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Compliance Officer

Interactive Brokers Greenwich, CT

Interactive Brokers LLC is the fastest growing online broker in the U.S. and serves an increasingly large institutional and sophisticated individual… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Software Engineer - Mobile Platforms

Interactive Brokers Tallinn +3 locations

Dynamic and innovative software development has propelled Interactive Brokers to 1st place in the Barron’s Magazine “Electronic Broker” ranking for… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Paralegal - Litigation/Regulatory

Interactive Brokers DC Ranch, AZ

• Provide support and assistance to IB in-house counsel in FINRA, CFTC and NFA arbitrations and legal proceedings, including assisting with review… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Junior Compliance Analyst

Interactive Brokers Chicago, IL

• Prepare Surveillance Report review and memorialization • Regulatory Filings • Assist with Anti Money Laundering Program • Conduct Fraud… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Senior Java Developer

Interactive Brokers Budapest

Dynamic and innovative software development has propelled Interactive Brokers to 1st place in the Barron’s Magazine “Electronic Broker” ranking for… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Technical Support Representative

Interactive Brokers Greenwich, CT +2 locations

• Support client inquiries received via inbound calls, online chats and a proprietary email messaging system. Inquiries will encompass a broad range… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Client On Boarding Representative

Interactive Brokers Greenwich, CT

• Reach out to top tiered new clients and determine needs and objectives. • Work closely with IB sales representatives to better understand client… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

API Support Technician

Interactive Brokers Andheri East

Client support • Assist clients to develop and debug their applications connecting to the IB API through which they can apply automated trading… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Customer Service Representative - Trade Issues

Interactive Brokers Chicago, IL

• Problem management with focus on wide scale service issues. Core competencies include, but are not limited to: trade and margin analysis, a wide… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Software Engineer

Interactive Brokers Andheri East

• Research, conceive and develop technology solutions to extend and improve IB's customer facing and back-end applications. • Write client… Glassdoor

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    Everyone against everyone. Highly political. No life

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Greenwich, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Greenwich, CT (US)

    I worked at Interactive Brokers full-time (more than 3 years)


    Free lunch and free health insurance (you will regret it later)


    The governing style is absolute tyranny.

    Crazy night/weekend hours, frequent wake-up calls. Your pay will likely not reflect that. Developers are production management team by themselves.

    Everyone is anti-social. You will never discuss your weekend or kids/family with any of your co-workers. Even an elevator conversation arriving at / departing from work (I am officially off at that time, right?) is all about what projects you or I are working on.

    Did I just say "kids"? Forget you have kids (or are ever going to have them), and never mention it, or else... (see below)

    When looking for candidates, top managers always ask their junior managers (who bring candidates to them), if a candidate has any kids. This is outright illegal to ask a candidate of, so I am not sure how they get this information. A typical answer is "well, he/she does, but the youngest one is almost 15 and will soon head out for college." (what?)

    The process of assigning blame (or getting your things ready in case stuff happens) is very important, and takes about 30% of your work time. Any minor system malfunction looks like a public execution of whoever was found "guilty", and everyone is made aware of that.

    Managers afraid to make any design decisions, and the most specific request I have ever heard was "build us a system that will work for us". In the end if it doesn't "work as our users were envisioning it in their head" it is all your fault.

    You will have to pretend your boss (and his/her boss and so on) is the smartest guy on Earth, and you 100% agree with what they say on every account. You cannot possibly have an opinion, and you should feel lucky at any time of day (or night; you do work nights) that you are here.

    Unprofessionalism, Disrespect, and Hate are the top human qualities here. You will spend most time fighting your peers. Everyone thinks highly of themselves, and hates everyone who is new to the company.

    People come and go. Some positions are advertised on-going for years because people don't stay for long.

    Many people who currently work here will be lying about how "great" this place is. They think If they tell you the truth, people will avoid them just because of the strange things they are talking about all the time. This is a typical victim mentality, so I don't blame them for lying. When I spoke to a recruiter, I was surprised with how many people are looking to escape from this place.

    There are many more things that you should know before you start here, but I want to get back to my Saturday morning, and move on with my life, as reviving these images in my head from a few years ago takes quite a bit of energy and grief. I hope I have given people enough warning to make them stop and think before you make a decision that will affect your life for the next few years.

    P.S. I have learned a lot. People who work with me right now (at another company) admire my survival skills, and they say I will survive anywhere. Yes, this is a good skill to have, but I wish it hasn't come at such a price.

    I work at another firm in Finance now, and I am happy with my life, work, and my colleagues. Interactive Brokers is the biggest nightmare of my life.

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    Invest in your people (no one would listen, but I had to put some text in this box for completeness)

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