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    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    Company trips and social gatherings. If you make enough money the HR girls will try to date you, that's how you know you've made it.

    Cons

    IMC is a bit of a black hole. People get sucked in and lose all connection to reality. IMC tries to build a family dynamic with a casual fun work environment. You are surrounded by exceptionally bright people and it becomes a really competitive environment. Most people who begin at IMC are straight out of school, and lack any previous knowledge of working in an office environment or office politics. This makes for some highly inappropriate office relationships, favoritism from managers and generally poor feedback loops. If you are not one of the chosen favorites, you can pretty much guarantee you are not going anywhere in the company. Once you have left, you realize you have no real-world skills from that time to apply to anywhere else outside the trading world. No other trading companies will think you are great for working at IMC, and most investment banks or other financial institutions have never even heard of IMC. It's definitely good money if you can stick it out long enough to support yourself afterwards while you find a new career, but I certainly regret staying there for longer than a few years. After having worked elsewhere for a few years now, I look back on my time there and think how stupid the crap that IMC pulls is. Some companies put the smartest guy in the room in charge, some put the best leader, IMC puts the biggest suck up. If you are in Chicago and looking for trading roles, try Jump, Optiver, DRW, one of those. I think you will be a lot happier in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Create independent feedback loops to upper management.


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    Applied through campus career website, got to do a logic and mathematics online test and then got an interview. The Recruiters were very friendly. Talked about previous programming experience and knowledge in high frequency trading.

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Additional Info

Website www.imc.nl
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
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IMC stands for International Marketmakers Combination and is a privately-held company founded in Amsterdam in 1989 by two traders working on the open outcry floor of Europe’s first options exchange. Today we have offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney, New York, Hong Kong and Zug, and employ more than 450 people. IMC has two businesses, which operate independent of each other: Financial Markets and Asset Management. IMC Financial Markets is a leading market maker in exchange traded instruments active on over 100 exchanges, platforms and pools of liquidity across the ... More

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