Why Citadel Securities


Our Values

Extraordinary Colleagues

We hire extraordinary people. We build extraordinary teams. We demand a culture of collaboration where we learn from each other, inspire one another and share in our successes. We achieve far more together than we ever could on our own.


We are here to win. We are constantly improving, and are committed to out-thinking and out-executing our competitors. We take on what others dismiss as impossible, and solve the hard problems that others walk away from. This is why we hire the best.


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


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 in our actions that conforms to the letter and spirit of the law at all times. We win on the merits, with integrity.


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


We are driven by a thirst for knowledge. We are constantly learning – from each other and from inspired thinkers around the world. We passionately pursue new ideas, new innovations, and new strategies that will strengthen our competitive advantage.


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.
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.
Nourish & Energize
Healthy foods and snacks along with access to fitness centers keep our teams at peak performance.

Supporting Our Communities

In 2018, Citadel and Citadel Securities announced the launch of MarketWorks, the first digital learning initiative designed to teach high school students about how capital markets work and to empower them to make responsible, lifelong investment decisions. Through an engaging, gamified learning experience, students tackle economic and investment concepts to learn how the government, corporations, and individuals come together to participate in the financial marketplace. MarketWorks is available to schools in the Greater Chicago Metro Area and neighboring counties as well as schools in Dallas, TX at no cost to the schools or taxpayers.
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.
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