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Updated May 25, 2018
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  • Free fruits and nice wall paper in the toilets (in 28 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, friendly environment, young and motivated people (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 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!


  2. "Currency Analyst"

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    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

  3. "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


  4. 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.


  5. "Excellent Company For New Graduates"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Trainee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Trainee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having worked at the company during their graduate scheme, I liked the serious attitude towards training the future talent. The company provides training resources via induction to the business sections, occasional lectures and a vast array of material available on Safari Books Online.

    The graduates are slowly eased into the work and progressively are challenged to undertake more responsibilities and ownership. Note, that the employee MUST be proactive and direct their learning experience with line and graduate manager to maximise the results of their labour.

    Company is using time-proven technologies such as Java 8, JavaScript and Spring framework for many development projects. A recent graduate will also have an opportunity to select teams they are most interested in and get wide array of skills. Great for people who are not into specialising too early.

    In addition to interesting work and educational resources, the company has excellent offices, great work environment and above average colleagues to work with.

    The bureaucracy is also minimal for a company of this size and new joiners are well-shielded from majority of it to focus on learning and contribution.

    Overall, I found work here enjoyable, and challenging and am leaving because of something else that sparked my interest elsewhere. I have nothing to complain about and recommend the company to everyone.

    Cons

    None, great experience. Company should be growing despite regulatory pressures and Brexit.


  6. "Place to be! IG"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IG full-time

    Pros

    > Bangalore team is full of opportunities to prove your mettle.
    > Young teams with various technologies and processes to work with.
    > Management which is open to new thoughts.

    Cons

    Yet to find one here.


  7. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Head of Business Operations in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Head of Business Operations in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Best in class leadership, trading strategy and financial products,
    - Premium customers and excellent client services is utmost on priority,
    - Best in class office infrastructure [!] and facilities [IT systems and applications],
    - High level of employee engagement that helps the people to take ownership and be responsible for their work
    - Highly committed management team who leads by example
    - Inclusivity and gender diversity is high on priority
    - Good employee care, work-life balance and working environment
    - "Trust and earn trust" is one of the core values in business operations where employees are treated with due respect and treated at par with other IG markets.
    - Challenging work and lots of different things to do. Freedom and flexibility is utmost on priority that helps people to think “out of the box”
    - Great career progression, good emphasis on individual goal settings, friendly teams and sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Matrix structure to be further improvised to create transparency!

  8. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice training provided
    Manager is quite friendly as a well as TL

    Cons

    none for now . Good work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ater Probation"

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    Current Employee - Trading Services IT Specialist in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Trading Services IT Specialist in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    we managed through different departments and people communicating amongst each other. TEAM WORK is there and SOLIDARITY keeps colleagues intact and with good intentions to teach and learn amongst each other .

    Cons

    Joined the company when there were a lot of changes that caused disconnection in-between departments and line responsibilities/ roles were undefined which caused huge problems - ABSENCE of COMMUNICATION and INFORMATION on mjor changes

    Advice to Management

    - Communication is key and without the input of employees on a decision, idea and plans then upper/ senior level will only cause chaos, resentment and rejecting of the execution/ implementation of plan.
    - Complaints need to be attended and heard so we others can feeel heard and believe they are protected in the company


  10. "Good work place"

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

    I have been working at IG full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, friendly environment, young and motivated people

    Cons

    Understaffing is a reality and a management vision


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