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  1. "Need some experience on board for firm's expansion"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people, friendly Decent pay Know the US options markets

    Cons

    Expansion into Asian markets (then apparently UK/EU markets ) lacks anyone in managment/operations who is experienced with this process. The firm has essentially been US focussed for 8 years. Asia/UK/EU different infrastructure/cost/culture/rules UK/EU is especially a regulatory minefield but no-one in managment/operations has a clue about this. Huge recruitment drive going on ... similar to Tibra a few years ago which ended in diasaster and massive round of redundancies. Needs tailored expansion.

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    AKUNA CAPITAL2020-02-16
  1. "Very good intern experience at Akuna"

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    Former Intern - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL for less than a year

    Pros

    Akuna has a great intern training system covering both theory and real trading practices

    Cons

    Not so good company culture, which gives junior traders a lot of pressure

    AKUNA CAPITAL2019-08-07
  2. Helpful (2)

    "low morale high stress"

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    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good money smart colleagues good social scene

    Cons

    extraordinarily stressful environment even compared to traditionally high-stress cultures such as investment banking and management consulting money partially hoarded by senior management. moreso than you may expect poor tech leadership frequent turnover of employees. quitting/firings are common

    AKUNA CAPITAL2020-03-19

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