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Good place to learn, but not grow

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ

I have been working at GAIN Capital

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great People and Knowledge base within the non-management team. Young and eager group of people make it challenging and a fun environment. Management is good when it comes to dealing with specific personal issues, granting vacation and such. but that is about it.

Cons

Management seems lost on their best days. Too many projects with out any research on profitably or success. Promotions are based more on who you kiss up to than what you can do or your work performance. Certain dept have carte blanche while others tend to be left with all the blame. They love throwing out ideas, getting them 95% done, and then not finishing them. They take the credit for good work, never passing it on, though they will pass the blame immediately to their subordinates without a moments thought.

Advice to Management

Leave. Since the departure of the prior CEO, the company has continuously underperformed, while spending a massive amounts on projects that have gone no where. Start evaluating projects before there started, and when they don't meet expectations do something about it, don't let it linger. And if a project fails due to human capital, do something about it, IE fire them, don't transfer them.

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  1. Ok place when it was < 150 employees and felt more entrepreneurial.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

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

    Pros

    Generally good people to work with.
    Company has track record of rapid growth

    Cons

    Company is involved in too many projects with out increasing head count
    Everyone fights to get their project done and doesnt take constraints into account.
    Business practices are being scrutinized by regulatory bodies
    employees are overworked without and recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Invest resources in your human capital.
    some bad hiring choices in middle management


  2. It's a shame Sr. Management cares more about their beach houses than the people who help make them rich (their workers).

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gain is filled with great people, beautiful women, hard workers, fun and young professionals. Some of middle management cares about their employees. Advancement within the company is possible if you work hard and get the right boss.

    Cons

    Greedy, selfish and clueless Sr. Management team. Bonuses and raises have nothing to do with actual performance and everything to do with who you kiss ass to and who you report to. Salaries are completely inconsistent throughout the company. There are very few quality managers who have any idea how to properly manage people.

    Advice to Management

    If the only reason you are an executive is so you can brag to your buddies at the country club, please just leave. There are plenty of unemployed people out there with the experience, knowledge and compassion to run the company in a proper way. Stop focussing all your efforts on making the balance sheet look good for an IPO or buyout that will never happen and start focusing on employee development, management training, and just plain doing the right things.


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