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High politics

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at IG Group

Pros

- good work life balance

Cons

- Highly political environment
- Fading entrepreneurial fading

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work and good package if you negotiate proper..

    Cons

    In India people are not aware of company. So please develop a better india website... So that people can join..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aggressive..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Learning experience but increasingly bureaucratic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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