HIFX

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HIFX Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Exciting FX company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Dynamic workforce and a feel of a start-up yet. The location in financial district was good. Ability to learn more about FX markets was great. Diverse workforce and lots of different personalities. Open door policy with local management, and open floor plan for full communication with different teams.

    Cons

    Limited budgets for improving computer systems. Not much in company training initiatives or company events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More advertising and increased staffing level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start your career but other than that...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at HIFX

    Pros

    If you want to start a career in FX this is a good place to start out at.

    Cons

    Ridiculous hours for the amount of pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dealer in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Dealer in Auckland (New Zealand)

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

    Pros

    It was a company that focused on FX and there was a bad culture of everyone going for late night drinks every night and not actually knowing much about FX

    Cons

    Culture had no drive. Compensation structure was poor - leadership refused to update this despite the fact all employees we pushing for change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor commission structure meant no long term benefit of staying with the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great senior management but head od desks need some work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Windsor, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations in Windsor, South West England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Interesting job, great colleagues, lovely offices and if your face fits then you are made!

    Cons

    If your face does not fit you are out the door before you can say 'I quit' however if you are a pretty blonde with a nice figure the world is yours.....

    Middle management (head of desks) need work however the Senior Directors/Management are better!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your HOD's!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Boiler room environment, great place to cut your teeth, but you got to have balls to survive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about FX and sales. Very sales focused. Renumeration is good for those that are successful but standard pay is otherwise low.
    Meritocratic environment.
    Successful sales business.

    Cons

    Wide boy approach, can be a bit of a bullying environment. Cut throat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cash in before the business and the market worsens.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place to start if you are just graduated

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HIFX

    Pros

    Interest job, good colleuages. Nice office

    Cons

    Middle management is not capable

  8.  

    HiFX offers good sales career opportunities and decent earnings opportunity within the commercial FX sector.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive, Corporate FX Services in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive, Corporate FX Services in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at HIFX

    Pros

    HiFX is a growing company within the niche commercial FX market providing foreign exchange services to corporate and private clients. The company has a lot of career opportunity for sales professionals looking to develop careers within tele-based sales and field sales. Whilst the sales roles are tough, the top sales executives earn very well and the commission and bonus structure is quite generous so there if definately significant £OTE if you work hard and put in the effort required to be successful. HiFX is based in Windsor so it's a really attractive career option for anyone wanting to work within financial services sales but not wanting to commute into the City/London.

    HiFX is one of the established and most successful companies in its sector so it's good to know I have a heavyweight company on my CV.

    The business was only set up in 1998 so the working atmosphere is still very sales-driven and entreperneurial with most staff enjoying a close working contact with senior management and directors on a day to day basis.

    I've always found the company to be very socialable and there is a great friendly atmosphere in the office.

    Cons

    Parking in Windsor town centre is limited to car parks which can be expensive if you do not purchase your car parking season ticket through the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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