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AKUNA CAPITAL Reviews

Updated 2 February, 2019
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Pros
  • "Really smart people in all departments with a great work ethic and culture" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Traders are for the most part good people to work with, and they understand the technology" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "heavy workload, high pressure and less girls" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Not many cons but you can work here" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    In Chicago, I enjoy the city

    Cons

    not much room for growth


  2. "Overall, I enjoyed my time there."

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    Former Employee - Trader
    Former Employee - Trader

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    Really nice people. I made a lot of friends.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, but the money is enough.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Short-term Growth"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some good people. Decent place to learn development given minimal prior software development experience.

    Cons

    Growth ceiling hits after a while. Project scales are small. Depending on team development work might be uninteresting.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Extremely poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    Company trips, monthly happy hours, daily snacks

    Cons

    Very poor management. Feels like high school


  5. "Trader at Akuna Capital Limited"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, a place that must be visited.

    Cons

    None, there is no negativity.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Chaotic internal process and no assurance of career stability"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some smart people, average pay in MKT

    Cons

    It is still a start-up company style without structured process. You will often need to figure out ambiguity. The HR globally is manipulated by top management team. The case occur that extending you the offer and they regret and withdraw the offer which is very ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    For sake of your brand reputation, stop those ridiculous drama


  7. "Growth Company"

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    Current Employee - Junior Trader in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Junior Trader in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is making enough money to go around. They provide a 3-month training program for Junior Traders. They’re looking to expand, and it seems meritocratic.

    Cons

    There aren’t too many cons.

  8. "Akuna Capital Review"

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    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace, lots to learn

    Cons

    Not much to mention here


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Software Development Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Champaign, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Champaign, IL (US)

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked at their office in Champaign which was mostly interns. Cool work environment, really nice people, lots of professional development and training, bought us lunch every single day and treated us to a weekend in Chicago

    Cons

    I still don’t understand day trading as a profession and when I met the traders they seemed really stressed and frustrated


  10. "Quantitative Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    open collaborative atmosphere, nice people

    Cons

    unexpected layoffs although not numerous