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Updated August 16, 2017
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  • Free Fruits, Internet and Gym bill get reimbursed (in 24 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. "Great company to start your career with!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company feel even after growth

    Cons

    No real strategy is stuck to


  6. "Growth in financial services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global, dynamic business always seeking opportunities, however, managing exceptional compliance and risk while doing so

    Cons

    Limited product depth and regulatory hurdles could challenge the business in future


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place overall"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Brand new office
    - Flexibility (Working from home)
    - Hot desking
    - Free fruit

    Cons

    - Disconnection between management and developers
    - Distributed teams
    - Hard deadlines (sometimes because of regulatory changes, but most of the time because management imposes them)

    Advice to Management

    Do not get involved in technical discussions. Just tell developers "what" you want and they will decide "how" to do it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "People are great. Management, not so much."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Your colleagues are great and helpful.

    Cons

    Incredulous politics at the top. Everyone is vying to be PH's lapdog.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent workforce, lack of strategic direction"

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

    I worked at IG full-time

    Pros

    Great team spirit across the entire business. Most people are proud to work for IG and are exceptionally motivated. New ideas are encouraged and usually budgets are provided for testing them.

    Cons

    Lots of positions hogged by long timers who've got comfortable and lack outside experience. Lack of strategic direction since the new CEO took office. Obsessed with moving large parts of the operation to Poland - cost saving comes with a cost (quality). Heavy emphasis on processes can be farcical at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees at exec level and cut the red tape.


  10. "Intern"

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

    I worked at IG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice atmosphere, everyone is very friendly and helpful. Hub drinks was fun but I heard that the new CEO has reduced the frequency of them.

    Cons

    Some of the senior management can be distant to employees. Would be better to integrate more within company. Saw one instant of Senior management taking anger out on one employee that did nothing wrong

    Advice to Management

    Would be better to integrate more within company and make sure good work is rewarded fairly. Don't berate employees


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