GAIN Capital
2.1 of 5 38 reviews
www.gaincapital.com Bedminster, NJ 500 to 999 Employees

GAIN Capital Reviews

Updated Mar 12, 2014
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2.1 38 reviews

                             

28% Approve of the CEO

GAIN Capital CEO Glenn Stevens

Glenn Stevens

(25 ratings)

19% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Never a dull moment

Manager, Operations (Current Employee)
Bedminster, NJ

I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIts a small enough company where individuals have the opportunity to effect change. Its great for an entry level position but when advancement opportunities do come along, the compensation is not commensurate. It's a fun, addictive place to work.

ConsPriorities shift too often. There is often a lack of direction.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in and value your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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review of my job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at GAIN Capital

Prosgood location to my house

Consfeels like dead end job

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Easy paced

Director (Current Employee)
Bedminster, NJ

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

ProsGood work culture, No commute to city, good benefits

ConsAverage Pay, Top mgmt not aggressively developing products

Advice to Senior ManagementGet more competitive and become #1

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dysfunctional management and work environment

Client Service Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at GAIN Capital full-time for more than a year

ProsYou have a chance to get a series 3

Consthe problem with this company is there are a lot of bad and ineffective managers. These managers pal around with other bad managers and form cliques. Then bad workers pal around with these managers forming another clique which gets them promoted causing this vicious cycle of incompetence. The strong employees who don't kiss butt to join the cliques are usually outcast because these inept individuals feel threatened and are either let go or leave.
The managers are only focused with developing their own careers and do nothing to develop those under them.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou must develop a management training program that is completely separate from the current management's input.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dreaming to get out of here everyday

Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFree coffee, water, but please bring your own mug. They even cut budgets in cups.

Consno career advancement at all. the compensation is a joke. they give some employees 3% yearly raise and they think its a mercy.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease focus on your employees, treat them like asset of the company, dont treat them like liability.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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ok place to work

Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Bedminster, NJ

I worked at GAIN Capital full-time for more than a year

ProsGood people to work with

ConsManagement - lack of direction at company

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your best performers -

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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you can find a better job

Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Pros- free coffee
- bagels on Friday

ConsI was under stress every day there, and actually got sick from that. It's company's strategy to keep a carrot in front of your nose, to give you hard time for not being able to bite it but once you bite it they would raise a bonus bar higher. So it's just not worth it. The management is incredibly snobby, they consider their employees as replaceable tools, not as team members. Instead of working on a culture (or simply saying hello when passing you by) they invite consultants or try to micromanage you more. The product itself is no good, same issues stay forever. Instead of correcting them, money gets spent on marketing.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so incredibly cheap and try to respect others.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not worth it!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at GAIN Capital

ProsMaybe bagel Friday just without the plates and pizza without the toppings.

Cons- Employees are been taken advantage off and underpaid.
- Cut your bonus without notification
- Lack of communication
- No career advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementShow that you actually care about your employees.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cut your bonus whenever they want

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at GAIN Capital

ProsPeople are pretty laid back

ConsNo career advancement. Under appreciated efforts.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee retention should be a high priority

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Change is coming for you miserable low/mid/upper management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bedminster, NJ

I worked at GAIN Capital full-time

ProsMaybe the free water and cups

ConsA very disrespectful/ unprofessional group of managers. If FXCM purchased the company, there is no doubt in my mind most if not all of the mid-upper CS management would lose their jobs. Just a horrible experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the rock you came from under and be miserable by yourselves.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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