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Jump Trading Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2019

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Matt Schrecengost
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great environment, smart people, good benefits(in 10 reviews)

  • "(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 3 reviews)

  • "Young work environment can contribute to pressure to work very long hours but then this is standard in this industry(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "Excellent place to be"

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    Former Employee - Algorithmic Trader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jump Trading full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I found my time at Jump to be really, insanely valuable and would encourage anyone to join. It is an excellent place to be if you are motivated and want to work with really smart, dedicated people who are (mostly) not dicks. Without question this was the best place that I have worked, and I fear that it will remain so going forward. London office space is really nice. Lighting a bit of a problem, but workable. ...

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    Cons

    Friday lunches will fatten you up. Chicago office space is a bit of a bunker (but I think a well designed one if you are interested in getting things done). Some people are a bit egotistical; most are not. Given the overall high skill/ego ratio, and the low number of dicks, this is probably a pro. An individual's experience will be highly dependent on what group they join, particularly in the front office....

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    Jump Trading2016-01-28
  2. Helpful (9)

    "It's not what you know it's who you know"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time

    Pros

    Friday lunches, travel, dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Very clicky and poor management is a common issue throughout all departments. End of year evaluations (provided by employees) should be taken seriously by senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Manager's should go on training courses.

    Jump Trading2017-02-20
  3. Helpful (33)

    "Worst work experience of my career."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Jump Trading

      Pros

      Some nice people. Free lunches on fridays lots of travel between offices business seems to be good growing company

      Cons

      A lot of clever people. .Unfortunately most not as clever as they think they are.. lots of diva types, intensely political and cliquey. very under resourced, hence very long hours and lots of weekend work..compensation doesn't reflect the effort..A lot of my colleagues agree of being heavily oversold role and bonuses at interview.

      Advice to Management

      Don't promote good technical people into management roles unless they're good at management.

      Jump Trading2014-10-19
    • "Used to be a good place to work, but now there's too much politics"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Jump Trading full-time

      Pros

      Decent work environment, if you can handle the whole open concept type of seating arrangements. Pay seems pretty good.

      Cons

      Too much politics. Either you're in the group of golden children or you're definitely not. Too many high-level people, yet not very good project management.

      Advice to Management

      Go back to the way things used to be several years ago.

      Jump Trading2019-07-16
    • "Fantastic Place"

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      Current Employee - Algorithmic Trader in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Jump Trading full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Pay cut ratio is fabulous.

      Cons

      Algo trading industry as a whole is saturating.

      Advice to Management

      Explore more asset classes.

      Jump Trading2019-04-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great place but needs improvement."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Jump Trading full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Benefits are competitive, generous compensation structure.

      Cons

      Senior management has very little experience with running a firm like Jump. This means many people making decisions for the organization who don't understand the downstream effects.

      Advice to Management

      Focus on the long-term projects and big picture.

      Jump Trading2019-04-05
    • Helpful (8)

      "Great company that values employees"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Jump Trading full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      To preface this, I have only been working here for a short while, but the message I experience and receive over and over again is that Jump seriously cares about making their employees happy. For anonymity I won't share my job title, but I work in one of the technology teams. First of all, the benefits for this company are absolutely INSANE. Sign-on bonus is more than enough to cover first few months of rent, plus furniture,...

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      Cons

      The work has almost no meaning besides "make money for the company." There is no broader sense that the work you do benefits society in general. I came from a previous employer that did projects that had measurable impacts on society, but Jump isn't really like that. The company's entire goal is to make money off the stock market. Not very interesting if you ask me, but hey, that's life. Also not much room for growth....

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      Jump Trading2019-02-19
    • "Algorithmic Trader"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Jump Trading full-time

      Pros

      Great place to work in

      Cons

      Nothing to complain about at all

      Jump Trading2019-02-27
    • Helpful (5)

      "Algorithmic Trader"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Jump Trading full-time

      Pros

      Great ppl to work with. Interesting work to do

      Cons

      Not so good working environment. Also compensation completely determined by you boss, and it depends on how much he likes you. There's not really much metric to show your performance.

      Jump Trading2018-11-24
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great potential -but growth changed culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Jump Trading full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Smart people - state of the art tech - all resources available to be successful

      Cons

      more politics than you would expect for such a small firm. Firm wants people to be collaborative but the structure and compensation model destroys team based approach over time.

      Jump Trading2018-11-13
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