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Optiver Overview

Amsterdam (Netherlands)
501 to 1000 employees
1986
Company - Private
Stock Exchanges
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing ... Read more

Mission: We improve the market.

Optiver Reviews

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    I have been working at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    Great collaborative culture and friendly colleagues. Optiver is the best market maker on many markets.

    Cons

    Being on certain teams means easier to get a good review.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give roughly same ratings across teams.

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Optiver Photos

Optiver photo of: Optiver Weekend is an annual getaway, always full of adventures and surprises.
Optiver photo of: Our traders captivated by the market.
Optiver photo of: Our in-house coffee shop is a go-to for both caffeine and meeting colleagues for a chat.
Optiver photo of: Trading floor at the Optiver US office.
Optiver photo of: Another day at CBOE, the world's largest options exchange .
Optiver photo of: Our Trading Systems Support Engineers are the gatekeepers of the production trading environment.
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Optiver Interviews

Experience

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    Junior Trader Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Optiver in February 2015.

    Interview

    Had to take a mental math test. Thought I did really poorly but somehow still got an interview

    Behavior interview was laid back, technical interview questions were not difficult but emphasized quickness which I might have been lacking.

    Overall the environment was very supportive. It seemed like a nice place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Make me a market on _______   1 Answer
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Optiver Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Australia, BRW, 2013

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