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Updated Jul 28, 2021

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Pros
  • "Extremely smart people and very supportive environment for interns(in 15 reviews)

  • "I spent around 40 to 50 hours a week at work which is a very solid work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of turnover, most traders have been in their jobs for less than 3 years(in 7 reviews)

  • "Long hours, very demanding and stressful(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Competitive yet supportive

      Jul 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
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      Pros

      - Outstanding culture which is inclusive, supportive, kind and performance-driven. I hard-to-find combination imo. - Focus on learning and development - Management genuinely care about employees health and well-being - Internally collaborative and externally competitive - Perfect culture for those of us who thrive when being challenged, who want to continue to be better and who enjoy working with and learning from other intelligent and driven individuals

      Cons

      - Bonuses are opaque and almost unclear how to calculate - The pace is fast and you need to be able to change tack quickly and with little notice which may not suit everyone

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Challenging but extremely rewarding

      Jul 4, 2021 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Get to work with amazing engineers and extremely smart traders - Good ideas get heard no matter who you are - I work closely with traders/stakeholders on every project from initial design and spec through to completion where I am able to make suggestions and improvements and vice-versa. - Lots of agency and responsibility, - Low barriers of entry to exploratory projects, and even failed experiments are extremely valued - The work is never boring, the name of the game is competitiveness, and we always have to innovate and come up with better and better ideas, models, etc - "No questions asked" if time off is required for life stuff

      Cons

      - Given how much responsibility you have, it can be stressful at times, but this overall is a net positive. - Hours are definitely longer than a typical job, but this is not forced on anyone, more so that people want to be working longer because they enjoy it! - High-performing culture, no time for "coasting" or you will be left behind -- can be a negative depending on what you're looking for

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Dream Job

      Jul 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, CO
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      Pros

      I've spent been many years here now and I don't think any trading firm in the world has nailed culture and employee satisfaction like IMC Chicago has. The best evidence I can provide to an outsider is that most of the specific cons you can dig into from the last few years are largely unknown to current employees. The firm is serious about self-improvement, transparency, and 360 feedback, almost to the point of obsession. We went months at a time where the only "difficult" anonymous questions asked of the Chicago MD were regarding snack food availability, such as the hardboiled eggs. They eventually restricted further snack questions. Then they took away the ability to ask questions anonymously because people kept using colorful language to express that the men's restroom was too small. Then they really made us mad when they decided to expand to the entire floor below us and perform a major office remodeling which included expanding the restrooms and adding significant snack drawer volume. In terms of perks, comp, benefits, and events, most people will go their entire lives without experiencing a work environment that provides as much as IMC does in just one of these areas. Partially as a result of this, IMCers are humble, generous, affable, and kind. The stressful nature of the job is mitigated by a constant feeling of upward momentum and the knowledge that someone always has your back. It's been truly exciting to grow alongside the firm. I enjoy going to work every single day, whether I get to the hardboiled eggs in time or not.

      Cons

      - Comp ranges for certain roles likely have unfairly limited upside during blowout years compared to peers' at competitors - Lack of promotional ladder and titles likely does in some way contribute to lower retention around the 2 and 5 year marks, where those in other high-prestige industries will reliably be receiving career-affirming promotions. - While the firm sets a great precedent as one that is transparent about how the partners get paid and what the bonus pool is (and so on), you're still often left pondering "where does the money really go and why?" - Increasingly standardized and competitive recruiting process seems to eliminate a lot of the prototypical characters who have made IMC IMC - Pre-pandemic, there was an apparent widening gap between the "fun" group and the people who don't really attend events. The hiring surge can either bridge the gap or start to make things awkward. - I don't understand the Team Liquid partnership at all - Golden handcuffs and a bunch of other industry-standard stuff which isn't worth mentioning

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing place to work

      Jun 30, 2021 - Software Engineer in Katy, TX
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      Pros

      - Get to work with insanely smart people who are also super willing to share their knowledge with everyone no matter their tenure - All employees (including new graduates) are given a high level of responsibility from the start - Great compensation and perks - Good work/life balance with many social and fitness based events which help to foster great friendships with colleagues

      Cons

      High-paced environment may not be for everyone

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great perks, people and culture

      Jun 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Get to work with some of the smartest people I've encountered - Work/life balance is great - Endless perks and events - Pay is nice - Best idea wins environment - you feel important from Day 1

      Cons

      -High pressure, but what job doesn't have its moments

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Jun 9, 2021 - Grad Trader in Katy, TX
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      Pros

      Everything! This place is great

      Cons

      I don't have anything to add here.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Pretty Good

      Jun 5, 2021 - Graduate Trader in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      People are nice and very friendly

      Cons

      Stressful but manageable. COuld be better

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jul 7, 2021 - Junior Trader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life Nice salary Career growth

      Cons

      Long hours Competition Office politics Difficult

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      May 18, 2021 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great team to work with

      Cons

      there isn't any downside to the job

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Lafayette, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Very dynamic - Good benefits

      Cons

      None that come to mind

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