Investment Technology Group

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Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated 29 September, 2014
Updated 29 September, 2014
72 Reviews
3.3
72 Reviews
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Investment Technology Group President & CEO Bob Gasser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is better than most but it means there is less work than really needed for the amount of people (in 11 reviews)

  • Good people - I know that's a cliche here, but the people are funny and fun to be around (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Doesn't seem to be clear direction from senior management (in 4 reviews)

  • There were not many roles that had potential for me to move into, and even in my own role, I had a hard time asking for more challenging work (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated people. Everybody is helpful, even to co-ops. The company is very organized and well structured but at the same time very flat, theres no big power distance. Also cake fridays is awesome!

    Cons

    cake made me fat I think. No real downsides,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Trading Assistant  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Trading Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of interesting and challenging problems to work on.
    Learning experience - management is open to new ideas being implemented

    Cons

    Not enough responsibility given to interns compared to some of the other internships that I have had.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Really good team, good opportunity for growth, possibility to learn new technology and business side, management support and flexibility in office work

    Cons

    Sometimes you can feel lost. With so many acquisitions it's hard to know what's going on elsewhere. It's also hard to keep in sync with so many divisions and locations all over the world. There was also a lot of growth a few years ago that brought on people who were not very qualified and those have not been weeded out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes you can feel lost. With so many acquisitions it's hard to know what's going on elsewhere.

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  5.  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Vice President in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Large company with a small company feel. Company has tremendous growth potential given the recent collapse of some very large competitors. No capital at risk, so little chance of a blow up.

    Cons

    Some projects take a long time to get implemented or do not meet the client specs when they finally are. Technology good but not leading edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it clear to the employees what they are expected to do to grow the business and how they get paid if they succeed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Environment and culture. The people are very helpful and welcoming.
    A lot of mobility within the company, room to grow, and exposure to key stakeholders.

    Cons

    Not everyone put in 100% effort

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Summer Anaylst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Good access to senior management

    Cons

    not to much work to do

  8.  

    Decent small broker

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid algo and research offerings

    Cons

    Pays are not competitive at junior levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice People, management lacks consistency

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People works in my group are very nice, lay back culture. Good life and work balance.

    Cons

    Management don't recognize your achievements. Hard to get promoted. The top people always changes their minds. Not sure what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Office Administrator  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly workforce, including the CEO and Managing Director. Approachable and supportive. Everyone was easy to get on with. The location is good, within walking distance for the tube.

    Cons

    I was working on a temporary basis and had to register as self-employed with HMRC to sort out my tax payments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Seems to be on the right track with the new direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    "Just right" size - not too big, not too small, work with very smart people, offices are great

    Cons

    Leadership can be a bit vague with evaluation metrics and it seems that there is not 100% buy-in to the new vision

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