Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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Investment Technology Group President & CEO Bob Gasser
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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. Helpful (2)

    Great people, great environment.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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,

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great learning experience

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

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  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 Management

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. Internal Auditor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Location is good. Convenient commute.

    Cons

    Some managers are not very cooperative.

  7. Back Office Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely friendly and Welcoming atmosphere.
    Internship structured very well with plenty of seminars teaching us about the entire business model.
    Help always there whenever I needed it.
    Very Well paid for an internship

    Cons

    Only negative thing was the lack of work i had to do for the first week. other than that it was a great experience and learning curve.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Extreme favoritism will impede career growth and development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Career advancement is based on who in executive mgt favors you; not based on merit. Executive mgt prefers yes men. Employees are aware of this so they tend to be jaded and cynical.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company to retire in, not a company to grow.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a good company, if you have enough experience and just like to have a stable job and income. Lot of flexibility, 70 % of the of the software teams work from home whenever they please.

    Cons

    No room of growth for junior to mid level developers. Software development 'Managers' do not innovate and are frustrating to work with. Lot of micromanagement at all levels within software development, will make you skin crawl. High level of bureaucracy and stinky politics.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and Invest in your teams.

  10. Great company - cares about the employee

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    Former Employee - Senior QA in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior QA in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    working globally and agile - get to travel a lot :-)

    Cons

    on crisis some manager loose their mind

    Advice to Management

    Pick your managers better.

  11. Compliance Intern

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    Former Employee - Legal and Compliance Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Legal and Compliance Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn about various aspects of legal and compliance. Manager was positive, friendly and cared about development of intern. Group project for interns provided good experience for future roles.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to gain a permanent position. Dublin was mainly back office roles, most of the important stuff seemed to get done in London.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance seemed tilted too much towards long-hours etc.

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