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Spot Trading Overview

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Chicago, IL
1 to 50 employees
1999
Company - Private
Finance
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, Spot Trading is a proprietary trading firm built on applied technology. We rely on the latest in innovation, technology and R&D to solve problems in the dynamic financial markets. From our start as a ... Read more

Spot Trading Reviews

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    "Good Firm, Still Trying to Figure out its Direction"

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    Current Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Spot Trading full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good People
    Good Pay
    Great Benefits
    Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Uncertainty about the Firms future can create an anxious atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Be clearer about the firm's direction

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Spot Trading Interviews

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    STP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Spot Trading (Chicago, IL) in September 2016.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • whats the diff between a stack and a queue, do you know what inorder/preorder/postorder traversals are? describe how a breadth first search works   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Spot Trading Named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® JUNE 10, 2015 Spot is honored to have been named as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for the fifth consecutive year. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIWgS

    Spot Trading Named one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

    Spot is honored to have been named as one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for the fifth consecutive year. We are excited and proud to be recognized again for our commitment to excellence in providing world-class human resource practices and employee enrichment.

  • Spot Trading is hiring! Check out our open positions http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI6Fy

    Experienced Professionals - Spot Trading - Chicago Proprietary Trading Firm

    Spot pursues individuals who want to continue their careers and develop their skills through management, leadership, and mentoring opportunities. We have been recognized as one of the " Best and Brightest Companies to Work For"™both in Chicago and nationally by the National Association for Business Resources for the past four years and named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for the past two years.

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Spot Trading Awards & Accolades

  • Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Best and Brightest, 2015
  • National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2015
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