GAIN Capital

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GAIN Capital Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
55 Reviews
2.6
55 Reviews
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GAIN Capital CEO Glenn Stevens
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Customer service

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

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    N/a. Stay away from this company.

    Cons

    Low pay. Greedy senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A Good Start For Your Career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAIN Capital

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Career Starter

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

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

    Pros

    Good entry level roles
    Chance to learn about financial markets
    Young environment with some good people

    Cons

    Very low remuneration for a financial services firm, only senior management get paid well
    Marketing - the firm is run by this department, major strategic decisions are made without input from other depts, often leads to costly mistakes
    Poor communication between departments
    No defined career path - good place to start your career but after that you hit a ceiling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show you value your employees by paying them well, in the long run it will benefit the firm.
    Until the power base is taken away from marketing the firm will struggle, all depts should have input regarding strategic decisions before they are made. Marketing should be held more accountable for their decisions.
    Ensure there are defined career paths for staff, too many good people leave because of the lack of advancement opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Entrepreneurial environment with Leadership willing to take necessary risks.

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership possesses solid business acumen. Hard work propels you forward within the organization, and decisions for the most part are made logically.

    Cons

    The currency market in general has been in a period of low volatility thus hard to turn a profit. You then have all the difficulties of companies struggling to turn a profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Pleasant working experience

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere young employees

    Cons

    The commute was terrible had to work holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is fine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, nice working experiance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice company, office future, time-off policies

    Cons

    Career Opportunities,benefits, peronal growth

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not with the times, no lateral movement, slow running company.

    • 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

    Pros

    My co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    Low pay-rate, slow paced work environment, not a ton going on for a back office role. In the midst of a acquisition and thing are always sticky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your workers appropriately, try to have a happier more exciting work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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