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Updated June 24, 2017
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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GFT (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Grand Rapids office was very nice. Good people and challenging work. Great vacation policy, benefits and perks. Management was very approachable.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for career growth. Worked some late days. Overall I don't have a lot of bad things to say about the work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Give employees a chance to receive promotions within the company Let them advance skills with training or conferences specializing in their job function.


  2. "Great company.....merged with Gain Capital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for was bought out by Gain Capital. Entire department was great.

    Cons

    Raises seemed to always be pushed back. Each time would be for a different reason.

  3. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Trading in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Trading in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Enviroment, people were the greatest asset.

    Cons

    Pay was way under the industry standard.


  4. "A great company and environment, ruined"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GFT full-time

    Pros

    The people were incredible. The new facility was state of the art.

    Cons

    The CEO was very standoffish and spent most days locked in his ivory tower. (I almost mean this literally.)

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever sell out to GAIN capital. They ruin everything they touch.


  5. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    COO was fantastic. He was ethical and hardworking. The office was beautifully designed.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Trouble hiring the best talent due to it's location in Grand Rapids, MI

    Advice to Management

    Unlock the doors between departments. It creates separation.


  6. "Good company to professionally grow"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Top-of-the-World, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Top-of-the-World, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a lot of opportunities inside the company

    Cons

    politics in Spain are high on top management

    Advice to Management

    get fresh air and more open minded people less concerned on covering their seat but looking for the benefit of the company


  7. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GFT full-time

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, great benefits, very good pay.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, company closed down. It was sold to Gain Capital.

  8. "Smart people with great technical knowledge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GFT (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team here was very encouraging. Managers performed timely one-on-ones and listened to and supported career goals. The company itself was very tight-knit. The technology used was excellent and the development practices were modern.

    Cons

    During a large transition, many employees were insecure about their future. The management did a good job of mitigating this through information sharing, but there was quite a bit of insecurity.


  9. "Weak leaders selling off a company piece by piece"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning markets and trading online.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, forced OT , unpaid OT ,forced holiday hours , overly secret about everything. Management has zero previous forex industry experience , turf war mentality between departments zero long term opportunity as they have been slowly selling pieces of the company away so the CEO and private owner, who never shows his face around the office can add to his huge pile of money

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you. Whether it was incompetency or purposely executed , shame on you for putting peoples lives in chaos and Not once being homes to your staff. Minus Tom Sullivan the ex CFO , he was the only highly ethical as he was talented at his job.


  10. "Great place to build a carreer"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GFT (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work in GR

    Cons

    The company recently was sold

    Advice to Management

    None


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