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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    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.

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  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Excellent company

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    Former Employee - Vice President Software Development
    Former Employee - Vice President Software Development

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    great people, excellent culture and very interesting business domain.

    Cons

    management can be more agile and bullish

  9. a lot of good people, but too much politics in the workplace.

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Engineer

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, people are smart and fun to work with. Working hours and compensation are reasonable, and most of the company offices are great. When you're working in IT, you also get good hardware and software, and the company has overall a great IT infrastructure.

    Cons

    There are too many managing directors in the company, too much politics going on, and it's hard to progress in the company if you're not ready to adjust to this highly political environment.

  10. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Environment and culture. The people are very helpful and welcoming.
    A lot of mobility within the company, room to grow, and exposure to key stakeholders.

    Cons

    Not everyone put in 100% effort

  11. Company review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Generally relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Compensation below industry standards.
    Too many managers warming seats.
    Intermittent layoffs without warning.
    Not enough workers due to excessive managers and previous layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the employees fairly.
    Get rid of useless managers.
    Hire more workers who have real industry experience - not just interns and new grads. No, they will not be cheap !
    Come up with a viable plan to restore the company to previous levels of profitability.

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