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Interactive Brokers Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Dec 21, 2018

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Interactive Brokers CEO Thomas Peterffy
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  1. Helpful (21)

    "Great place to work for some breed of people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interactive Brokers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Opportunities to learn and to grow - Opportunities to use your brain and see the result. There are moments of a great intellectual satisfaction, which are important for me - No red tape. I hate meetings and there are almost none - Superb compensation - 100% free health insurance IB is for you if you like to work and to get well paid for it and do not need anything else. I well understand negative reviews... but there are many other opportunities around. Find what is working for you. I found IB. I was stunned to see how many people are mentioning free lunch as a pro. Seriously? Is this important for you?

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    Cons

    It is a soulless place for introverts. IB is a money making machine and we are part of this mechanism. It works well for me but it is definitely not for everybody.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up! Let's put our stock price to the sky.

    Interactive Brokers2018-07-26
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Smart Managers, Intense"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Greenwich, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interactive Brokers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Senior people are all very smart.

    Cons

    Intense, and at times combative work environment.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

    Interactive Brokers2018-01-22
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  4. Helpful (6)

    "Challenging and Rewarding - Where Developers Are The MVPs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Interactive Brokers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - once you proved yourself, you have utmost freedom, only your output matters - compensation grows fast after a few years to a _very_ competitive level - most importantly, the company is evolving, most of the critics here have been listened to and are already being addressed! - hard work is valued - IT team is not a service department, but the driver of the company -- developers get the attention they deserve -... only the most intelligent people (developers) are hired, creating an inspiring environment - you can use personal mobile internet anytime (it's up to you if your work suffers) - recently raised vacation days

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    Cons

    Culture: introverted people, you have to actively look for opportunities to socialize HR team: not helpful and lots of mistakes Being among selected smart people lowers your own ego :)

    Advice to Management

    Revise HR team - otherwise keep on ;)

    Interactive Brokers2015-02-04
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Evolving, Fast-paced and Generous"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Budapest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interactive Brokers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most importantly: management reacts to changes on the playing field. This is what keeps a company ahead of competitors. - atmosphere - surrounded by smartest people, office perks (free coffee, soda, lunch) - compensation - including fat bonuses - tons of benefits (daily lunch, commuting paid, gym card, overseas visits) - steadily improving dev environment (including docs, specs) - central location - no... overtime - "no nonsense" philosophy & no politics / red-tape -- developers are focused on - contribution recognized and generously rewarded - home office / remote work allowed with seniority - open to new technologies and new versions - company very stable and reliable - this is a workplace for life

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    Cons

    - changes could come faster - although understandable that adaptation will not happen overnight - no automatic career advancement, you need to work on getting promoted

    Advice to Management

    Keep up - great to see the changes being worked on.

    Interactive Brokers2018-12-18
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work at in overall"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Budapest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interactive Brokers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people to work with, good professionals Interesting job Company continously evolving in terms of rising employee satisfaction (e.g. free lunch, office redecoration, free sport opportunities) Salary is based on your productivity - managers used to be engineers too All in all a good place to learn how to build a robust software

    Cons

    Sometimes not using the latest technology (still pretty decent balance between using interesting new and robust old) Carrier opportunity is rather on the salary side (but because of this, quite flat company structure, which has its advantages)

    Interactive Brokers2018-12-21
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interactive Brokers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good brokerage business knowledge Flexible working hours Party culture Zero politics

    Cons

    There are no cons at all

    Interactive Brokers2017-09-17
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