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Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • reasonable hours, casual work environment (in 20 reviews)

  • Smart people /peers, great ability to learn a lot for self-starter and advancement opportunities if you are willing to pursue them (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • most people not part of "the group" are unhappy and try to leave which results in high turnover (in 10 reviews)

  • Low growth opportunity due to an over saturated upper management team is not very motivating (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Summer Analyst"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FXCM as an intern

    Pros

    Good location and system training.

    Cons

    Not too many technique things to learn

    Advice to Management

    put more quantitative things


  2. "Unstable Future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FXCM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, laid back environment

    Cons

    Unsure of company's future, low performing employees weigh down the team

    Advice to Management

    Hire higher quality candidates, stay out of the courtroom

  3. "Great work environment.. lack of advancement opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good time off (vacation, PTO, and sick days)
    Good work life balance
    Fantastic coworkers, working environment with great collaborative energy
    Team work

    Cons

    limit opportunities to advance
    base pay is on the lower side although the bonuses make up for that

    Advice to Management

    Don't let good talent leave so easily


  4. "This job was a learning experience."

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    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can develop good relationships with a few of the employees. There are also some good mentors that can help you to build your career.

    Cons

    There isn't much room for growth. The pay doesn't match how much hours and work you put into the job.


  5. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nothing to say about it

    Cons

    a lot of working chances

    Advice to Management

    be nice


  6. Helpful (4)

    "General Operations"

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    Current Employee - General Operations
    Current Employee - General Operations
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    co-workers, salary, benefits, cater food

    Cons

    work politics, favorites are played, training is not consistent, poor management


  7. "Financial customer representative"

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    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

  8. "Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Low pay and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Help employee to develp career plan and growth within the company.


  9. "Balanced work-life"

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    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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    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


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