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  1. "Derivatives Trader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Derivatives Trader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Derivatives Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valkyrie Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and talented people, proactive and supportive management, meritocratic, good work culture, selective recruitment that enables it to grow steadily relative to other smaller Chicago prop firms that indiscriminately hire/fire traders, young traders are given the support and tools needed to learn, grow and succeed

    Cons

    No real downside to working here other than the fact that its relatively younger and not as established as some of their deep-pocketed competitors


  2. "Great growth opportunity!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Options Trader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Options Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valkyrie Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ambitious young firm
    Focus on cohesive and scalable trading strategies
    Academic knowledge-share culture
    Really, really smart employees that are given lots of responsibility
    Management is very thoughtful in deciding how the firm uses its money and time
    Endless queue of things to improve and projects to tackle
    Benefits - great food options and premium insurance plans

    Cons

    Finding good developers seems to be one of the firm's biggest challenges
    Limited product scope at this scale

  3. "Great place to learn from and work with smart minds!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Trader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Junior Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Valkyrie Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Catered lunch
    Free snacks and drinks
    Great health benefits
    Fun after work culture (starcraft, dota, ping pong, card games)
    Fun work events (supercar experience, helicopter ride/lessons, go-karting, whirlyball, laser tag, fancy holiday dinners)
    Relatively flat structure
    Collaborative environment
    Many opportunities to contribute new ideas and take initiatives on new projects.

    Cons

    Office can get hot from all the monitors
    Need more developers!
    Could use more soda variety

    Advice to Management

    Really liked the semi-annual company update meetings. Please upgrade/install more cooling for the office. Also, please hire more developers so our ideas or bug fixes can be put to market faster.

    Valkyrie Trading Response

    Feb 4, 2016 – Head of People Operations

    Thanks for the honest and thoughtful feedback! As a team, we like the intelligent and collaborative environment as well. You'll be happy to hear the office is much cooler now.