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Wolverine Trading Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "They really care about making sure their employees are happy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Trading full-time

    Pros

    Such a great place to work- my team is supportive and wants to support my learning. Everyone is friendly and teams work together well.
    The perks are amazing- generous vacation time, a fully staffed kitchen with breakfast and lunch (including fruit bar for breakfast and salad/sandwich bar for lunch), and no premiums for insurance for employees. But truly the supportive atmosphere and feeling like you are a part of an awesome team is amazing.

    Cons

    Partners are blunt, but they’re busy so this is understandable.


  2. "Opportunity rich, great people, and work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I most appreciate continual treatment as an equal among my team of senior engineers (with 20+ years experience on me), all while providing quality hands-on mentoring every day. People are given a wealth of opportunity to make there mark within the company, and emphasis on work-life balance is unparalleled for the industry.

    Cons

    While I love the team structure in technology, it means that your specific mentor experience and manager will vary based on where you find yourself working within the company.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Waste of Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Benefits are "fine", employees are nice

    Cons

    Pay is minimal , Management is terrible: couldn't care less about you, I couldn't speak for the rest of Wolverine Trading, but the Hedge Fund needs some serious work with management: Communication is poor, on-boarding process was terrible (boss never wanted to help: this certain person was arrogant), favoritism is key here (if you want more work make sure the boss likes you or you aren't going anywhere). Was told by numerous employees that my boss talked bad behind my back. Horrible team culture.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe if someone wants to take on more responsibilities you shouldn't treat everyone like a peon.


  4. "Trading"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Trading full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great-firm. Some of the best minds in one place!

    Cons

    None I can think of..


  5. "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolverine Trading full-time

    Pros

    Great ownership and management staff

    Cons

    I have no cons of working there


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Trading full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good.
    Most of the partners are good.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement.
    Pay is mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of "middle management." They negatively affect talent retention.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks
    401 K
    Gym access
    I thoroughly enjoyed my co-workers and internal customers I interacted with on a daily basis

    Cons

    Overhaul on workload with a "so what, still get it done" attitude.
    Management does not communicate well with each other even though they are in the same area.
    Employees in higher positions look down on others as if they are peasants.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to develop a process so that you can't lay off an employee for "business reasons". Don't ask for suggestions/opinions about things but then get offended and "talk at" your employees. Also, if you work for Wolverine then you should feel as valued as others within the company, that doesn't happen across the board.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Trading full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with smart people on challenging problems

    Cons

    There are no downsides. A great place to work!


  9. "Great Education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Trading full-time

    Pros

    A great place to learn. Senior management is very involved in business. Compensation is fair. Lots of socializing opportunities. Great meals.

    Cons

    Rarely cutting edge. Rebuilding. Traditional business of market making is shrinking with many competitors exiting. Behind the curve with new technologies.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolverine Trading full-time

    Pros

    Good people good place to learn

    Cons

    No upside, shrinking opportunities. Boys club