AKUNA CAPITAL Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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3.1
56%
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99%
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Pros
  • "Very smart people and always will to cooperate(in 9 reviews)

  • "Fast paced, very informative, and extremely fun work(in 6 reviews)

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

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

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  1. "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

  2. "one of the better places"

    4.0
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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  4. 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.

  5. "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.

  6. "Amazing company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Quantitative Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've been at Akuna for just over a year now, and have already worked on a different teams already. Akuna provides a very supportive environment for new hires and everyone here is very smart and approachable. Ideal environment if you are a high achiever looking to make an impact!

    Cons

    None that I can think of, keep it up!

  7. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good W/L balance, culture, tech

    Cons

    there are very few to say

  8. "NIce place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic Culture Leading to Poor Technology"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good compensation (though less than other similar companies) Free (mediocre) coffee

    Cons

    Rushed timelines on every project leading to huge tech debt everywhere that's never fixed. Poor management and incentives encourage hacking things together rather than thinking things through. Toxic culture of firing people any time they make mistakes, even if they're set up to fail. Tech management doesn't have a good understanding of the company's software and how it works. Horrible work/life balance and no investment in improving developer productivity. Offered incentives to employees for posting non-anonymous reviews.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid and Fake Positive Review."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AKUNA CAPITAL full-time

    Pros

    Nice kitchen and free food.

    Cons

    FAKE POSITIVE REVIEW! Stressful and unfriendly environment. Very bad political culture. Just avoid and read bad reviews.

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