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3.2
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47%
Recommend to a Friend
39%
Approve of CEO
David Harding
29 Ratings
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  • "There is constant change and turnover, so existing staff feel demotivated and unsure about the security of their jobs(in 5 reviews)

  • "There's a false impression of career progression and you can be left feeling very overlooked and undermined(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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      Former Employee - Data Processing Analyst 

      I worked at Winton Group full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Free lunch, snacks, drinks and good pension contribution

      Cons

      Department was treated almost as a separate company

      Winton Group2019-04-04
    • ""Outstanding""

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      Current Employee - Analyst 
      Recommends

      I have been working at Winton Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The best company to work for if your passion is science and finance.

      Cons

      There are no cons for me.

      Winton Group2019-02-01
    • "Truly unique"

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      Former Employee - Senior Vice President in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Winton Group full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great opportunities for creatives who think outside the box (in any business area)

      Cons

      Not suited for everybody

      Advice to Management

      Keep your uniqueness

      Winton Group2019-02-01
    • Helpful (27)

      "Toxic"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hammersmith, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Winton Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The quarterly cash bonus was really good in the golden age of Winton, but reduced performance has pushed these down. The offices are well-maintained and the canteen is free.

      Cons

      Toxic culture, no trust, limited career opportunities, constant reorganisation. Winton feels like a tired company trying to recover its former glory purely by focusing on PR. For various reasons there has been very little yield from its huge research efforts outside of blog posts and internal powerpoint presentations. As a result, it feels as though Winton’s early advantage in data-driven approach has been eroded....

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      Advice to Management

      Pointless. CEO has total power and the only ones he would ever take advice from are Jim Simons and Warren Buffet.

      Winton Group2019-01-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "Outstanding opportunities in financial data science and related areas"

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      Former Employee - Research Scientist in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Winton Group full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Very talented colleagues; opportunities to access, create and deploy novel data sets; rewarding intellectually and financially if you stay the course and are flexible; rigorous statistical methods; internal and external lectures from leading experts in the business and broader areas; quarterly bonuses; sensible DC pension scheme with good company contributions; private health care; life insurance; breakfast and lunch;...

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      Cons

      Lack of flexible and remote working options. Not so much a con but being willing to defend your work under rigorous questioning is a necessity, robust sense of humour likewise.

      Advice to Management

      Implement flexible and remote working.

      Winton Group2018-12-23
    • Helpful (22)

      "Avoid at all costs"

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      Former Employee - Back Office in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Winton Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Used to be a wonderful place to work - interesting, collaborative, challenging, with some genuinely impressive people to look up to. However they have now all left. Free food and nice offices Bonuses have been good at times In-house doctor is great

      Cons

      Constant and sudden change, firings, teams being dismantled and moved around, people being promoted one second and demoted the next with no explanation. Employees have no security, and no trust or confidence in the future. Senior management, including David Harding, will talk very negatively about other senior management, publically and in front of junior employees. Management will spend huge sums of money on private...

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      Advice to Management

      What’s the point, they aren’t interested

      Winton Group2019-01-15
    • "Data Processing Analyst"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Winton Group full-time

        Pros

        You are looked after and get to spend £6 on Lunch.

        Cons

        The management was very dogmatic.

        Winton Group2018-12-10
      • Helpful (12)

        "Wolf in sheep's clothing"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Winton Group for more than a year

        Pros

        Relatively well paid, nice food

        Cons

        Constant change, poor internal communication, high staff turnover

        Advice to Management

        They wouldn't take advice

        Winton Group2018-10-11
      • Helpful (11)

        "No longer what it used to be"

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        Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Winton Group full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Smart colleagues Nice office Free breakfast and lunch Decent tech stack compared to other hedge funds

        Cons

        Almost everyone in managerial position lack of leadership, trust in their reports and initiative. Micromanaging people is the norm at Winton.

        Advice to Management

        Don’t micromanage people. Mentor junior employees. Stop the internal politics.

        Winton Group2018-11-18
      • Helpful (29)

        "Brilliant company to work for"

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        Current Employee - Developer in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Winton Group full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Once you pass your probation, you can do very little for a relatively high pay. Just make sure you get friends with your manager, which is probably spending most of his time browsing the web as well, so he gives you those projects that are least likely to survive. Too be honest that is not a real challenge, as most projects tend to go nowhere and even if they do, your team probably will already have been reorganised by...

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        Cons

        Like to deliver successful projects on time and budget ? Then this company is not for you. Your deliverables are slick Powerpoint presentations, contents is secondary. If you want to develop your skill sets, other than looking busy while browsing the web, this is also not the company for you. Winton has the tendency to re-invent the wheel, preferring square over round wheels, so you will have to work with variety of bespoke...

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        Advice to Management

        Keep on the good work.

        Winton Group2018-06-27
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