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work benefits such as insurance, gym reimbursement, etc.

      Cons

      high pressured working environment, not much leisure time

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Solid core but lost its way

      Oct 8, 2020 - Trading 
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      Pros

      A good core business with people trying to do the right thing

      Cons

      Got distracted by trying to integrate too many non-core teams/efforts, without adequate staffing to do so

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people to work with!

      Feb 12, 2019 - Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cutting edge technology. The people were wonderful to work with

      Cons

      On call length could be brutal. Very stressful.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Software Developer

      Mar 7, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Engaging projects to work with. Constantly improving technical environments. Good co-workers relationships.

      Cons

      Somewhat siloed structure. Seemed to be in constant cost-cutting mode. Acquired by HRT early 2018.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work and learn

      Jan 22, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      work life balance is good, and you can learn lots of stuff

      Cons

      you won't be able to climb up

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Nor surprised by what is being said

      Sep 1, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      If I could find something redeeming about Sun I probably would still work there.

      Cons

      Pretty much what others are saying. A lot of very clueless people are running the place. Accountability is non existent especially at the highest level. Too much favoritism. Too much turnover. Very little innovation. Lot's of statements being made without any action. (all talk nothing else).

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Friends & Family Rejoice

      Jun 26, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      If you are part of the small group of friends/family you can never do anything wrong.

      Cons

      For everybody else, this is not a place to be. I will give you some reasons why. - If you are an experienced hire, you are only being hired for your ideas that will be taken away from you and will become company property. You will then be fired. This is done, because the friends and family network have no ideas and this is the only way they know how to keep the company afloat. - If you have a better way of doing things that are in conflict with the friends and family network, your ideas will NEVER ever see the light of day. This is done because if your ideas are accepted, the incompetence of the friends and family network will be exposed to the owner. -The friends and family network will do whatever it takes to present a fairy tale story to the owner and all the employees, who they believe, are chumps and unsuspecting. -Excuses for everything. NO accountability, no ownership, no foresight. -Too many firings and layoffs and turnover. This has been a history with the company so is a scary place to work.

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      16 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Trader

      May 6, 2017 - Trader in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly colleagues, reasonably good benefits

      Cons

      Management is inefficient and unfair. When you leave (voluntary or not), they will try to enforce the UNPAID non-compete. Unpaid non-compete is not enforceable but it can scare away potential employers.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Behind the times in everything

      May 5, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Sun was lucky when the financial crises hit as were all PTG firms. That lucky break has now been extrapolated into the future and it is failing.

      Cons

      Very depressing place to come to work. Why? To start there is nothing exciting going on here. It is a rut over and over and over again. No innovation, no challenging work, no ideas, no leadership, nothing. Second even though the office was renovated a few years ago and we finally got Aereon chairs versus the 1970s throwbacks that we had, the office space is physically depressing. Nothing remotely reeks of forward thinking.

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