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CMC Markets Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance, good learning experience and entry point to financial markets (in 12 reviews)

  • there are nice and good people around all business units (globally) (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No opportunities for career progression even if you are top performer (in 5 reviews)

  • The company has some managers in key roles who operate in ways that wouldn't be tolerated in any other company I've ever worked for (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Trainer in Whittier, CA
    Current Employee - Trainer in Whittier, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company and friendly person

    Cons

    None I love working hete

    Advice to Management

    Great


  2. "Great time there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CMC Markets full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The sold to another business but it was a great place to be.

    Cons

    Not a lot of people so it got boring sometimes

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "A solid place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BI Development Team Leader in Brighton, Erie, NY
    Former Employee - BI Development Team Leader in Brighton, Erie, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CMC Markets (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun and engaging Environment, Social bunch

    Cons

    Change their minds like the wind

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a stratergy


  4. "Was a good place to work has potential for future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location, strong player in the market, good people, breakfast supplied. Company matches personal fundraising efforts.

    Cons

    Internal communication is poor, don't value their people as well as they should. No formal culture building for the entire company.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are crying out for more leadership and communication at a whole company level to rally the troops around the goals and make people feel valued.


  5. "Fun place to work but needed a few changes (at the time!)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CMC Markets full-time

    Pros

    CMC Markets was my first Full-Time Job after leaving college. I found the atmosphere to be very fun, there were many social events (organised by either the staff or the company summer and xmas parties).

    Would definately consider working here again if I had the option to do so.

    Cons

    Salary was not great.. around £12k per annum (2007),
    Didn't seem to be much room for progression until I resigned and then was asked by several different departments if I'd like to reconsider and join their teams (maybe too little too late),
    Senior Management (directors and CEO) come accross as being very authoritive which can be a little daunting - maybe they need to learn to personally engage with their staff more?

    Advice to Management

    Clearly a very successful company but better relationships between management and staff would be good!


  6. "Great people, a great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly & professional working culture
    Senior management are approachable
    Dynamic & fast paced environment

    Cons

    Flat structure means limited upward movement, however plenty of opportunities to move around the business into other teams.


  7. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CMC Markets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work.

    Cons

    Need to negotiate salary early doors at interview

  8. "Business Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance, good learning experience and entry point to financial markets

    Cons

    Pay policy, career opportunities, lack of progression and growth


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Strange Company/ Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, free breakfast, some nice colleagues, entry level job for financial markets

    Cons

    Unfortunately even though there are few positives there are more negatives.

    The company has some managers who operate/manage in ways that wouldn't be tolerated in any other company I've ever worked for. Clearly they lack relevant management experience and they could have been promoted due to their tenure.

    There seems to be no clear vision for the company.

    Petty rules: These are for kids, not adults. They are ridiculous.

    If you were thinking of getting a job here, please consider that you could get the same package or even better somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees like adults and not children. Many of your rules are petty and has no place in the modern workplace.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "CMC Markets"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time

    Pros

    I struggle to find any. If you have the option to work there, I suggest you look elsewhere.

    Cons

    Disgusting company with no values. HR is terrible. No career progression or willingness to adapt to change.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff.


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