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FXCM Reviews

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "Keeps you on your toes!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FXCM full-time

    Pros

    Mid-sized company so you get exposed to various aspects of the business and gain invaluable experience as a result. Very fast-paced and the climate is ever changing.

    Cons

    No 401(k) match. No established development plan to move-up in the company.

  3. "Great company to grow with."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Great place to start"

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

    Pros

    Great staff, adequate pay, awesome insurance

    Cons

    Micro-managers and some needless middle-management types


  6. "Software Engineer"

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

    I have been working at FXCM full-time

    Pros

    Working at FXCM was really nice of the people there. Everyone was laid back and nice to talk to and you can learn a lot here as a fresher.

    Cons

    Hard to grow here as a developer


  7. "reconcilation specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    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.

  8. "Accounting"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Broker"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned a lot and worked with a supportive group and environment.

    Cons

    Long hours and work can be monotonous at times; however, that could be said about most of finance.


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