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optionsXpress Overview

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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors E*TRADE Financial, TradeStation, Scottrade
In a hurry to do some options trading? optionsXpress is an online brokerage that provides a customized interface for trading options, futures, stocks, and other products. The company is one of the few online brokerages offering futures and options, which together account for ... More

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optionsXpress President, CEO and Director David A. Fisher
David A. Fisher
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee


    Good atmosphere and great management


    It would be nice to get more money.

    Advice to Management


optionsXpress Interviews

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    Senior Web Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at optionsXpress (Chicago, IL) in February 2010.


    Met with Design Director, EVP, Marketing, Creative Director and HR during my several hours at OptionsXpress. Rather cordial interview from start to finish for a role greater than simply Sr. Web Designer; it was more a Jr. Director-level position, which I was considerably excited about given my deep experience in the industry. Left with a great sense of optimism, in large part due to being told I pretty much had this job in the bag. Was offered the position only one day later, but learned due to shifting priorities within the company due to recent events the position had been diluted back to more a "pure coder" assignment with a lower salary than I had requested. With this drastic change in mind, I declined the offer while leaving the door open with the EVP in the future. Neither the company environment nor those I interviewed with were a factor whatsoever; I'd be working there right now if only things had worked out and they could offer the salary I had requested.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me how you'd handle a project from inception in terms of gauging user interactions with the OptionsXpress site and how you would attune the project toward increasing market share/conversion.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Dilution of position's responsibilities and opportunities within the organization. Due to these changes, salary could not be matched against the offer from another local company that exceeded my target.

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  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008

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