ICAP plc Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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ICAP plc Group CEO and Director 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. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Extern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Extern in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ICAP plc part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice lifestyle and really nice people. Learn a lot quickly and efficiently.

    Cons

    None to offer really. The company was great and I really enjoyed my time with them. Nothing but the highest regard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on making good programs that educate interns and really help them grow


  2. Exciting, fast-paced work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every day at ICAP was very exciting. It is a work hard play hard type of environment. It is challenging but you have more than enough resources to accomplish and excel at your tasks.

    Cons

    When the business was not good, it wasn't good for anyone. Also the fast paced environment translated to high stress at times. Definitely not for the weak-hearted.


  3. Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed being part of the culture

    Cons

    there are not any cons

    Advice to Management

    management does a great job


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  5. Great people and environment

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    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.


  6. Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    fast and heavy. if it is in fact for you, you'll love almost everything about it and get vey well compensated.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good social side. great compensation. you work off your own back, "eat what you kill" is the term of the industry. the dealing room is manic when busy. a busy and load dealing room is a good dealing room. when its quiet, that means people arent putting bro in so youre ferretting around but generally good banter. only the striong survive, weak either dont perform or are driven out. good working environment and unique crowd of people. its a mean and highly driven environment thats an amazing pace to work if youve got it in you. a lot of hours ith clients and general freedom as long as youre bringing the money in.

    Cons

    exit opportunities are not amazing. although this is a fact of the industry and not unique to icap. of all the other brokers icap would be out front as far as i can tell. learnig is on the job and you are not formally trained as such. although you leave at the bell generally, a good broker spends time with his clients / is outgathering new ones s one must make sacrifices on some level but these are offset by the many good factors mentioned above. if the jobis fr you, then you wont be much affected by any of these bad points.

    Advice to Management

    the company doesnt have many levels ofmanagement and has a very flat hierarchal system. there's a desk head who answers to the md, then in turn to the upper couple levels of management. so its not like a bank. desk heads are there because they generallu have the most experience and bring in the most bro. respect them and theyll respect you.


  8. Gratefull

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work enviroment and growth prospect.

    Cons

    The salary is not among the highest on market.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of interchange between ICAP offices among the globe.


  9. Phenomenal and personally professionally developing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Officer in Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Programmer Officer in Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Affiliation with Columbia University - In-country expertise and skills development/transfer - Brilliant public health programs

    Cons

    - Dependancy on funding makes positions temporary

    Advice to Management

    Diversification of funding to improve sustainability & integration into DoH


  10. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Events Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Events Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Like a second family.

    Cons

    Not really anything coming to mind


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary; good work-life balance; great people to work with

    Cons

    none that I know of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing



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