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don't work here if you want to be a real developer

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Current Employee - Developer
Current Employee - Developer

I have been working at Interactive Brokers

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

pay is not bad. working hours is OK. good location.

Cons

1, You don't feel like a developer working there, just a typist. Micro management detailed to the level that you don't have to have a brain working there, two hands are enough.

2, Cryptic culture. Developers are often given projects without knowing what's is really for.

3, The culture is formed in such a way that people do not talk to each other, they sit at their desk eating their lunch quietly ... day after day.

Advice to Management

In addition to money, try to be nice to you employees, do not just pretend to.

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  1. Great firm...productive hi-tech atmosphere with nice people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interactive Brokers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1 (optional) meeting each week
    Lots of parking, office park shuttle service to train/HQ near train
    Free lunch on the firm every day.
    Flexible 40-hour week (7-3, 9-5, etc)

    Cons

    Development is emphasized...so many new versions of product sometimes causes inconveniences for other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Drawbacks to the "Silo-ed" structure are mounting...what good are local optima? Mysterious development problems obviously spillover into marketing and sales depts.

  2. Helpful (2)

    If you want to feel like chattel, this is the place!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interactive Brokers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented development staff. Everyone in the same "situation".

    Cons

    This entire organization is run by the delusions of one person... the people in customer service are good, but the systems that dictate the methodology is awful and unbending.

    The company seems more like a psychological experiment than a business.

    Advice to Management

    haha...useless. It's Thomas Peterffy.... Take some value in the people who made you rich.

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