Trading Assistant

Status:
Trading Assistant
at
Group/Division/Type: Prop Trading
City:

Chicago, IL 60610
United States

Interviewed: February 2013

Overall experience

Very Positive

Difficulty

Very Difficult

General Interview Information

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

2-3 months

Interview Details

What did the interview consist of?
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Background Check
Please describe the interview / hiring process.
I applied to the position online and received a call from a recruiter. The time between the application and the call is hard to say since I was applying to many different places over an extended period of time.

I spoke with the recruiter over the phone for an initial screening and was referred to a specific team within the company. The team members each spoke with me over the phone via conference call, and decided to fly me into Chicago for a face-to-face meet. The flight and limo ride over was all paid for, and took me the entire day to interview with the different teams.

Each team asked different questions ranging from statistics to brainteasers to behavioral questions and my goals and aspirations. Finally I was given a written IQ test of some sort and was released after a short chat with the recruiter.

My impression of the interviews was very positive as the environment seemed relaxed and unburdened by the formalities of the common BB interviews. Jeans and flip flops, shorts and t-shirts were the norm and everyone seemed to be at ease. In conclusion I enjoyed the whole process.

I was given an offer to join a few days after the final interview and I accepted.

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