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Optiver

4.5
  • #1 in Banking & financial services
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Diversity at Optiver

7.1
7.1 rating for Diversity, based on 15 reviews
Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.
Performance is key hiring metric, as a result, diversity a bit lacking. Noticeable lack of women and ethnic minorities. No formal diversity programs
Graduate, Sydney
Optiver is not too bad at D&I but there is still work to be done in this space (as there is with every other tech company too). Some awesome things we do include providing parental leave to either males or females which encourages more men to take time off for their kids. We also are accommodating to people who want to work part-time to spend more time with their children. We also have social events for women to give us an opportunity to meet the other women in the business. We are working hard in the recruitment space as well by sponsoring women in engineering student societies and hosting events such as Girls in Tech and F Factor. There is still more that we can do in this space (for now we have been primarily focusing on gender diversity) but I am glad that there are many people in the business who care and are working towards improving D&I.
Graduate, Sydney
Perhaps as diverse as a trading firm can be.
Graduate, Sydney
It's a male dominated company and industry but there is definitely a push for diversity across all respects.
Graduate, Sydney
there is some current diversity, though perhaps more a reflection of Sydney than company culture. Not overly aware of commitments on this issue for recruitment or retention.
Graduate, Sydney
They have commitment to diversity and there is definitely no indication that they are excluding any group but I feel they could be making a bigger effort to target minorities that aren't represented here and display themselves as a more diverse workplace
Graduate, Sydney
What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?
Programs at universities to promote the company
Graduate, Sydney
We have looked into rewording and redesigning our recruitment material to appeal to a wider audience. We also sponsor a variety of women in engineering societies and host events for women in tech groups such as Girls in Tech and F Factor.
Graduate, Sydney
There is low weight on academic results. Optiver tries to assess candidates based on metrics we they for.
Graduate, Sydney
I'm not sure.
Graduate, Sydney