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GAIN Capital Bedminster Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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GAIN Capital CEO Glenn Stevens
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Pros
  • Good place to start after college (in 5 reviews)

  • Your work life balance is respected and you are expected to work hard and rest well (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay-rate, slow paced work environment, not a ton going on for a back office role (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management works like a cult - you'll never get help or even hired for that matter if they don't like you (in 6 reviews)

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  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.


  2. "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.


  3. "Senior Operations Specialst"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Good Career Path"

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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

    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.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Time to Shake Up your Management"

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    • 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.


  8. "CS"

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    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor employee retention"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning opportunities for self motivated individuals.

    Cons

    No focus on employee career development
    Few opportunities for growth and lateral movement within departments

    Advice to Management

    None.


  11. "Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Annonymus in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Annonymus in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best thing "was" about this company their people who helped to make Gain Capital grow and with recent city index acquisition due to wrong management selection made those right skilled people leave the company.

    --Great business users and still 2 or 3 right leaders left in technology if they keep on making wrong selection eventually they will loose them as well.

    Cons

    --Lack of vision, clarity and can't work cross geography and some individuals on wrong position trying to make it competition which is good if it works in companies favour produce better result, but unfortunately that's not the case and delays the work or creates roadblocks to others

    --Instead of fixing leadership issue who can't make cross teamwork, they are going towards separating them (Really??, In world of having tons of offshore team culture and as a company we are growing can't make same company people work together)
    --You might be selected as team lead but no power to make a decision for underperformer or over achiever to give them career growth.

    Advice to Management

    --Value your right people and choose right leadership who can set examples to team and also team has faith in them, not based on who any individual feels comfortable with or which platform we are sticking with

    --Train your old timers who has right attitude but needs some refreshing skills to support future vision

    --Get some external leadership for technology who can set example and realign the org structure before you loose all of your skilled people and left with bunch of underperformers


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