I'm a junior still in undergrad (top 10 USNews despite not being a typical CS target) and am pondering trying my hand at quant/trader interviews. So I wanted to ask, what is it like being a quant or trader at firms like Citadel, HRT, Jump...etc?
Is it high pressure and how are the hours like? I trade stocks in my own time and I think this would be a field I'd be potentially interested in.
Thanks in advance
The hours are self-determined. Most people work 50ish. Some work 60.
Source - was a quant trader at Citadel (quant traders are called quant researchers at Citadel)