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Susquehanna International Group Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Free breakfast and lunch (Although no cafeteria, expected to eat at desk) (in 35 reviews)

  • Very friendly co-workers and a lot of nice perks like free lunch and gym (in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, lower compensation vs (in 26 reviews)

  • Not great work/life balance - could be working 10/11 hours with no breaks (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. I would recommend applying if you're interested in a great software internship. Not really well known, or even a little known. But they are great.

    The systems you will work on are all very interesting

    Programming, Poker, $$$, food, events, Programming, Programming, $$$, Poker. $$$, $$$, $$$$$$$$$$$. What more is there to ask for

    Cons

    No cons at all really. Can't think of any. Sometimes it rains in philly I guess? I'm used to it though.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management whatsoever, seems fine to me. Completely fine. 20 word minimum.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "General Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great group of co workers

    Cons

    Limited options for growth opportunities


  3. Helpful (8)

    "One of the better company in Philly area, if you are stuck there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Free lunch, breakfast.
    - Gym.
    - Some Interesting people to work with.
    - Not high pressure if you do your job.
    - Philly is a nice city once you get to know it.

    Cons

    - Small Salary for the industry.
    - Hardly any increases of your salary/bonus after you get hired.
    - Lots of small minded middle managers.
    - Despite what they claim.... I had more to teach than learn.
    - Too many mediocre people around compared to top prop firms or hedge funds in NYC.
    - High turnover (top people leave on their own for greener pastures and they usually let go, quietly, every year people who don't produce enough or have reached a high salary).


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good spot for those interested in financial markets"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Interesting place for those interested in Finance. Lot's of really intelligent and knowledgeable people work here, so it's a great place to learn and build a network. Free lunch every day. They also offer limited breakfast items daily. Casual dress.

    Cons

    Flat structure offers limited opportunity for advancement. There doesn't appear to be a lot of opportunity for mobility between departments either, i.e. if you always wanted to be a trader and you're being hired to fulfill some other role within the company, it's unlikely that you'll become a trader at some point. Salary is low to average. They emphasize the other benefits as a counter to this but I'd take an extra 10K a year over free lunches.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more competitive salaries. Initiate annual meetings with staff to discuss their career goals so people don't feel like they need to switch companies in order to move forward.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent company, smart people, great comp and benefits.

    Cons

    Wasn't any for me, enjoyed my time there.


  7. "Generally Good Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Derivatives Trader in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Derivatives Trader in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good training. If you leave you have solid understanding of industry.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to move throughout the company and learn new skills. Often given too many issues to follow.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

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

    Pros

    SIG give you the tools and environment to succeed. Great laid back culture. Smart people. Good performance is rewarded financially

    Cons

    I can't really think of anything bad. Sometimes there can be too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for giving me this opportunity. It is a pleasure to work here and not one taken for granted.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "one of the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Susquehanna International Group full-time

    Pros

    smart people, good reputation, good pay, less politics, good work/life balance

    Cons

    it's a private firm, so people may not be familiar with this company


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Smart people, Wild-West culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Susquehanna International Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people
    For a software developer, great opportunities in high-performance computing
    Casual dress including shorts between Memorial and Labor days
    Great Xmas party

    Cons

    Free lunch is great in the beginning until (1) you put on the "freshman 15" and (2) they become so repetitive that you end up seeking a referral from your doctor for a cure from boredom.

    Advice to Management

    You have creative employees. Don't drive them so hard: the human body doesn't work like that. Be aware that you have a lot of technical debt that is costing you in the long run.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good lunch, smart people, learned a ton.

    Cons

    Dull office space, location so-so.

    Advice to Management

    Great.



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