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GAIN Capital Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
53 Reviews
2.7
53 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. 6 people found this helpful  

    An abusive & ethically challenged management team not lacking in bullying tactics with the charm of a used car salesman

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

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have the privilege of boasting to your friends and family that you are employed.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a management team embodying the motto 'you are expendable', look no further. Gain will neither invest in you, nurture your talent, reward your hard work nor see any worth in you at all. Frankly, they are not sure why they even hired you in the first place. This is a chaotic and highly dysfunctional culture with each employee attempting to survive yet another day, week, month and year from witchhunts that permeate the ranks particularly when something inexplicably may not align with ill-conceived planning, unreasonable expectations and crude methodologies. Did I mention zero accountability, decency and respect by senior leadership? These are all foreign notions to each of them. If you care at all about your mental health and professional reputation, bypass this place. It is vitriolic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management since they are all worthless. My advice is to the board - replace all management members starting with the longest tenured.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Formative experience.

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, generous salaries, relaxed work environment. There used to be great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Entrenched marketing management has too much control, has botched too many projects and wasted too much money. Not professional in tracking projects or in allocating money and ROI. They seem to be getting more and more oblivious to clients' needs and concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up management in marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start but no place to go once you're there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    -Nice people
    -Pretty good benefits
    -Decent compensation

    Cons

    -Senior management works like a cult - you'll never get help or even hired for that matter if they don't like you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Birdseye View

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GAIN Capital as a contractor

    Pros

    The management and staff at GAIN are all solid, hard-working people. The company is doing well and there are significant growth opportunities. A lot of work has been done over the past year to get the business on track.

    Cons

    The Bedminster location can be challenging. Finding top talent in the FinTech space is difficult at best. There is a lot of competition for talent which puts a strain on certain departments like IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose momentum on big picture projects! Keep the focus on core values and hold employees to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Transitioning into corporate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a great place to learn very quickly, with room to grow for entry to mid-level professionals. People are generally helpful if you are proactive. Being independent and self-motivated is generally appreciated.

    Cons

    You can hit a wall and given little to no direction on upward movement within the company. There are mixed messages from management at times on the direction of the company. Seems like management is unclear on where to take the company, and that affects employee performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and communication are needed. Without the support of management, employees are unmotivated and unclear on company strategy and direction. Employees need more appreciation and recognition while company is figuring out its transition into becoming more corporate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Never a dull moment

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    Current Employee - Manager, Operations in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager, Operations in Bedminster, NJ

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

    Pros

    Its 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in and value your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    review of my job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    good location to my house

    Cons

    feels like dead end job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Easy paced

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    Current Employee - Director in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Bedminster, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, No commute to city, good benefits

    Cons

    Average Pay, Top mgmt not aggressively developing products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more competitive and become #1

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dysfunctional management and work environment

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You have a chance to get a series 3

    Cons

    the 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 ManagementAdvice

    You must develop a management training program that is completely separate from the current management's input.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dreaming to get out of here everyday

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no career advancement at all. the compensation is a joke. they give some employees 3% yearly raise and they think its a mercy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus on your employees, treat them like asset of the company, dont treat them like liability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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