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I have been working at Quantlab Financial full-time (less than a year)Pros
Quantlab is made up of extremely talented and intelligent people where upwards of 80% of the company are in technology related positions. If you are looking to work with smart people doing some amazing things, this is the place for you. I previously worked for a technology behemoth and it is refreshing to see just how much work can be done with a streamlined team that where you are enabled to put your visions into action.
There are a ton of social events and perks to the job that you just don't get anywhere else, and it is refreshing to work in an enterprise-size environment with a rather flat management structure where you aren't handcuffed by layer upon layer of middle-management. Team members are very welcoming to newcomers and for those relocating from elsewhere have no trouble meeting new friends for after work activities.Cons
Since the company is smaller, those seeking to quickly rise through the ranks should look elsewhere. However, if you are looking to solve challenging problems and reap great rewards while moving laterally as desired - this is the place for you.
The interview process is quite long.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Streamline the hiring and interview process.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at Quantlab Financial in September 2014.Interview Details
One of the most well-thought recruitment processes I went through. From what I learned during several other interesting interviews with other companies, Quantlab is a respected and well-regarded firm in the algorithmic trading sector. First rounds are phone interviews, which I believe are designed to take you to your technical limit-they have people there who can do that regardless of where you come from (degree, school, job, etc.).
The most intensive part is the on-site. They will basically test you on all grounds possible (technical, analytical, behavioral, etc.). I guess they just really want to know 1) if you are up to something good, 2) if so then how good is that good, and 3) if you can cope with being that good.
If any advice, I would say be yourself but stay focused. Obviously, strong and fluid quantitative skills are essential, and brainteaser type-of questions are not just taken from the couple of books everyone uses for that. On the contrary, I feel an original quantitative mindset is more likely to work for these interviews, since they will take those questions to the limit.
Overall, solid process and people. HR team is very efficient and professional, savvy in dealing with top quantitative candidates but also in testing the "soft" skills. After all, jobs are for humans, and Quantlab cares about that too.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
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