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FXCM Reviews

Updated May 22, 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 16 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. Helpful (1)

    "Big fish in a small pond"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    The company values competent and self-driven employees looking for career growth. It is a fast-growing medium-sized firm with plenty of opportunities to grow. I have seen many talented individuals move up the ranks quickly and they strive to make the company a great place to work in. High level projects are often given to people who deserve the opportunity. Global offices also give some employees the opportunity to travel overseas. Management has open door policy.

    Cons

    If an employee lacks loyalty, the company tends to reciprocate. The salary and compensation has room for improvement, although the overall benefits package is quite good. Certain processes are still informal.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep an open mind and ask for feedback from staff members.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Client Service Representative @ FXCM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    They teach you so much about the markets. I have been here not that long and I feel I learned more than most people know. By knowing the FX market you gain knowledge in most aspects.

    Cons

    The pay isn't as good as I'd like it to be.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company to start a career with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great learning opportunities
    - Good place to develop several skills
    - Development opportunities
    - Good leadership
    - Excellent environment to learn more about the financial markets

    Cons

    - Management pushes you to perform at your best, which can be stressful at times. But, can be rewarding when you do well.

    Advice to Management

    - Communicate the company vision more frequently
    - Other than that, keep it up, you are doing a good job


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Summer Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned how to use a Bloomberg Terminal and work with a great team of market analysts

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to gain valuable international experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The entrepreneurial atmosphere at FXCM is great for junior employees looking for an organization that truly values meaningful contributions to the company and rewards them with more exciting and challenging responsibilities. There are virtually no limits to what bright, driven, dedicated individuals can do at FXCM because new opportunities are consistently given to those who offer innovative solutions to challenges that the company faces. This includes, and almost certainly will involve, international opportunities. The partners are also very involved in what happens at the company on many levels - so direct interaction with the most senior management is not uncommon. For those interested in the challenge, FXCM is a great place to work.

    Cons

    High turnover and lack of stability. Because the company is so entrepreneurial, things are constantly changing. While this can be exciting it at times, it also leads to frustrations and disappointments.

    Advice to Management

    Constant changes and surprises may be good for the bottom line, but it's eating away at the human resources that make these goals come to fruition. Effective project planning, better training, and compensation that's more in line with comparable roles in the industry are all important for recruiting talent and keeping resources from flocking away.


  7. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at FXCM full-time

    Pros

    The company is a Market leader in it's industry. There is lots of room for learning and growth within the company. Management is very approachable and cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Salaries are fair, not tops around. But for most the other benefits and good salary, outweigh any financial gains available elsewhere.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "N/A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is room for growth

    Cons

    the pay is non nego

    Advice to Management

    Be yourself and be efficient


  9. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it is a great company

    Cons

    constantly growing company, must work hard to get your self notice


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Compliance Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting, challenging work, great team

    Cons

    high volatility, regulations constantly changing


  11. "FX Sales Broker"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at and learn the ropes.
    very experienced managing team.

    Cons

    I didn't see any but the way they compensate employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work


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