Professional Services (Current Employee) – Greenwich, CT – 19 June 2017
Good and supportive coworkers focused on processes rather than on results. Detailed oriented people highlighting mishaps is the way they teach. Overall you will learn a lot about the brokerage business every day.
Day Trader (Current Employee) – New Britain, CT – 8 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 :)
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.
* 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night work when on call * great and stable bonuses * very friendly colleagues creating great environment * little bit outdated software stack
Customer Service Rep (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – 2 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.
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.
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.
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.
Representative (Former Employee) – Greenwich, CT – 17 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.
free lunches and flu shots, and good healthcare coverage
not much vacation time allowed, very short breaks, not compensated as well as you should be given the amount of work that you do.