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FXCM Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Everyone was laid back and nice to talk to and you can learn a lot here as a fresher (in 10 reviews)

  • reasonable hours, casual work environment (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • most people not part of "the group" are unhappy and try to leave which results in high turnover (in 9 reviews)

  • unreasonable request from senior management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "FXCM"

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    • 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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work
    Team work

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career advancement


  2. "Development department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, salary, benefits, cater food

    Cons

    Lack of communication /lack of information flow from top to bottom. Junior employees Feel uninformed and out of the loop.
    Micro-managers and some needless middle-management types
    work politics, favorites are played, training is not consistent, poor management


  3. "Financial customer representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunity for entry level

    Cons

    Work life balance
    High competition


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  5. "An excellent company to work for with a great environment and family feel"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started out as a junior many years ago and have been progressing nicely into senior positions. Management is very friendly, salary is competitive and the atmosphere is very supportive.

    Cons

    No cons, really. It's a great place to work.


  6. "Great company to grow with."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FXCM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people /peers, great ability to learn a lot for self-starter and advancement opportunities if you are willing to pursue them.

    Cons

    Lack of communication /lack of information flow from top to bottom. Junior employees feel uninformed and out of the loop.

    Advice to Management

    Not much. Great management overall with some rotten apples but I think this applies to nearly every firm out there. My personal experience as employee was of being appreciated, and having a great dialogue with my managers. The best part of Fxcm is that you can pave your own career path, can get hand on experience and real knowledge nearly on any aspect of the business. No one will hold your hand or present you with options but opportunities are there for grabss.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very young and motivate environment

    Cons

    Can be a little clicky


  8. "reconcilation specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits , do not have to work long hours.

    Cons

    management needs to be improved.


  9. "Balanced work-life"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    reasonable hours, casual work environment

    Cons

    not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. ""OK" Starting Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wylie, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FXCM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Employees, Great Location, High learning Curve

    Cons

    No 401k Match, Stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Help employees grow


  11. "Aml investigator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Associate in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Compliance Associate in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, looks good on resume.
    I have had opportunity to teach myself a lot of things I can take to next job

    Cons

    Micro managing, very high turnover rate in many departments, poor management, not competitive pay at all, hard work not appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Make all management take classes on how to be managers. Stop nitpicking the little things, and listen when employees say they have ideas or are unhappy


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