Optiver Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2020

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4.3
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  • "Bit of discrepancy in salary between developers and traders(in 10 reviews)

  • "Long hours which are (unfortunately) an industry standard(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "A year at Optiver London"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Training Program - Merchandising in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Optiver full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, strive for greatness

    Cons

    High pressure environment, not for everyone

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Junior Trader"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, lovely employees, no hierarchy in idea implementation

    Cons

    There is not really a negative point, it just depends on the person?


  3. Helpful (2)

    "software developer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optiver

    Pros

    Good working environment, A well balanced lifestyle, The working place is located in Amsterdam

    Cons

    The responding efficiency is not quick.

  4. "Good company to work for."

    5.0
     

    I worked at Optiver

    Pros

    Good employer, good conditions. Great work environment. Steep learning curve. Lot of flexibility. A lot of young people.

    Cons

    A lot of young people.

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Incredibly passionate environment. The smartest people in the world converge in Amsterdam"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Derivatives Trader 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    -Very strong work ethic -Hire and fire policy. Only the best survive -Best Equity Derivatives Trading company -Excellent coaching and mentoring -WIll work with the No 1 boys in the business -Never a dull day at work

    Cons

    - Working in offices outside of Amsterdam is a bit like working in a Frat house. Chicago and Australian offices are very territorial/clannish - Job growth is restricted to the business of derivatives. - Very strict non-compete.

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  6. "Optiver Sydney"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    * Delicious, free food * Good salary growth * Young people

    Cons

    * Managers who aren't interested in people skills * Long hours * Toxic, competitive culture * Poor opportunities for women

  7. "Good Perks - High Stress"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Junior Trader in Sydney

    I worked at Optiver full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High remuneration, interesting problems and challenges.

    Cons

    High turnover, little work-life balance.

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Great people and challenging work

    Cons

    Not much that I can think of

  9. "Grow your career"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Administration in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Optiver full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, creating great content

    Cons

    newer managers were tasked with managing large teams

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company where you can truly make an impact"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Optiver full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great local management team, values employees, challenging work, tangible impact, compensation directly correlates with good work ethic and increased responsibilities

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes a while to get new ideas and processes approved, but understandably that is for security purposes

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