Investment Technology Group

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Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
75 Reviews
3.2
75 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 12 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 (less than an 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 (less than an 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Software Development
    Former Employee - Vice President Software Development

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great people, excellent culture and very interesting business domain.

    Cons

    management can be more agile and bullish

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a lot of good people, but too much politics in the workplace.

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Engineer

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Overall, people are smart and fun to work with. Working hours and compensation are reasonable, and most of the company offices are great. When you're working in IT, you also get good hardware and software, and the company has overall a great IT infrastructure.

    Cons

    There are too many managing directors in the company, too much politics going on, and it's hard to progress in the company if you're not ready to adjust to this highly political environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Generally relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Compensation below industry standards.
    Too many managers warming seats.
    Intermittent layoffs without warning.
    Not enough workers due to excessive managers and previous layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees fairly.
    Get rid of useless managers.
    Hire more workers who have real industry experience - not just interns and new grads. No, they will not be cheap !
    Come up with a viable plan to restore the company to previous levels of profitability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid algo and research offerings

    Cons

    Pays are not competitive at junior levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    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

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