CMC Markets Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
25 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.4
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
CMC Markets Executive Chairman Peter Cruddas
Peter Cruddas
7 Ratings

25 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. A solid place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BI Development Team Leader in Brighton, Erie, NY
    Former Employee - BI Development Team Leader in Brighton, Erie, NY

    I worked at CMC Markets (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun and engaging Environment, Social bunch

    Cons

    Change their minds like the wind

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a stratergy


  2. middle management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at CMC Markets full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy in work, nice office, good location, product is decent

    Cons

    lack progression
    low salary
    politics and back stabbing everywhere, within team and among departments with evil intentions

    Advice to Management

    open your eyes wide to see who are the real contributors and who are just good for nothing boot lickers.
    best advice is to change everyone and start new


  3. When times are good it's great, when they're bad it's horrid.

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

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free cereal, entertaining office politics, mostly nice people, going through a good time at the moment - long may it continue.

    Even if you don't get a bonus during your time there, you'll probably get redundancy or an exit package.

    Work life balance depends on which department you are in, if revenue generating then staffing within your team will be sufficient so you can leave around 5pm.

    There have been some cracking expensive parties of late. Yeehah!

    Cons

    When the good times end, then beginneth the blood bath. Long history of rapid expansion and excess followed by severe culls. Hire and fire culture. If you're offered a glass office don't accept the poisoned chalice - senior management tend to just disappear one day, never to be seen in the CMC building again.

    Some of the management team have been promoted by default because their boss got the chop in the last wave of culls. They know their necks are on the chopping block next leading to a culture of fear. Unfortunately some of them resort to passive aggressive/bullying behaviour as many earlier reviews testify.

    During the interview process you would be wise to enquire as to why your predecessor(s) and previous team members left. I witnessed talented and hard working people being ground down by certain managers infamous for their deceptively charming facade and penchant for Teflon.

    As in any organisation, the majority of people are decent human beings but there are a few rotters to be avoided.

    Back office functions are understaffed so expect to be working of an evening.

    No working from home so you'll need to take annual leave to wait in for deliveries and repairs/services.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff and train managers in effective leadership methods.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Fun1

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

    I worked at CMC Markets

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work good offices decent hours

    Cons

    Nothing amazing company. Great money making opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Not much keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (1)

    never join them

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CMC Markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    learning new technologies and end to end information.

    Cons

    Leadership/Management is way below standard.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Bad management decision but great to learn new technoligies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at CMC Markets

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

    Pros

    Started making profits so good bonus for a good performer. work life balance.

    Cons

    Bad management, no focus, no strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Value employee values and hire some talented people to run the company. There are a lot of jokers. This company a has a lot of potential.


  8. Good salary but it has not to do with Investment Banking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Management Executive in Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Account Management Executive in Hamburg (Germany)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good salary
    nice location
    casual environment

    Cons

    short term contracts
    a lot of times changing manager

    Advice to Management

    no


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great work-life balance where innovation is encouraged

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

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    * Company is now doing very well vs competitors - gives a buzz that it's going somewhere
    * Great work/life balance
    * Management gives autonomy to individuals below them and allows fostering of innovation
    * Nature of CEO-owned business removes bureaucracy - fewer management layers
    * Smart, friendly people who are hands-on with their work and know the industry well

    Cons

    * Some mid-management people relatively reluctant to implement change
    * Relatively small company - a lot of your friends won't know much about it
    * No working at home during working hours (not an issue for me but may be for some)

    Advice to Management

    * Promote, retain and train the best people
    * Keep the pace on responding to change


  10. Helpful (1)

    Avoid like the plague

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nothing that I can report on here

    Cons

    No career progression, arrogant management, racism and sexism. Long hours. Products do not work. There is a culture of fear in the office. Working here is not a good idea

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourselves and maybe you have a chance


  11. Clueless management

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

    I worked at CMC Markets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location of the office close to a lot of things handy at lunchtime

    Cons

    Pay, atmosphere, HR, sexism. Lack of career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Try and treat employees like humans. Note to HR you are not better than everyone else.



Showing 25 of 26 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.