Susquehanna International Group - Operations

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Hey guys,

job search has been rough for me but I have an interview coming up with SIG, in ops. I know its ops but is something.

Anyone else have experience interviewing with SIG and/or their ops department?

and info would prove very helpful

Thanks in advance

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Jun 22, 2011

GF works there, she got asked a number of brainteasers on the phone so I'd be up on those.

its one way or the other: hate me or admire.

Jun 22, 2011

I heard SIG has the best work culture ever. They treat you really well.

Jun 22, 2011

I was an AT at SIG for a year. After that year, I wasn't invited to trade for them (our desk got crushed and was looking to scale down), but they liked me and offered me an ops position, which I didn't take. I can tell you that the firm is great, the ops people are pretty smart. Culture is the same as the rest of the firm. You get to be involved on how trades affect settlements, p/l, etc. Ops people sat on the trading floor near the traders. I'm not comfortable posting the comp they offered me, but it was significantly less than what they pay traders and assistant traders.

They're a good firm. If you want to work in ops, look into it.

Jun 22, 2011

I am interviewing for the Research Analyst position for equity options, Do you know what the typical compensation was like? Base and bonus, if you know. I have sellside and buyside experience.

Thanks.

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Jun 22, 2011

@letsgomets

Do you know if ops ppl can transition into an assitant trader/trader role further down the line??
Have you seen it happen with the ppl you were working with??
actually trying to leverage the ops position into a trading role further down the line after 1 or 2 yrs in ops

@lotsofquestions

Seems like the avg for a RA is around 80K ish according to glassdoor. Not sure how reliable
the numbers are. See for yourself at glassdoor.com and gluck with the interview.

Jun 22, 2011

bean, at other firms, transitioning from ops to a trader role is possible. At SIG, it's highly unlikely. If you want to trade for them, why don't you apply for an AT role? More specifically, what do you expect to gain from ops that would make you a better trader?

Jun 22, 2011

@letsgomets:

Don't really expect to gain anything new...
maybe get an "inside track" into internal hirings maybe
or networking with the traders: "lets give this kid a shot"
type of deal

Currently working in ops right now so I guess its my way in...
would prefer to break in as a assistant trader right off the bat but
no trading exp, no designation (7/63 etc)

so my plan is ops->asst ->trader???

quick question, would it be a automatic ding if the hr asked me why sig
and long term goals etc and I say something like "want to get into trading by starting
in ops and moving up"

would they think "ok this kid is not interested in the position he applied for
but rather using it as leverage for a asst trader position later on so we rather
hire a guy that wants to work and move up in the ops dept????

Jun 22, 2011

anyone???

Jun 22, 2011
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