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Breakwater Trading Trader Interview Questions

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Breakwater Trading (Chicago, IL) in September 2011.

Interview

I received an email early in the week asking to come in. Upon arriving, the receptionist and HR person did not even arrive for another 1 hour. After spending 5 minutes looking at my resume, the Trader I was interviewing with said I had not of the qualifications and knowledge for the position and I had wasted my time getting up early and coming in. Why couldn't he see my resume beforehand!!!

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Breakwater Trading (Chicago, IL) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Both technical and behavioral. Initial phone interview/screening followed by two separate in house interviews. Interviewed with current traders and trading managers. The interview wasn't terribly difficult but that depends on your level of understanding of fixed income. I asked a a lot of questions during the interview which allowed me to steer the conversation towards areas I felt I had the best understanding at the time.

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    • What drives interest rates and what do interest rates drive in our company.   1 Answer

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Breakwater Trading (Chicago, IL) in June 2008.

    Interview

    It was just a quick interview with one of the senior traders. Asked some basic questions about my education and investing experience, then my knowledge of markets and bonds specifically. I didn't have a ton of detailed knowledge but apparently that didn't really matter. Took an hour maybe and then met with someone from HR and that was it.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Breakwater Trading in August 2011.

    Interview

    Very relaxed interview. Met with three senior traders, all were very nice and personable. Very straight forward questions, no "HR" trick questions. Great office, big operation, seemingly a great place for traders

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