IG Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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IG CEO Tim Howkins
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Pros
  • IG invest heavily in technology and maintain a cutting-edge and reliable infrastructure within the business (in 3 reviews)

  • Good parties and monthly free drinks (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Those that stay are typically less ambitious and see comfort preferable to career progression (in 5 reviews)

  • Rampant dream-selling and lack of management coherency power high staff turnover (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great company, go work there if you can.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR

    I worked at IG full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Good friendly place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Owner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Owner in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IG (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    passionate about IT, innovative, free fruit and good gym

    Cons

    political, immature structure, lack of training, lack of praise, lack of recognition


  3. Helpful (1)

    Technical Team Lead

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good place for a Grad to Start.

    Cons

    When you get to underpaid Senior Developer Or Technical Team Lead then there is no place to go or no Job to aspire to. Extremely political place for such a small place.


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  5. Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IG

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work pressure is less Free fruits/Gym and Internet expenses Good package Good working conditions

    Cons

    Strict timings.9hours minimum WFH is not recommeded Office location and office facilities are not great

    Advice to Management

    Bring a little bit more open culture & Flexibility. Make it a little bit americanized.


  6. IT Hell

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

    I have been working at IG full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free fruit and free coffee

    Cons

    Diabolical payment and bonus structure. HR are scandalous - managements puppets. I'm amazed how a company

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like you'd expect to be treated and take a long hard look at how bonuses are distributed so unfairly it's frightening.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Succesful despite technology, not because of it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed working atmosphere, no great time pressures, free monthly drinks.

    Cons

    IG's senior IT management are there based on tenure, not ability. Good ideas are only considered if they further someones career. IG needs to hire a strong IT director who knows the difference between cost and value, and can recognise the company's weaknesses and act on them. Ditching the politics from senior management would go a long way too. Good people leave because promotion is essentially a case of waiting for someone senior to leave, which they dont do because they know they'd get eaten alive elsewhere...

    Advice to Management

    Get some new blood in, stop penny pinching, and invest in your technology so you're no longer running a modern business on legacy systems.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Don't expect to be paid...

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Don't expect to be paid. Tightest company on the planet.

    Advice to Management

    You are arrogant.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Don't pay well, management poor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people across organisation, good environment, hours very good

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of agile understanding, poor management only allowed to make decisions, career progression extremely limited for most, only those who speak to the right people get promoted, not by merit

    Advice to Management

    Recognise work and ability, recognise performance and pay better, improve desire to retain good staffers


  10. Helpful (2)

    Boring

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Java Developer
    Former Employee - Java Developer

    I worked at IG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - free fruits - easy work? - that's it

    Cons

    - boring work - low pay (senior dev between 40 and 45k), disgusting for a finically company in the city that do well - completely horrible bonus (they all go to managers and devs get nothing)


  11. Helpful (2)

    dont join if you had some other offer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IG full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free fruits free snacks reasonably good salary

    Cons

    Managers who stay here for a longtime decide things. the moment they find out that you are technically strong, They will irritate you..so that u would leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    support technically good people.



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