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"don't work here if you want to be a real developer"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Developer
Current Employee - Developer
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

pay is not bad. working hours is OK. good location.

Cons

1, You don't feel like a developer working there, just a typist. Micro management detailed to the level that you don't have to have a brain working there, two hands are enough.

2, Cryptic culture. Developers are often given projects without knowing what's is really for.

3, The culture is formed in such a way that people do not talk to each other, they sit at their desk eating their lunch quietly ... day after day.

Advice to Management

In addition to money, try to be nice to you employees, do not just pretend to.

Other Employee Reviews for Interactive Brokers

  1. "Great firm...productive hi-tech atmosphere with nice people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1 (optional) meeting each week
    Lots of parking, office park shuttle service to train/HQ near train
    Free lunch on the firm every day.
    Flexible 40-hour week (7-3, 9-5, etc)

    Cons

    Development is emphasized...so many new versions of product sometimes causes inconveniences for other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Drawbacks to the "Silo-ed" structure are mounting...what good are local optima? Mysterious development problems obviously spillover into marketing and sales depts.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dangerous place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zug (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zug (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch during lunch break, meaning you have to work and the company pays for lunch for you which is then delivered to the office

    Cons

    horrific work culture
    no respect for employees and their contributions
    no adequate pay, ideas and improvements which make money for the company are not shared with the employee
    company hires private detectives to spy on private life of employees
    company enjoys paying lawyers instead of their employees
    they do not stick to any promises or contracts, you have to go to court to get what you are legally and contractually entitled to

    Advice to Management

    n.a. : as they think they do not need advice,
    Thomas Peterffy should think about and respect his employees who made him rich


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