IG Reviews

Updated August 28, 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. Good place to work and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Project Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Project Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good financial background and business. Very good yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Team Management from London could have been better.


  2. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and friendly working environment. core technical work. good processes. Non political. Free fruits and snacks.

    Cons

    Not so good office facilities. No recreation facilities in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Put tt, whose ball or some recreation for the employees.There is a scope for improving office facilities.


  3. Ok as a starter - can see base salary not being enough very soon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trading Services in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trading Services in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee age is generally 25-35. Good social and happy people. Lots to learn. Good industry breadth. Bonus can be ok. Hub drinks. Company has been expanding so hopefully opportunities. I feel management listen. I feel valued and listened too. Lots of international offices and expanding - Trading services and sales positions relatively frequent. Multicultural. Great location on Cannon Street, London.

    Cons

    Flat management structure could also be a pro, however i can see how it may have issues for career progression further up. Within Trading Services I don't feel the pay adequately reflects the skills, potential stress, job requirements, or work done. When compared to others in the business at the same level and their pay (as stated and talked about amongst friends) it doesn't reflect for the greater responsibility, and other reasons, as above.

    Advice to Management

    have an internal review of inefficient structure. fix the things which need to be refined before steam rolling on with new products. Listen and adapt - get some younger peoples in put to higher level management ... we're only just setting up an affiliate scheme and referrals, potential social aspects and client community? Pleeeeease!!!


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  5. Great place to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IG make every effort to look after their employee's. Each month there are free drinks either inside the canteen area or on the roof gardens. Allowing employee to mix with teams they may not deal with every day. Free fruit and tea's or coffee's each day. Each kitchen area also has a great range of herbal tea that are free to staff. The workstations and desk space is above average and the equipment is either a Macintosh or HP PC running the latest OS. The people are very friendly (including senor management ) and the HR team are extremely good and very helpful Very good pension scheme which is very flexible with access to 3rd party companies for 1to1 guidance. Superb Christmas party and for those people who cannot come along because they are working a Hamper is given to them.

    Cons

    Most IT departments will do on call duties and may be required to do late night and sometimes weekend work. This is classed as a requirement of job and is not paid for. Time scales for projects are extremely aggressive and can be unrealistic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you keep checking what other companies are offering staff as a package and make sure the company doesn't full behind. Otherwise the company risks loosing what makes it great. To the most part this does happen but the company doesn't like to talk about it. Try and be more open on all the good things which are done for the staff


  6. Im Lovin' it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free fruit, what more can you want? Hub drinks

    Cons

    Sometimes the bananas run out before i get in! dam you people who take 2 bananas in the morning! i hate you! The bloke opposite me has his teeth whitened soo much that its hard to concentrate on my screen - i think i need to wear sunglasses...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do


  7. Enjoying working at IG

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IG full-time

    Pros

    I am enjoying working at IG. The people are very friendly and have been very helpful allowing me to settle in quickly.

    Cons

    No real cons to mention.


  8. Good friendly place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Owner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Owner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    passionate about IT, innovative, free fruit and good gym

    Cons

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


  9. IT Hell

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IG full-time

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Don't expect to be paid...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Technical Team Lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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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