DRW Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2021

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DRW Founder & CEO Donald R. Wilson, Jr.
Donald R. Wilson, Jr.
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Breakfast and lunch in office every day, good amount of capital to trade with(in 16 reviews)

  • "Smart people, well-oiled machine of an organization(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very little collaboration with traders(in 10 reviews)

  • "If you are very early in your career or if you want to have a very good work/life balance, this is a good company(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good

      Jul 13, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the people are the best paet

      Cons

      same struggles of every large company

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Really good and friendly company.

      Jul 2, 2021 - Quantitative Trader in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High salary and a lot of training.

      Cons

      Long working hours and very early day start.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great for responsibility, good for money

      May 31, 2019 - Trader in Kennedy Space Center, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High degree of responsibility early on. Steep learning curve in the market, but support on that front is good.

      Cons

      Atomised trading units, communication between teams is not encouraged. This is positive in the sense that you live and die by your own performance, however it leaves the feeling that there are missed opportunities to share experience, expertise and tech in a way that is mutually beneficial.

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      DRW Response

      Global Head of Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for sharing your experience at DRW on Glassdoor. We’re happy to hear you felt supported during your onboarding to the firm. We are continually looking at ways to allow for thoughtful communication between teams, and see this as an area of focus for leadership.

    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Strong company

      Dec 1, 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good compensation, firm has strong risk appetite

      Cons

      Not the most collaborative environment

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      DRW Response

      Global Head of Talent Acquisition

      We appreciate you sharing your feedback and experience at DRW on Glassdoor.

    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Trader

      Jul 13, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You're always working with smart people and the offices are pretty great.

      Cons

      Discretionary bonus structure can be opaque and abused by managers if left unchecked.

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      DRW Response

      Global Head of Talent Acquisition

      Our people are truly our greatest asset at DRW, and we’re happy to hear you enjoyed working with intelligent colleagues. While our compensation structure does provide flexibility to reward high performing employees, we also understand that the process to determine discretionary bonuses may seem opaque. Thank you for your feedback.

    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Company w good name to trade on the back of

      Nov 21, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart forward thinking people, respectable name

      Cons

      can be difficult to advance on certain desks. Legacy desk heads in some ways

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      DRW Response

      Global Head of Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for sharing your positive experience. Giving people opportunities to grow really matters at DRW, and we’re glad to hear the barriers to this aren’t widespread. It will remain an area of focus for us.

    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Company

      Sep 21, 2021 - Applications Support Specialist in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1- Very professional environment. 2- Very friendly and respectful people. 3- Decent pay. 4- Very very Competitive Perks. They generously pay for everything except for rent :) All DRW employees are equipped with the latest technologies. 5- So easy to get a salary increase if you do well. 6- Employee satisfaction and convenience is of high priority. 7- My manager was so kind, understanding and he always put me first.

      Cons

      1- They don’t promote remote work. 2- Very fast paced environment which is normal for a financial/trading firm. 3- The training they provide didn’t work for me but it worked for other people so I can’t consider this as a con but I was expecting a better training process from such great people.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company.

      Sep 13, 2021 - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working culture. Supportive and friendly team. Flat management.

      Cons

      A little underpaid compared to competitors.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good atmosphere, work / life balance

      Sep 13, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - free food - free breakfast - many small amenities and games to unwind during lunch time - collaborative environment - good work life balance

      Cons

      - Doesn't feel like the work contributes to anything positive in the world

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Sep 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very entrepreneurial, good tech, great people

      Cons

      No significant cons. The people are all smart and helpful.

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