GAIN Capital Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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GAIN Capital CEO Glenn Stevens
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Pros
  • good experience for entry level positions (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)

  • If you are looking for a management team embodying the motto 'you are expendable', look no further (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good place to start out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to start a career. people are very nice. the pay for meals for some shifts

    Cons

    there is very little advancement opportunity. basically, once you have been at entry level for a few years, you need to start looking for your next job

    Advice to Management

    if you want to keep young talent, you need to give opportunities for advancement. also, be more clear with the future vision of the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Gain Review

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    Former Employee - Forex Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Forex Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start out of college

    Cons

    Company unclear on objectives at times.

    Advice to Management

    invest more into employee training


  3. Helpful (1)

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Other than some good people, most upper management are weasels.

    Cons

    Anyone above Manager level needs to go; horrible environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the morons working there, which is about 80% of the company.


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  5. It all depends

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This job is not one of those jobs that consumes your life. You're not checking e-mails till 8-9 PM every night and being mentally exhausted. You come in, make your calls, and get your numbers. If you do your job competently working 9-6, that's fine. If you perform, you have relative freedom to take days off and live your life. Compensation is not investment banker level but the interview process and the actual work you do isn't anywhere near as demanding.

    Cons

    It's not a huge company so there's limited space to move up. Strategy as dictated by marketing dept. seems a bit unclear at times. If you don't perform well, management is not shy about letting you know you are replaceable. The hard truth is..you probably are. If you're unhappy working here because you think you're meant to do bigger things then invest in yourself while you're working here. Learn a language. Take your CFA. Take classes to acquire concrete skills in demand at other places.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have more of a program in place to develop talent but I understand this is a business. I don't really have any advice. The company seems to be profitable and achieving it's purpose.


  6. Great company to start and learn

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and great managers

    Cons

    Lower pay, not many internal opportunities


  7. Helpful (2)

    Going down hill

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    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.


  8. Good Start

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very low salaries, unstable company


  9. Helpful (9)

    Awful Environment

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    Current Employee - Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Terrible environment

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate
    Current Employee - Operations Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Customer service

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bedminster, NJ
    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.



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