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Great Place to work
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Greenwich, CT18 June 2017
Excellent firm to learn financial operations and wear many hats. New graduates will quickly learn all aspect of operations, company hierarchy in a fast paced environment.
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very intense work enviroment
Professional Services Desk. (Former Employee) –  Greenwich, CT12 June 2017
Very intense environment.
Have to answer over 200 emails daily .
Have to answer phone queries from clients.
Contact stock exchanges for price adjustments on errors.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
No breaks, must eat lunch at desk.
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Great platform for active traders
Day Trader (Current Employee) –  New Britain, CT8 June 2017
There's very little to complain about, other than the lack of vwap on charts. Being a day trader and having used several brokers, I can say IB is one of the best I've used. Cheap rates, good execution, and a lot of instruments to trade :)
Pros
Can trade nearly anything under the sun
Cons
No vwap on charts
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Pretty much like working in a library
Application Developer (Current Employee) –  Greenwich, CT6 May 2017
They like to hire introverts, at least for programmers; there is a questionnaire in the interview. So there's not a lot of culture, and "chit-chat" is discouraged. Not generally cutting-edge tech, or particularly high coding standards.
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Stable and secure environment
Application Programmer (Current Employee) –  Greenwich, CT9 March 2017
* always busy, you never have to worry about not having things to do
* possible late night work when on call
* great and stable bonuses
* very friendly colleagues creating great environment
* little bit outdated software stack
Pros
compensation
Cons
vacation days
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Simple job that gets boring quick
Customer Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL2 March 2017
Great place to start a career or get your series 7 license but there is no room for growth. Most of your day is spent trying to teach clients how to use a computer. Pay is good and bonus is decent but don't expect any career advancement.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
No room for growth. No challenge.
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Great learning experience but lacked community
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Greenwich, CT23 February 2017
workplace is great, but the environment is very hostile. Favorite part of the day is lunch, but there is no cafe to eat in, only at your desk.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
No breaks
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Stressful
New Account Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL13 February 2017
Environment is stressful, does not have a job work/life balance. Poor management and the company can improve. Is fast growing company but are not ready for the growth. There is job security.
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Good Company
Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Greenwich, CT2 February 2017
Depending on your team IB can be an amazing place to work.
They have great pay and compensation with Stock bonuses.
Fully stocked kitchen
Paid lunch.
Flat management hierarchy
Company sponsored events.
Pros
Free lunch, GREAT bonuses
Cons
Vesting scales are quite steep
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Very demanding place to work
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Greenwich, CT8 July 2015
This is a very results driven company, you will be compensated very well in salaray, bonus, stock, and even free lunch but there is no work life balance. Hours are long and they not very accommodating of life changes.
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Great workspace and friendly
Brokerage Cashiering Associate (Current Employee) –  Greenwich, CT27 August 2014
I love working here and with the right boss, everything seems to fall in place and in no time I wouldn't second question working for them again.
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Good place to learn. Employee compensation is very good
Accounting Manager/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Greenwich, CT8 August 2014
The company is a fast pace environment. Typical day of work is very busy because the financial reports are due on a daily basis.
Co-worker are very good.
The hardest part of the job is to get everything done on time and with accuracy. Management is very demanding.
I enjoyed learning new things. The company kept growing during the time I work there.
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Good, but old.
Senior Application Developer (Current Employee) –  Greenwich, CT13 May 2014
The methods they use are quite old and dont update to current market standards or needs.
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Overall A Solid Work Environment
Network Engineer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL6 February 2014
Free lunch, fairly friendly environment. Good budget, nice office.
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great place for programmers
Senior Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Greenwich, CT28 April 2013
70% of staff are programmers. Firm tries to automate everything.
Pros
Free lunches, free health coverage
Cons
very long hours
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Productive workplace
Representative (Former Employee) –  Greenwich, CT17 October 2012
It is a company that has been trying very hard to grow but has faced adversity in its market making group - Timber Hill. I worked at Timber Hill for a year a half before being transferred to Interactive Brokers LLC, both companies are subsidiaries of Interactive Brokers Group. I learned a lot as a Research Analyst at Timber Hill and found my time there to be extremely productive, not only for the company, but also for personal professional growth. As a representative in the Professional Services group, I did learn a lot about IB's other half, including all of the products and services that IB offers its institutional and proprietary trading clients. My co-workers were a mix in terms of educational backgrounds and work experiences - ranging from state schools to Ivy League schools as well as people who have worked in finance for over 20 years to being their first job out of college. Hardest part of the job is juggling all of the different day-to-day responsibilities as the work day does get chaotic and requires multi-tasking of five plus responsibilities. The most enjoyable part of my job was speaking with potential clients and telling about all the products and services that IB has to offer and hearing their typically surprised reaction. Most potential clients were impressed about IB's offerings and it was definitely gratifying and satisfying when I consistently help bring in new clients to the firm.
Pros
free lunches and flu shots, and good healthcare coverage
Cons
not much vacation time allowed, very short breaks, not compensated as well as you should be given the amount of work that you do.
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