AKUNA CAPITAL Reviews

Updated Sep 22, 2021

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Pros
  • "Competitive salary, fast paced environment, smart people(in 14 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced environment and competitive remuneration(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Differences in pay between traders who do same work(in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours, management asked a lot of you(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

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      Jul 24, 2021 - Quantitative Analyst 
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      Pros

      Very nice people + smart. They invest in company culture. Good place to start if you're looking to get into quant trading

      Cons

      The pay for the talent is often below market

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Sep 22, 2021 - Manager in Sydney
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      Pros

      The people are a nice blend of smart, driven, helpful and pleasant. Kind of place people chose to get away from the politics of jobs at more traditional financial institutions. Snr Management in Sydney are great - lots of opportunity for willing people.

      Cons

      Smaller firm, dont pay as much as some elite competitors. You have to get used to the high turnover from headhunting that happens in HFT.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Treat HD like garbage

      Sep 1, 2021 - IT Help Desk in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Food Office space Some people are fun to hang with

      Cons

      -always fear of losing job -when helping upper management they just stare at you like if your stupid when trying to explain something. -nepotism is huge at this place! -HR reps don’t care get mad when you ask questions about policy or bring something up basically try to run you out -no it person has been there for more than a year

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Quants stay away

      Aug 29, 2021 - Quantitative Researcher 
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      Pros

      Little work to do if you know tricks to please the upper management.

      Cons

      100% trader driven environment. No systematic strategies by industry standards. So-called automated trading is a propaganda to fool junior people and candidates. Projects are created to fetch resources and fuel political fights. Devs are mobilized for developing barely tested strategies. Everything is promising but nothing is working. Claimed to be cooperative but effectively silo. Deteriorating transparency and suppressing bad news. You will find people and teams disappeared for no reason if periodically checking the name list of employee. Pay is probably acceptable for your first year (if you can't get any offer from other firms) but will not grow---This is reasonable given the profitability of those "strategies". Stay away if you want to gain any meaningful experience and pursue a quant career.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fast Moving Interesting Work

      Jul 27, 2021 - Software Developer in Sydney
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      Pros

      - flat hierarchy - interesting work - competitive compensation

      Cons

      none at the moment, going well :)

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      - Great office in Chicago - Flexible WFO/WFH arrangements and work hours for a trading firm - Benefits are constantly being improved (most recently with increased vacation and full payment of all health insurance). - Exciting and fast-paced work. Have loved my time here.

      Cons

      Honestly cannot think of many. Potentially more time off around the holidays but this is due to market/banks hours so would see this at any competitor.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great experience

      Jul 5, 2021 - Software Developer 
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      Pros

      The developers here are extremely competent. Many of the senior engineers have deep experience in the industry and you can learn a ton from them. For my team, the work life balance is great (get off around 5). The office is really nice, and the views of the lake are great.

      Cons

      I feel pressure at times because team members are very talented and get their work done super fast

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good environment

      Jun 11, 2021 - Junior Trader in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team, work with smart people

      Cons

      Low pay, long working hours

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      May 27, 2021 - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Life Balance, Good Management, Good Coworkers

      Cons

      Not use a lot of new technologies

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      hi performance

      May 27, 2021 - Trader in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      flexible, good training and systems, strong recent performance, growth

      Cons

      growth can sometimes feel hectic

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