Maven Securities Reviews

Updated 17 Jul 2020

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15 Ratings
  1. "An outstanding 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 Maven Securities full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people - life's too short to spend your working hours with people that aren't great. Sustained growth - creates a lot of new opportunities for people to advance their careers. Highest payout ratio in the industry. No politics - people are straight with each other and do what they say they will.

    Cons

    Fixed comp is fairly low - the flipside of paying big when people deliver is that guaranteed comp is relatively low (at least compared to banking).

  2. "Great Company"

    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 Maven Securities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Collaborative, pragmatic culture - Focused - Modern Technology - Technology agnostic

    Cons

    - The ambition exceeds the size of the company

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Successful tech focused company"

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

    I have been working at Maven Securities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company hire the most talented people on the market and provide a great engineering environment. This contribute to create a great work atmosphere and a stimulating environment where initiative is rewarded. A lot of great opportunities if you're looking to progress on your career.

    Cons

    Nothing big that bothers one heavily.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Best job I've had as a developer."

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

    I have been working at Maven Securities full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very smart, experienced, decent co-workers. Very friendly, accommodating atmosphere. It's easy to be very productive here, whist not getting burnt out. Profitable! Direct exposure to a variety of trading desks, prop and market making. Outstanding place to learn, improve and apply your skills. Food, coffee provided.

    Cons

    If you're desperate to code Java, look elsewhere. It's a c++, FPGA, python and netcore on linux house! You won't get a banking title, like Executive Vice President.

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  5. "Highly talented colleagues who value collaboration, collective success and fun."

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

    I have been working at Maven Securities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing company with great opportunities globally. Great work environment and culture. Drive to innovate and be market leading. Genuinely highly rewarding of strong performance.

    Cons

    We have a high bar to entry. Comp weighted to discretionary awards.

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  6. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Services Administrator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maven Securities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of exposure Food for lunch

    Cons

    Not many cons apart from the long hours and shifts

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Maven Securities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart People - Maven hires people who are really good at what they do, and then they actually have the trust in their expertise to let them just get on with it. Friendly - The environment is really friendly, and whilst there's a little bit of variation between teams the atmosphere in the office is way more like a tech company than what you could imagine a finance company might be like. Great Focus - Everyone in the company really understands what the focus of the company is, which is a nice break from bigger companies where different parts of the company have different priorities and work against each other.

    Cons

    Location - I'm not a huge fan of being in central London, but it comes with the territory. Benefits - Maven is very focused on direct compensation, so things like Pension contributions aren't as great as some larger companies. Risk - Obviously the company is trading on financial markets and so there's always a risk changes in the market could make Maven less successful for example during a financial slow down- and as an engineer I obviously don't have the expertise to really properly evaluate that risk.

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  8. "Ambitious, successful, fun company"

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

    I have been working at Maven Securities full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity. Working alongside the leaders in the industry Supportive positive culture

    Cons

    Nothing at the moment

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tech focused financial trading firm"

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

    I have been working at Maven Securities full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flat structure with quick decision making Top senior traders that are happy to share knowledge Reward structure

    Cons

    Nothing at the moment

  10. "Great atmosphere"

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

    I have been working at Maven Securities full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    horizontal management system (anyone can give an idea and it is taken into account) open plan office young age median fully stocked kitchen friday hot food delivery (free) several company social events

    Cons

    too early to say will wait after 1 year to see

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