Optiver Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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4.2
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  • "Long hours which are (unfortunately) an industry standard(in 10 reviews)

  • "Bit of discrepancy in salary between developers and traders(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Benefits to work with optiver"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Optiver part-time

    Pros

    They have very nice clientele here.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets very hectic

  2. "Quant Researcher"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    Excellent environment, Thrilling job and Good Infra

    Cons

    More working Hours and Bossy colleagues


  3. Helpful (11)

    "Not a good experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optiver full-time

    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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  4. "Incredible company to work for with better benefits than any company out there."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Operations Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay and bonus, Free breakfast and lunch, fun company events

    Cons

    There were no cons with this job

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  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    Interesting problems and good people to work with

    Cons

    Not enough people to get things done

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  6. "Interesting company to work for, but it has flaws"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Amsterdam

    I worked at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn, good pay, international.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure, depending on the team you're placed on you have very little support from colleagues/mentor.

  7. "Good exposure to derivatives trading"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork is given high weight

    Cons

    Turnover is on the higher side

  8. "Good remuneration at a cost"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Sydney

    I have been working at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and good bonuses

    Cons

    I can be hard to maintain a work life balance

  9. "Nice place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Junior Trader 

    I worked at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    It is a Nice place to work

    Cons

    It is a Great place to work.

  10. "Excellent company to start a career in trading"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Optiver full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, transparent bonus policy

    Cons

    No obvious disadvantages for junior roles

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