I worked at ActivTrades full-time (More than 3 years)
If you are software engineer, they give you the best flexibility you ever dreamed of. You are the master of your code. However, remember: with the great power comes great responsibility.
Great part of the staff (mainly IT support) is under-qualified, unwilling to learn and develop. This causes everyday issues with the production systems. Many people work there just because they are relatives / friends to other key people in the company.
Advice to Management
Learn to value your personnel. The good people are hard to find. But instead, very easy to repulse.
I applied online. I interviewed at ActivTrades (London, England (UK)).
This review is pretty dated as the interview process took place in September 2012. First step was a phone interview (the very day after my application). Nothing hard, just a pleasant talk about me. I was immediately asked to take a personal interview in London few weeks after assuring me it'd have been the only interview there (with 2 managers and COO Mr. Alessandro Gho).
After a 100 questions- test, I attended a personal interview with 2 the Head of Support and then the Italian Desk Coordinator. I was asked about me again, my professional targets and skills and the reason I was leaving my forex broker employer in Italy. I provided them full explanations and a lot of details. At the very end of interview I was told that I would have come back to London for another interview with the COO (that, despite what said earlier, wasn't there!) . Last question was focused about my aspirations in the future (professional area among a list of roles they gave me). My answer is the reason why I didn't take the job (their feedback); I didn't say the very same role I was aplying for. There was no point in stressing the fact that I had just chosen one of the roles they listed (among which, the Account Representative was not included). However for the whole interview I had the impression that both managers were not paying me much attention (as my "not-heard" answer confirms). Interesting that I used to have all skills and experience for that job (and many others more skilled) including sales and customer care (and more important, even in the same business and role).
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