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Amplify Trading Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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  1. "Great company to learn the tools of the trade."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good environment to learn. You're surrounded by experienced traders who always give a helping hand. Got hands-on experience in trading.

    Cons

    The cost of the program.


  2. "Experience of a lifetime"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amplify Trading full-time

    Pros

    i think this is an excellent place for any person who is interested in having practical and theoretical experience about trading and reacting to market news. All the mentors are willing to support the trainees and improve their knowledge.
    Honestly, this was the best experience i have gotten so far.

    Cons

    There are no downsides. Everything is available in front of us to learn and ask questions about it. Even when in doubt, we can try the strategies under real-life conditions and check the results. If the trainee is willing to learn and experience new things, he will enjoy every single training day with amplify trading.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good motivation and support. Great management team

  3. "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Trader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trainee Trader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amplify Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For someone coming from non-finance background, the experience has really equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of trading as well as the correlation between different asset classes. Staffs are extremely helpful and the free coffee is to die for!

    Cons

    Exposure to more topics such as equities and fixed income research would further enrich the trainee's experience.


  4. "Summer Internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amplify Trading full-time

    Pros

    Great experience for those considering a career in finance. Not only limited to prop trading; a lot of knowledge on sales trading, market-making and asset management is also provided. Mentors are highly attentive and provide great career advice.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  5. "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amplify Trading full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great way of gaining insight in trading and financial markets, amazing team, first hand experience of market drivers and reactions.

    Cons

    Although in an excellent location and greatly equipped, the office is a bit small.

    Amplify Trading Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – CEO

    Great to hear you found the hands-on experience so useful! I am also pleased you think the team we have here helped so much.

    We certainly have outgrown our trading space by Bank, and we are... More


  6. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amplify Trading full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Clear teaching techniques, good CV help

    Cons

    Coffe machine needs to be improved!

    Amplify Trading Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – CEO

    Thank you for your review here. It's good to hear the teaching technique worked well, for such a complex subject, a clear structure of development is crucial.

    The CV sessions are a new addition... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Trader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trainee Trader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience for financial markets beginners.
    Try to learn as much as you can from your mentors (third month mentor) and from the head trader.

    Cons

    Not enough one-on-one mentoring. Try to teach trainees to see the big picture, because most of them trade charts on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Get Piers more involved with he's thought around Global Macro, specially with the second and third mind trainees.

    Amplify Trading Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – CEO

    Thank you for the review! Good advice here to others, trying to absorb as much as you can from the senior staff, as well as your mentors. We have recently expanded our senior team to try and ensure... More

  8. "Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Trainee in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trainee in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amplify Trading full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An excellent course for those interested in trading financial markets. The team are very honest about the highs and lows of the job and offer comprehensive advice about the fundamental and technical aspects of trading.

    Cons

    I'm still in the middle of the course so can't comment fully, but would like more one-on-one sessions. This is a small issue though - mostly the Amplify staff are ready and willing to answer any questions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Invaluable experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Professional
    - Offer a wealth of market knowledge

    Cons

    - Cannot think of any


  10. "Most professional outfit in the market"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amplify Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great introduction to the financial markets reflected in the fact the company has numerous institutional level clients and some of the most prestigious Universities in the UK and Europe - this is reflected in the content of the courses delivered. Management and staff are all very approachable and the practical front office experience is the prefect spring board to a career in finance or to further develop experience in trading.

    Cons

    Need a better coffee machine! ... new internal platform is great and a much welcomed improvement from the previous system.

    Advice to Management

    Bigger offices so that we can further the continued expansion of the business. Further targeting of the Amplify brand abroad.


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