Investment Technology Group

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Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
74 Reviews
3.2
74 Reviews
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Investment Technology Group President & CEO Bob Gasser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is better than most but it means there is less work than really needed for the amount of people (in 12 reviews)

  • Good people - I know that's a cliche here, but the people are funny and fun to be around (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Doesn't seem to be clear direction from senior management (in 4 reviews)

  • There were not many roles that had potential for me to move into, and even in my own role, I had a hard time asking for more challenging work (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Office Administrator in London, England
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in London, England

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly workforce, including the CEO and Managing Director. Approachable and supportive. Everyone was easy to get on with. The location is good, within walking distance for the tube.

    Cons

    I was working on a temporary basis and had to register as self-employed with HMRC to sort out my tax payments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very friendly teams, strong in it's niche - London Office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in London, England
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in London, England

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really punch above their weight for the small size they are.
    Tight-knit office means its really easy to learn the various aspects of the business.
    Looking to introduce more young blood in to the firm.

    Cons

    IT can take a while to get working for you properly.
    All roles are very specialist.
    Only seasoned traders taken on.
    Sales team will make you work your but off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market yourself better with students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    a lot of good people, but too much politics in the workplace.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Engineer

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Overall, people are smart and fun to work with. Working hours and compensation are reasonable, and most of the company offices are great. When you're working in IT, you also get good hardware and software, and the company has overall a great IT infrastructure.

    Cons

    There are too many managing directors in the company, too much politics going on, and it's hard to progress in the company if you're not ready to adjust to this highly political environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Company review

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

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Generally relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Compensation below industry standards.
    Too many managers warming seats.
    Intermittent layoffs without warning.
    Not enough workers due to excessive managers and previous layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees fairly.
    Get rid of useless managers.
    Hire more workers who have real industry experience - not just interns and new grads. No, they will not be cheap !
    Come up with a viable plan to restore the company to previous levels of profitability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent small broker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid algo and research offerings

    Cons

    Pays are not competitive at junior levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice People, management lacks consistency

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People works in my group are very nice, lay back culture. Good life and work balance.

    Cons

    Management don't recognize your achievements. Hard to get promoted. The top people always changes their minds. Not sure what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Environment and culture. The people are very helpful and welcoming.
    A lot of mobility within the company, room to grow, and exposure to key stakeholders.

    Cons

    Not everyone put in 100% effort

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Anaylst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Good access to senior management

    Cons

    not to much work to do

  10.  

    Seems to be on the right track with the new direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    "Just right" size - not too big, not too small, work with very smart people, offices are great

    Cons

    Leadership can be a bit vague with evaluation metrics and it seems that there is not 100% buy-in to the new vision

  11.  

    Leader in trading technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ITG is leader in the trading technology. Lots of smart, hardworking, supportive colleagues. It helps to have a reputable firm on your resume
    Depending on which product groups you for there is room to be creative in designing new trading solutions
    Relaxed culture compared to most Wall Street firms

    Cons

    There are far too many reorganizations
    Doesn't seem to be clear direction from senior management
    Difficult to move up or into a new role
    No formal training for new inexperienced hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to restructure as little as possible. Its very disruptive to the everyone's work and moreover its very confusing when changes are not well communicated. Try to take more advice from the lower level employees and middle management to really understand the internal issues better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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