At IMC (Chicago), 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 171 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.93. It was published on Sep 6, 2017. 2414 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
We have special and unique benefits here.
People celebrate special events around here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked IMC (Chicago) to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

IMC is a technology-driven trading firm. We develop innovative technology and employ advanced trading strategies to make markets on more than 100 of the world’s best-regulated trading venues. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, 60606 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois, 60606 US Employees: 225
Employees Worldwide: 500 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1989

IMC (Chicago) has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2018 (ranked 23)

view of our open trading floor

Perks and Programs

We asked IMC (Chicago) to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: IMC matches dollar for dollar up to $1,000 per employee per year. In addition, we donate to causes in honor of employees’ efforts such as participating in a fundraiser or serving on a Board. In the last 12 months, we’ve match approximately $47,000 in donations from Chicago employees
  • Having fun at work: IMC encourages celebration with fun office-wide events such as: concerts, summer BBQ with family, bowling, Cubs games, competitive Chase Corporate Challenge, annual holiday party, IMC sports teams, volunteering/partnering with local Chicago schools, and cross-team dinners…just to name a few! We also come together for the annual IMC Weekend Away — an all-expenses paid trip where you and your colleagues can hang out, bond, and celebrate the team’s hard work.
  • Global Opportunities: At IMC, the world is your oyster. We have opportunities across the globe and believe that sharing knowledge across cultures gives us a competitive edge. We regularly send people overseas for short and long term assignments.
  • Responsibility right away: No matter how new you are at IMC, you are given alot of responsibility. Graduates especially find that they have the ability to make an impact right away.
  • Great working environment: Everything you need to be comfortable and do your best work is available at your fingertips - free breakfast, snacks, and lunch, massages on-site, games when you need down time, and best of all - extremely intelligent colleagues for collaboration and learning.
  • The best of the best benefits: The well-being of our employees is paramount. Therefore we offer fully paid insurance for you and your dependents. Additionally, we offer a 4 month paid maternity leave, monthly stipend for gym memberships, as well as many other cutting edge perks.


4% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
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20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 16 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
4 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 4 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
20 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 16 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 80 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
80 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take10 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*8 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*80 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$1,700,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $47,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
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IMC Chicago

How to Get Hired

We asked IMC (Chicago) for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We are looking for people who have a relentless drive to make things better and are passionate about success.  We think we can teach you what you need to know to be successful here as long as you have the right attitude and a high level of aptitude. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We like to see a competitiveness and a desire to win for all of our roles.  

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are looking for top technical talent in various roles and with all levels of experience. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Check out our website at and apply!

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