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optionsXpress President, CEO and Director David A. Fisher
David A. Fisher
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at optionsXpress full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people that you work with are definitely a highlight. The benefits were also great with plenty of vacation time. The company also values their employees. It is a great place for entry level workers.

    Cons

    Low Pay and personal growth opportunties were limited. Many people complained about not being able to move up in their careers. However, great benefits.

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    More advancement opportunities

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optionsXpress Interviews

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    Senior Web Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at optionsXpress in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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.

    Declined Offer
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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008

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Website www.optionsxpress.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

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... More

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