ICAP plc

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ICAP plc Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
34 Reviews
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34 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    ICAP is a dying industry.

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

    I have been working at ICAP plc as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some great people there, learned a lot. Lots of action, never a boring moment, good culture. Pretty much a frat house, and there's always leftover free food in the kitchen.

    Cons

    Industry is dying and there is little room for growing with the company since it's basically going nowhere. Everything is going electronic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to learn how to deal with interns. Rather than sticking them on a desk and expecting them to pretend they love everything about everything, they should give them tasks to do and maybe some direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Good.

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

    I have been working at ICAP plc

    Pros

    Respectful, smart people, smart managers

    Cons

    technologists are not number 1. Business is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    match 401K

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at ICAP plc

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, nice people. the work environment is no aggressive or uptight like at some firms like goldman sachs, the management is not too rigid or strict, they have the right balance of strictness and cool. It is small enough not for one to be just another number and big enough to be able to move ahead and have the right growth opportunities. People that come from other companies usually stay longer than they do at other companies. The work environment is friendly, laid back, and dedicated to growth.

    Cons

    management is too lax on some employees, too harsh on others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best brokers to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Broker in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ICAP plc full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good reputation in the industry, strong name

    Cons

    Commission structure not as good as some of the smaller houses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Full of opportunities, energetic environment and supportive management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities and provide room for development, work with scheduled timelines, decent compensation and benefits, fun and enjoyable working environment

    Cons

    Lack of integration with global management and processes, flat hierarchy thus, do not expect much of promotion in title but incentives in bonuses and pay increment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more feedback to employees and performance metrics to hit in order to achieve corporate goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    micro manage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    money money money and more money

    Cons

    long hours, and constant email 24-7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop looking over my shoulder when you know I know what I'm doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced and exciting.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICAP plc

    Pros

    Desk rotation and shadowing programme

    Cons

    Not enough work provided to interns.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    ICAP is a great company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Voice Broking in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Voice Broking in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ICAP plc as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. good pay 2. nice environment. 3. learn many things

    Cons

    1. workload is heavy 2. under pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great time, not long term career path!

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

    I worked at ICAP plc as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great time, lots of going out and make great friendships. Also excellent culture of feedback. Huge bonuses very quickly. If you wont to work in a bank, you get good exposure and contacts

    Cons

    You are working alongside many who don't even have a degree which would suggest it is not very technical. Also don't think it is easy to move elsewhere for career. No long term career security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Support in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ICAP plc

    Pros

    This is a good place to work in, if you are willing to work with the way things work there.

    Cons

    Usual problems that most companies have. Lack of communication. Useless middle tier managers. Lack of focus in some of the projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward loyalty

    Approves of CEO

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