Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We are Hiring

I am going to indulge in what some of you might think is boorish and vulture-like behavior. My heart bleeds for the people at Lehman, Bear, and Merrill who have been displaced, either recently or in the near future. However, people have to live and they need to support their families. So, here I go ....

My company has openings in most of the departments within Equities .... market making, trading systems, risk, etc. We are interested in all skill sets, most notably Java and C++. We need great, hard-core developers. These are not management positions.

If you are interested, please send me a resume. I do not profit personally from this. I am just interested in seeing us with the best talent out there, and catching up to our remaining competitors.

©2008 Marc Adler - All Rights Reserved.
All opinions here are personal, and have no relation to my employer.


Anonymous said...

Can lurkers apply, too? :-) I simply don't know your email address, but if you wish, I can mail to a Malinator account.

marc said...

Sure ... the positions are open to anyone!

You can reach me at
magmasystems at yahoo

Anonymous said...


Your honest views please.

Granted, in times like this any job with a paycheck likely to be cashable is worth a look. But even in this climate I would think twice about going to work at Citi given what I've seen.

Citi has always seemed like a place where you go if and only if the money is really good or you have no other good options. FOr years it was ruled with an iron fist by Sandy and co who were so cheap they wouldn't even provide paper cups at the water cooler. The squeezed every vendor they could get their paws on. They rewarded efficiency with nary a thought to morale or culture. Honestly I can't say my impressions are gospel by any means but I have NEVER met anyone - not one - with a good thing to say about Citi, and I've asked the question of many.

Am I wrong? I'd love to be corrected given how many friends we both have in need of a safe harbor.

marc said...

I can go on for many pages about Citi. I have only been at Citi for 2 years, and I have seen them at their worst, but we are really trying to make things better. We are all painfully aware of Citi's reputation out there on the street. However, we have a new layer of management who is devoted to changing things and catching us up to the Goldman's and Morgan Stanley's of the world. I have personally seen this effort in my own situation.

The only thing that I can say is that you might want to give us a chance. We are not the Citi of 10 years ago, or even 2 years ago.

It takes a herculean effort to turn the battleship, but we are trying .... and hiring great talent is a first step.

Anonymous said...

encouraging! I wish you luck