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Jun 2, 2010

Those figures don't include bonuses. 60k base seems more than adequate for a salary at a prop shop.

Jun 2, 2010

^ I agree - Prop shops are all about eat what you kill - 60k base is actually pretty good

Jun 2, 2010

Remember, it's Chicago. $60K in Chicago= $75K in NYC.

Jun 2, 2010
IlliniProgrammer:

Remember, it's Chicago. $60K in Chicago= $75K in NYC.

$60K in chicago is equal to $100K in manhattan.

Jun 2, 2010

$60k in Chicago is equal to $85,433 in Manhattan. Fact.

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Jun 2, 2010

Isn't that backwards. $1Anwhere else = $.50 in NYC.

Jun 2, 2010
BCbanker:

Isn't that backwards. $1Anwhere else = $.50 in NYC.

nice one. and technically correct.

Jun 2, 2010

This is all wrong, GETCO base is $80k... trust me.

Jun 2, 2010

Given how secretive Schuler and Tierney are, I suspect GETCO is now looking up tgtrader's IP address and sending a black security van to his house. :D

In all seriousness, if you worked for GETCO, you wouldn't be posting that. If you had friends at GETCO, they wouldn't be telling you what they're making. What happens at GETCO tends to stay at GETCO, and people who get hired by GETCO tend not to leave.

Jun 2, 2010
IlliniProgrammer:

Given how secretive Schuler and Tierney are, I suspect GETCO is now looking up tgtrader's IP address and sending a black security van to his house. :D

In all seriousness, if you worked for GETCO, you wouldn't be posting that. If you had friends at GETCO, they wouldn't be telling you what they're making. What happens at GETCO tends to stay at GETCO, and people who get hired by GETCO tend not to leave.

Really? Ppl working at a trading firm tend to never leave, they also never tell anyone how much they make? Stop reading spy novels....

Jun 2, 2010
RedHill:
IlliniProgrammer:

Given how secretive Schuler and Tierney are, I suspect GETCO is now looking up tgtrader's IP address and sending a black security van to his house. :D

In all seriousness, if you worked for GETCO, you wouldn't be posting that. If you had friends at GETCO, they wouldn't be telling you what they're making. What happens at GETCO tends to stay at GETCO, and people who get hired by GETCO tend not to leave.

Really? Ppl working at a trading firm tend to never leave, they also never tell anyone how much they make? Stop reading spy novels....

Learn a bit more about the industry.... Like hedge funds, trading firms tend to be rather secretive, GETCO is known to be the epitome of that. Given the fact that IlliniProgrammer is in industry and you don't appear to be, I would listen to him. If you search this forum, you will find near nothing about the firm, it's interview process, anything and that's not a coincidence.

Jun 2, 2010

What does GETCO do? If they are a high-frequency trading firm using algos, am I to guess that they only hire programmers?

Jun 2, 2010

illini, dude from your posts you seem like a nice guy. you have some good opinions and some good info.

but you have to admit that sometimes you get carried away. i'm probably guilty of some displays of insecurity on this forum, but dropping that pair of names (Schuler and Tierney) on more than one thread is a bit insecure, que no? unless you go golfing with them to sidney marovitz on sunday afternoons! (i know you are in nyc, but hey weekend trips to chi are possible). exaggeration is similar. (for instance chp doesn't have a 1590 sat median! i was accepted on invitation, and though i did beat that median, that number should be closer 1500. and uiuc's admission is rate closer to 50-60%). you made it to bb s&t bud. relax!

Jun 2, 2010
islandoffmorocco:

illini, dude from your posts you seem like a nice guy. you have some good opinions and some good info.

but you have to admit that sometimes you get carried away. i'm probably guilty of some displays of insecurity on this forum, but dropping that pair of names (Schuler and Tierney) on more than one thread is a bit insecure, que no? unless you go golfing with them to sidney marovitz on sunday afternoons! (i know you are in nyc, but hey weekend trips to chi are possible). exaggeration is similar. (for instance chp doesn't have a 1590 sat median! i was accepted on invitation, and though i did beat that median, that number should be closer 1500. and uiuc's admission is rate closer to 50-60%). you made it to bb s&t bud. relax!

Illini is a nice dude and very bright. But he does get carried away with his trolling for his alma mater and the midwest in general. I've noticed that a lot of big 10 alums have this characteristic, either due to insecurity from getting rejected at ivy league schools and/or disdain for what they perceive as east coast elitism.

Jun 2, 2010
jjc1122:
islandoffmorocco:

illini, dude from your posts you seem like a nice guy. you have some good opinions and some good info.

but you have to admit that sometimes you get carried away. i'm probably guilty of some displays of insecurity on this forum, but dropping that pair of names (Schuler and Tierney) on more than one thread is a bit insecure, que no? unless you go golfing with them to sidney marovitz on sunday afternoons! (i know you are in nyc, but hey weekend trips to chi are possible). exaggeration is similar. (for instance chp doesn't have a 1590 sat median! i was accepted on invitation, and though i did beat that median, that number should be closer 1500. and uiuc's admission is rate closer to 50-60%). you made it to bb s&t bud. relax!

Illini is a nice dude and very bright. But he does get carried away with his trolling for his alma mater and the midwest in general. I've noticed that a lot of big 10 alums have this characteristic, either due to insecurity from getting rejected at ivy league schools and/or disdain for what they perceive as east coast elitism.

It's cause of the wind, women and having to sit through a cubs season every summer. You gotta feel for them.

Jun 2, 2010

i'm a big 10 alum and have no such insecurity. i applied to no ivy. (mit is not any ivy, right? haha). but i agree that a shitton do (have that insecurity).

Jun 2, 2010

The reason you won't find a picture of those guys is b/c outside of the rather small financial world nobody gives a shit.

They probably do have photos...on facebook.

Jun 3, 2010
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