Sun Trading Reviews

Updated 12 Feb 2019

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2.9
48%
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41%
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Sun Trading Chief Executive Officer Kevin Cuttica (no image)
Kevin Cuttica
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is no surprise, then, that non-performing traders have been let go(in 5 reviews)

  • "Friendly colleagues, reasonably good benefits(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Their codebase is littered with other traders' ideas(in 4 reviews)

  • "Bad technology decisions are made with no consequences to the decision makers(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sharp and friendly work atmosphere"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Trading Systems Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Trading

    Pros

    -Continuous Technology improvement -Great development opportunities

    Cons

    -No major issue encountered so far

    Sun Trading2017-03-04
  2. Helpful (4)

    "You can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs"

    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 Sun Trading full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sun has been going through a period of change for some time now, but is now coming out of it stronger and more focused that it was before. Previous management focused on bringing in disparate teams, making many bets and hoping some would pay off, without taking into account the impact that the ensuing resource drain would have on the existing business. Some of those strategies paid off and are now successful, but many were not. It is no surprise, then, that non-performing traders have been let go. Indeed it is testament to the new leadership that they are making these difficult decisions, rather than continuing to invest to save face. So when you see ex-employees who are posting negative reviews on here, hopefully you get the context within which they are writing those reviews. Don't join Sun if you can't deliver on your revenue promises. If you can, join a professional, intelligent, hardworking, fun team and have a great time making money for yourself and your colleagues.

    Cons

    If you can't deliver, you will be found out. There are still a few legacy underperformers around but they are slowly being removed either directly or through attrition.

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    Sun Trading2016-06-22
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Solid firm"

    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 Sun Trading full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The software stack is efficient and scalable. Nice group of smart people that are fun to work and spend time with. Management understands the industry and making changes to move the company forward. Daily challenges create an exciting environment. Employees have the ability to see make an impact.

    Cons

    Communication across any global company is difficult. However, steps are being taken to increase efficiency through new technology solutions. Need to improve employee feedback loop.

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    Sun Trading2016-06-17
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast technology stack Reasonable people Small office in London means there is a chance to get responsibility quickly and own a large project Good benefits Full support/dev coverage in all regions so you won't get woken up at 3 am in vast majority of cases You get a decent amount of autonomy. People working here are smart. Most people I know are happy in the London office.

    Cons

    With a large number of changes the company has gone through some of the core technology was allowed to get a little messy. This slows down progress sometimes. It is however being actively addressed.

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    Sun Trading2016-06-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "good company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Trading full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits Long term stability Good culture Great opportunities to learn, grow and try new things

    Cons

    Slightly below average comp for the industry Company is no longer as nimble as it should be for its size Too much focus on the main Chicago office at the expense of the other offices

    Sun Trading2016-06-09
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company (one of the best) !"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really nice and amazing colleagues. Professional management. Fantastic work environment. Great company culture. If you are a nice guy looking for new opportunities and of course you are really good in your field and keen to develop even further, do not hesitate to apply for a free position. I am looking forward to work with you.

    Cons

    None. If you have heard of any, they are probably made from people who tend to complain, but not trying to see the mistakes in themselves and work hard to overcome them. Or from nice people in temporary not good state of the mind.

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    Sun Trading2016-01-03
  7. "Great people to work with!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. The people were wonderful to work with

    Cons

    On call length could be brutal. Very stressful.

    Sun Trading2019-02-12
  8. "Software Developer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun Trading full-time

    Pros

    Engaging projects to work with. Constantly improving technical environments. Good co-workers relationships.

    Cons

    Somewhat siloed structure. Seemed to be in constant cost-cutting mode. Acquired by HRT early 2018.

    Sun Trading2018-03-07
  9. "Good place to work and learn"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Trading full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work life balance is good, and you can learn lots of stuff

    Cons

    you won't be able to climb up

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    Sun Trading2018-01-22
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Nor surprised by what is being said"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Trading full-time

    Pros

    If I could find something redeeming about Sun I probably would still work there.

    Cons

    Pretty much what others are saying. A lot of very clueless people are running the place. Accountability is non existent especially at the highest level. Too much favoritism. Too much turnover. Very little innovation. Lot's of statements being made without any action. (all talk nothing else).

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    Sun Trading2017-09-01
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