IG Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Senior iOS Developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IG full-time

    Pros

    Smart staff and good pay

    Cons

    Big company, too many meetings and short deadlines. Poor communication between offices.

  2. Great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG full-time

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

    Pros

    It is unlike any other company I have worked for, theres no sense of hierarchy, the team are all treated the same. IG put a lot of effort into ensuring the company mingles, they do this by setting up monthly events in the office.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are long and you can be expected to work late, but personally have felt that its always made up to you in some way.

    Advice to Management

    Regular catch ups would be appreciated

  3. Pure crap, crap management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Free fruits, u don't need to be very smart because the people there aren't.

    Cons

    Bullying, unfairness, poor salary, oppression, no career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to people and hire new fresh smart blood rather than keep stale talent who has never worked outside of IG.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Could do so much better with the staff and technology - high staff turnover in most IT departments.

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IG full-time

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

    Pros

    Location in central London
    Friendly staff at same or lower levels
    Free fruit daily and free monthly Friday night drinks for all.
    Decent monthly pay package, share matching scheme and contributory pension.

    Cons

    Blame culture is big, given the claim to not be one.
    High churn of staff meant you never knew who'd be working with you on a project from day to day.
    Chasm between the workers and senior staff - who redefine the word 'unapproachable'.
    VERY cliquey environment to work within - if you weren't one of the in crowd, boy did you know it.
    Annual bonus inconsistent in allocation to those seemingly doing a similar job.
    They don't understand at all career progression or aspirations of staff who want to move up.
    Projects seem to materialise from no where with no business case, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get a proper strategic plan and stick to it. You are now a big company - act like one, rather than one that acts on whimsical fancies.

  6. The closest I've been to hell on earth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively good salaries and benefits for what is required of you.

    Cons

    Absolutely horrific culture: finger pointing and back-stabbing is not only condoned but also encouraged. There is an absolute obsession with blame allocation. Hard work is pointless if you want to stand out. Dirty politics will take you much farther. The meaning of constructive feedback is unknown to IG: there's either no feedback or totally destructive comments.

    IG is a company that grew very fast and it will fall just as fast, as they've been totally unable to grow their culture and their people alongside their revenues. Hoards of long-standing employees are running away to competitors, something that would have been inconceivable 5 years ago. Senior management have no idea of how to run a big company. They behave like village despots trying to run a big city and consequently, they have gone from failure to failure.

    An absolute disgrace of a company.

  7. Normal,boring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IG

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great boss and events

    Cons

    Long working hours, no bonding time

    Advice to Management

    Show more concern for workers

  8. nice......

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice and excellent place to work in

    Cons

    Its very stressful and demanding

  9. Good learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IG

    Pros

    Good place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Salary is good, better than other companies.

  10. Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good teamwork, laid back atmosphere, monthly drinks, Christmas party.

    Clearly a great business model that is not going to fail anytime soon

    Cons

    blame culture is rife,

    pay is poor, bonuses are not necessarily linked to performance, too many good employees leave

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to the best people!

  11. Good place to work and grow

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Good financial background and business
    Very Good Yearly bonus

    Cons

    Team Management could have been better

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