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Edmond Eger III
5 Ratings

    Great people, management not great in some places

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OANDA full-time for more than a year


    Free drinks and lunches and snacks. The people are great and historically, OANDA has been really good at keeping talent and treating their people well.


    A significant amount of volatility in the company and almost no career growth opportunity within the customer service department. There is definitely a cultural divide and this causes many misunderstandings

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    Find out who the valuable people are and trust them.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at OANDA.

    Interview Details

    I had previously interviewed for a contract position, and received an offer I declined in order to return to a previous employer. HR kept track of when I would be ready to interview again and got in touch. We arranged to have me come into the office for two one-hour interviews, back to back.

    The first was with a recruiter, plus two engineers. We talked a fair amount about my background, and experience with key technologies, then moved onto technical questions. They started with a series of questions that were well outside my stated areas of strength, which was pretty humiliating and definitely got things started on the wrong foot. It's surprisingly hard to do well once you're off your game. They then moved on to a few questions that were more relevant to my experience and areas of interest, which was much more welcome.

    The second interview was with two other engineers, both managers. They again started with my background, and we talked about what I'd been doing since I last interviewed with the company. They were very interested in understanding what motivated me to come in for another interview, and what I was looking for in an employer. When we moved to technical questions, they struggled to find appropriate questions that I hadn't answered before. I think I made a good impression. We ended the interview by talking about what it would take to get me on board with the company, and then did a short tour of the office space.

    The next day, HR got in touch to let me know they would like to extend an offer, and to get ballpark salary information. I got the offer letter about two weeks later. I had received other offers in the meantime, and did ask for some changes to the package offer. My recruiter really went to bat for me, but although they were able to make some changes, I decided to accept a position elsewhere.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a simple polynomial expression, calculate the derivative.   Answer Question
    • Given a currency value, add thousand-separator commas.   Answer Question
    • How do you create a function that increments a variable that isn't accessible from outside the function?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    OANDA is a small company that can't offer the same kinds of compensation that other larger organizations can. This doesn't simply mean monetary compensation, but also the reputational currency of having worked at world-class technology companies.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.oanda.com
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors FXCM

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