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IG Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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  • Free Fruits, Internet and Gym bill get reimbursed (in 25 reviews)

  • Sharp people, good benefits, interesting technology (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Currency Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Currency Analyst in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Currency Analyst in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IG is a leader in the industry, management is pro-active and supportive with a strategic view toward growth and willingness to support employees who put in the effort.

    Cons

    The industry is still being scrutinized from regulations resulting from 2008, but the management team is doing all they can to grow strategically and pay employees well.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to further support employees in the organization beyond their current role


  2. "workplace"

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

    I worked at IG full-time

    Pros

    great computers are available. talented product management teams

    Cons

    long hours and very few breaks. lots of stress from loud open workspace

    Advice to Management

    stop micromanaging & begin to etablish trusting relationships with your employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Trading services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great for young graduates and bilingual. Dynamic, young and fast pace environment.
    Turnover hence promotion opportunities. Good step before moving to a bigger firm, bank.

    Cons

    Not good at identifying potential. Measures are not always implemented or slow.
    Internationals are not being rewarded fairly. Year end reviews are not objective.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, go work there if you can."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, I would reccomend anyone and everyone work there. Do you like to have fun then this should be a blast for

    Cons

    Lots of hours but well worth every minute. Be advised to have some fun when working and working. There is plenty of opportunity to groe too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "postroom"

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    Current Employee - POSTROOM in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - POSTROOM in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a good company where to make a good progress, good suport from the managers , always someone to ear you

    Cons

    nothing is bad here , all good or that what everyone say


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Togetherness, cutting edge, market leader

    Cons

    Ensure that people know they are recognised and rewarded, often good people don't know they are appreciated


  7. "Great company to start your career with!!!"

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    Current Employee - Automation Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Automation Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super smart people around. If you've been best at the previous role(s) - you'll learn every day from others.

    Cons

    Don't see much cons now

  8. "Good company for a while"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Lot of coding standards
    * Spring frameworks lover
    * Strong middleware knowledge you can build

    Cons

    * Support work for 1 week every month
    * Lot of un necessary pressure
    * Sometimes over thinking and too many meetings for small and silly things
    * No Strong voice from Bangalore to raise against UK while taking design discussions

    Advice to Management

    * Even Bangalore employees are also equally worth as UK employees
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  9. "Software Dev"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IG (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - good work-life balance
    - flexible hours
    - product ownership
    - good technologies

    Cons

    none really, perhaps compensation is a bit low

    Advice to Management

    none really


  10. "Good starting point"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, lousy London weather


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