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Updated Jun 05, 2014
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FX Sales Associate Interview

FX Sales Associate
San Francisco, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at FXCM.

Interview Details I was interviewed by three FXCM employees: first, by a language specialist, then by a team lead, and last by the VP of the office. I did extensive research on the company and on currency trading in general; as such, I was prepared.

Interview Question – The pace of the questioning was quick.   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

I applied online and interviewed at FXCM.

Interview Details The interview was unstructured and the software architect didn't seem to be expecting me. I first discussed the role with the project manager and then went to speak with the software architect. He didn't have anything specific to discuss and we began talking about a different, more challenging role. I returned later in the day to speak with a technologist, who mined my knowledge conversationally.

Interview Question – In what situation would pre-iteration cause a significant problem?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Bilingual Operation Associate Interview

Bilingual Operation Associate
Dallas, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FXCM.

Interview Details Telephone interview first, and then onsite interview. The onsite containing test on customer service and excel and translate Chinese email to English. The tests were not too hard but took some time. The interview including a language oral test and meeting with the team leader.

Interview Question – Describe a conflict you face in your team experience.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tech Support Interview

Tech Support
New York, NY (US)

I applied in-person - interviewed at FXCM in February 2010.

Interview Details simple and straightforward

Interview Question – met with several people and the process took several days   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technology Intern Interview

Technology Intern
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FXCM in March 2014.

Interview Details Applied through university. This was for the Pro group, so it is NOT part of the retail division. Exchanged a few responses with HR, who was really awesome. I then did an on site interview at their NY location, and did two back to back interviews. One was with the Head of Production and the other with an Engineer in the Production group. Questions were mostly about my software development experience and a few questions about TCP/ IP.

Negotiation Details – The salary isn't great, and they don't pay for your commute. However, it is a GREAT experience, and I've learned a lot about FX and programming since I've been here. Everybody in the Pro group is extremely qualified at what they do, and have had significant experience in FX.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

FX Sales Broker Interview

FX Sales Broker
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at FXCM in February 2014.

Interview Details HR Contacted me one day after applying online.

Interview Question – 1-) Explain FXCM. So make sure you know exactly what they do.
2-) Asked me to show some knowledge of trading
3-) Where do you get your market news from
  Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Multimedia Specialist Interview

Multimedia Specialist

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at FXCM in November 2013.

Interview Details Was contacted very soon after submitting my application online by an internal recruiter. Had a 20 minute phone interview with said recruiter. Phone interview contained soft questions about my past experience. This was followed up by a one hour interview with the hiring manager where experience and ability was further discussed along with what the job would entail. Nothing too difficult to answer. I was asked to create a 30 video spot based on a voice over that was prerecorded. I was given 3 days to complete this assignment. The creation of the spot took about 6 hours to complete. In my opinion, its a little out of the ordinary to create such a piece for a prospective company. My merits have usually been judged on my past work presented in my portfolio. A week or two went by and I finally got an answer. I was told that I submitted a great piece one they felt "lead the pack", but the company recently instated a hiring freeze and could not hire at the time. I was told they would revisit the hiring for the position at the beginning of the year. Haven't heard from them, but I could care less. I felt like the people I dealt with were overall good people.

Interview Question – Would you create a video based on a voiceover we provide?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at FXCM in December 2013.

Interview Details I had a horrible experience. They were very unprofessional in coordinating interviews -- seems like they don't respect prospective interns anyway.

HR coordinator, after a phone screening, invited me to the office. She wasn't sure who i will be talking to at all?! 15 mins later a guy came to interview me. He wasn't even in the department I'm supposed to be working in. He folded my resume 3 times. didn't even read it, and tried to read it while he was talking to me. He didn't know how to interview and I was the one asking all the questions and driving the conversation.

He also asked me some very technical knowledge about forex trading which I didn't need to know, since it wasn't in the job description.

He said the guy who I'll be interning for will talk to me next, but he's busy at the moment. They left me waiting for another 15 mins. The first guy came back and said he's not available and walked me out of the office. They'd be interviewing a few more candidates and will let me know if I'm worth a second round. This definitely put me in a disadvantage since I am not talking to the main guy here.

During the conversation he also said negative things about this company. All red flags about morale and disorganization. I came back home, wrote them a thank-you note and said "thank you but I believe i'm not the right fit for your company."

Never in my interviewing career have I felt so unworthy and disrespected. If they don't respect my time, they won't respect me when I work there. Thanks God for letting me know this is the wrong place before it's too late.

Interview Question – Some technical stuff   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

FX Sales Associate Interview

FX Sales Associate

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FXCM in January 2009.

Interview Details Before going to the interview, go to the website and learn about the company, additionally mention that you are trading on a DEMO account. Talk about the markets it will help you.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Service Representative Interview

Financial Service Representative
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at FXCM in October 2013.

Interview Details Interviewed with human resources and another phone interview with a project lead. I was invited for an in person interview and met with two managers, one via webcam. Interview questions were rather standard. They are looking for people who are especially interested in financial markets, and previous knowledge of or experience in FX is not necessary.

Interview Question – Several questions about you would explain financial concepts or events to clients.   Answer Question

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