XR Trading Reviews

Updated Oct 5, 2021

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12 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place

    Oct 5, 2021 - Trader in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    - great culture - all about profit

    Cons

    - bad tech stack; dont respect engineers

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Strong Culture

    Aug 5, 2021 - Trader 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A firm that is dedicated to excellence in the technology of trading.

    Cons

    Sometimes the firm is overly focused on narrow market opportunities.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Smart hardworking people in a respectful supportive work environment

    May 25, 2021 - Hardware Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hard work is recognized and rewarded, very respectful and professional workplace, new ideas are appreciated and considered from anyone in the company, employees are given substantial autonomy, micromanagement is nonexistent, company is very open and collaborative unlike other trading firms which are secretive/siloed within the firm, company is very transparent and actively asks employees for feedback, people are highly valued and appreciated rather than treated as dispensable

    Cons

    No cons specific to XR, but the trading industry in general is very fast-paced and competitive, so not suitable for everyone

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Amateur hour professionals

    Jun 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Intelligent and capable technology teams Some strategies have a promising future Decent benefits

    Cons

    Poor management No organizational capabilities Teams compete against one another limiting potential

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jan 15, 2021 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexibility, culture, benefits and people

    Cons

    Nothing outside of typical challenges of trading industry

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A great place to work!

    Jan 13, 2021 - Trader 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Work with some of the smartest people I have ever met. Top tier technologists and clever, resourceful traders. - Everyone at XR is self motivated and we all work in common to improve the company's bottom line - The culture, emanating from top management, is one of respect, integrity and determination. Everyone's voice is heard and the best idea wins the day no matter who championed it. - Work life balance is encouraged - XR treats its employees well. I have worked at several trading firms, and I have been at XR for the better part of a decade. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else.

    Cons

    - Hiring process is grueling. But it's because the company is so open and collaborative. Its difficult to get in but once you are the company has full faith and trust in you and your skillset.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Sinking ship

    Oct 14, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employer paid medical benefits and top tier 401k matching

    Cons

    3 major reductions of force last year, beware. Unless you are a trader, the financial status of the business as a whole will never be communicated to you until it's too late.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    one-trick pony

    Aug 26, 2020 - Developer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good 401k and medical benefits

    Cons

    weak upper management, too much dead weight at the top

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Xr

    Sep 7, 2020 - Trader 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Low latency trading and systems

    Cons

    Variety of prop firm downsides

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good company

    May 26, 2020 - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Talents, Friendly environment, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation is below average, not enough tranining.

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