Optiver Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2021

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4.3
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Pros
  • "People, work environment, remuneration, work life balance(in 33 reviews)

  • "Very nice and smart people to work with(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours which are (unfortunately) an industry standard(in 10 reviews)

  • "Relies strongly on organic growth, doesn't hire many experienced traders(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Benefits to work with optiver

      29 Sep 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      They have very nice clientele here.

      Cons

      Sometimes it gets very hectic

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Quant Researcher

      26 Sep 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent environment, Thrilling job and Good Infra

      Cons

      More working Hours and Bossy colleagues

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Not a good experience

      10 May 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The money is good and glassdoor needs atleast 20 words and I still couldnt complete20.

      Cons

      Not many exit opportunities, discriminating between dutch and non dutch and firing rate is very high

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      11 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      After a while, the cracks start to show

      9 Jun 2021 - Anonymous in Sydney
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good culture around openness and sharing Free breakfast and lunch

      Cons

      Management are poorly trained and unable to handle extreme pressure from senior leadership. Managers favor brown-nosing over hard earned achievements. The 'feedback culture' is a false-positive, some use this constructively whereas others use this to belittle. Lots of politics Toxic culture

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very good

      9 Jun 2021 - Graduate Trader in Sydney
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very good working environment and perks

      Cons

      Very challenging tasks every day

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good

      20 May 2021 - Trader in Hong Kong
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      very good, collaborative, good remuneration

      Cons

      very stressful, long working hours

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Toxic culture in once-upon-a-time nice place to work

      19 Apr 2021 - Software Developer in Sydney
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There are some really nice and smart people. Work can be interesting. Having barista on site is quite nice.

      Cons

      Shame those nice people are not in position to make change. Optiver used to be nice place to work. Then management and HR decided that people can more productive if they are told that everything they do can be better or done faster. Toxic culture of blame. People become withdrawn due to the excessive load and expectations. Some teams are worse than others. If someone decides a person should go, they will be bullied out of company using performance improvement program. If you are going through hiring, make sure to ask proper base salary since your bonus depends on rating and that is at mercy of management.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work at

      10 May 2021 - Trader in Amsterdam
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flat heirarchy, very open to change

      Cons

      Can’t think of any cons

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      20 Apr 2021 - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work-life balance, good pay

      Cons

      Technical debt in older projects (effort starting to go into it), bonus only comes once a year

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      24 Apr 2021 - Data Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      very good , reasonable, benefit are good

      Cons

      poor management , no stress free lunch

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