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Updated October 27, 2017
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  1. "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!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people with fun after work activities

    Cons

    The office doesn't have a cool view


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Wolverine has a great mentality of investing in its employees. I really feel like a part of the team and have developed friendships and grown so much during my time at the company.

    Cons

    The flat structure may not work well for everyone.


  7. "Great Learning Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are great; very knowledgeable, practical, and friendly. The projects you get assigned as an intern are real problems that the firm would like insights on.

    Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Paintball event. Firm-wide volleyball tournament. Cubs game. As a software/data-analyst intern you get a shared 2 bedroom apartment at Arc at Old Colony. As trading intern you get an 1 bedroom apartment at 777 South State.

    Cons

    Very competitive only 1/7 interns got a full-time offer (this is probably a good thing). The firm as a whole has not been making money for the past few years. But they are putting in a lot of effort to change that.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective when picking interns

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Great place to work. They should emphasize the meritocratic values more than they do currently."

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    Former Employee - Senior Trader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Trading full-time

    Pros

    Partners and coworkers are all honest, trustworthy people. Healthy collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Very tough, regardless of your talent, to crack into Principal level (big bucks). Much of their current top management is of a foregone era. Maybe they were good traders in 2000-- many principals now are...well...useless to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Find and reward young talent moreso than relying on your inner-circle of 1998 pit trader dinosaurs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wolverine Trading full-time

    Pros

    Great free food for break, lunch and snacks. Nice working environment and good feeling of knowing your project is making an obvious impact.

    Cons

    Compensation is not great and you always feel as if you are looked down upon, especially by some of the partners. Doesn't feel inclusive unless you find your own smaller group or get in on the big guys.

    Advice to Management

    Only applicable to some, but try to be more friendly to those around you, especially if you work in the same group of workspaces.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "low pay"

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    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader, Senior in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader, Senior in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great perks, good management, nice offices, great work/life balance

    Cons

    lower compensation than the street, very limited upside

    Advice to Management

    bring compensation in line


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