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IG Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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Pros
  • 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. "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


  2. 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.

  3. "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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  4. "IG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - professional, friendly, working environment and colleagues for the most part
    - culture
    - modern, central, office and facilities
    - benefits above average
    - profitable, with good potential for continued growth (provided needlessly drastic regulatory decisions arent made)

    Cons

    - high staff turnover (questionable recruitments)
    - lack of flexibility around hours
    - management decision making (allocation of resources)
    - limited opportunities for progression
    - human resources


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Technology needs to be improved."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great people - In general, a very fun environment to work in, employees are keen to deliver but like to have fun along the way. Team members have always been helpful
    - Renumeration and benefits - Provide a decent 10% of salary benefits + 5 - 20% bonus (depending on company results)

    Cons

    - Senior management decision making - Rashness and seemingly confused logic - reasons for decisions are not explained clearly enough and communication to employees is poor.
    - Technologically behind - Still using Java / Maven / Spring techstack when we are in 2017... As a result, not the best place for passionate young developers.
    - Development Environment / Infrastructure somewhat unstable.
    - Bureaucratic process and too slow and inhibit progress.
    - Working hours too long.

    Advice to Management

    Teams work better as a unit. The way decisions are delivered needs to be better.


  6. "People Skills Going In The Wrong Direction..."

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

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

    Pros

    The majority of staff are intelligent and social, despite an ever growing shift of in priorities by management, staff are 99% friendly and happy to interact and help...

    Good social organised activities and regular social gatherings at company's well known watering holes...

    Great location in the City and free fruit a bonus...

    Cons

    A culture of high turnover of staff that other companies & recruiters would bite there hand off for...

    Top level management disengaged from their staff who are succeeding in their tasks despite the ridiculous timescales & deadlines they are asked to perform under.

    Advice to Management

    It's clear you have a strategy which is to succeed at all costs without any thought for those who keep your company at number one in your field...


  7. "Growing, challenging company"

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

    I worked at IG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, loads of opportunity for progression. Fast-paced, challenging environment (I worked in IT). Generally good working environment and focus on staff engagement.

    Cons

    Poor internal communication about company direction. Very reactive decision-making at all levels.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Highly political"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free fruits
    Nice office location
    Great colleagues
    Good pension contribution
    Discounted gym membership
    Private health care
    Good Christmas parties and monthly free drinks

    Cons

    High staff turnover
    No career opportunities.
    Bonus is not linked to performance
    Promotions limited


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sadly losing some great people due to illogical decision making from senior mgmt"

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

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

    Pros

    Some great people, Harlequins tickets, roof garden, free fruit, great coffee

    Cons

    Senior management make rash, non-sensical decisions, unrealistic rollout dates, awful communication

    Advice to Management

    Praise the hard workers, stop promoting slackers who just talk the talk and don't graft. Don't forget the middle managers, never listened to.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Tech support"

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

    I have been working at IG full-time

    Pros

    Good team, friendly atmosphere, management are supportive

    Cons

    Basic technical support, little real exposure to IT, more customer service focused


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