At Online Trading Academy, 95 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 188 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.19. It was published on Jul 3, 2018. 1728 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People care about each other here.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked Online Trading Academy to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Online Trading Academy is the world leader in professional education for investors looking to build life-changing skills to succeed in the financial markets. Through innovative education and relentless commitment to student success OTA services a vibrant community of over 65,000 students.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Education & Training
US Headquarters: Irvine, California, 92614 US Sites: 34
US Employees: 241 Employees Worldwide: 241
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1997

Grand Opening Corporate Offices

Perks and Programs

We asked Online Trading Academy to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Complimentary Meals: All employees receive free breakfast and lunch every day. Employees may also chose from vegan, vegetarian, or Kosher options. We also host monthly birthday/anniversary celebrations with snacks and cake. Ice cream socials happen randomly in addition to a Summer BBQ and Christmas party. Always plenty of food within reach!
  • Financial Education Programs: All employees have access to all of our on-campus and online courses. Where else can you get free education on the most important decisions you ones!?
  • Complimentary Car Wash: We offer onsite weekly car washes and employees receive 1 free car wash per month.
  • Essential Training Programs: We offer ongoing live and online training for all roles across the organization. 
  • Prize Giveaways: Each monthly birthday/anniversary celebration, we have a department host a warm-up game where departments or individuals compete for prizes such as movie tickets or gift cards...and bragging rights! Everyone on site or on virtual cameras gets to participate!
  • Financial Assistance: Upon request, OTA offers interest-free financial assistance to employees who may need help with unexpected expenses, up to $2000/employee.
  • Fitness Club: OTA offers subsidized memberships at 24 Hour Fitness.
  • Corporate Discounts: OTA offers employees access to partnership programs that provide discounts on dining and entertainment.


25% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary50% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for company pays $400 towards med + $15 towards dental per month)
Employee Appreciation Day

Community and Environmental Impact

VP of Procurement & HR Leads environmental impact team Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Opening night International Conference


Awards Night at Conference

How to Get Hired

We asked Online Trading Academy 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 look for people who go above and beyond, those who are not limited to their job description, but want to help improve the company, their OTA family. These are individuals who are accountable for their actions and understand what a strong work ethic entails. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Get noticed by engaging with recruiters on Linkedin and/or directly via their corporate email or phone number. Share your excitement for the opportunity and position. 

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

Varies by location, please check our career page, LinkedIn, and Indeed for open postitions. 

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

Please check our career page, LinkedIn, and Indeed for open postitions and apply by sending in your resume. 

hiring Outlook

50 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 10% Job Growth
39 Average applicants per opening 3,000 Total job applicants
6% New hires by employee referrals 3% Openings filled by current employees
2 Recent graduates hired 11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

Follow Online Trading Academy

Related Companies