AKUNA CAPITAL Reviews

Updated 24 Jul 2020

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3.2
58%
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99%
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Pros
  • "Very smart people and always will to cooperate(in 10 reviews)

  • "Fast paced, very informative, and extremely fun work(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Differences in pay between traders who do same work(in 8 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance doesn’t exist(in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Software engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thāne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company for fresher newcomers

    Cons

    Traveling is hectic cumbersome tedious Canteen

  2. "Decent career options"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Junior Trader in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    Good coffee, smart and experienced team

    Cons

    Long hours, management asked a lot of you


  3. "Great place, smart people, interesting work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, fast paced environment, smart people

    Cons

    At the moment no cons

  4. "quant"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    technology company, opt/cpt, sponsorship, company culture is good

    Cons

    task is difficult, coding test, pressure

  5. "Great overall"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    * Developers generally trusted to get their work done * A lot of experienced senior developers to learn from * Relatively flat hierarchy * Managers generally want to make sure the people under them succeed

    Cons

    * Some teething issues transitioning to being a medium sized company * Priorities can change drastically at times

  6. "one of the better places"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at another trading firm and Akuna is much better in terms of culture, technology and general success.

    Cons

    It's a big place with a lot going on which makes it hard to keep track of things.

  7. Helpful (7)

    "Free fall"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice and smart people although they are gone or will quit soon.

    Cons

    Management has zero understanding of how strategies work, so everything is driven by rumor or endless politics. Unlikely to survive for another bad year.

  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Looking forward to what's ahead"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Junior Trader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    Great trader training program with mentors that care Smart coworkers that are willing to help Plenty of opportunities to be learning something new Great handling of WFH situation during Pandemic

    Cons

    Trading isn't for everyone None currently.

  9. "NIce place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and interesting work.

    Cons

    Haven't noticed anything in particular.

  10. "Very smart company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    I am new to tech side of the trade industry, but I have learned so much and still learning a lot more. The people at Akuna are friendly and intelligent. I would also like to give props to HR for keeping everyone motivated and an excellent recruiting experience.

    Cons

    Fast pace environment will require your undivided attention, but the payoff is a great feeling.

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