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Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Free Fruits, Internet and Gym bill get reimbursed (in 20 reviews)

  • Sharp people, good benefits, interesting technology (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Some of the senior management can be distant to employees (in 16 reviews)

  • Small-medium business, difficult career progression (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best companies for engineers in Krakow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Kraków (Poland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good, interesting and challenging projects.
    - You may have a big impact on things, if you're proactive.
    - Talented team mates - hiring bar in Krakow is pretty high, at least for engineers.
    - Decent hardware - MBP or XPS, 27" Dell monitors.
    - Development funds - never had a problem if I wanted to go to the conference.

    Cons

    - If you aren't careful with your calendar, you may land on bunch of unproductive meetings - be assertive.
    - Things are moving fast (great!), there are several projects going on at the same time, but sometimes you may feel overloaded with work, especially when on leadership position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Great business, shame about management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastically profitable, likely to be able to grow revenue and expand despite regulatory restrictions.

    Great working environment, excellent place to learn how different operations work.

    High job security - although mostly due to incompetent management and appraisal structures.

    Cons

    Senior Managment are closed-minded and increasingly delusional. Most new projects will underwhelm or worse, completely fail, unless they can break the group-think that pervades within the senior team.

    Management skills are not valued or recognised by senior team. Little chance for progression beyond a certain level unless you are prepared to constantly reply "sure, how high?"

    Poor organisational structure. Many teams have no productivity al all, while being allowed by senior management to make excuses to get away with it. If teams do not directly drive revenue, there is little to no interest in the outputs of the team, which is a problem given that is 95%+ of the workforce!

    Advice to Management

    Realise that the company outgrew its organisational structures years ago. Root and branch revamp needed. Volatility drives revenue, your current front office teams do not and are allowed to coast.

    They also need to be able to listen to constructive challenge, rather than falling into group think. if they had, they might have been able to foresee and head off the FCA before the draconian leverage restrictions were introduced.


  3. "Great Company & Encouraging Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Currency Analyst - DailyFX in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Currency Analyst - DailyFX in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IG has impressive collaboration between offices. Encouraging management and clearly stated goals for your to aim your efforts. Competitive compensation

    Cons

    Avenues/ Opportunities for advancement have not been clearly laid out, yet.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to nurture employees


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  5. "HR and Payroll Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources and Payroll Specialist in Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Human Resources and Payroll Specialist in Kraków (Poland)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    culture and values, highly talented people

    Cons

    rushing to hire as many as possible as soon as possible while lots not in place in Krakow office


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "IG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits.
    Great culture.

    Cons

    None that I can remember.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bossism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary pay is good
    New office location
    Perks like internet and gym provided for its employees
    Job seems to be challenging from Day 1
    Learning on Advanced Technologies.

    If you are lucky, you can fall in 'Shubham's' team and work will be balanced. Other than Shubham's team it will be like hell.

    Cons

    Too much 'Bossism',Can be irritating some times.
    Feels like pressure cooker if you are in office.
    Targets set by senior management seems impossible sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Please change the office location as people will not feel to join by looking at the office location.
    Reduce the pressure on the employees so that they will be free to join the company(else they will leave the job)


  9. "Overall a great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Owner in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Owner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible employer, good benefits package, generally friendly and like-minded people, opportunity always open to get exposure to different parts of the business, culture much more about getting the job done right in the time you're there rather than on time spent in the office for the sake of it

    Cons

    Senior staff always seemed focused on the retail side of the business to the detriment of building an institutional product


  10. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fruits
    Good technology stack
    nothing more
    nothing more
    nothing more
    nothing more

    Cons

    1. Work pressure
    2. Bad people
    3. No facilities
    4. No work life balance
    5. Poor pay
    6. Rotten fruits mostly

    Advice to Management

    Give importance to improving the culture at Bangalore



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