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"do not stay long"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Interactive Brokers full-time

Pros

salary is very good
free lunch
nice people around
after 2 years, work is easy and not log working hours

Cons

No career growth at al. new comers are given minimal information to barely finish projects with a lot of struggle, You can learn more about the business/technology from outside than from your group members.
You will be pigeonholed to to the same thing for ever
Communication is awkward and frustrating
Management is so obsessed with cost cutting, there is not enough head count, so evey one is drowned in maintainance work.
Eastern European employee get better treatment than others

Advice to Management

speechless

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Its a miracle there hasnt been an office shooting there yet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay for your lunch
    Fully stocked pantry
    I heard they finally upgraded the accounting systems.
    The "party favors" at the annual meting/holiday party
    The Chicago people seemed nice
    The money flowed like water (at least it did in 1999-2000)

    Cons

    No life work balance
    Asinine procedures
    TP has to have his hands in every aspect of the business but cannot be bothered if you need his signature or approval for anything
    Office bullying is rampant at all levels

    Advice to Management

    There are more activist investors out there that know what kind of outfit you run and avoid IB like the plague beacuse of it.
    Actually, keep doing what youre doing. Ive made a s---load shorting IB since you went publc.


  2. "Exciting but lack of proper supervision"

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    Former Employee - Financial Trader in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Financial Trader in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to trade in foreign financial market and learn about the market practically.
    - Opportunity to learn technical analysis by applying it in real situation.
    - Management gave ample opportunity to prepare for real trading by trading simulation

    Cons

    - Only two person in the firm have real trading experience.
    - Do not have a knowledgeable and experienced supervisor for new traders.
    - Failed to give a proper guideline to the new trader for example: what is expected to them after the end of a day or month.

    Advice to Management

    - Should appoint a supervisor who have real trading experience.
    - Should have more trading style in the firm to accommodate different people with different qualification. For example: A person who have proper training and motivation to trade by proper analysis should have the independence to trade coming out of the limitation of "day trading style"

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