Disclaimer: I mainly made this post to vent.
I am currently working at in a FO trading role at a BB bank. Our team focuses heavily on technology and using code to optimize both trading decisions and order flow for clients.
I just started the role straight out of school and I feel extremely under valued and that no one cares about me. My team is very resistant to change and gets very defensive at any criticism i give. I give constant input regarding how we can better improve the existing code base but people get very defensive and refuse to change their work. Since I began, I have contributed towards numerous individual projects out of my own initiative (because no one gives me any real work) but again people have mainly turned a bind eye.
I come from a quantitative background doing internships in portfolio theory and factor based optimizations. I always wanted to work on the trading floor so I gave job a shot and recently ive been feeling very discuraged and as if i am learning nothing in my new role.
Any career advice or input?
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