Interactive Brokers Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Interactive Brokers Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas Peterffy
Thomas Peterffy
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Pros
  • Free lunch (if you stay in office and work during your lunch hour) (in 13 reviews)

  • relaxed atmosphere, helpful coworkers and good benefits (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no growth potential for non-programming staff (in 6 reviews)

  • With the internet policy, I feel people who work for a few years will loose any sense of emotion and become extremely apathetic (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Interactive Brokers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The compensation and benefit package is very competitive for a discount brokerage firm. Due to the selective application process, the turnover rate is very low. The firm will listen to an employee facing financial challenges and will provide assistance. Not many firms do that.

    Cons

    Overall, the talent appears to be underutilized. There is not a lot of mobility from one department or group to another. You get hired to do a job, and that's your job. Growth opportunities exist, but may be limited.


  2. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    No politics, friendly atmosphere, opportunities

    Cons

    Low salary, small bonuses, hopefully in the future

    Advice to Management

    Bigger bonuses


  3. Helpful (5)

    linux admin

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    Former Employee - Linux Administrative in Greenwich, CT
    Former Employee - Linux Administrative in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interactive Brokers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    not afraid of new tech. Very clever co-workers

    Cons

    could have shared more profit

    Advice to Management

    fix the inter-department rivalries as they hinder and are useless.


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  5. good co. to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place and good people

    Cons

    none the co. is a great plce


  6. the best brokers i ever worked with

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    Current Employee - Market Trader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Market Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Interactive Brokers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good working environment and career opportunity

    Cons

    too many strick rules this company should be more flexible


  7. Demanding but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very little red tape Lean department means lots of interesting work Chance to bring many projects to completion

    Cons

    Too little time off Unbalanced salaries


  8. Helpful (1)

    Positive Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zug (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zug (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interactive Brokers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay package, international team, good hours

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and company politics. Administrative processes involving HR

    Advice to Management

    stream line internal processes, work with employees and not against them.


  9. Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interactive Brokers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and perks. Very competitive environment.

    Cons

    Due to the small size of employee base, not much of human resource management initiatives

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to HR issues


  10. you get out of it what you put into it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interactive Brokers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    there is opportunity for growth and career development. if you are willing to work, and become a versatile asset, you may be rewarded

    Cons

    could use more vacation days



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