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Optiver

4.5
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at Optiver

9
9 rating for Recruitment, based on 17 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
Technical test, phone interview, skype interview, in person on site interview. Even mix of behavioural and technical questions with the latter focused on maths and probability
Graduate, Sydney
The interview process was fairly standard - resume screening, online coding quiz, phone interview, then in-person interview. It was nice to be flown into Sydney for the in-person interview so I could also see what the office and workplace is like.
Graduate, Sydney
1st round - mathematical testing 2nd round - behavioural - phone interview 3rd round - behavioural + problem solving - skype Final round - behavioural, problem solving (and + group)
Graduate, Sydney
Maths tests, phone interview, face to face interview 1, then a day with individual and group interviews, technical questions, shadowing and Q&A, followed by socialising.
Graduate, Sydney
Easy to follow structure. Valuable feedback after each stage of interviews.
Graduate, Sydney
Maths tests, phone interview, then in person interview 1 which had personal and technical interview, and 2 which had personal, technical x 2, group as well as shadowing traders and round table questions, then dinner
Graduate, Sydney
There was a series of 4 assessments. First was a maths and pattern recognition test, then a behavioural interview followed by 2 technical and behavioural interviews.
Graduate, Sydney
Process was very quick. Initially there was an online test followed by a phone and then skype interview and then I was flown out to Sydney for a whole day interview
Graduate, Sydney
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
A mix of technical/coding and personal/HR questions
Graduate, Sydney
Biggest strengths/weaknesses Times I have let a team down - how react How I reflect on things that have gone poorly/well
Graduate, Sydney
Behavioural and technical, which were relevant to the responsibilities of the role.
Graduate, Sydney
Favourite job I've worked and, and worst one. Why I underperformed in Uni for a particular semester.
Graduate, Sydney
On the technical side there was a variety of probability questions, requiring quick thinking and decent math skills.
Graduate, Sydney
Some analytical questions on statistics and then some behavioural questions
Graduate, Sydney
Behavioural interviews - about my skills, strengths and weaknesses, interests technical interview - networking knowledge
Graduate, Sydney
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Be relaxed and don't panic, try and think things through.
Graduate, Sydney
For the technical interview, prepare as you would for any other technical coding interview by reviewing Cracking the Coding Interview, doing practice questions on LeetCode, etc. Also do mock interviews with friends so you can practice saying your thought process out loud (which is more important that being able to code up the right solution).
Graduate, Sydney
Self-reflection is key and really important part of the process. So think of good examples for this
Graduate, Sydney
Be a legend
Graduate, Sydney
Learn communication skills, life is no longer about being smart only, you need to communicate effectively.
Graduate, Sydney
Practice solving logical puzzles under pressure.
Graduate, Sydney
We're looking for switched on, hard working and smart people who can communicate well and are genuine, so apply if you are like that I guess
Graduate, Sydney
Be passionate about problem solving.
Graduate, Sydney
Be genuine and looking to improve. Understand the tech but ready to ask questions or take on feedback when wrong.
Graduate, Sydney
Going over some simple mental math shortcuts could be helpful to let you focus on the meat of the problems. Be resilient and keep going if you get an answer wrong.
Graduate, Sydney
Be very self reflective in both your analytical and behavioural questions. They don't expect you to get everything right and you should definitely be able to admit when you are wrong as well
Graduate, Sydney