Mission: We improve the market.
I have been working at Optiver full-time (More than 3 years)
Teamwork. Company ethics. Work with people from diverse backgrounds from all over the world. Inter-office communications. Great perks. Accessibility of management.
Sometimes they will keep poor performing people around a little too long before firing them. Also it can take an excessive amount of work to get everyone required to sign off on a new idea.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work. Don't change much. Maintaining this will be difficult as the company grows. Foster more respect between teams in different departments.
I applied online. I interviewed at Optiver (Chicago, IL).
Process took a few weeks. Applied online and then interviewed at the office in Chicago in Feb 2017. Started with a mental math test online (80 questions in 8 minutes). After that there was a phone call, mostly behavioral, pretty straight forward. Third was a sequence and pattern style recognition test (30 minutes 26 questions if I recall). After those there was a technical phone interview, mostly stats/probability type questions. Final was at their office, full day of stuff, they make you re-take the online tests in person to make sure you don't cheat, and then also a couple behavioral interviews, some shadowing, one or two technical ones, and a lunch that doubles as a behavioral interview.
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