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Interactive Brokers Overview

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Greenwich, CT
1001 to 5000 employees
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Company - Public (IBKR)
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$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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Interactive Brokers Group serves investors who interact with world markets, focusing on the power and speed of electronic trading. It does business through electronic market-maker Timber Hill and its Interactive Brokers subsidiaries. The group provides access to more than ... Read more

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Interactive Brokers Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas Peterffy
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  • "Overall nice company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Greenwich, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Greenwich, CT
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    I have been working at Interactive Brokers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Secure job (layoff very rare); relaxing working env; very nice coworkers; almost no politics; good location; good benefit; regular nine to five hours

    Cons

    Hard to gain promotion because of flat structure; pay increase slow; innovation not very encouraged; long incentive stock vesting period

    Advice to Management

    Put good new hired people in management to look at firm from fresh viewpoint

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Interactive Brokers Interviews

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    Customer Service Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Interactive Brokers in April 2017.

    Interview

    First you have a phone screening. That's less then a few minutes long. A hiring manager invites you in to a formal interview. As soon as you walk in the door they give a 30 question test. This test is hard. You need to know basic math (long division, fractions, probability) without using a calculator. The rest of the test is on sercuities knowledge. If you don't have strong series 7 background your not passing this test. I'm glad I didn't get an offer. Everyone in the office looked miserable being there.

    Interview Questions

    • If you don't pass the test. The interview is over and they ask you to leave.   Answer Question
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Interactive Brokers Awards & Accolades

  • Best Online Brokers - 4 Stars, Barron's, 2014

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