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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Jersey City, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

I have been working at ICAP plc

Pros

Technical learning curve is good because of a few sound professionals. It you manage your superiors and their expectations correctly, you can have a laid back environment. Also they have not had many lay offs, so you are secure in this market.

Cons

Management is very wishy washy in terms of understanding time-work ratio, recognizing accomplishments, rewarding accomplishments, approachability and decision making capabilities. For instance the management thinks the number of hours at work is more important than either quality of work or accomplishments over and above your yearly goals. There is also a lot of politics that influence the workings of the technology team, information is not passed around to team mates and is kept as privileged information for control, a few blame games and numerous coffee room maneuvering which has in the past two years taken a toll on employees in general. Benefits are average to sub average.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure management incompetence is not tried to be pushed down the ladder and that all employees are being treated fairly.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Good temporarily but harmful in the long term.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at ICAP plc

    Pros

    Laid back environment with good work life balance. Smart people and relatively motivated workforce. Part of a larger more growth intensive company.

    Cons

    Ultra-political management team. Limited opportunities for growth. Extreme distrust of other areas of the organization. The business seems to be in the dying throes of being a formidable force on the street. There is lack of innovation in new product areas and a complete disregard for the ideas of others. It's all about being politically connected in this division. ICAP as a whole, however, is a completely different story than the lackluster Electronic Broking Division. Great company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your people and provide them opportunities to innovate.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Overall a good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at ICAP plc

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, nice people. the work environment is no aggressive or uptight like at some firms like goldman sachs, the management is not too rigid or strict, they have the right balance of strictness and cool. It is small enough not for one to be just another number and big enough to be able to move ahead and have the right growth opportunities. People that come from other companies usually stay longer than they do at other companies. The work environment is friendly, laid back, and dedicated to growth.

    Cons

    management is too lax on some employees, too harsh on others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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