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I have been working at Jump Trading full-time (Less than a year)
To preface this, I have only been working here for a short while, but the message I experience and receive over and over again is that Jump seriously cares about making their employees happy. For anonymity I won't share my job title, but I work in one of the technology teams. First of all, the benefits for this company are absolutely INSANE. Sign-on bonus is more than enough to cover first few months of rent, plus furniture, plus miscellaneous moving expense, and still give you many thousands left over. 401k is top notch. My contract has Jump matching half of my contributions up to the annual maximum. They provide very good dental, vision, and health options. I pay almost nothing for my health insurance. My boss is very lax on a lot of things (clock in/out times for instance), and has also made some pretty generous concessions in order to make me feel comfortable and happy.
Paid time off is an entire month! It's more common you'll see half a month in the broader workforce. When I got my job offer, I felt I had no right to negotiate any part of it because the compensation and benefits are absolutely stunning. I can afford to live in a very expensive district in Chicago and have enough money left over to contribute maximally to the 401k, while also paying off loans, putting money in the stock market, and making an emergency fund.
The work has almost no meaning besides "make money for the company." There is no broader sense that the work you do benefits society in general. I came from a previous employer that did projects that had measurable impacts on society, but Jump isn't really like that. The company's entire goal is to make money off the stock market. Not very interesting if you ask me, but hey, that's life.
Also not much room for growth. The organization is pretty flat compared to other companies, so while you will certainly be compensated fairly generously for working here, there is a pretty short path to the ceiling of career advancement.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Jump Trading (Chicago, IL (US)) in October 2013.
Submitted resume online. I was called to gauge interest in positions they wanted to fill and blew them off. They called back a couple months later and wanted me to apply for a position I wasn't heavily qualified for even though they had positions that I was. I did a phone interview and then an in-person interview with four groups. Two were technical, one was the non-technical part of the team, and one was a board member.
My real issue was with the process. THEY CONTACTED MY EMPLOYER WITHOUT TELLING ME. Luckily the person was aware of my situation, but this was EXTREMELY unprofessional. They also were kind enough to never actually follow up with a decision, even though I know this to mean they passed. They passed because I was not qualified, which was what I was telling the recruiter the duration of the process. Unprofessional all around.
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