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Updated Dec 23, 2019

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Pros
  • "Very smart people and always will to cooperate(in 9 reviews)

  • "They provide a 3-month training program for Junior Traders(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bottom 10% of traders get sacked every annual review(in 8 reviews)

  • "heavy workload, high pressure and less girls(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company but expect long hours"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Recommends

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    Very nice perks, Great atmosphere Amazing people Very smart people and always will to cooperate

    Cons

    Work/life balance doesn’t exist You have to give up on some of your weekends for sure

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    AKUNA CAPITAL2019-12-23
  2. Helpful (16)

    "Chaotic internal process and no assurance of career stability"

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

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for 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.

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    AKUNA CAPITAL2018-12-27
  3. "A great place to be in!"

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    Developer 

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL for more than a year

    Pros

    Very energetic and smart people

    Cons

    They talk and worry about money at all times because they are a finance firm - so not really a con :)

    AKUNA CAPITAL2017-09-18
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Great culture great future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Still got that start-up vibe even though been around a few years now. Really smart people in all departments with a great work ethic and culture. Everyone works hard, and it's expected of you, but that's ok as it seems to be paying off and the work is enjoyable and cutting edge. Traders are for the most part good people to work with, and they understand the technology. Lots of investment in the business and a huge focus on the technology which seems to be paying off. They're growing fast but it's measured, not expanding too fast. A good mix of experienced people and a lot of juniors, some fresh out of school, some with a few years experience. Big emphasis on campus recruitment where they have seen some smart people rise very quickly.

    Cons

    Sometimes seems a bit chaotic but thats just the startup vibe I think, lots of things going on! A bit hard to know what the future plans are for the company as its kept close to the managements chest

    AKUNA CAPITAL2016-01-16
  5. "Quant Analyst Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL

    Pros

    Working with smart people. Perfect work environment. Team leader cares about what interns do and provides good advice.

    Cons

    Small kitchen... It will be better if it provides some facilities for physical exercise.

    AKUNA CAPITAL2015-10-23
  6. Helpful (5)

    "I love my job"

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    Derivatives Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL

    Pros

    Great pay and bonuses, smart people to work with, growing quickly, lots of opportunity, entrepreneurial environment, all whilst still being a laid back culture that is very enjoyable to work within.

    Cons

    Even though the company does let some people go (as you can see by some of the other reviews) the company still carries a lot of dead weight.

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    AKUNA CAPITAL2015-05-10
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting times at a fast-growing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really smart people, working on exciting things. Growing fast and big plans for the future. Fun atmosphere in the office, you get to work closely with the managers from the start.

    Cons

    Pretty high pressure; lots to deliver so it's not a place for people looking for a relaxing job

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    AKUNA CAPITAL2014-09-27
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Energy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced with a lot of opportunities. Seems to be one of the few companies in this space growing and there is an excellent vibe in the office. You get onto the trading desk quickly with a good training program. Chance to interact with lots of smart people who are working hard. Good social events.

    Cons

    Things move quickly and there seem to be a lot of balls in the air. Could be unsettling if you are not cut out for that.

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    AKUNA CAPITAL2014-08-20
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Decent company in a souring industry"

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    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    High pay for juniors, lots to learn, smart people (ex-Optiver), a firm that is still making money, cool bosses (as long as you don't go overboard)

    Cons

    You don't really get more than one warning. People get let go very easily or leave, but I'm not sure if it's just Akuna or simply the industry right now. Afterall, it is the partners' money they're paying you. Industry isn't doing well, and the firm is not very technology driven.

    AKUNA CAPITAL2014-02-19

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