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17 days ago

JavaScript Developer – easy apply

IG Group United Kingdom

• To contribute to planning and subsequent development of IG applications, in line with IGs IT policies and procedures • To work within IGs… Glassdoor


17 days ago

Display specialist – easy apply

IG Group United Kingdom

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17 days ago

UX designer – easy apply

IG Group United Kingdom

• Responsible for the tactical usability upkeep of a complex global website (IG.com) across devices and platforms (web and mobile) • Accurately… Glassdoor


17 days ago

Trainee sales trader (German-speaking) – easy apply

IG Group United Kingdom

• Supporting clients with our various trading platforms • Assisting with general queries • Quoting prices and executing trades on behalf of… Glassdoor


17 days ago

Sales executive – easy apply

IG Group United Kingdom

In this role you wont be asked to do any cold calling, and you will receive a competitive package in return for your help in delivering both profits… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Social Media Administrator

IG Holdings Cape Town +2 locations

Social Media Administrator (Marketing/ Branding)R10 R14k neg This role will suit a candidate who is proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Admin Assistant

IG Holdings Stellenbosch +2 locations

Perm postStellenbosch Surroundings Duties include: • Enquiries about available stock • Sending of stock • Completing of documentation for sending… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Communications Manager

IG Holdings South Africa +2 locations

Communications ManagerRneg The following position has become available for a candidate with proven experience in Social Marketing: • Assisting… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Accountant

IG Holdings South Africa +2 locations

AccountantAffirmative Action Position R neg. Excellent opportunity for a hands on individual with at least 3-5 years experience in a Accountant… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Researcher

IG Holdings South Africa +2 locations

Senior ResearcherRneg Fixed Term Contract A Masters or Pref PhD degree is required with a working knowledge of a minimum of 3 years in the field of… Glassdoor


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    Learning experience but increasingly bureaucratic

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    Former Employee - Technical Team Lead  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Team Lead in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IG Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some excellent tech people working here that you can really learn from.

    Fast career development up to team lead due to very fast turnover of the better tech people.

    Good offices. Good social scene. Work is genuinely fun.

    Cons

    Senior management very out of touch with the jobs people are doing.

    The release procedure belongs in about 1998. Takes until 8am quite regularly and you have to stay up all night to do it. Of course people make mistakes having been up all night and it frequently goes wrong. Releases are only monthly because the procedure is so painful. There are some efforts to fix this but bureaucracy slows everything down and it is still very far from best practice.

    Not really embracing Agile. Eg, QA is a separate team, there aren't members of QA on a project team. Some QA is outsourced to India but for every pound it saves two are wasted on the inevitable misunderstanding that result from QA being 4,000 miles away and not sitting in any of the meetings. It is quite common to get into the office and spend your first two hours explaining why the bugs raised by India QA are based on misunderstandings of the solution rather than actual defects.

    Business managers who oversee tech projects don't really make the decisions, they just try to sit inbetween do-ers and deciders. This makes for some very weird Chinese whisper type conversations. The company recognised this but their solution was insane - more project managers so that now there is an extra link in the Chinese whispers chain.

    A lot of work is little more than vanity projects designed to make somebody senior feel special because he gets to sign some big cheques. These projects are always arranged so that reliable metrics on their effectiveness can not be gathered.

    Projects started without knowing what the project is for. A purpose gets bolted on later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must know who the under-performers are in senior management. Get rid and replace with competent people. Empower teams. Don't talk about "innovation" as some mysterious abstract quality - actually foster innovation.

    Turnover in IT is a big problem. It is just masked because the worse tech people stay for a long time. You're losing the best people because they can easily move on.

    Let the people making the software talk directly to the people who want it to be made instead of jumping through so many weird hoops.

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