Citadel Reviews

Updated 10 May 2021

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Citadel Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ken Griffin
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Pros
  • "Work with really smart people who want to get things done and deliver results for the business(in 43 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced company with a huge investment in technology(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Difficult to manage work/life balance(in 27 reviews)

  • "working very long hours and weekends(in 24 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun to work in engineering at Citadel!

      18 Dec 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Work with really smart people who want to get things done and deliver results for the business A strong culture of meritocracy Everybody in engineering is technical, including the senior managers, and therefore you have so many opportunities to learn from people and develop as an engineer Engineering sit and work very closely to the business and are basically part of the business area itself. There is a very healthy relationship with the business and the business see technology as a key enablement to the business itself.

      Cons

      In some areas there is a lot of legacy code but in general there a lot of concrete steps being taken to uplift this and move to a better place but it is a big challange

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Demands excellence

      2 Dec 2020 - Portfolio Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Very smart people, access to cutting egde research and systems

      Cons

      Fairly brutal enviroment, no room for error

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Intense place to work

      11 Nov 2020 - Investment Senior Associate in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Citadel has a winning mentality. Very ambitious place.

      Cons

      People here are exceptionally intense

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good

      22 Aug 2020 - Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      nice work environment, good opportunities

      Cons

      long hour, lot of pressure

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Hardwork

      26 Sep 2020 - Citadel Investment Group in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Resources are plentiful and support staff great

      Cons

      Stretched As the demand a lot

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Software Engineer

      14 Jul 2019 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Fast-paced company with a huge investment in technology. I have had the chance to use a wide variety of open source technology to deliver projects. Very smart and interesting colleagues and an atmosphere that enables you to learn a huge amount very quickly. Big emphasis on technical and financial training, if you're interested in it.

      Cons

      Priorities can change quickly due to the nature of the firm - this can be a challenge but can also provide opportunities.

      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Quantitative Researcher

      7 Feb 2019 - Quantitative Researcher in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Plenty of opportunities to grow.

      Cons

      Difficult to manage work/life balance.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Plenty of smart people but hire and fire

      8 Aug 2018 - Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      You will learn lots, everyone is smart and have something to teach you

      Cons

      hire and fire, you can be fired for anything. Performance bad ? fired, PM blew up ? fired. Going to the toilet to do your business too much ? fired, say wrong thing to a wrong guy ? fired. Talk too much ? fired. Talk too little ? fired

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      37 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Startup-level productivity supported by 30 years of success

      1 May 2021 - Software Engineering Lead in New York, NY
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      Pros

      - Most productive company I've worked for in my career: everybody delivers results - Generous compensation and benefits to support top talent - Technology is core to the business, not just a support function - Learn something new every day and continue to push yourself

      Cons

      - This is not a 9 to 5. Don't come here to coast. Expectations are high, but so are the rewards. - Priorities often shift. Teams get restructured. If you want to work on a project for 2+ years, this is not the right place.

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing place

      10 May 2021 - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Amazing environment with hard working individuals.

      Cons

      There are no cons at all.

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