IG Group Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company, go work there if you can.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR

    I worked at IG Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, I would reccomend anyone and everyone work there. Do you like to have fun then this should be a blast for

    Cons

    Lots of hours but well worth every minute. Be advised to have some fun when working and working. There is plenty of opportunity to groe too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    management always guide to increase for sale goods ,create a project for all times

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    Current Employee - Branch Head in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Branch Head in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    secure of job,confidence to staff

    Cons

    nothing at all, every thing are fare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect to employee of hard-worker,and faithfullness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Growing company, not big enough to have lots of promotions but this allows for flat management structure and works!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IG Group

    Pros

    Every first friday of the month the whole company has drinks at the office.
    We have a pool table and wii/ps3 in the offices for all to use.
    Free Fresh fruit and fresh coffee for all.
    highly regarded staff attitude for pulling together int eh same direction.
    Everyone is friendlyand it;s a great atmosphere to worki n.

    Cons

    Software company that is growing so it;s hasn;t got the opportunities for career progression that other larger companies offer. his is just because the company is small in comparison still.
    A lot of reviews on this site state this but I think it;s a good thing because if the company too large you lose the individuality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating your employees brilliantly. Don't stop respecting their intelligence and lsiten to them every chance you have. Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mainly positives to be fair!

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

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

    Pros

    IG looks after staff fairly well and the benefits and facilities around the office are good. If you deliver, you can be rewarded well. The company works hard to maintain the quality of it's products and brand values which is reflected in the corporate culture. IG can be slow to adapt to new technologies and ideas

    Cons

    There is a hierarchy and a gulf between staff and senior management. There is another gulf between technology and the business functions and it can seem at times that it's two separate companies you're hearing about. Because of high staff retention over the years in certain areas, it can be clicky. It's a professional, well oiled machine and that doesn't suit everyone's working style, particularly if you hate the idea of being a cog in a wheel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Junior QA Tester in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Junior QA Tester in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and you get the other benefits of drinks once in a month.

    Cons

    I don't think there is anything bad in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging and Friendly

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    Current Employee - Communications Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Communications Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IG Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great working culture, support when new, good level of training, possibility to move around within the business, good pay and perks, balance of work and play, met many lovely people

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of cohesion and structure on bigger projects, lots of pushing back on deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    client service

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    Former Employee - Client Service in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Client Service in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    good company culture where the employee had good relationship with one another, the annual and christmas bonuses are great, good annual leave

    Cons

    not much career development, lack of benefits eg medical leave, no marriage leave etc.

  9.  

    Good but not that good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good group of colleagues. Nice perks e.g. monthly drinks, good bonuses.

    Cons

    Very political, minimal communication with senior staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more regular feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Learning experience but increasingly bureaucratic

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    Former Employee - Technical Team Lead in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Team Lead in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Some excellent tech people working here that you can really learn from.

    Fast career development up to team lead due to very fast turnover of the better tech people.

    Good offices. Good social scene. Work is genuinely fun.

    Cons

    Senior management very out of touch with the jobs people are doing.

    The release procedure belongs in about 1998. Takes until 8am quite regularly and you have to stay up all night to do it. Of course people make mistakes having been up all night and it frequently goes wrong. Releases are only monthly because the procedure is so painful. There are some efforts to fix this but bureaucracy slows everything down and it is still very far from best practice.

    Not really embracing Agile. Eg, QA is a separate team, there aren't members of QA on a project team. Some QA is outsourced to India but for every pound it saves two are wasted on the inevitable misunderstanding that result from QA being 4,000 miles away and not sitting in any of the meetings. It is quite common to get into the office and spend your first two hours explaining why the bugs raised by India QA are based on misunderstandings of the solution rather than actual defects.

    Business managers who oversee tech projects don't really make the decisions, they just try to sit inbetween do-ers and deciders. This makes for some very weird Chinese whisper type conversations. The company recognised this but their solution was insane - more project managers so that now there is an extra link in the Chinese whispers chain.

    A lot of work is little more than vanity projects designed to make somebody senior feel special because he gets to sign some big cheques. These projects are always arranged so that reliable metrics on their effectiveness can not be gathered.

    Projects started without knowing what the project is for. A purpose gets bolted on later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must know who the under-performers are in senior management. Get rid and replace with competent people. Empower teams. Don't talk about "innovation" as some mysterious abstract quality - actually foster innovation.

    Turnover in IT is a big problem. It is just masked because the worse tech people stay for a long time. You're losing the best people because they can easily move on.

    Let the people making the software talk directly to the people who want it to be made instead of jumping through so many weird hoops.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great environment for learning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG Group full-time

    Pros

    Long sighted business strategy from management
    Talented people to work with
    God work life balance
    Flat structure

    Cons

    Difficult to progress career internally, but for the most part this isn't an issue for me. Given the flat structure there would be no change in roles or responsibilities
    Out of hours support rota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep i tup

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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