Citadel (Hedge fund) vs Citadel Securities

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Mar 31 12 Comments

Currently going through team matching for Citadel SWE summer. What are some factors to take into account when deciding between teams on the hf vs securities side (ex options market making tech on the securities side, versus a fixed income tech or electronic trading team on the hf side). Do engineers develop different skills on different sides of the company? My main goal is to work on a team I would be comfortable going back to for FT that would help me develop a broadly applicable tech skill set (rather than something very specific to HFT like working with incredibly low latency systems), in the case that I want to return to big N later in my career.

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  • Credit Karma ttttaijrn
    Go with Citadel Securities.
    Mar 31 5
    • New nickle
      OP
      Why?
      Mar 31
    • Credit Karma ttttaijrn
      If you ask this question to people who know, you’ll get two answers:

      1. Definitely citadel securities it’s way better, especially for tech.
      2. It depends on what you’re interested in.
      Mar 31
    • New nickle
      OP
      Gotcha, any idea what the reasoning is for that? I’ve heard similar things but want to have a better understandings of the differences.
      Apr 2
    • Credit Karma sjwftw
      Citadel Securities is basically an elite tech company.

      Asset Management is a troubled industry with alpha decreasing every year. The technology involved here is less complex / more adhoc.
      Apr 2
    • Citadel kg124
      You can not transfer from hedge fund to securities. You can transfer out of securities to hedge fund
      Apr 26
  • TC?
    Mar 31 3
    • LinkedIn tendies
      If they are an intern probs about 65 an hour plus housing.
      Mar 31
    • New nickle
      OP
      12k/month + housing
      Mar 31
    • LinkedIn tendies
      Oh so it's more like 70 an hour nice. Also hows the food at citadel
      Mar 31
  • Citadel Patel2
    Citadel hedge fund not worth it. Go with securities
    Apr 2 0
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    tsukinomore
    Try to get in contact and chat with multiple people on the same team. What you're told before you join may not be the same as what you will encounter after you're fully enlisted.
    Mar 31 0

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