BlueCrest Capital Management Reviews

Updated 11 Dec 2020

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3.0
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BlueCrest Capital Management  Principal, Chief Executive Officer, and Director Michael Edward Platt
Michael Edward Platt
20 Ratings
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  • "Pay below market rate (they refuse to admit otherwise(in 5 reviews)

  • "A lot of micro management including having to report in detail every day, every 3-4 hours to higher management what you’ve been working on(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Operations 

    I have been working at BlueCrest Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Smart People and strong returns

    Cons

    Long hours and not always collaborative

  2. "Typical fund"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlueCrest Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is great as expected in finance. Great horizontal flexibility.

    Cons

    Infrastructure, tech stack and corporate culture.


  3. "One of the best places ive worked"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Controller in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlueCrest Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work ethic, brilliant people, industry leading professionals & great atmosphere.

    Cons

    hardly any cons to report. Work hard (& smart) and you'll do well here

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  4. "Exciting Role"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlueCrest Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to understand operational processes and the opportunity to learn various products.

    Cons

    Work might get monotonous over time.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to learn"

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

    I have been working at BlueCrest Capital Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will be really pushed to deliver some of the best work of your career

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is difficult to attain

  6. "In at the deep end"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlueCrest Capital Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities to learn about finance and asset management

    Cons

    Very little support from managers or peers

  7. Helpful (6)

    "Consider other options first"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlueCrest Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free cereal, toast and soft drinks, lunch is also okay and breakfast is nice on Fridays Office location

    Cons

    Work long hours overtime and get paid well below market rate. Hard work/dedication/impact are absolutely not rewarded. The worst is that they won’t even get appreciated at all. A lot of micro management including having to report in detail every day, every 3-4 hours to higher management what you’ve been working on. No room for career progression or personal growth. Technology stack is not a priority. There is distinct lack of interest from higher management. Constant pressure from management to release features into production in very tight deadlines. Deplorable HR policies with regard to non-compete. They WILL try to enforce the 6 month non-compete in your contract irrespective of where you are going, how junior you are and what job you will be doing. If you're considering joining, I would suggest not signing anything that relates to a non-compete period that isn't paid.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Ok if you understand what you are in for"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BlueCrest Capital Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, nice people, hard-charging environment

    Cons

    Understand that you are a "trade" to senior management, this can be good (lots of resources, good comp) if they expect the trade to continue to pay off, this can be bad (quick to fire and tough post-employment practices even by HF standard)

  9. "Great people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BlueCrest Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, young and diverse. Good culture. Management are quite hands off which is both a good and bad thing.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to move up the ranks or horizontally. Low salary relative to the industry.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Trader"

    5.0
     

    I worked at BlueCrest Capital Management

    Pros

    Free food in the kitchen

    Cons

    Tech could be a challenge

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