Chopper Trading named in Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2012

Chopper Trading was recently named in Chicago Tribune’s annual Top Workplaces list. Each year,  companies ranging from banks to aerospace/defense contractors participate in surveys, in order to identify the top workplaces in the Chicago area. Chopper Trading was recognized for meeting high national standards out of over 250 organizations that participated in the poll!

Employees were asked a variety of questions, including how executive leadership is guiding the company, how well the firm performs, and how connected employees feel to their work.

This selection is another positive indicator of the commitment that I have made to investing in our employees and the community, as a whole. Congratulations to the entire Chopper team!

Read more about it here.

Read more Chopper Trading’s hiring strategy in the Smart Business Magazine interview with Raj Fernando.

Raj Fernando: Recruiting only “A” players for Chopper Trading

I often get questions about our recruitment practices at Chopper Trading. I did a five page interview with Smart Business that talks about what we look for in new recruits as well as what we do to keep current employees happy in a dynamic business environment.


Why Raj Fernando recruits only “A” players for Chopper Trading

Though the trading floor is bustling and intense when the markets are open, the scene in Chopper Trading’s break room is quite the opposite when they close. There, in the 3,000-square-foot spaciousness, you’ll find some of Chopper’s 150 employees lifting weights or winding down with a game of table tennis or foosball. After working hours, they often go out together, and enjoy using the company’s season tickets to cheer on Chicago sports teams including the Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs or White Sox…


Click here to read the full Smart Business Interview with Raj Fernando.