Why Citadel Securities


Citadel Securities is where the brightest minds make tomorrow’s markets.


Peng Zhao, CEO of Citadel Securities

“The markets are in a state
of perpetual reinvention.
And so are we.”


Our Values


We do things the right way, without compromise, the first time – every time. We are direct, decisive and, above all, accountable. We practice sound judgment and common sense that conforms to the letter and spirit of the law at all times.


We empower and reward team members who deliver results. We create opportunities for ourselves and each other by consistently making career and compensation decisions on the merits, recognizing that doing so attracts and retains the best and brightest at Citadel Securities.


We are here to win. We are here to change the world of finance. We compete to win by training harder, working smarter, thinking more creatively and collaborating together to solve the most important problems.


We are driven by ideas rooted in imagination and innovation; a steadfast curiosity to attain new skills, perspectives, and knowledge. We embrace feedback and opportunities for self-improvement that improve and transform the environment around us.


We demand a culture of collaboration where we work with exceptionally talented colleagues whom we are fortunate to learn from and be inspired by, every single day. We seek each other’s opinions and ideas, share in our success, and learn from our failures. We achieve more together than we ever could on our own.


We empower our clients and partners to play a leading role in financial markets, and our success is their success. We win together.


Investing in Your Growth

Continuous Learning

Our dedicated learning and development team matches employees with industry experts to provide personalized skill development. Our team members are encouraged to pursue advanced degrees with company reimbursement.

Nourish & Energize

Healthy foods and snacks keep our teams at peak performance

After Hours

We host exclusive events for colleagues, friends, and family. From outings at theme parks and sporting events to theater buyouts, and cooking classes, you’ll bond with colleagues at global and local events.

On-Site Fitness Centers

Reach new levels of personal performance with access to fitness centers

What Our People Say

Results of 2016
"Great Place to Work" Survey

say colleagues are willing to give extra to get the job done
of employees say they are proud to tell others they work here
feel a sense of pride when they look at what we accomplish
say they felt welcomed when they joined the firm
say the firm is a friendly place to work
say they are given a lot of responsibility

Supporting Our Communities

New Computer Labs at Carnegie Mellon

Partnering with Carnegie Mellon University, Citadel helped create the state-of-the-art Citadel Teaching Commons. Support includes technology to support research in machine learning, distributed systems, and parallel computing architecture.

The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund to make second-largest gift in University of Chicago history

The gift will help advance the department’s efforts to impact the world through economic inquiry and analysis.

Citadel Service Day

More than 130 Citadel team members joined together with family and friends to volunteer on Citadel Service Day 2014.

Organizations We Serve

We help our communities reach their full potential by creating meaningful, sustainable outcomes. We support more than 25 community partners, with a special focus on education, hunger and poverty relief, and cultural and medical organizations across the globe. While financial support is part of our effort, the heart of Citadel Serves is our employees’ commitment to sharing their time and expertise. Last year, our colleagues contributed more than 450 volunteer hours at events such as stocking food banks and building and delivering a child’s first bike to families in low-income communities.

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