Great knowledge sharing and group orientated focus. Excellent training provided and good group of people to work with. Recently joined Geneva in Dublin with previous trading experience. Some insights that may be useful to experienced traders deciding if Geneva is suitable for them: This company has broken out of the mould of traditional trading houses and invests heavily in their own technology.
There are a lot of opportunities to collaborate and learn from traders with different styles and approaches. Only real negative is that the office is a bit dated and spread over three floors. I believe a move is in the pipeline though. Flexible schedule Can bring your own view and innovate new Good facilities.
Long hours Work life balance is almost non existent Ruthless business, you'd want to do well straight away. Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your insights on some of the pros that make Geneva a great place to work. The trading industry is definitely not a fit for everyone, but those that have the passion, commitment and drive have uncapped earning potential. We have many traders who have excelled personally and financially throughout their careers at Geneva.
The community relies on everyone sharing — Add Anonymous Review. Down to earth colleagues on trading floor. New technology coming on stream. Costs starting to creep excessively high compared with rivals. I was one of the first traders in when Geneva founded in Dublin. We were a group of seven traders. Having losses was not tolerated.
That is the reason why company is still around. People are milked like cows and than they are fired all of a sudden. One partner hires, the other partner fires.
Good cop, bad cop. Admit that you are only interested in young slaves - once they stop producing you fire them - average turnover is three years. While we always appreciate feedback and look to improve our organization, this review does not accurately reflect Geneva Trading, our culture, or our values.
Additionally, the desk fee information is grossly inaccurate. Regarding turnover, we understand that while the trading industry is not for everyone and has changed substantially over the past 16 years, Geneva Trading has talented and profitable traders who have been with the firm since shortly after its founding and who continue to thrive as the firm and industry have evolved.
Takes around 12 weeks, so within 12 weeks you could be a trader. Trainee traders spend more time with senior traders. Company is on the right path. Plenty of earning potential. Be your own boss. Be prepared to earn 16k per year for 2 years. I would not recommend scalping as a career! Treat your employees better. Treat your trainees better.
Erase the divide between Dublin and Chicago. I could go on. Middle Management is great, surrounded by a lot of highly educated staff, who are good at their jobs. HR and Admin support is good at what they do. The culture is changing rapidly. By making the Senior Traders happy, they neglect the new traders. Please remember, a junior trader today, will be senior trader in the future. Thank you for your review and honest appraisal of your experience. We can only get better if we hear from our people.
While it is true that we are focusing a great deal of resources on our senior traders I hope that you don't feel like you are not valued here at Geneva - you are! I'd personally like to hear more from you so that I can understand what you need in order to reach your goals. Please don't hesitate to send me an email directly or swing by my office if you are here in Chicago. It's really a good plece to start a trading career, with bountiful chances to engage in the execellent execution technology and advanced analytics techniques in the derivatives trading business.
The colleagues and the management are very supportive and helpful. Overall, it's a good place to work in, grow and thrive. Nothing signficantly unsatisfied has been found so far. Sometimes you are left with too much work and not rewarded for extra time or effort.
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Pros Great knowledge sharing and group orientated focus. Cons No cons that stand out. Flag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate. I have been working at Geneva Trading full-time Pros Recently joined Geneva in Dublin with previous trading experience. Cons Only real negative is that the office is a bit dated and spread over three floors. Pros Flexible schedule Can bring your own view and innovate new Good facilities. Cons Long hours Work life balance is almost non existent Ruthless business, you'd want to do well straight away.
Pros Down to earth colleagues on trading floor. Cons Costs starting to creep excessively high compared with rivals. Former Employee - Trader in Dublin, Co. Pros I was one of the first traders in when Geneva founded in Dublin. Advice to Management Be more hones! Pros - Tough but challenging learning experience. Advice to Management Trainee traders spend more time with senior traders.
Pros Plenty of earning potential. Cons no perks, moderate to poor management, long hours, non-transferable skills. Advice to Management Treat your employees better. Pros Middle Management is great, surrounded by a lot of highly educated staff, who are good at their jobs.
Cons The culture is changing rapidly. Advice to Management Communication. Geneva Trading Response 25 Apr — President. Pros It's really a good plece to start a trading career, with bountiful chances to engage in the execellent execution technology and advanced analytics techniques in the derivatives trading business. Cons Nothing signficantly unsatisfied has been found so far. Pros Great exposure to new technology. Cons Sometimes you are left with too much work and not rewarded for extra time or effort.
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