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Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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Investment Technology Group President & CEO Bob Gasser
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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 Contractor - Office Administrator in London, England
    Former Contractor - Office Administrator in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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

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    Current Intern - Summer Intern in London, England
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Market yourself better with students.

  3. Back Office Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely friendly and Welcoming atmosphere.
    Internship structured very well with plenty of seminars teaching us about the entire business model.
    Help always there whenever I needed it.
    Very Well paid for an internship

    Cons

    Only negative thing was the lack of work i had to do for the first week. other than that it was a great experience and learning curve.

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  5. Internal Auditor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Location is good. Convenient commute.

    Cons

    Some managers are not very cooperative.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Extreme favoritism will impede career growth and development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Career advancement is based on who in executive mgt favors you; not based on merit. Executive mgt prefers yes men. Employees are aware of this so they tend to be jaded and cynical.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company to retire in, not a company to grow.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a good company, if you have enough experience and just like to have a stable job and income. Lot of flexibility, 70 % of the of the software teams work from home whenever they please.

    Cons

    No room of growth for junior to mid level developers. Software development 'Managers' do not innovate and are frustrating to work with. Lot of micromanagement at all levels within software development, will make you skin crawl. High level of bureaucracy and stinky politics.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and Invest in your teams.

  8. Great company - cares about the employee

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

    I worked at Investment Technology Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    working globally and agile - get to travel a lot :-)

    Cons

    on crisis some manager loose their mind

    Advice to Management

    Pick your managers better.

  9. Compliance Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal and Compliance Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Legal and Compliance Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn about various aspects of legal and compliance. Manager was positive, friendly and cared about development of intern. Group project for interns provided good experience for future roles.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to gain a permanent position. Dublin was mainly back office roles, most of the important stuff seemed to get done in London.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance seemed tilted too much towards long-hours etc.

  10. Excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Software Development
    Former Employee - Vice President Software Development

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people, excellent culture and very interesting business domain.

    Cons

    management can be more agile and bullish

  11. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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