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  • Senior management scream and shout at staff (in 7 reviews)

  • Sales management team was from outside the industry (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great boss, Great team environment!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has plenty of projects to keep staff busy - If you are the type to want to dive in and add your value, this is the place for you. People are friendly/fun to work with - Salary and benefits are good - work/life balance is good - some opportunity to work remote in some positions if you've proven you can get your job done on time/to requirement - Good work/workers are appreciated - Intern program is also a positive to help young people grow in career experience - Some fun activities are planned throughout the year for staff such as Christmas party and summer BBQ - Decent PTO # days is offered

    Cons

    Basic holiday schedule - If you are not motivated to work you may not like it here - Friendly/positive people looking to make an impact do well here

    Advice to Management

    Add company matching for charity donations


  2. Helpful (5)

    "1 year max, then run like the godamn wind. Or Avoid like the plague all together."

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    Former Employee - Back Office in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Back Office in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good beginners course into the souless-ness of the corporate world. You get to learn what it feels like to be used, lied to, manipulated, be passed up on job opportunities, and being thought of as dispensable and worthless.

    There really are no pros. Unless you are strapped for cash or have no previous job experience, look for an actual job that will build your career.

    Cons

    The management. Their only interest is saving face, and protecting themselves from their superiors. The departments are run like a popularity contest. Promotions are not given on a merit basis. They make you take some stupid tests to get a promotion. First promotion you receive is larger than the second promotion. How does that even make sense? Shouldn't promotions increase as you stay with a company? That's just part of the backwards logic this company has. Don't trust your managers, they will burn you.
    Monotonous work. Mounting pressures. High turn around rate, and responsibilities are often redistributed to everyone when someone leaves. Company thinks everyone is replaceable and when they can't replace someone their solution is to just redistribute the work to someone else, while not increasing the salary to match added responsibilities. Oh, and if you think this redistribution of responsibilities is temporary you are sorely mistaken.
    Skills don't transfer over in the professional Finance/Investment world. Most of the policies Gain Capital uses are archaic. They don't provide enough in-house training, and education. The longer you work here the more behind you are in building your career. Do yourself a favor and earn your chops, work a year, and run for the hills. You’ll learn a lot more in a month working for a bigger company than you will learn here in a whole year.
    Poor incentives and bonus structure. At first you think that oh jeans, awesome! Oh free bagels on Friday awesome! Oh free coffee! Even better. However, none of these things help repair a toxic corporate culture. Gain Capital can only change if the management is completely uprooted and there is extreme focus and emphasis on their corporate culture. Otherwise it’s just like any other FCM, only a matter of time before it gets swallowed up by another.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. You guys are impervious to advice. You work the system, charm your superiors, and screw over the very employees you manage all while trying to build a "team like corporate atmosphere". I wonder why it never works out.

    When you smile to an employee, and then talk badly behind his back in front of others that's a toxic work place. When it's upper management engaging in these activities that ranges as far as VP's of departments. That is a huge, huge, huge problem. You are replaceable too. Never forget that.

    GAIN Capital Response

    Aug 10, 2017 – VP, Global Head of Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your experience at GAIN Capital. It sounds like you certainly experienced some challenges during your time here and I hope you felt comfortable raising these concerns to your... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Visibility Throughout the Organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time

    Pros

    GAIN has afforded me so much exposure to many parts of the business. I've worked from an associate level to managing teams and have had the fortune of being able to see many parts of the organization, and have had a tangible effect on the organizations growth.

    Cons

    GAIN is, at times, not for the faint of heart. Managers are can be "off hands" with the expectation that you will own your career path. If there is somewhere you want to go, you need to push it. This can be a positive thing, and gives you the room to do the things that interest you (assuming you also get your role finished), however for those that are looking to simply put in time, you will feel unfulfilled.

    Advice to Management

    The company is still in the "teenage years" trying to figure out exactly how to run efficiently and get all parts of the "body" to move in cohesion. Management should continue to work to build a team based culture while getting itself more organized and focused on the work that counts.

    GAIN Capital Response

    Aug 10, 2017 – VP, Global Head of Human Resources

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. We do pride ourselves on providing opportunities for our team members to learn and grow in an environment where they can take ahold of the options presented to them... More


  4. "A Dynamin Environment Focused on Team-Culture and Cross-Functional Collaboration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    GAIN is a unique place to work. It combines aspects of a lightning-paced, entrepreneurial, start-up with a seasoned, publicly traded, highly-regulated organization. This dichotomy truly makes for a diverse employee experience.

    The Company's culture is inclusive and collaborative. Within departments and across functions, project teams form regularly to meet new requirements in a rapidly shifting landscape. In challenging times, the employee base operates with togetherness and an indomitable spirit.

    Entry level or executive management, we all roll up our sleeves when the toughest challenges present themselves, which makes everyone feel invested and accomplished when we get the results we intend to.

    GAIN allows opportunities for growth, exposure to executives, and a truly rewarding experience.

    Cons

    GAIN could do a better job of laying out more concrete career progression plans for employees. It's difficult to do in a mid-size company, especially one changing so rapidly, but it would serve to help orient individual goals with Company goals.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Operations Specialst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Specialist in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Specialist in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you work the night shift, you are given a small allowance to buy food. Management is oblivious to how their system works, so you can basically do what you want. You are paid a salary, but you still have to clock in and out everyday to qualify for OT

    Cons

    No career path or development. On job training is a joke. Provides no skills that transfer over to other positions. The pay is good if you live on a farm in Nebraska and good luck on getting a raise that matches the rise in inflation and cost of living. Forced into working holidays or become a pariah.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees! Try starting with tuition reimbursement. When your management is toxic, it trickles down to the whole department. Don't let people go while they are serving in the military.


  6. "Good Career Path"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a pretty good environment where everyone gets along and is willing to help each other out. Management is good to their workers and within time you can move up in the company. The company is continuing to expand and with growth comes more opportunity.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other places and the health benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating the employees with respect and you will retain the best talent.


  7. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, free bagels every Friday, great experience.
    You actually feel like your work can impact the company. If you're dedicated, you will walk out of this job with a lot more knowledge about the FX industry.
    I feel very valued by my team and manager.

    Cons

    Communication about company changes isn't trickled down very well from Execs to Managers to employees but this is rapidly changing. The work load is a bit heavy and challenging sometimes but it's all part of building a career here.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining the good employees. Like any other company, communication and appreciation is key.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Time to Shake Up your Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - IT in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers to work with. Relaxed work environment, flexible hours., learning opportunities for self motivated individuals.

    People were treating me well and with respect since working here.
    The workload is heavy but the colleagues had a positive attitude and provided support when needed.

    Good compensation, travel opportunities.

    Cons

    The company doesn't provide with any guide on personal career development. No support for taking taking training courses or acquiring educational materials (books, etc).
    Health insurance is not impressive.

    Management has no focus or vision on where to take the company and or a project, which causes delays or overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in and value your employees.
    Educate current management, hire seasoned professionals in the field.


  9. "CS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience, good people, free coffee

    Cons

    compensation, please do not drink that free coffee

    Advice to Management

    bring everything up to speed


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Soulless Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees can wear jeans everyday. That is really the only good thing about this place that I can think of.

    Cons

    The managers here are the most soulless, manipulative people (I feel like I’m insulting humanity by even calling them people) you will ever meet. They will pretend to look out for you, only to turn around and lie about your performance to make themselves look good. If a manager makes a mistake, he will not hesitate to use an employee as a scapegoat, even if the employee had nothing to do with the manager’s error. Do not work here unless you enjoy being mistreated and screwed over for simply doing your job.

    Advice to Management

    Replace all upper and middle management starting at the top. Convince all managers to do the right thing and hold themselves accountable for their mistakes.


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