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Updated Nov 19, 2014
Updated Nov 19, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Interactive Brokers.

    Interview Details

    It was the most prolonged process in my (not so vast) experience. Before actual interview you have to take on-line Personality Test (not IQ) and complete timed "homework" (e-mailed to you). Then on-site interview. First interviewer gave ma a Java+math test that was very close to the ones I already saw here, on Glassdoor. Then we had a conversation about my experience. After that I was handed to the second person who wanted me to write a small program right there in his office using pen and paper. He also had a test of his own to determine the outcome of code snippets. Then we had a short conversation. The third interview was already not really technical and mostly about my background. I was supposed to be interviewed by department manager at the very end, but we were able to spent very little time since he had a scheduling conflict. So it was 4 separate on-site interviews altogether.

    In a week or so, I got a "thanks, but no thanks" e-mail.

    Interview Questions
    • I was surprised that they still have the same test questions as the ones apparently used in 2010 (according to other posts).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Interactive Brokers.

    Interview Details

    I took the train into Greenwich. I got there early. I waited around for 30 minutes. They take you in exactly the time you are scheduled for not a minute early. I took a test. I had an interview and it was short. The test was longer than the interview. I had to meet with some others and to my surprise they took the day off. I knew right there I was not getting the job. I am glad I did not get it, the hours were long and reading the reviews on here the culture was terrible.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    In person interview, then a phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Low salary offer for my skillset.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    math test then interview meeting with the bosses

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashiering Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Interactive Brokers in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had been contacted by a recruiter for the position. I was very interested so I had her apply on my behalf. This was in the beginning of November, talk of an interview wasn't set into motion till the end of December. She warned me up front that they are known for moving very slowly.

    I had to submit a background check through them, and a short personality test online.

    The first interview was very standard. Oh except for the TEST. Math calculations, Excel questions, math word problems, questions about the industry, and a short couple paragraphs about a time when you initiated a change in your place of work.

    Other than that, I met with the person who would be my direct manager, asked standard questions about what I'm experienced with, what the job is about, why I'm looking to leave my current job, ect.

    The second interview was set up 3 days later. Pretty much the exact same as the first interview but with my boss's boss... and no test!

    Nothing out of the ordinary, if you aren't familiar with the industry don't fake it. I left all the questions blank about industry terms and it was totally fine. (mainly because for the position I'm applying for doesn't require in depth knowledge of the terms and such.) So clearly if you're trying to be a broker, know what you're talking about!

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to talk about something you suggested to change or improve in the past. What it was, and how it changed things for the better. The company thrives on innovation and promotes thinking outside the box to figure out how to make things run more efficiently.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Interactive Brokers.

    Interview Details

    written coding test, followed by telephone interview and finally onsite

    Interview Questions
    • some maths questions are hard to understand   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Interactive Brokers.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was quite streamlined: an over-email written test followed by phone screening followed by on-site full-day interview including another written test and several 1-on-1 interviews with a break for lunch. (They asked me to select a lunch in the morning).

    All interviewers behaved in a professional manner; they were over-tight-lipped answering my questions about the company and future job; but what they did say later turned out more or less true.

    Interview Questions
    • To someone who spent about 4 years in their previous occupation: why do you change jobs so often?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Interactive Brokers.

    Interview Details

    Did a tech test (progamming+math) and behavioral test before went for an onsite. The tech test included C++/Java, SQL, math. All questions were very easy, especially the math part. I have a PhD in a quantitative field, so in certain ways I felt violated when asked to solve the so-called "math" problems. For the onsite interview, it's not pleasant experience. I basically paid by myself to travel from city to Greenwich. After arrival, I first did another tech test. Then after meeting two persons, I was told that's it. I was upset because I'm a C++ guy, never mentioned Java on my resume, and all they asked was Java. I get it, they were looking for a Java programmer, but they could just save time for all of us and my money by not offering me an onsite. Also their questions seem to be ancient. You probably could google all their problems online. This is alarming by telling you how static they have always been.

    Interview Questions
    • The moment you tell them that you speak English, the moment they start to speak Japanese.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Quality Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got a call from recruiter and then a telephonic interview followed by a online Java test

    No Offer
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    Senior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Interactive Brokers in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    They made me take the Predictive Index Survey and was told I was too nice for the position. OK I have a PhD and am a CFA charter holder with years of experience to back it up and apparently I don't have the same integrity as IB management!!!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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