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ICAP plc Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Good salary; good work-life balance; great people to work with (in 10 reviews)

  • Laid back, but strange work environment (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Located in Jersey City, New Jersey (in 5 reviews)

  • Not for the introverted/not cut-throat (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICAP plc full-time

    Pros

    good atmosphere, good people, great potential to make money

    Cons

    dying profession to electronic trading


  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    activities outside work. HR nice in placing you with a mentor.

    Cons

    Not responsive when it comes to full-time offer. Have to reach out to them.


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  5. "Good place to work on challanging applications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ICAP plc (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice work, Low latency high frequency Financial applications, work from home flexibility for people with families, good perks, friendly environment

    Cons

    Lots of lay offs, hire and fire policy, Sometimes management is clueless what to do and how results in wastage of lots of resources


  6. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great people who really try to help you learn the business.

    Cons

    Dont see alot of growing room in this line of work.


  7. "Software Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time

    Pros

    Laid back, but strange work environment

    Cons

    They cancelled project after hiring a team of people. Bad management


  8. "Great people"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ICAP plc as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Friendly, warm, collegiate. Each year they do a 1 day party called Charity Day in which everyone dresses in costume, a dozen celebrities visit the office for autographs and pictures, and the firm donates all the days revenues to charity. Special experience.

    Cons

    Headquarters is in London; communications to US offices are often weak.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications


  9. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The management seems motivated to help you succeed by making sure you're up to date on training and certifications. They seem to respond to requests for change in a reasonable way.

    Cons

    Office location isn't ideal but that may not always be the case.. Sometimes there isn't a clear distinction in the hierarchy of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Continue encouraging personal growth and streamlining the businesses. Continue encouraging change where needed and being proactive as opposed to reactive.


  10. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Union City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICAP plc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people are friendly and they are glad to help

    Cons

    people keep chatting while working

    Advice to Management

    less chat


  11. Helpful (1)

    "ICAP Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compensation Accountant in Bloomfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Compensation Accountant in Bloomfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ICAP plc (More than a year)

    Pros

    great environment and supportive managers,

    Cons

    significant management decisions affecting local employees are made overseas



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