Virtu Financial Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2020

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3.2
47%
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Virtu Financial CEO Doug Cifu
Doug Cifu
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people : The bar is very high and everyone around is extremely smart and humble(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good compensation and successful buisness with many smart employees and lots of funding(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great environment and team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Virtu Financial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced, efficient workplace. Great team.

    Cons

    Flat organization. Could better communicate firm direction and performance.

  2. "Good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Virtu Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was part of a company that was acquired. Great culture.

    Cons

    Transparency varied by manager


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Confusing"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtu Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good environment with plenty of snacks and coffee

    Cons

    No direction, very confusing... Many people have no idea what they should work on. The motto is "just get it done" with zero direction. EOY performance review process is a joke. There is no correlation between your performance review and bonus payout. Bonuses are set prior to reviewing performance reviews...just strange. The theme is, work your butt off but unfortunately return on investment is very low.

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  4. "Not a lot of growth opportunities"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virtu Financial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    $5 lunch subsidy nice march madness pool

    Cons

    - no 401(k) match - embarrassing - no effort to encourage career growth; flat structure - management seems too overwhelmed to bother thinking about their staff - they waste a lot of good talent by throwing them on useless tasks; discouraged from branching out to other teams.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company to work in my whole Career"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virtu Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing at All. The typical day starts at 7 AM and ends at 7:30 PM , NO breaks , Lunches on your work table and no work life balance. You are just following orders from above and put your head down. Dont even dare to put your head up , if you do next thing you know is you are gone. Only the Austin office workers are happy because everyone lives in 10 mins. drive from office. ll other offices are just working. Just one benefit, vacation number is 25 per year but No one dares to take vacations.

    Cons

    For hiring they went to top schools and Engineering Universities but all the New hires (I am one of them) they do is there for a good start salary .

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Strong Culture Makes for Rewarding Work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trading in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtu Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working for over a year and enjoy the companies culture. You are given a lot responsibility and freedom to choose what projects to pursue, and as a result the work is very rewarding. You can impact on the company on day one. The structure is such that you are given the opportunity to work alongside and learn from very senior members of the company.

    Cons

    The work can be very challenging at times, but in my opinion that is what makes it rewarding.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great work, Amazing culture, Intelligent and Humble people and down to earth management"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coreops Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtu Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Great work : It doesn't matter if you are new at firm, there is endless stream of meaningful, challenging and impactful projects for everyone to work on. You will be put on great projects immediately. 2. Meritocracy : This place has tremendous growth potential and is all based on meritocracy ( no gender/ age or any other bias ) 3. Approachable, visionary and down to earth management : By far in my opinion, this place has the BEST and down to earth management. Doug the CEO of the company, literally knows everyone by their first time, walks around the office, talks to everyone, is so positive, smart, approachable and makes you feel very comfortable. He knows everything that's going around and comments on blogs etc. Dom Guay who is current Chief risk officer of the company and yet is so hands on, humble, subject matter expert and leads by example and helps with career growth and guidance. 4. Fun, positive and collaborative environment : I have been here 2 years, I can't even express how much I love going to work, meeting my colleagues, working on interesting and impactful/meaningful projects and time just flies by. Everyone is so encouraging, positive, knowledgeable and fun. The culture here is great. 5. Smart people : The bar is very high and everyone around is extremely smart and humble 6. Great generous compensation : As long as you contribute, learn and do your job with sincerity - this place rewards hardworkers extremely well. The compensation is much better than other tech and finance companies. 7 . No politics : This place is very transparent and you never have to worry about any politics. everything is posted and everyone is kept in loop, you can put forth your opinions and they are heard and well received. 8. Bootcamp Training : Virtu really invests in people and training them. All new hires and interns go via a bootcamp training where you learn about technology, finance, trading, how also strategies work, programming and all about different asset classes. 10. Flat organization : This is a very flat organization, you can take ownership, thrive and do great work but at the same time - you have mentors who will help you navigate and give technical and career advice so you are not lost either. 11. Also it doesn't hurt to have other office perks like free drinks, chips, happy hour every Friday with nice music. Work hard, play hard :) In other regions, you also get free found, laundry etc All in all, I really love my job and people around me. They have all truned into great friends and it feels like a family.

    Cons

    The hours might be long but when you love your job, and are learning so much, time really flies by

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  8. "Great people - constantly changing management"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Virtu Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People are the best you will work with. Everyone worked as a team and really backed each other up.

    Cons

    Management made decisions that got the firm in trouble with the SEC.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Operations"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virtu Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, lax dress code, technology forward, weekly happy hours in the office

    Cons

    No increase in compensation (base or bonus), no 401k match, no upward career growth due to flat corporate structure, terrible management of transition after turnovers

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  10. "driven firm with good people"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Business 

    I have been working at Virtu Financial full-time

    Pros

    firm has a collaborative culture and people work hard here.

    Cons

    sink or swim mentality on some teams

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