Anyone has experience with Geneva Trading?

Hi, and thanks in advance.

Title pretty much says it. I Got an offer from Geneva Trading in Chicago and wondering if anyone can shed some light.

I just started interviewing trading related roles not long ago. Just got a call this morning and Geneva is willing to extend an offer as junior trader (new grad no experience). So I have some questions before moving forward:

1) I haven't start talking about money yet. I'll start intern/training during my last quarter and start full time after graduate. I understand the starting salary probably won't be high to begin with, but I wonder how low it is? I had someone told me that they pays "shitty", and I wonder if anyone can confirm/rebut this claim? And what range should I be expecting?

2) I have seen Geneva's name pops up here and their. It seems they are at least reputable to some degree. I know this is not like Optiver/TMG but how good/bad is Geneva in the industry?

3) any other general comment on Geneva as well? Especially the technology and automatic/algo side? My impression is they are not big on automatic/algo from my interview, but any other info is appreciated.

Many thanks guys! I'll buy a bear to anyone who's in Chicago and willing to provide some suggestions ;)

Comments (7)

Dec 9, 2014 - 3:17pm
sygede, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Well most likely I'll buy a beer not a bear. And definitely not the BEAR.

Also, please excuse my typos. I'm on my phone :(

.....too lazy to write anything down here.
Dec 10, 2014 - 1:19pm
sygede, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Ha I wish. any insights?

.....too lazy to write anything down here.
Apr 14, 2017 - 12:47pm
timdug, what's your opinion? Comment below:

hey, I am also looking at the trainee program for Geneva in Dublin, Ireland. I wanted to know what the structure is for trainees. I just completed another traineeship in London but I cant stay living in London and wanted to find something in Dublin. These guys seem to be a good firm. I would like to find out if there is a salary for trainees. \ 1. Salary/ Comiss for trainees? 2. For graduating up to trader, what are the fees or is there a basic salary? What is the compensation package they offer? By doing the program I want to lower my risk ratio and up my win rate. Basically lifting my risk reward ratio overall. Thanks T

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Sep 5, 2017 - 11:55pm
marketeater, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Know someone who traded there. Salary data on glassdoor is pretty accurate. Have also heard the traders themselves may have to supply at least a portion of the capital for some duration of time. When you start racking up your Sharpe ratios, become experienced, etc. that goes away. Not a top-tier shop, but that doesn't matter. Go where you can become an experienced trader and the rest will follow

Sep 6, 2017 - 1:17am
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