ICAP plc Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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ICAP plc Group CEO and Director Michael A. Spencer
Michael A. Spencer
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Pros
  • Good salary; good work-life balance; great people to work with (in 3 reviews)

  • good working environment and unique crowd of people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • you face tough competetion from electronic broking (in 4 reviews)

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  1. ICAP Job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compensation Accountant in Bloomfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Compensation Accountant in Bloomfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ICAP plc (More than a year)

    Pros

    great environment and supportive managers,

    Cons

    significant management decisions affecting local employees are made overseas


  2. Director, Travel & Entertainment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ICAP plc full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast Paced Environment, Personable Staff

    Cons

    Located in Jersey City, New Jersey


  3. Insurance employee

    Former Employee - Insurance Employee in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Insurance Employee in Athens, GA

    Pros

    Threre were not any delays in payment and the working hours were as mentioned in the job description.

    Cons

    Trere were periods when there was not any time for a break.


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  5. Excellent

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    Current Employee - Bond Broker in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Bond Broker in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people and attentive bosses

    Cons

    The hours, and being in new Jersey insy=tead of Manhattan


  6. ICAP broker

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    Current Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICAP plc full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    comprehensive mrkt place for w/ a variety of trading platforms across all products

    Cons

    Current regulatory environment had curbed volume


  7. IT Operations Support

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are exposed to mutliple cutting edge technologies with amble in-house training to support the product. New employee Salaries and benefits are competitive for the financial industry.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted or rewarded as IT departments have a tendency to become compartmentalized and not aware of surrounding talent. Raise are very inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Hire within when applicable. Evaluate talent and ensure employees are paid at fair market value. Good employees leave the firm simply because new hires with less experience are coming in with higher salaries.


  8. Broker

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging, competitive, and fun enviroment

    Cons

    Can be slow at times.


  9. Market Data Support Manager

    Former Employee - Market Data Support Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Market Data Support Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Energetic environment to work in

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced to work in


  10. Broker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual attire-nice to work in NJ

    Cons

    Absolutely no job security or loyalty. No teamwork, you work as an individual within your group and you better keep up your revenue because they will cut your salary every month.


  11. Great people and environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICAP plc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    After office hour client building, fast-paced environment, amazing people. Really a good sense of community within the desks they grow to be like your family.

    Cons

    unfulfilling at times, when market is slow your day drags. The day to day job is not as exciting as it seems.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be a bit more transparent about where they believe the company is moving and how to shape the company in a way that can battle market shocks.



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