All 20 IMC Financial Markets Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2017 1st Year Analyst Software Engineer Chicago Software Very Positive Average
2017 Intern Intern Chicago N/A Neutral Average
2017 Junior trader Amsterdam Prop Trading Positive Difficult
2017 Intern Trader Intern Sydney Trading Neutral Difficult
2017 Intern Trading intern Amsterdam Prop Trading Very Positive Average
2017 Intern intern Amsterdam Trading Neutral Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Trader Chicago N/A Neutral Average
2016 Junior Trader Junior Trader Amsterdam Prop Trading Very Positive Difficult
2016 Trader Trader Amsterdam Prop Trading Positive Difficult
2016 3rd+ Year Analyst Performance Analyst Amsterdam Performance Improvement Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Trader Intern Chicago Prop Trading Negative Difficult
2014 Intern Trading Intern Chicago Trading Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Trading Intern Chicago N/A Neutral Average
2014 Junior Trader Junior trader Chicago N/A Negative Difficult
2013 Intern Trading Internship Chicago Positive Average
2013 Intern Trading Intern Chicago Prop Trading Neutral Difficult
2012 Intern Trader Intern Chicago Neutral Average
2011 Intern Trading Intern Chicago Very Positive Difficult
2011 Trader Trader Chicago Trading Neutral Very Difficult
2011 Intern Summer Trading Intern Chicago Positive Difficult

Preview to 5 IMC Financial Markets Interviews Below

1. Trader Intern Interview

Process Description

Had an easy behavioral interview on campus. That was followed by an online skills test. Never heard back after that...

Example of Interview Question at IMC Financial Markets:

Behavioral questions were pretty basic though skills test was a little tricky. A lot of logic puzzles in the skills part. Also a lot of questions on graphs based on economic data.


2. Intern Interview

Process Description

Was met by two recruiters on campus. Both were HR. I applied online via a site specially for my university.

Example of Interview Question at IMC Financial Markets:

On the superday there was a round specifically for probability, which I very much struggled with.


3. Junior trader Interview

Process Description

Woman from HR reached out to me. Asked me to take on online assessment. Basically a speed race to read charts and use your calculator as quickly as possible. Then a sequence test with various shapes. Seems like a ridiculous way to weed out candidates..many other prop firms do brain teasers/mental math to see your thought process.

Sample Interview Question at IMC Financial Markets:

Chart reading involving summing columns and dividing; basic stuff like you would see on the ACT Science section--get to use a calculator; no intelligence req'd


4. Trader Intern Interview

Process Description

Applied via OCR, and was immediately sent to take two online tests. Both measured IQ/aptitude, with set time limits. About a month later, given access to record an online video interview, where you had 4-5 questions and had to record yourself talking to a camera. A few months later, I finally went onsite, and had 4 rounds of group interviews. The process was very long and disconnected - it was clear they had other candidates they wanted more.

IMC Financial Markets Interview Question Example:

There was an in-depth discussion on options and how to make markets on them, along with hedging them with other derivatives.


5. Trading intern Interview

Process Description

I applied online after meeting with traders from IMC at my school's career fair. Few days later, I was invited to complete online assessment (verbal, numerical and logical tests). Then I was invited to a skype interview (about fit and some technical questions).

Example of Interview Question at IMC Financial Markets:

Online assessment : verbal, numerical and logical. Verbal: 2 texts and multiple choice questions about the text (no other knowledge needed) Numerical: charts and tables then multiple choice question