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Pros
  • "I spent around 40 to 50 hours a week at work which is a very solid work life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "Recent grads are given lots of responsibility much earlier than at other trading firms(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, very demanding and stressful(in 3 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Lovely"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMC Trading full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, free lunch/breakfast/snacks/drinks, supportive work environment, great work/life balance, cool activities

    Cons

    High expectations, but that's also kind of a plus.

    Advice to Management

    Literally nothing.

  2. "Subpar compensation and poor management"

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    Former Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IMC Trading full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good entry level job for people with no prior industry knowledge

    Cons

    Pure example of a company where the Peter principle applies a lot of long serving average employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence which in turn leads to a lot of good employees leaving. Also be aware of the fact that discretionary bonuses are often a synonym of arbitrary bonuses there.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best Decision I ever made"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMC Trading full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I moved across the country to work at IMC and have been so grateful for that decision. - Incredibly intelligent co-workers that are willing to help with a positive attitude - Lots of opportunity to learn new things and grow in ability - Amazing benefits (health, dental, etc fully paid). Plus extras such as fun reimbursement, commute reimbursement, free breakfast/lunch. Happy hour every Friday. Yearly company trip,...

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    Cons

    Really none. The company is very selective in who they hire, so getting in is the hardest part.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, and never settle for good enough!

  4. "Dream Company"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMC Trading full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Office in Sears Tower, insane pay and bonuses compared to other industries and still pretty high for a hedge fund/trading firm, outstanding culture, emphasis on philanthropy and giving back, leadership/personal development, low turnover, Trainee program in Amsterdam office, outstanding leadership, Friday office happy hours

    Cons

    None yet. You get what you put in, both bonus and work-wise so if you're lazy, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making this an amazing company to work for

  5. "Amazing Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMC Trading

    Pros

    The culture here is unlike anywhere I’ve ever seen. Each person is devoted, intelligent, and approachable. There are so many ways to get involved and make a difference in the organization and high visibility into upper management. On top of that, free lunch, free healthcare, and gym reimbursements definitely do not hurt. There is also a huge focus on giving back through the charity program. I can’t stress enough...

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    Cons

    If you don’t enjoy a flat structure without much movement, this isn’t the firm for you. However, as you’re there longer there are many more growth opportunities through projects and workload.

    Advice to Management

    As the organization grows, continue to treat employees exceptionally and keep a smaller company culture.

  6. "Good place to work with some flaws"

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    Former Employee - Trader 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IMC Trading full-time

    Pros

    -Modern office with nice amenities, great benefits for industry -Work with pretty smart people -Not a lot of pressure relative to competitors -Constantly learning and contributing -Pretty good compensation relative to industry

    Cons

    -Not a lot of great talent -Long hours. All traders work at least 11-12 hours a day. -Not as good as competitors -Traders rarely communicate with other desks; desks aren't siloed but desks almost seem to operate on their own -Doesn't feel like anyone really likes each other. People just work and leave. At Friday happy hours maybe 10% of the office shows up. -Fair amount of turnover even though they don't like to...

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    Advice to Management

    keep on being transparent. hire better talent if you want to be at the top.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IMC Trading full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, inclusive culture, growing at a fast pace.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better. Not chances to improve your career.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Thoughts After 3-months at IMC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IMC Trading part-time

    Pros

    Great office, brilliant people, catered meals, social events, competitive pay

    Cons

    Sometimes unclear what they value in certain candidates above others

  9. Helpful (9)

    "Unparalleled"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMC Trading full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I’ve been with IMC for almost 6 years now. In my current role, I mostly work on global projects across our three offices. The close collaboration with the different teams globally is something I truly enjoy. IMC really encourages international collaboration and offers ditto opportunities. Shorter and longer term international assignments are very common practice. The best thing I like about IMC is its culture and...

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    Cons

    IMC is not for everyone though. The downside of working in a fluid and by times ambiguous environment is that sometimes you could feel a little ‘lost’. Don’t expect too much structure created for you. You create it yourself. People are always willing to support wherever they can, but the ball is in your court. The pace is high: you’re expected to be always on top of your game, there is not much room for slacking around....

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IMC Trading for more than 2 years

    Pros

    People are smart in the company

    Cons

    Most works are only related the minor changes of the software. Getting bored after a while.

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