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- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Solid benefits and used to have a very good bonus plan. Good culture of employees that know what to do to get the job done. Customer first attitude.
Not enough time to train. Lost the forward thinking and focused too much on reducing costs. Lack of accountability in certain departments.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at optionsXpress (Chicago, IL) in February 2010.
Met with Design Director, EVP, Marketing, Creative Director and HR during my several hours at OptionsXpress. Rather cordial interview from start to finish for a role greater than simply Sr. Web Designer; it was more a Jr. Director-level position, which I was considerably excited about given my deep experience in the industry. Left with a great sense of optimism, in large part due to being told I pretty much had this job in the bag. Was offered the position only one day later, but learned due to shifting priorities within the company due to recent events the position had been diluted back to more a "pure coder" assignment with a lower salary than I had requested. With this drastic change in mind, I declined the offer while leaving the door open with the EVP in the future. Neither the company environment nor those I interviewed with were a factor whatsoever; I'd be working there right now if only things had worked out and they could offer the salary I had requested.
- Tell me how you'd handle a project from inception in terms of gauging user interactions with the OptionsXpress site and how you would attune the project toward increasing market share/conversion. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Dilution of position's responsibilities and opportunities within the organization. Due to these changes, salary could not be matched against the offer from another local company that exceeded my target.
In a hurry to do some options trading? optionsXpress is an online brokerage that provides a customized interface for trading options, futures, stocks, and other products. The company is one of the few online brokerages offering futures and options, which together account for about 80% of its trading activity. optionsXpress has grown from some 162,000 customer accounts to around 400,000 accounts since 2005. It averages approximately 45,000 trades per day. The company also offers investor education products and services through Optionetics, which it acquired in ...