Options Group

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Options Group Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
8 Reviews
3.5
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good environment and good colleagues

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    Current Intern - Research Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Research Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Options Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible worktime and friendly colleagues. There are not many deadlines. You can learn a lot about finance industry. My boss is very patient and willing to help me.

    Cons

    As an intern, sometimes I didn't get much work to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The epitome of all the cliches you see in Boiler Room, Glengarry Glen Ross, or Wall Street

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    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in New York, NY

    I worked at Options Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, I'm struggling to find positives. I found it great to see all the things I didn't want to do with my career. If you can do well here, you'll do well anywhere else.

    Cons

    It's a shark tank and is the old model of selling. Very few people you can trust. The percentage cuts are lower than industry average and they try to lock top performers in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    solid place to work with lots of opportunity for a motivated headhunter with experience

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

    I worked at Options Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    fairly high pay-out, global reach, well known brand. Flexible but driven culture.

    Cons

    no formal training, light on management/structure. (not great for ppl who need hand holding/training)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't let appearances fool you...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Options Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice office and freedom to do whatever you want.

    Cons

    No leadership whatsoever. Compensation structure is subpar at best. Boiler room atmosphere. Lack of education among employees (mainly recruiters). I could go on and on. If you have a college education and a half of a brain, don't waste your time. If you want to make cold calls all day, you're better off being a financial advisor or stockbroker—at least you'll be provided some guidance and could pick up some skills or licenses along the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spare potential employees the dog and pony show. You aren't market makers or portfolio managers. If you do manage to lure in that A-Type personality hoping for the success you poorly wear, at least reward him or her in an appropriate manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    OG Mafia

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Options Group

    Pros

    Low turnover and great team bonding/

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. The Partners take all the $$$

  7.  

    Great Experience

    Former Intern - Research Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Options Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Always on top with their mandates, industry trends, etc.
    Very good environment to work in.
    Cooperation among different locations is great.

    Cons

    Work can get a little repetitive after a while, specially when having to update huge sectors.

  8.  

    Great Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Options Group full-time

    Pros

    It is really all about the people...fun and very bright group to work with globally. Also, great infrastructure.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    About Options Group

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    Current Employee - Delivery Leader
    Current Employee - Delivery Leader

    I have been working at Options Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Options Group has always prioritized maintaining an intimate relationship with the financial services industry and its key participants. Options Group offers financial services companies a broad array of integrated services.

    Cons

    A progressive Org in the growth mode so a lot to look out for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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