INTL FCStone

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INTL FCStone Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
24 Reviews
3.2
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Learning Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at INTL FCStone as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Professional Growth, Very intelligent environment, and Great Location

    Cons

    Not enough communication on all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication in your company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, Plenty of Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at INTL FCStone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've been working for them for almost a year. As I'm meeting more people I'm seeing that in a world filled with red tape, our company offers plenty of opportunity for people who are driven and motivated to being the best in their field. The culture is fairly relaxed but each department has its stress depending on what time of the year we are in. Our risk managers and their training program is one of the best out there.

    Cons

    I think the company is fantastic for self motivated people, but there is a lack of training held on an annual basis on basic functions for management. Little to no training on specifics. Support functions can be difficult. If you have to be told what to do 100% of the time it may not be a good fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on company wide training initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Most jobs consist of pretty mindless work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at INTL FCStone

    Pros

    Has pretty good job security.

    Cons

    Pay is not great.
    Poor communication.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good enough place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The highest level management and team of directors are really good people.
    Offices at great locations in the U.S.
    Benefits are acceptable,
    and hey there's free food on fridays!

    Cons

    Office culture could improve, have come across overtly aggressive and hostile colleagues.
    Promotions are hard to come by.
    Dependency on offshore teams is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more people on location to handle work pressure,
    too less people and too much work,
    business is booming,
    for this we need people, hire more!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Team - Interesting Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President

    I have been working at INTL FCStone full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent reputation, happy clients, products that work.
    Depending on team you work for, you can get a lot of autonomy and responsibility to build your own book of business.
    Rewards are fair and I can trust my team leader not to BS me.
    In a business building and sales role, I've never had my manager be unsupportive.
    Good, helpful teammates and a real sense that our team is all working together towards some very challenging growth goals, which is exhilarating.

    Cons

    Centralized functions like Marketing and HR are next to useless.
    Compliance team does a tough job and they do it well, but regulations in the finance industry are getting crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Important to reinforce to central admin functions, as part of the culture, that they are there to help support sales and Biz Dev functions not to hinder them.
    They definitely move slowly and inflexibly and have a sense that they are God, rather than service people. That should change if you want the drivers of the business to power forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Don't work here.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at INTL FCStone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I'm digging deep and I can't think of a positive comment to make about this place.

    Cons

    Gossipy negative atmosphere. Low compensation. Lacking integrity and core values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate and invest in your employees. You should care more about them since they are your greatest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    It's a job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at INTL FCStone full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, monthly catered lunches.

    Cons

    No room for advancement or leadership role.

  9.  

    Summer Internship Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grain Market
    Current Employee - Grain Market

    I have been working at INTL FCStone as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management views interns as potential incumbents investing wholeheartedly into a diverse experience. The entire staff appears to love what they do and are willing and eager to teach you anything and everything about your field.

    Cons

    Markets are volatile which makes price risk management a stressful job. You do your best to navigate and smooth out this volatility for the clients, but inevitably the markets will move against you posing limitless risk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Outstanding Company with great outlook and opportunities!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at INTL FCStone full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, unparalleled access to all levels of management, tremendous growth opportunities

    Cons

    Challenging business/industry knowledge is difficult to absorb and can overwhelm some initially

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop further centrally focused services and infrastructure to promote organization and reduce duplicate efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Strange Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good place to work if you're a politician.
    Good place to work if you need to make rent (you might need a roommate)

    Cons

    Not the place to advance your career. The only time that I saw people get promoted was when they brown-nosed. Doesn't matter how hard you work or the skills that you possess, get close to upper management.

    There is no orientation and people have worked there for years not knowing policies, procedures, and co-workers!

    I found that when I asked questions about where a document or a phone call was to be directed, it was like pulling teeth (generally, I asked my manager, who seemed to think if it wasn't accounting, it wasn't her problem)

    There are a few exclusive cliques that were viscous gossips and had/have the ears of upper management..

    I saw a couple of street style confrontations, and no reprimands.

    Was told by management that certain people did not make the same as their colleagues...it was pretty obvious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. Your hardest, most knowledgeable workers are leaving and being let go at the expense of your clients. Let people do their jobs and not be penalized for not schmoozing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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