Mako Trading Group Reviews

Updated 22 Feb 2020

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9 Ratings
  1. Featured Review

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is valued for their specialist knowledge and is listened to for their ideas.

    Cons

    No major cons, great place to work

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    Mako Trading Group2019-10-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management cares about the benefits of the employers and provide more help than one would need. The people and the company structure is simple. You can really focuse on the work itself instead of worrying about company politics or about being squeezed out.

    Cons

    overcrowded office. But rest is good

    Mako Trading Group2020-02-22
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Trader"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Trader in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mako Trading Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, good team spirit

    Cons

    Hard to progress and management are blinkered to investing in new areas. All resources deployed to current rainmakers.

    Mako Trading Group2019-01-14
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Positioning for Future Success"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Trader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Group is laser focused on growth. Impressive people across the spectrum of traders, quants and devs and above all a culture that promotes learning and collaboration, which is rarely the case in this industry.

    Cons

    The pace at which new initiatives unravel can take a toll on work-life balance but nothing too extreme.

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    Mako Trading Group2018-07-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good firm with great potential"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mako Trading Group full-time

    Pros

    - Flat structure; everyone (including senior management) is friendly and easily accessible - Competitive & fair payout structure relative to peers - Collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial - Healthy risk appetite; generally willing to take risk when opportunity presents itself - Great selection of free beer!

    Cons

    Some parts of the technology stack are a bit outdated, but there is ongoing effort to upgrade.

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    Mako Trading Group2018-07-11
  6. "Great people, Fascinating work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mako Trading Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Collaborative workplace with an innovative mind-set. Emphasis on culture, getting the right people and acting with integrity.

    Cons

    Can be disorganized. Entrepreneurial mind set can lead to a lack of focus (this is better in recent years).

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    Mako Trading Group2018-07-09
  7. "Finance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mako Trading Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Strong collaborative team working - Ability to directly impact the business - Entrepreneurial company - On site Gym, pool table and ping pong

    Cons

    - Lack of presence in the US

    Mako Trading Group2018-07-06
  8. "Fantastic high performance culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mako Trading Group full-time

    Pros

    A great group of people, bright, motivated people. Responsible culture and HR are great - really enjoyed my time there

    Cons

    Used to be London centric, but now seem to have some good overseas opportunities

    Mako Trading Group2018-07-06
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mako Trading Group full-time

    Pros

    Mako has a great culture and great people. There is a lot of opportunity for proactive employees who challenge themselves. Mobility across the business is supported and an inquisitive mindset is actively encouraged.

    Cons

    Mako is ambitious in pursuing its goals which can lead to a large number of actively pursued initiatives at any one time. This can put pressure on teams.

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    Mako Trading Group2018-01-25
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Front Office"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn to get a base in an ever changing industry while being involved in a very welcoming environment day to day. Rewarding pay structure against its peers.

    Cons

    Lack of technology as a main liquidity provider, balance not right.

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    Mako Trading Group2015-11-20
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