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  1. "Great company to work at"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Quant 

    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time

    Pros

    They pay a lot for the good people

    Cons

    You have to work very hard

    Jump Trading2020-01-29

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  1. "Fantastic Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jump Trading full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very smart, talented, hard working people who don't have egos and are easy to work with. Everyone is treated with respect. The company invests heavily to keep up with and continually outpace the industry. Very forward thinking. Compensation and benefits are excellent. Good office space in Chicago.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so there is some of the inevitable big company slowness. But it isn't too bad. Not too many lunch options around the Chicago office.

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    Jump Trading2020-03-23
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Well run and consistently successful"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Compensation and benefits are great. - Feels more like a tech company than finance. Always interesting things going on, trying crazy new ideas and seeing what works out. Makes diverse bets in many different directions. - Chicago office is improved dramatically after 6th floor expansion and Cafe/Barista addition. - It's casual, it's not too formal or stifling. #thedailydog. Friday song. Shrec (CEO) is charismatic and knows everybody by name. - Things always seem to be getting better, not worse.

    Cons

    - Jump isn't as agile as they think they are. TONNES OF TECH DEBT. A general fear of changes taking out production trading means that getting stuff fixed or improved is often slower than it should be. Coredev somewhat dysfunctional. - Not exactly a Meritocracy. Front office trading teams take the lions share of profits, though back office are working their butts off to make sure everything can run smoothly. - Not much of a bigger picture. There appears to be no greater purpose to the work than profiting off the markets. Jump entices hundreds of incredibly smart people, who might otherwise be solving important issues in the real world, to just polish the P&L - for scientists and engineers, it's kind of an empty goal.

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    Jump Trading2020-03-05

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