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"Great experience working as a FX Broker Intern doing sales and financial services."

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Current Intern - FX Broker Intern in San Francisco, CA
Current Intern - FX Broker Intern in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at FXCM as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Work environment, employees, work ethic, and overall ability to be proactive.

Cons

Limited upward mobility and no clear focus on tasks assigned.

Advice to Management

Have a deeper emphasis on ensuring the ground level employees are doing what needs be done and learning to propel them in years to come with their careers.

Other Employee Reviews for FXCM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great for some, not so for others."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trading nerds are very welcome here!
    Some positions allow work-from-home flexibility.
    If you're mobile, there are positions available in other countries- sometimes long term.
    The people that make FXCM are easy to get along with. Not much internal drama or fighting.

    Cons

    There is a high burn out rate for the entry-level service and sales positions.
    There is a lack of timely communications between teams/departments.
    Advancement is difficult for the majority of new hires because internal growth is slower than ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Involve staff in decision making- don't just lay out what's going to change but rather get insight and input ahead of policy/organizational change, let employees see the thought process and contribute solutions.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Very good time with the company! Great 5 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FX Sales Broker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - FX Sales Broker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FXCM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of room for growing. Company is very flat. If you are a hard worker, at the end of the year you can expect between 10% to 15% increase of your salary. You learn a lot about the FX markets and platforms. The industry change very fast, so there is time to get bored. Everyday you learn something new.

    Cons

    Low starting salary. Departments do not seems sync with the overall company goals. Every department creates its own boundaries creating inefficiencies in the work flow and do not consider how that can impact the bottom line (The client). You have to know employees in every department if you want to get the things done.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate the good talent. Do not only promote people because of loyalty. Loyalty is good, but if those loyal people do not have talent, they create bureaucracy and talented employees leaves the firm without telling you the reasons.

    FXCM Response

    Dec 11, 2013 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you feel you had a great experience working at FXCM and would recommend our company to a friend as an employer of choice. We also appreciate the... More

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