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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work!

    Apr 18, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    IMC provides excellent compensation for good performers, opportunity to travel worldwide and interact with very smart people

    Cons

    It is super competitive place and you need to be your best all the time

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee

    I fully regret spending so much time at IMC

    Jul 9, 2015 - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company trips and social gatherings. If you make enough money the HR girls will try to date you, that's how you know you've made it.

    Cons

    IMC is a bit of a black hole. People get sucked in and lose all connection to reality. IMC tries to build a family dynamic with a casual fun work environment. You are surrounded by exceptionally bright people and it becomes a really competitive environment. Most people who begin at IMC are straight out of school, and lack any previous knowledge of working in an office environment or office politics. This makes for some highly inappropriate office relationships, favoritism from managers and generally poor feedback loops. If you are not one of the chosen favorites, you can pretty much guarantee you are not going anywhere in the company. Once you have left, you realize you have no real-world skills from that time to apply to anywhere else outside the trading world. No other trading companies will think you are great for working at IMC, and most investment banks or other financial institutions have never even heard of IMC. It's definitely good money if you can stick it out long enough to support yourself afterwards while you find a new career, but I certainly regret staying there for longer than a few years. After having worked elsewhere for a few years now, I look back on my time there and think how stupid the crap that IMC pulls is. Some companies put the smartest guy in the room in charge, some put the best leader, IMC puts the biggest suck up. If you are in Chicago and looking for trading roles, try Jump, Optiver, DRW, one of those. I think you will be a lot happier in the long run.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Team Leader

    Oct 12, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Letchworth, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    salary and benefits could be better

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    A place that on the whole rewards performance rather than politics

    Jul 8, 2013 - Senior Java Developer in Zug
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company is small enough that it's usually easy to get good ideas implemented without having to go through layers of management. The management style is quite flat and there isn't a cast system where different classes of people are treated better or worse, e.g. business vs development.

    Cons

    The offices have quite distinct styles, e.g. Chicago goes for graduates mainly, Amsterdam is more political but has more people you can learn from etc., so one location may suit you better than another.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Nice place to Work, But not for Long time

    Apr 25, 2013 - Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Environment and Good People

    Cons

    But less work and Not get growth in salary

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    nice office

    Nov 26, 2012 - Finance Manager in Jakarta
    Recommend
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    Pros

    have to work with minimum supervise, but tied target

    Cons

    decision that boss made are not based on clear mind. He can fire employee sudently

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good learning experience

    Sep 14, 2012 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    * competitive salary * skilled coworkers * possibility to work abroad

    Cons

    * politics getting in the way, offices/desks/departments fighting each other

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good atmosphere

    Jul 5, 2012 - Business Development Advisor in Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great colleagues, great and supportive management

    Cons

    a ittle beraucratic, too much paper work

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Not good

    Apr 20, 2012 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The indusrty is fun to work within and the ability to make money is good. Some coworkers are great and fun.

    Cons

    People are greedy and the pay is one sided. A few traders make all the money and the other groups are not treated fairly. Trading is the only thing here and it does not matter if you are a trader trainee or a 10 year experienced trader you are treated well. All others are not treated fairly or well at all. Even if you have experience you are a nobody unless you are in trading. A worthless place.

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee

    No way

    Nov 25, 2011 - Trader in Amsterdam
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Some smart coworkers who are very motivated Company trip every year paid for by IMC Casual work environment and easy work

    Cons

    Motivated coworkers will not stick around for more than 2 years High turnover rate Awful management who have no clue People focus on petty things

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