Client Service Representative (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 5, 2018
IB offers an opportunity for work/life balance. Centrally located in downtown Chicago, the commute is easy by public transportation. The company is rapidly growing with opportunities in multiple fields.
Free lunches, free healthcare, tuition reimbursement, no overtime
If you like working in a library environment where no one speaks to anyone, if you like a job where the only people who get good and interesting work have been there for decades, if you like working at a job where you have no communications with anyone other than email, if you like working with antiquated technology, if you like working as a new hire in a place where the documentation is only the code, if you like working in a place where they look for people that have a anti-social disorder, if you like terrible management and a very damaged corporate culture , if you like working in an environment where people have been there for decades protecting their pathetical little fiefdoms by not helping new hires that threaten them then this is the perfect job for you
Benefits but no time off, free lunch
Poor Management, Antiquated Technology, Very Cut Throat
Specialist (Current Employee) – Chicago – August 14, 2018
It's like working for a telemarketing company. No support, not tools to work with, poor training. New Accounts department is the worse, it's cut throat and stressful, also causes anxiety. They have no training manual and expect for you to learn everything overnight then work at the same pace as people who been there for 10 years or more. People don't get promoted but you are expected to work at a very fast pace. Numbers matter more than the quality of work. They give you free lunch so that you are glued to your desk.
Prime Brokerage Services (Former Employee) – Greenwich, CT – May 14, 2018
Highly administrative tasks with focus on processes instead of results. High turnover in customer services. If you like micromanagement and stable job you will like it here but be prepared to earn low salary and be humiliated daily.
Professional Services (Current Employee) – Greenwich, CT – June 19, 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 – June 8, 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 – March 2, 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.