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Flow Traders Reviews

Updated Nov 7, 2019

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4.3
81%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
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Flow Traders CEO Dennis Dijkstra
Dennis Dijkstra
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Cool place to work at, offers great work-life balance, values open communication, and recognizes good work(in 12 reviews)

  • "Comprehensive training: Months-long program in Amsterdam for new hires(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "The trading environment is very high passed and this is reflected in all the processes(in 3 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flow Traders full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flat structure lets you quickly put your ideas into action Great rapport with my team and manager Autonomy to develop projects that I found personally interesting Fun environment to quickly get to know your coworkers + great perks

    Cons

    Expectations can be high, but definitely manageable if you're someone who thrives under pressure

    Flow Traders2019-11-07
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Trader at Flow Traders"

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    Current Employee - Junior Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flow Traders full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture that's fostered by great people. Challenging and fast-paced work. New employees are quickly given more and more responsibilities and the support necessary to learn how to handle them.

    Cons

    Company can be slow at times on developing new technology

    Flow Traders2018-07-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible culture and leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flow Traders full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The perks are probably as good as it gets. Nice office space, massages once a week, company trip, catered lunches everyday and outings after work.

    Cons

    Everything... the culture is very toxic. Lack of diversity and lack of leadership. The MD/Leadership doesn’t do much but sit around and let the people and place perish.

    Advice to Management

    How about diversity?

    Flow Traders2019-06-22
  4. Helpful (5)

    "One of a kind work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flow Traders full-time

    Pros

    Amazing office, bright colleagues, casual dress, great work-life balance due to market hours, evolving business, management is available and open to hear your thoughts

    Cons

    Would like to see more women working here

    Flow Traders2018-06-25
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Incredible Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flow Traders full-time

    Pros

    Great people with a fantastic, young culture. Lots of opportunities and room for growth. Flow really invests time and energy into the people who work there.

    Cons

    Improvement of eduating new employees (both traders and non-traders) about the different facets of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, especially as the company continues to grow.

    Flow Traders2017-12-11
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flow Traders full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At Flow Traders you are stimulated to speak up and bring your ideas to the table. The culture is informal, collaborative and focused on high performance. You really have the opportunity to learn a lot and advance your career.

    Cons

    In this fast paced environment you need to be able to make decisions quickly. Some areas of the company can be better organized.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the flexible informal culture while the company grows.

    Flow Traders2017-09-15
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Make it your own"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flow Traders full-time

    Pros

    The company truly believes in the idea of making people happy at work. They provide you will all types of amenities and perks that are truly unique. Whether you are a tech specialist or trader, the company allows you to venture into your own interests if it can improve the company's operations. Ultimately, if you are a high performing employee you will be able to set your own culture and make the place your own.

    Cons

    The company could be more lean and able to compensate new employees better. Tenure is often disproportionately compensated.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows, it is important to decide which employees you want to retain and value them accordingly. The new employee share program is a great start.

    Flow Traders2017-10-07
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome!"

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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flow Traders

    Pros

    One of the best places I have ever worked at. The company gives back to much, it's almost impossible to NOT give your 100%. They truly do take care of their employees. Standard trading environment. Everyone is super friendly and provide you with the tools to succeed. Definitely a "team" environment. They encourage innovation and whatever helps the company as whole. There is ALWAYS work that needs to be done so you... will never be "bored"

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    Cons

    office needs some color...temperature fluctuates which causes an issues for what to wear to work.....

    Flow Traders2016-12-15
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Incredible Opportunity for IT"

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    Current Employee - Trade Support Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flow Traders full-time

    Pros

    For anyone in IT, this is an opportunity that cannot be matched. Incredible perks, international trips, fantastic work environment and team culture, and the opportunity to work with the latest and most advanced technology (hardware, networking, trading software, etc) are just some of the factors which make this a truly unique & rewarding opportunity in fintech. The company culture is also

    Cons

    The company HQ is in Amsterdam and the NY/SG offices are very dependent on the HQ. From an IT standpoint it would be nice to see the offices run a little bit more independently.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change the culture as the company grows!

    Flow Traders2016-08-02
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Best decision ever joining Flow Traders"

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    Trade Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flow Traders

    Pros

    I had an offer to join a major Wall Street bank but turned them down once I interviewed with Flow Traders. This is an amazing place to work. The company is technology focused and adopts a relaxed culture. You are surrounded with friendly colleagues and collaborate on cutting edge technology to help the firm grow. The environment is collaborative and entrepreneurial. You feel like you are working at a startup... company where management encourages "out of the box" thinking. The learning curve set here is very high but people here are very supportive and will help you with training. I started in May and after a month, I was sent to Amsterdam for 2 1/2 weeks for training. Amazing work life balance with catered lunch daily, fully stocked pantry, free gym membership and after work team building events.

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    Cons

    Realistically, keep in mind this is a HFT firm that comes with a high pace trading environment so expect to have long days. Except for developers, working from home is not an option.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the company culture - "Have fun making money !"

    Flow Traders2016-07-14
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