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Susquehanna International Group Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • The free breakfast and lunch are a plus as well as the free onsite gym (in 40 reviews)

  • Free Lunch, gym onsite, relaxed atmosphere (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • very long hours, lack of training (in 30 reviews)

  • Not great work/life balance - could be working 10/11 hours with no breaks (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning
    Collaborative interaction with team members
    Ability to experiment with new technologies

    Cons

    Not so good direction when it comes to advancement
    Average pay


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Perfect Fit For Me (still, after 7+ years)!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Smartest group of people I've ever worked with.
    -Everyone is a teacher and student.
    -Everyone is accountable.
    -Post-mortems are GOOD experiences! Nothing to fear here. No finger-pointing. Just fact-gathering and discussions around what happened, what do we do s/t to address the issue, l/t to address the issue. Focus is on how to prevent going forward. Soooo refreshing!
    -The numerous sick perks don't hurt :)

    Cons

    I don't personally have any but if you're someone who is driven by holding a title and climbing a corporate ladder, SIG isn't for you. Flat organization. But I like this. Internal transfers are encouraged so jumping to another department and learning that space is a great opportunity!

    Advice to Management

    Since I started 7+ years ago, communication from Management and Management's transparency has definitely increased. Keep it up!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Cool place in philadelphia to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, good pay, nice office, free lunch & breakfast

    Cons

    Long hours, in bala cynwyd


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great fin-tech company that keeps getting better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Technology in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Hard core tech engineering company - no better place to work in the region if you are in technology - period.
    - Laid back, gold coast atmosphere
    - Great benefits, good location
    - Encourages innovation, well thought out risk taking, and a great balance of individualism and teamwork
    - Always striving to be better, which keeps things fresh and exciting - comforting that SIG realizes it is not perfect and is constantly looking to improve.
    - Investments in its employees have increased significantly over the past few years.
    - Work life balance has improved drastically over the past few years - good job SIG for recognizing this and changing the culture for the good.
    - CIO is great

    Cons

    - Could be more transparent; most complaints I hear about SIG are due to a lack of understanding that leads to false assumptions and conclusions. There is a need for privacy/secrecy, but I think the balance between privacy/secrecy and transparency is slightly skewed too far towards privacy/secrecy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be too afraid to be more transparent, especially when it comes to employee management issues (compensation philosophy, contracts, etc.). The perception of secrecy fuels fear, and fear fuels mistrust and conspiracy theories.

    Don't be afraid to approach addressing the needs of technology engineers/developers/admins differently than the traders b/c I think they are vastly different. But be cautious not to drive a wedge between the two worlds b/c the tight collab and understanding between traders and tech is what makes SIG stand out from other firms.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mgt turnover, shifting strategy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free meals but you have to be willing to work late nights

    Cons

    Questionable hires in Equity Research makes it had to keep talent

    Advice to Management

    Figure out corporate mission and stick with it.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Equity options research analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, flat management style, freedom on how to pursue opportunities. Cooperative group, and the workplace is friendly and fun

    Cons

    Education process for research could be better, and the education reimbursement issue not great. Transparency in salaries is also a con.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great IT Opportunities Available"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Platform in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Current Employee - Platform in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many resources available to driven people. Leadership supports even new team members and guides improvement of the groups. Sweeping changes are able to be made for the betterment of the company. Flat organization is great for approaching different teams and working within other areas of the SIG..

    Cons

    Some teams have become stagnant and could use more motivation. Pace of work leaves little time for training or non-critical tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Don't settle for status quo, keep pushing to make things better. Continue supporting improvements and the teams you manage. Facilitate inter-team projects.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bright and collaborative co-workers, groups compete but are generally respectful of each other, fair management, strong leadership.

    Cons

    Somewhat cliquey culture at the top, top-end bonus or pay structure not available so there is a pay ceiling no matter how well you do for the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Increase incentive pay bonus, consider more family friendly benefits (longer paid parental leave, better retirement match)


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Still great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Technology in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flat structure, if you can make an impact the sky is the limit for your career growth. New challenges every day!

    Cons

    Some wish for more tech in Chicago or NY, but the Bala cost of living is hard to beat!

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to tap into different pools of talent in technology, encourage infrastructure teams to take more long shot risks


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and responsive. Get things done in a timely manner.

    Cons

    None to report at the moment.


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