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Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice work life balance; Good atmosphere (in 12 reviews)

  • Laid back, but strange work environment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • high pressure environment long hours (in 6 reviews)

  • Not for the introverted/not cut-throat (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "New York-based"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well run company with lots of smart people; the Brits are fun to work with also. They're large and into every market so good learning opportunity.

    Cons

    The company is splitting so much change happening.

    Advice to Management

    Management could not be better.


  2. "senior systems eng"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP full-time

    Pros

    busy and learn alot, good work life balance

    Cons

    political and limited upward growth

  3. "senior software developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    coworkers are very nice and professional

    Cons

    after being purchased by TP, everything went bad


  4. "World class and smart"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ICAP full-time

    Pros

    I had some of the best times of my professional career there at EBS.

    Cons

    Need middle management layer and a more mature software development lifecycle.

    Advice to Management

    You need a strong PMO and SDLC for better time estimates, faster delivery times and stronger profit margins.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid at all costs. This position has now gone to Nex company, but it's not available in Glassdoor yet"

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    Former Employee - Trading Applications Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Trading Applications Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, you are paid for the abuse you will endure here. Count only the salary as a pro. And pto days

    Cons

    They are overly demanding and treat you inhumanly. You are constantly on call and even if you have to take a call in the middle of the night, you are expected to be in the office the next day on time regardless. Also, work from home on the weekends, there is no comp time or reward. bonus will be peanuts. If you see brokertec in the description, don't change jobs for this. Only take it if you have no other options whatsoever. This is a career ending opportunity. Don't take a trading support titled role here. They also fire people for the dumbest reasons, without any warnings, right before bonus time at the end of April. No job security at all. No flexibility at all. No work from home other than weekends which they require. The work itself is same thing over and over.. a lot of downtime where you are just sitting in the office as required. Rotating shifts are a joke. Team lead is anal that each shift be covered to the last minute. (7-4/8-5/9-6/10-7) so when you request a day off and are even 8-5/9-6 you get asked the stupid question of who will cover that shift. In a reasonable environment, the important shifts required are early and late.. there's an overlap that will cover the day shifts. But in this place... extremely stupid....

    Advice to Management

    Become human and give some flexibility to the employees.. some have a life outside of work.


  6. "ICAP - TPICAP"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at ICAP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, nice people.

    Cons

    Low pay and no growth.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your workers.


  7. "corp dungeon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICAP full-time

    Pros

    good stepping stone, learn a lot about financial services

    Cons

    cheap on salaries, negotiate well when you get an offer

    Advice to Management

    give better raises and take care of your employees

  8. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    you are rewarded if you perform

    Cons

    once you stop producing they are quick to show you the door


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Welcoming family enviroment, good hard working ppl.

    Cons

    Low pay, and limited benefits


  10. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICAP full-time

    Pros

    good atmosphere, good people, great potential to make money

    Cons

    dying profession to electronic trading


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