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ActivTrades Overview

City of London, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Finance
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
CMC Markets, GKFX, IronFX
ActivTrades is an independent broker offering trading services in Forex, CFDs and Spread Betting.

Located in the City of London's we are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and registered with its fellow ... Read more

ActivTrades Reviews

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Alex Pusco
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  • "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ActivTrades full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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ActivTrades Interviews

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    Account Representative - Italian Speaking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ActivTrades (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    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).

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer
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