GAIN Capital Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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GAIN Capital CEO Glenn Stevens
Glenn Stevens
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Pros
  • Its great for an entry level position but when advancement opportunities do come along, the compensation is not commensurate (in 3 reviews)

  • Generally good people to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low remuneration for a financial services firm, only senior management get paid well (in 4 reviews)

  • Management members have no clue how to lead or manage people (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great company to start and learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at GAIN Capital (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and great managers

    Cons

    Lower pay, not many internal opportunities

  2. Going down hill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ

    I worked at GAIN Capital

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

    Pros

    There was talk of growing the firm but failed on execution.. Could not walk the talk

    Cons

    Deteriorating work environment, low employee morale

    Advice to Management

    Respect the employees who were instrumental in positioning Gain where it stands today.

  3. Good Start

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

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very Friendly environment. They will support you as much as possible.humble management

    Cons

    Very low salaries, unstable company

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  5. Awful Environment

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

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing is good about this place anymore.

    Cons

    Stealing employees accrued PTO is clearly unethical.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and remember the firm's core values that you are trying to promote.

  6. Terrible environment

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

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This is the place for you if you like sinking ships, mediocrity and absent managers. Employment contracts can be updated as needed by the company.

    Cons

    Do not trust any contract. In one shot they cancelled everyone's accrued PTOs - and they are doing this in a very profitable year (due to market forces i.e. dumb luck). This is akin to stealing money from employees - especially the ones who have toiled the hardest and sacrificed time away from their families to accommodate Gain's schedule.
    It's even shady that they are doing this a few weeks before they close down my entire branch and lay off everyone.

    Advice to Management

    If you are moving operations to Europe- be honest with your employees. There is absolutely no reason to steal money.

  7. Customer service

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bedminster, NJ

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

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

    Pros

    N/a. Stay away from this company.

    Cons

    Low pay. Greedy senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.

  8. Good place to start, but high levels of stress

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

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mid level management is easy going and approachable

    Room for advancement

    Cons

    Information flow from management to client services reps is very poor

    Lack of training and transparency

    Pay is very low compared to the workload and stress level

    Advice to Management

    Direction of objectives and expectations needs to improve or associates will continuously leave

  9. A Good Start For Your Career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAIN Capital

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

    Pros

    A nice work environment. People are professional and respectful. Benefits are decent and pay is "OK" for those building a career.

    Cons

    Movement within is near impossible. Decisions are made by a "few" individuals. My way or the highway.

    Advice to Management

    Management is plugged in but lacks cohesiveness. I recommend they construct more of a lateral "round-table" type of organization at the management level so all are on the same page and can provide input during the early stages. Overall, they do a good job however managing the fast pace of FOREX

  10. Good start to a career

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

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn the fundamentals of a successful career

    Cons

    Not much room for growth within the company and they do not pay as well as their competitors.

  11. Forex specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forex Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Forex Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    Learn about the fundamental of trading commodity particularly currency

    Cons

    Dead end job, micro management

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