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CLS Group Reviews

Updated Feb 16, 2020

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2.4
28%
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69%
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Pros
  • "Good work/life balance but a lack of formal career development/path structure(in 8 reviews)

  • "It's a small company, but it has a massive impact on the FX market(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "CLS is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CLS Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment and company culture. Though a small organization, CLS offers a good benefit package and Senior Management seems to care about the wellbeing and development of its employees. The company has been undergoing a cultural shift over the last couple of years and is growing in a positive direction by bringing on new talented people, offering training opportunities to employees and rewarding hard work. My take on the negative Glassdoor comments is that they are from people who can't stand to see the success of others and are afraid of change.

    Cons

    CLS is a small company so we need to do more with less. The organization is continually raising the bar on goals and expectations while management is carefully watching costs.

    CLS Group2016-03-31
  2. "Toxic Management at a great location"

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    Former Employee - Risk in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CLS Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International travel to the UK for projects and business as usual.

    Cons

    Politics plays a very large role at this employer.

    CLS Group2019-12-17
  3. "Very bad environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CLS Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None no work life balance, no raise

    Cons

    Its like school what time you are coming and going. HR and upper management sleeps in same bed

    CLS Group2019-12-19
  4. "Great Place to learn new things"

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    Former Employee - Technology Intern in Woodbridge, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at CLS Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Office culture and people. You learn new technologies with a lot of fun.

    Cons

    No Cons honestly. Great place to start as an intern.

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    CLS Group2019-11-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Messy"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CLS Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Avoid this place- all politics and confusion Good benefits

    Cons

    the politics and the environment are toxic

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    CLS Group2019-06-17
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Nice enough place to work, but can be very bureaucratic unless you are in a few nice projects"

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    Current Employee - Anony Mouse in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CLS Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good if you dont mind process and a very regulated environment Some exciting and innovative projects going on Nice people. Good camaraderie within departments

    Cons

    Many areas are very control focused Major projects last many years before they see light in production because failure is not an option and you have to document everything a thousand times over to the regs.

    CLS Group2018-09-29
  7. Helpful (6)

    "OK Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CLS Group full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, risk-averse so if you want to retire, this is your company

    Cons

    Lots of politics, rewards for networking but not for doing the job

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    CLS Group2017-10-04
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CLS Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, minimum work, descent compensation. Perfect place for retirement or anyone who does not wish to advance their career

    Cons

    Management is totally confused and has no idea of where the company is heading. Way too much politics for a small company. Simple things takes way too long to get done. Senior managers makes up more than half of the entire company's population.

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    CLS Group2017-05-07
  9. Helpful (3)

    "If you love politics, this is the place for you"

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    Former Employee - Middle Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CLS Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you're a manager you'll get paid well and have nice perks and things. Travel between London and New York for managers is pretty common

    Cons

    Leaders never make a decision that sticks Workers caught in crosshairs of leadership politics Turnover is appalling Not a flexible work environment

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    CLS Group2017-04-28
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Nice company to work for, I had a great time there"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CLS Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work-personal life balance Nice people Diversified work Flexibility Initiatives by senior management to make it a better place to work

    Cons

    Many layers of management given the size of the company Very traditional banking atmosphere

    CLS Group2016-12-08
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