ICAP plc Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
31 Reviews

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  1.  

    Exciting, fast-paced work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc

    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.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ICAP plc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    none that I know of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

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    Former Employee - Events Coordinator  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Events Coordinator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Like a second family.

    Cons

    Not really anything coming to mind

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    Phenomenal and personally professionally developing

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    Former Employee - Programmer Officer  in  Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Programmer Officer in Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Diversification of funding to improve sustainability & integration into DoH

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great & enriching experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at ICAP plc

    Pros

    fair company, open to new business lines, international company,

    Cons

    difficult to move around offices, every desk run as a profit center therefore constant internal competition amongst desk. at times this is positive but to grow the business and market share is negative

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    no advice

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  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    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)

    I have been working at ICAP plc

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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  8.  

    One of the best brokers to work for

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    Current Employee - Broker  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Broker in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ICAP plc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good reputation in the industry, strong name

    Cons

    Commission structure not as good as some of the smaller houses

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  9.  

    Full of opportunities, energetic environment and supportive management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities and provide room for development, work with scheduled timelines, decent compensation and benefits, fun and enjoyable working environment

    Cons

    Lack of integration with global management and processes, flat hierarchy thus, do not expect much of promotion in title but incentives in bonuses and pay increment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more feedback to employees and performance metrics to hit in order to achieve corporate goals

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    micro manage

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    Former Employee - Director  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    money money money and more money

    Cons

    long hours, and constant email 24-7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop looking over my shoulder when you know I know what I'm doing

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  11.  

    Fast paced and exciting.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICAP plc

    Pros

    Desk rotation and shadowing programme

    Cons

    Not enough work provided to interns.

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