Citadel Offer Eval

New / R&D bTFR55
7d 32 Comments

My background: currently a Ph.D. student.
TC: 40000 USD
YOE: Ph.D. + internships in search engine company.

Citadel Securities London. Base 125K GBP + bonus (they told to expect 200+K first-year bonus).

Have heard that they pay same numbers in Chicago and London => the base looks low (ppl with the same background are getting 170+ base in Chicago).

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  • LinkedIn HxQh73
    Bruh that shit in pounds. Pound is v low due to brexit—they prob set salary exchange rate at the beginning of the cal year when it was higher.
    7d 4
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      Yeah, told me it is subject to adjustment at the beginning of a new financial year which starts in April in the UK.
      7d
    • LinkedIn HxQh73
      Basically trading currency then! Which way will the pound go?
      7d
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      Hah! The offer is not to the FX team :)
      7d
    • LinkedIn HxQh73
      Hahah well gl deciding, solid situation you’ve got there.
      7d
  • Google SdrPikachu
    Philosophy majors can't be choosers.
    7d 2
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      Btw, the best "quant finance professional" I personally know (and the richest man I know personally) studied homological algebra during PhD studies
      7d
    • Google SdrPikachu
      Interesting!
      7d
  • Palantir fixbugs
    is your first year bonus guaranteed?
    7d 7
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      I interviewed with Chicago ppl too, but I am unable to get a Visa from scratch => they offered to start in London, next to move to Chicago. (easy to guess which country I am from)
      7d
    • Palantir fixbugs
      yeah haha, you’re eligible for L1 transfer after one year in London, and I’ve heard you wanna be in Chicago if going for Citadel for career advancement
      7d
    • Palantir fixbugs
      if you’re confident that you’ll be an above-avg performer, don’t worry about the minutiae of your starting comp too much - it’s all gonna be peanuts three years down the line.
      7d
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      Yeah, the plan is to spend 1 year in UK and next move to Chicago.
      7d
    • Palantir fixbugs
      good luck, I heard Citadel can be tough but is an exciting place to start a career!
      7d
  • LinkedIn HxQh73
    London way fucking better than gd Chicago though.
    7d 2
    • Salesforce risingup
      Focking* (corrected to make Brits feel happy (
      7d
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      @risingup top joke BTW :)

      @HxQh73 COL is pretty high in London, rentals near their office in London are >= 2500GBP for a decent place
      7d
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    Insane offer for the EU. I still think Citadel recruiters are a bunch of 🐖 though.
    7d 1
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      > Insane offer for the EU.

      Agree in general. But at the same time, I've heard that Citadel (and all the companies under their umbrella) pays the same dollars in each country. Given that assumption, it could be on the lower side of things.
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  • Walmart / R&D
    serjorah

    Walmart R&D

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    serjorahmore
    In general companies pay way less in Europe than in US. Also since your salary is in pounds vs 170k of Chicago could be in USD. So there is not much difference. Around 20k I guess
    7d 1
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      Understand this. But 170K USD is on the lower side given my data. Surprisingly, I have many data points on Chicago comp, but ZERO on UK comp.
      7d
  • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
    Are you from a US or UK institution?
    7d 4
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      Neither.
      7d
    • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
      Oh I heard UK PhD students have to pay tuition if no scholarships lol
      7d
    • New / R&D han5grüber
      ETH or Ecole?
      7d
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      Neither.
      7d
  • SAP dwEC83
    chi is much cheaper to live in than lon if finance is important to you
    7d 1
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      Sure. I just do not have an opportunity to start in Chi due to Visa problems.
      6d
  • New dbnq40
    What’s your phd in?
    7d 1
    • New / R&D bTFR55
      OP
      Sort of algebraic topology
      7d