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"Great Learning Experience"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Opportunity to learn if you demonstrate intelligence to the right people. If you're interested in making a lateral move to another department there's always an opportunity to do so if you do good work and get good reviews from your managers. For those who are strategic and forward-thinking there are many leadership opportunities within the firm. Most managers are relatively young.

Cons

If you get stuck with a manager that doesn't recognize your talent, you may have reached a dead end.

Pay is lower than other firms of similar size, but it has started to narrow the gap in some departments.

Other Employee Reviews for FXCM

  1. "Great job experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, competitive work environment

    Cons

    Chat support, pay, requires overtime o really advance

    Advice to Management

    Would like better pay


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting, Growing and Ever-Adapting Environment (Great Jump-Start to a Financial Career)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - As many reviews have already indicated this before, there is a high amount of growth you will experience here. FXCM is a fast-paced company with limitless potential. Its employees are given a high level of responsibility much quicker than could be expected at other, more bureaucratic financial firms.
    - The Partners and top executivies are very involved in the day to day and care about the employees. They know their staff, by name, and take the time to visit all of the offices. How many people can say at the associate level they individually met with the CEO and COO in one quarter? And for many, this is a weekly occurence.
    - You are working for and with very intelligent people, starting from the top. The CEO, Drew, is brilliant and the entire executive team are very savvy businesspeople. Just look at the astounding growth the company has experienced in the past 14 years. The first to go public in its industry, adapting to the industry and regulatory changes; incomparable to its competitors.
    - The product, education and service is the best in the industry; the business model is mutually beneficial to the client. You will work for the best firm in the FX market here.
    - The energy is high. Employees are excited about the product and company vision. In an ever-changing environment, there is something new everyday; definintely makes you want to come in to work everyday.
    - Entry base salary can lag the market, but this mirrors the performance-driven culture. Excellent performance is rewarded in the form of generous bonuses and annual increases. Raises tend to be from 8-15% for average to top performers. Definitely beats the standard 3% you will be stuck with anywhere else.
    - Medical plan is great; vitually full coverage on most events (no deductibles!). If you are healthy and participate in the wellness plan, you will pay only $50 a month for employee only. Can't beat that...

    Cons

    - Because of the fast-paced nature of the company, responsibility level is high, the company could work on bringing work-life balance to the employees.
    - The firm is still young and growing. Many managers were "home-grown" and could use some leadership development. Bringing in more experienced management from the outside will help bring perspective.
    - Again, the company is fast-growing. At sometimes staffing falls short of current needs due to a lack of forecasting in many areas. The firm could use to implement a talent strategy to avoid straining current resources... hence the work-life balance issue.

    Advice to Management

    As FXCM continues to undergo growth and change, continue to communicate and be transparent with your employees. Communication of the vision is the number one way to instill buy-in from your workforce. Top management should encourage trickle-down communication from middle management to the employees to ensure high morale and camaraderie.

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