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IMC Trading Overview

Amsterdam (Netherlands)
201 to 500 employees
1989
Company - Private
Stock Exchanges
Unknown / Non-Applicable
As a leading, global market maker, IMC trades on more than 100 venues and provides liquidity in more than 200,000 securities. Using innovative technology and advanced trading strategies, we've played our part in making financial markets more efficient for almost ... Read more

Mission: IMC takes its role seriously. Being here to stay is a core value and we manage risk at every level of the business. We are a founding member of FIA European Principal Traders Association and a member of FIA Principal Traders Group, supporting fair, reliable and transparent ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Interested in an internship in Amsterdam? One of our Junior Traders shares his intern experience.

    Trading Intern at IMC - IMC

    Koen joined IMC in 2017 as a Trading Intern in our Amsterdam office. After graduating with a Master's in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University, he returned to IMC as a Junior Trader. We asked him to share his internship experience - starting at the very beginning.

  • Do you want to find out what it takes to be a market maker? During our in-house Trading Event on November 29, we're opening the doors of our Amsterdam office. Find out more and apply to attend at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQqls

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IMC Trading – Why Work For Us?


Market Maker.

IMC is a leading market maker in exchange traded instruments active on over 100 exchanges, platforms and pools of liquidity across the world. Our commercial success reflects our ability to develop strategies and technologies that enhance our competitive position and aid the efficiency and transparency of financial markets for all market participants.

IMC is a privately-held company founded in Amsterdam in 1989 by two traders working on the open outcry floor of Europe’s first options exchange. Today we have offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney, New York and Hong Kong and employ just over 500 people. 

Follow this link to understand exactly what market making is: What We Do

Difference Maker.

One of our core values is to take responsibility for others as well as ourselves. So giving back and social commitment are integral and vibrant parts of our culture. Through the IMC Foundation, we focus our efforts in three different ways: Global giving, local giving, and employee involvement.

GLOBAL

Our largest unified effort is an annual Trading Day for Charity where the proceeds from an entire day of trading across all IMC offices are donated to a cause chosen by employees.

LOCAL

Each office has a dedicated fund to support local causes, with a primary focus on organizations that improve access to opportunities for young people. Examples of the kind of work that we fund include: schools for low income children, programs that use sports to teach life skills, robotics programs, and career education.

EMPLOYEE

Each year, our employees across the globe donate time, talent and money to more than 300 nonprofits serving the community in areas from social service and animal and environmental welfare to medical research. Our offices organize volunteer opportunities and we also support causes employees care about by donating in recognition of their service and/or matching their donations.


At IMC, we recognize talent and reward teamwork. We believe in giving people freedom and responsibility. We applaud ambition, encourage entrepreneurship and strive continually for improvement. We never stop learning; individually and from each other. The people we hire, work together to deliver solutions that drive results.

Being smart gets you in the door. Continuously striving for improvement and a restless curiosity will help you succeed. If you have a passion for problem solving, technology and innovation, we have the work culture, training and environment to help you realize your potential. At IMC there are no limits to success. Your career here goes as far as your talent takes you.


"Everybody wants you to learn as much as you can"

Matt Gokel - Developer - Chicago Office

"There's always new and hanging ways to acheive success in this market."

Ikenna Igboaka - Trader - Amsterdam Office

"We like to do it better than the next person"

Brendan Jones - Trader Team Lead - Sydney Office

Education and training

If you have a passion for trading and technology and want to put your talent to work where it can have a real impact, IMC is for you. We encourage openness, honest discussion and teamwork - our training and development programs reflect those values. We’ll invest in you from day one and keep on doing so throughout your career.

At IMC you will have the opportunity to work on global teams, learning from and sharing ideas with some of the best traders, developers and technologists from around the world. Our people love what they do and thrive in a challenging, creative environment where talent is recognized and rewarded.

Global learning and development

Whether you're in trading or technology, your career at IMC starts with our global traineeship. This consists of in-house developed courses and trading and development simulations created and delivered by our traders and developers from around the globe.

Held in two of our offices each year, the goal of the traineeship is to teach you the core of our business, introduce you to trading, programming, and the specific requirements of your role. This intensive program will also give you an introduction to our unique culture and a real insight into how we work and what we do.

Within two months you’ll be putting what you've learned into practice, trading and creating software, alongside a mentor who is committed to your success in the world’s biggest, most dynamic financial markets.

Professional development at IMC is ongoing. For example, after a year of employment, we offer everyone specially designed programs run by the Colorado-based Center for Creative Leadership:

  • Employee Development Programs (I & II), for everyone at IMC
  • Leadership Development Program, an international 2 phase program for people leading a function


Our benefits program is in place to make life convenient and worry free for our people so they have the time to focus on what they’re most passionate about. No matter where you’re based, we go above and beyond the basics to support a healthy lifestyle physically, emotionally, and socially (each office will provide benefits details specific to the country where it’s based). 

A healthy lifestyle: 

  • Outstanding health insurance (where applicable)
  • Generous time off / leave packages
  • Meals and snacks on us (details dependent on office)
  • Free or supplemented gym memberships / healthy lifestyle services
  • Many others specific to each office

Making time for fun: 

  • The opportunity to work in all three of our offices (Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney)
  • Friday happy hours
  • Ping pong and/or pool tables, video games etc to help you unwind
  • Annual Christmas gift
  • Annual events with spouses and families included – holiday parties and summer outings
  • Company outings and sports teams
  • Annual company trips 

And giving back: 

One of our core values is to take responsibility for others as well as ourselves. So giving back and social commitment are integral and vibrant parts of our culture. Through the IMC Foundation, we focus our efforts in three different ways: Global giving, local giving, and employee involvement.

  • Global: Our largest unified effort is an annual Trading Day for Charity where the proceeds from an entire day of trading across all IMC offices are donated to a cause chosen by employees.
  • Local: Each office has a dedicated fund to support local causes, with a primary focus on organizations that improve access to opportunities for young people.
  • Employee: Each year, our employees across the globe donate time, talent and money to more than 300 nonprofits serving the community in areas from social service and animal and environmental welfare to medical research. Our offices organize volunteer opportunities and we also support causes employees care about by donating in recognition of their service and/or matching their donations.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get a better sense of what life is like at IMC.

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    I have been working at IMC Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I moved across the country to work at IMC and have been so grateful for that decision.

    - Incredibly intelligent co-workers that are willing to help with a positive attitude
    - Lots of opportunity to learn new things and grow in ability
    - Amazing benefits (health, dental, etc fully paid). Plus extras such as fun reimbursement, commute reimbursement, free breakfast/lunch. Happy hour every Friday. Yearly company trip, Christmas parties and more!
    - Awesome giving to the local community and world at large. Seriously they give back to a lot of great organizations and give you lots of chances to participate!
    - Constantly striving to improve you as an individual and themselves as a company.
    - No artificial schedules are deadlines. I have never seen a GANTT chart. You push yourself and work hard, if things don't got right you have the ability to try again.
    - Flexibility in work is great. Have a sick kid work from home that day. Most people do seem to work about 50 hours a week.
    - I have worked at many companies and IMC is hands down the best place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Really none. The company is very selective in who they hire, so getting in is the hardest part.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, and never settle for good enough!

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IMC Trading Photos

IMC Trading photo of: Team APAC - ready to ride 82km from Sydney to Wollongong!
IMC Trading photo of: IMC Amsterdam Reception
IMC Trading photo of: Cooking for a Cause at OzHarvest in Sydney
IMC Trading photo of: Busy cooking for those less fortunate at OzHarvest
IMC Trading photo of: Weekly boxing class!
IMC Trading photo of: Some of the 2018 Grads relaxing in the kitchen in Sydney.
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IMC Trading Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IMC Trading (Chicago, IL) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Very professional interview process. Great experience overall. The onsite interview didn't work out as I have expected. Three rounds before the on-site interview: OA, HR and Technical round.
    I enjoyed the onsite interviews a lot, it's fun and exciting, but unfortunately didn't make it through.

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IMC Trading Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2018
  • Australia's Top 100 Graduate Employers, Grad Australia, 2018
  • NAB Schools First Community Partnership Award, Schools First, 2013
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