HRT Algo engineer

Uber / Eng y8g3as
Nov 4, 2019 16 Comments

I just finished my on-site at HRT and I think it went well, I'd like to know what happens next:
- when should I expect to hear back?
- what's coming next (assuming positive), background check?
- what TC range can I expect (interested in average and high end for 10yoe)
- how is the compensation structure set up, I saw on blind bonus is over 2y vesting?
- HRT perks? 401k? Vacation policy? Etc
- weekly hourly working hours in average?
- any team you recommend or I should avoid?

And any other things I should be aware of before making a jump?
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TOP 16 Comments
  • Hudson River Trading MHBQ16
    Can't help with TC range at that many YOE for a dev. I would push for a guaranteed minimum bonus for the first year. I personally didn't do that, and regret it. From my understanding, algo eng pays at/above top of market salaries, and at 10YOE you would probably be the most senior person on that team

    Yeah, the bonus pays out over 8 quarters with 15 upfront. So if I got a 95k bonus a quarter (in my dreams...) It would be paid out like

    Q1: 15 + (95-15)/8 = 25
    Q2: (95-15)/8 = 10
    Q8: 10

    I personally felt played by the bonus structure, because that wasn't made clear to me even as I pushed for more information

    Working hours vary by team and person. I work like 45 a week and have had positive feedback, but other people on my team work like 60+ hours

    Vacay is 20 days/year and they used to have an annual company trip to Bermuda/Mexico/etc. IDK if that's gonna continue.

    Lmk if you have other questions, I prefer public post over DMs, gotta spread the info
    Nov 5, 2019 12
    • Hudson River Trading MHBQ16
      OOC, what team were those new grads on?
      Nov 5, 2019
    • Facebook goose420
      I know of algo developer and core. Seems to be the case described from
      "Apparently management thought paying new college grads the same or more than senior personnel wouldn't be a problem."
      Nov 5, 2019
    • Hudson River Trading MHBQ16
      Algo Dev I'm not surprised, core is more saddening :(
      Nov 5, 2019
    • Google / Eng nonoyesno
      Can confirm this. They are offering 175k base + 25k/qtr bonus for new grad core dev now. Due to the deferred bonus structure the actual figures to your bank account would be lower. Your information just makes me seriously consider jump out of the loop after several years 🤔
      Nov 8, 2019
    • Google venusaur
      280k in 3 years is less than FB and more or less on par with G with much less hours.

      Deferred bonus sounds just like how refreshers work right? Doesn’t sound sketch at all..
      Dec 6, 2019
  • Google hypms
    You will be notified in a couple of days. I hate to be the one to say that, many people including myself thought HRT interviews went pretty well, but got a rejection at the end.

    I don’t think their hiring decision is just based on interview, but good luck anyway.
    Nov 4, 2019 1
    • Uber / Eng y8g3as
      Yes I'm aware of it, still got a good feeling about the interview but I know it doesn't mean much.

      Anyway it doesn't hurt to ask questions now to be ready in case of a positive answer!
      Nov 4, 2019
  • Google venusaur
    OP did you get it? Offer tc?
    Dec 6, 2019 0


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