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FXCM Reviews

Updated November 12, 2017
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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 9 reviews)

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  1. "Ok place to work for few years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM full-time

    Pros

    Good place for college graduate. OK starting salary.

    Cons

    Family style management. Not a whole lot of career advancement opportunities unless relocate here and there.


  2. "A pleasant place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FXCM part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Plenty of opportunities for advancement. Fantastic view of New York from the office.

    Cons

    High turn-over, compensation is not up to par

  3. "Customer Representative Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great management. Very humble. There were lenient since I was an intern.

    Cons

    No cons. Everything was great and expected from a reputable company.

    Advice to Management

    Great management. Keep up the good work.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Room for Growth and Great Managers/leadership

    Cons

    High Turn over rate
    Benefit packages not the best


  5. Helpful (1)

    "FX muli asset strategist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forex Currency Trader in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Forex Currency Trader in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    forex.com platform is very flexible.

    Cons

    sometimes the latency can be slow

    Advice to Management

    move to a mobile G5


  6. "Dealer"

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

    Pros

    Comfort
    Nice office
    Hours set for the most part
    Security
    People

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility
    Compensation
    Learning plateau
    Work gets uninteresting quickly
    Not very challenging


  7. "Operations Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Liaison/Customer Service Representative/Operations Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Client Liaison/Customer Service Representative/Operations Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at FXCM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    opportunity for bilingual personnel, open to the public for anyone to trade foreign currency

    Cons

    Have to be available to work all shifts

  8. "Marketing Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Market Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FXCM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great working environment great salary
    best in FX

    Cons

    low speed quite few promotion
    not good for young professnals

    Advice to Management

    spead it up


  9. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    I had good experience working for FXCM.

    Cons

    Scope of learning new skills was limited.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really


  10. "very good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment, professional financial company, goos start for your career

    Cons

    non matching 401k, can't think of any other things


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