FXCM Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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FXCM CEO and Director Drew Niv
Drew Niv
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Pros
  • good place to start if you are new to the industry and market (in 9 reviews)

  • You do learn a lot about trading Forex (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • These few people who joined the company a while back have held the spot and control the information going to upper management to keep it that way (in 8 reviews)

  • High turnover, poor handling of bad staffing choices (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Compliance Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM

    Pros

    Interesting, challenging work, great team

    Cons

    high volatility, regulations constantly changing


  2. great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM

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

    Pros

    it is a great company

    Cons

    constantly growing company, must work hard to get your self notice


  3. Helpful (1)

    N/A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM

    Pros

    There is room for growth

    Cons

    the pay is non nego

    Advice to Management

    Be yourself and be efficient


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  5. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM full-time

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

    Pros

    The company is a Market leader in it's industry. There is lots of room for learning and growth within the company. Management is very approachable and cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Salaries are fair, not tops around. But for most the other benefits and good salary, outweigh any financial gains available elsewhere.


  6. brilliant and great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FXCM

    Pros

    great work life balance and great compensation

    Cons

    none so far and excellent company all round


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great place to gain valuable international experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FXCM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The entrepreneurial atmosphere at FXCM is great for junior employees looking for an organization that truly values meaningful contributions to the company and rewards them with more exciting and challenging responsibilities. There are virtually no limits to what bright, driven, dedicated individuals can do at FXCM because new opportunities are consistently given to those who offer innovative solutions to challenges that the company faces. This includes, and almost certainly will involve, international opportunities. The partners are also very involved in what happens at the company on many levels - so direct interaction with the most senior management is not uncommon. For those interested in the challenge, FXCM is a great place to work.

    Cons

    High turnover and lack of stability. Because the company is so entrepreneurial, things are constantly changing. While this can be exciting it at times, it also leads to frustrations and disappointments.

    Advice to Management

    Constant changes and surprises may be good for the bottom line, but it's eating away at the human resources that make these goals come to fruition. Effective project planning, better training, and compensation that's more in line with comparable roles in the industry are all important for recruiting talent and keeping resources from flocking away.


  8. Helpful (1)

    FSR

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training program, friendly coworkers, and management has an open-door policy. Management understands that there can be a steep learning at first.

    Cons

    The micromanagement. Management wants to know everything that you are doing, all of the time. While this can be a good thing, I will like to have a little less supervision at time.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Summer Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM

    Pros

    Learned how to use a Bloomberg Terminal and work with a great team of market analysts

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  10. Helpful (1)

    Excellent career opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at FXCM full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    -ability to move up quickly based on hard work and performance
    -flat organizational structure
    -fast paced and exciting day to day
    -great to be a part of FX industry leader- gives a front line view to the rapidly developing and changing industry

    Cons

    -can be stressful / demanding at time

    Advice to Management

    provide more information to tls and front line staff -increase transparency regarding strategic initiatives


  11. Helpful (2)

    Excellent company to start a career with

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Plano, TX

    I have been working at FXCM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great learning opportunities
    - Good place to develop several skills
    - Development opportunities
    - Good leadership
    - Excellent environment to learn more about the financial markets

    Cons

    - Management pushes you to perform at your best, which can be stressful at times. But, can be rewarding when you do well.

    Advice to Management

    - Communicate the company vision more frequently
    - Other than that, keep it up, you are doing a good job



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