IG Group Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior QA Tester in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Junior QA Tester in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and you get the other benefits of drinks once in a month.

    Cons

    I don't think there is anything bad in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice experience

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

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - funny and friendly environment
    - people are smart, dedicated and passionate
    - mid-management nice and open to improvements and employees needs

    Cons

    - no real possibilities for growth
    - not advanced at all, technology need to be improved, and also the way to use it.
    - senior management don't even know their employees...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and meet your people and recognize their value!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging and Friendly

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

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great working culture, support when new, good level of training, possibility to move around within the business, good pay and perks, balance of work and play, met many lovely people

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of cohesion and structure on bigger projects, lots of pushing back on deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Developer

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

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working hours (except when on support) and pay is competitive. Overall though it's a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Very limited progression path and at times you feel like you're just plodding along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to engage staff at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging, fast paced work place

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

    I have been working at IG Group full-time

    Pros

    Access to latest technologies, regularly pushing the technical boundaries with suppliers as the flag bearer, modern and fun office with excellent amenities. Competitive pay and benefits, close to Gym.

    Cons

    The fast pace is often at the compromise of technical training and staff growth is limited, lack of or limited planning for projects and a 'just make it work' approach. IT staff participate in on call work with time in lieu as compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your staff, treat them as your greatest assets and as people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work and good package if you negotiate proper..

    Cons

    In India people are not aware of company. So please develop a better india website... So that people can join..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aggressive..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    7.5/10 - Work here but not for long. Stepping stone company for the young ambitious type.

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

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People work together and are very lovely to work with.
    Advanced tech.
    Medium to fair salary. IG want to say they pay like a bank but they don't.
    Good parties and monthly free drinks.

    Cons

    Redundancies made but some middle managers remain. Costing the company 250k a year in salary etc.per person. Possibly a further round of redundancies needed to me made to the middle management not just the long running staff who hold the company up.
    Bonus pots seem like an old boys club, not linked to how well teams have done but restricted.
    High rate of attrition. People leave because there is no career prospects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the end of year appraisal system. It's currently a joke.
    There is also less than zero career development paths for staff in Dev, Marketing and IT Prod.
    This is why people leave. Promote from within, even if it hurts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great environment for learning

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

    I have been working at IG Group full-time

    Pros

    Long sighted business strategy from management
    Talented people to work with
    God work life balance
    Flat structure

    Cons

    Difficult to progress career internally, but for the most part this isn't an issue for me. Given the flat structure there would be no change in roles or responsibilities
    Out of hours support rota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep i tup

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

    Senior Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at IG Group full-time

    Pros

    relatively relaxed environment, great people, using cutting edge technology

    Cons

    not a technology company
    lack of communication between teams
    very limited career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need a CTO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing place to get exposed to new technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Java/C++ Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Java/C++ Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to state of the art technology.
    Team are very well balanced.
    Reasonable working ours.

    Cons

    Open plan is a little bit noisy.
    Off ours support was little bit inconvenient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say against the management style. The group I have worked for was very well structured and the tasks were managed properly. They have to continue following the management principles used so far.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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