I have been working at Spot Trading full-time (More than 3 years)
Good Work Life Balance
Uncertainty about the Firms future can create an anxious atmosphere
Advice to Management
Be clearer about the firm's direction
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Spot Trading (Chicago, IL) in September 2016.
Hackerrank test(easiest hacker rank i've taken, just remember linked lists), then 1 hour skype interview with it partially being behavioral but mainly technical interview on collabedit. Didn't get past the skype interview but I imagine it's the final in person interview. From what youve read about spot trading, employee reviews or other interviews people have had, I would say you'd get a good representation of the company from it. During the skype interview, you get to talk to a current STP developer to ask him questions and my god did he seem like he was going through hell. He of course tried to put on a happy demeanor about working there but he looked miserable. You can tell his answers to when I asked what do you like about working at spot trading was complete BS. It was mentioned on the employee reviews that some people look at working at spot as a stepping stone and I would definitely agree with it based on the much higher range of difficulty for technical questions I've had with other companies. The technical interview part of the overall skype interview was about algorithms. I had not brushed up on my algorithms prior to the interview, so I didn't move on. New grads with programming knowledge: if you want a job and have brushed up on your algorithms/data structures, I am 100% positive they will extend you an offer.
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