- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Old Mission Capital as an intern (less than a year)Pros
-The people are the best part about Old Mission. From the traders to the programmers to the operations managers, everybody wanted me to succeed and everybody expected a high quality of work from me. The company is so small and the culture is so open, I never felt hesitant to go to any of the traders or even the managing partners to ask for help. These are the smartest people you will ever talk to, but they all have a knack for simplifying complex subject matter and explaining it to you in such a way that you retain the information. I worked at the Chicago office so those are the people who I spent the most time with, but I often had conference calls and held individual correspondence with the folks out in the New York office, and can safely say that every employee at Old Mission is of the highest quality.
-The money was also good, if you're into that sort of thing.
-Summer long poker tournament was fun and surprisingly educational. This isn't your grandma's poker tournament. These are people who could be pros in Vegas, and I was amazed at how much you can learn a lot about probability and trading just by playing poker every week.
-Fully stocked kitchen and lunches from Chicago's best restaurants brought right to your desk every day.Cons
-Long hours, but always by choice and never forced. There's just something about the office and the people in it that makes you want to stay for over 10 hours per day and do amazing work.Advice to ManagementAdvice
-Keep doing what you're doing. Out of all of my friends who have had internships with major tech companies, wall street trading firms, and the auto industry, none have even close to as good of things to say about their companies and management team as I do!RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
Was suggest by the recruiter to apply for this position after submitting my resume for another position in software engineering. The interview completely avoided testing any programming skills and focused heavily on brain teasers involving mental math tricks, all without paper. There were very simply probably problems made difficult by the requirement they be done without paper. Seemed more concerned with mental math than skills in relevant fields. Interviewer came off condescending at times. Had I known the style and focus of the interview I would not have applied to this company.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
- If big macs are 89c, how many can you buy with $20, and how much change is left over? Answer Question
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Old Mission Capital is a proprietary trading firm with offices in Chicago and New York City. In the competitive world of electronic trading, we use quantitative techniques and advanced technology to identify profitable trading opportunities around the globe.
Old Mission doesn’t have clients and doesn’t seek capital from outside investors. Founded in 2008, Old Mission has grown in size and scope every year. We currently trade securities in virtually every exchange listed asset class.