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ICAP plc Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
3 Reviews
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ICAP plc Group CEO and Director Michael A. Spencer
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    R & D - Jersey City

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at ICAP plc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, health benefits are OK but very expensive

    Cons

    Where do I start?
    Icap EBS is like nothing I have seen in my life and if I shared even an ounce what goes on there you'd think I am making it up. No leadership, no vision, no strategy, no competency, no loyalty, no growth, no future.
    The only concern is cost-cutting at the expense of everything.
    I'd run from any job offers, I would not recommend this place to anyone and I cannot wait to leave!
    I would rate the company -5 stars if I could. There is no consideration for process, policy, proper management of ideas. The leadership is senior in title, but extremely inexperienced in running a company.
    The company offers health benefits, which you need in case you are at the brink of a nervous breakdown caused by the crazy circus you will report to everyday. No 401K matching, benefits are very expensive. No consideration for diversity, mentorship, networking etc.
    I can go on for days, but the bottom line is avoid this place at all cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some competent management, at least someone who knows what process is and why we should follow it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dead end

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at ICAP plc

    Pros

    Technical learning curve is good because of a few sound professionals. It you manage your superiors and their expectations correctly, you can have a laid back environment. Also they have not had many lay offs, so you are secure in this market.

    Cons

    Management is very wishy washy in terms of understanding time-work ratio, recognizing accomplishments, rewarding accomplishments, approachability and decision making capabilities. For instance the management thinks the number of hours at work is more important than either quality of work or accomplishments over and above your yearly goals. There is also a lot of politics that influence the workings of the technology team, information is not passed around to team mates and is kept as privileged information for control, a few blame games and numerous coffee room maneuvering which has in the past two years taken a toll on employees in general. Benefits are average to sub average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure management incompetence is not tried to be pushed down the ladder and that all employees are being treated fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Treat you like an object that can be discarded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Big name company
    - Fellow colleagues can be great to work with
    - Charity day is fun

    Cons

    - Will sack you without any prior warnings or formal written process even though they have no basis (cannot take them to Employment Tribunal unless you have been there for over 2 years)
    - management are clueless and look at only the money aspect
    - you are thrown in the deep end from day one without any guidance or real help
    - compassion is alien to them regardless of an employee's circumstances

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - get managers to give actual guidance and help to new employees.
    - do not treat people like objects which you can throw away when ever you want without a real reason
    - have some loyalty to your employees who go out of their way to work extra hours consistently to get projects completed for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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