Optiver Reviews

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    The #1 market making firm globally, with an unbeatable culture and a solid value system.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Derivatives Trader in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Optiver full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely Sharp Colleagues, Teamwork, Performance-based growth, Transparent & Fair Compensation, No Hierarchy, Cultural Diversity - senior management team of 10 has 7 different nationalities!, Competitive, #1 in most products else in top 3, Strong Development Team

    Cons

    Extreme focus on Compliance & Risk sometimes slow things down, Continuous shortage of people occasionally causes work overload, No focus on Branding - no one has heard of Optiver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, hire more traders and developers.

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Optiver Interviews

Updated Oct 26, 2014
Updated Oct 26, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

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Interview Difficulty

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Optiver.

    Interview Details

    Optiver came to my university's career fair and administered their famous 80-question, 8-minute timed multiple choice test to determine who they would contact afterwards. Phone interview with HR in the weeks following, and then technical phone interview with a member of the trading team. All in all, very straightforward process.

    Interview Questions
    • Mental math calculations which are graded on speed and accuracy   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

Optiver Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Australia, BRW, 2013

Additional Info

Website www.optiver.com
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1986
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Optiver is an international proprietary trading firm, headquartered in Amsterdam, with more than 700 colleagues across four continents. We build markets and provide liquidity to exchanges in Europe, the US, and Asia-Pacific 24 hours a day in order to make financial markets fair, open and reliable.

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