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Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • opportunity to earn a lot of money (in 20 reviews)

  • No politics for traders as their bonus is dependent on what they make in markets (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance for sure, but again the reward to risk ratio compensates that :p ( if you succeed) (in 37 reviews)

  • Hectic schedule - 11 working hours (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Futures First full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to start your trading career
    friendly firm culture
    talented traders

    Cons

    traders left the company after disappointed profit cut plan


  2. "Market Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Futures First full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to derivatives markets. Ample learning opportunities in terms of market analysis, trading strategies and risk management

    Cons

    Work hours are long and odd sometimes. Live trading time period training could be improved.

  3. "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Derivative Associate
    Former Employee - Derivative Associate

    I worked at Futures First (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can make more money than any other job, Don't have to work in a team

    Cons

    No work life balance, not a lot of options to switch jobs


  4. "Good Place to start your trading career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Futures First full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation.
    Good company culture.
    If you really want a career in trading, this would be a great place to start.

    Cons

    The trading strategy is not sophisticated enough. Sometimes the manager just want you to "pick some ticks".

    Advice to Management

    The person in the management position should really be someone who has done trading before.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful, enriching and learnt a lot of things"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The mentors are really good, helpful and help you learn and encourage you to learn by making new mistakes.

    Cons

    Risky job. High attrition rate. Need tot keep performing continuously.


  6. "Futures First is a very nice company with a very entrepreneurial environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Environment, great exposure

    Cons

    Just like any other sport, It is very competitive.


  7. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Futures First full-time

    Pros

    Performance tied compensation. I can make a lot of money if you are good at it

    Cons

    Not many exit opportunities after working here

  8. "High Reward, Higher Risk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    1) The company offers you brilliant oppurtunity to earn to the fullest.
    2) It's exciting and you work for your own benefit hence it's no pain to work at all...( You may want to skip your lunch for it)
    3) The time is fixed and hence there is no pressure ooutside office.

    Cons

    1) A Constant tension of the trades made may be harmful.
    2) Like everyone says, There is a lot of risk as in you may get fired at any point of time based on your performance.

    Advice to Management

    You may want to improve the attretion rate and give chances to the indivisual more bcz it matters for there careers.


  9. "Best Comapny to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Futures First full-time

    Pros

    Excited and interested work
    Managers are very friendly and helpful
    Chance to earn a great amount of money
    Hardwork and performance matters

    Cons

    Working hours are more but u will never get bored

    Advice to Management

    Information about recruitment process is not available easily so if u can work on that , it will be very good


  10. "life at futuresfirst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good but depends on attitude towards work

    Cons

    timing problem work according to foreign timing

    Advice to Management

    nothing


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