IG Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Could do so much better with the staff and technology - high staff turnover in most IT departments.

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IG full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Location in central London
    Friendly staff at same or lower levels
    Free fruit daily and free monthly Friday night drinks for all.
    Decent monthly pay package, share matching scheme and contributory pension.

    Cons

    Blame culture is big, given the claim to not be one.
    High churn of staff meant you never knew who'd be working with you on a project from day to day.
    Chasm between the workers and senior staff - who redefine the word 'unapproachable'.
    VERY cliquey environment to work within - if you weren't one of the in crowd, boy did you know it.
    Annual bonus inconsistent in allocation to those seemingly doing a similar job.
    They don't understand at all career progression or aspirations of staff who want to move up.
    Projects seem to materialise from no where with no business case, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get a proper strategic plan and stick to it. You are now a big company - act like one, rather than one that acts on whimsical fancies.

  2. Normal,boring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IG

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great boss and events

    Cons

    Long working hours, no bonding time

    Advice to Management

    Show more concern for workers

  3. nice......

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice and excellent place to work in

    Cons

    Its very stressful and demanding

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  5. Good learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IG

    Pros

    Good place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Salary is good, better than other companies.

  6. Good place to work and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good financial background and business
    Very Good Yearly bonus

    Cons

    Team Management could have been better

  7. Operations Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good teamwork, laid back atmosphere, monthly drinks, Christmas party.

    Clearly a great business model that is not going to fail anytime soon

    Cons

    blame culture is rife,

    pay is poor, bonuses are not necessarily linked to performance, too many good employees leave

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to the best people!

  8. Nice building, nice people, not the worst place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IG full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great facilities for employees. Clean showers, changing rooms and kitchens. Great perks such as gym allowance, private health care and bonuses.

    Cons

    They believe they are an agile company yet not really grasped what agile is. They use project managers and a hydrid product owner/scrum master and business analyst as a hybrid stakeholder or prodcut owner. The Pm office does not have programme managers or a real grasp on project and programme governance however that's partly due to senior management that have been at IG a long time and do.not know any other way of working.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to changes and adaptation. There are more efficient ways of working in the world than IG world.

  9. Nice experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at IG full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Listen and meet your people and recognize their value!

  10. Lack of career progression

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    Former Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IG full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IG Group use cutting-edge technology, and staff are meant to have time to keep their skills up-to-date, but the reality doesn't happen often. I was able to pick up some new skills. There's free fruit daily and free drinks once a month. The office is new and conveniently located and in the square mile, so it is easy to get to. Overall, most people are friendly, but there is a clique culture and some staff do not act professionally.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines meant working long hours and over Christmas and New Year's Eve as the company had poor planning. Staff not recognised for doing hard work and long hours, and there are not any career progression prospects. Staff seem to be treated the same, irrelevant if one colleague has a couple years of experience and another has over 12 years of experience. Progression, more than anything, seems to be related to who has been at the company the longest or who fits into the "old boy's club". Hours are also 9:00-6:00, and they are not very flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Look at staff career progression and recognise staff for doing hard/good work, especially when meeting your difficult deadlines due to lack of planning at the top. I would have stayed on had I been able to progress.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Continue to engage staff at all levels.

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