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 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 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 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


We host exclusive events for colleagues, friends, and family. From outings at theme parks and sporting events, to theater buyouts and 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

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.

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.

We are committed to supporting institutions and organizations that improve and enrich the communities in which we live and work. We proudly support:

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