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INTL FCStone Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Very international company with an above average work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Moreover, a great place to learn about futures and options (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of communications from upper management to middle management therefore operations is generally in the dark (in 4 reviews)

  • No management structure; no follow on through on promises (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company and even better coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INTL FCStone full-time

    Pros

    friendly funny yet hardworking environment

    Cons

    no cons up until this point of my employment


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Head of IT Architecture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of IT Architecture in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Head of IT Architecture in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Great business model and approach to business
    Great people across company

    Cons

    At times business rushed into decisions
    Some team structures made it difficult to work with

    Advice to Management

    I loved working at the company. I felt like I was part of the team and my decisions mattered. Allowing employees to be successful is the key to having good people looking out for the business. Make sure you don't lose sight of that.

  3. "accounting"

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

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

    Pros

    none that I could even say

    Cons

    everything - WORST PLACE IN THE WORLD - they will do you in quicker than you think

    Advice to Management

    stay away from this place


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pathetic horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work some good technology. Nothing else that can I think of. Horrible bosses.

    Cons

    Where to start? The place is a chaos with no direction. Hiring some people who don't have any idea of what IT is a mess. People are been forced out for no reasons. Horrible...

    Advice to Management

    The place is a sinking ship..


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Ask questions about Leadership and understand how employees are treated before interviewing"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Former Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INTL FCStone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is hard to find pros for this Company. The majority of your peers are friendly and help you succeed.

    Cons

    More cons than anything- no vision communicated , all business areas moving in different directions. Leadership lacks experience and accountability. Leaders do not value staff. The open positions are due to a high volume of turnover. Ask about how many layoffs or people have quit since August 2017. You will be amazed at the number.

    Advice to Management

    For the CEO and Board members-stop the madness. Your reputation is being ruined by a few individuals who have no experience with running IT efforts. Is the dollar saving worth the risk to your overall brand?


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Trading Associate - Energy Desk"

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    Former Employee - Traiding Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Traiding Associate in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company with great benefits. Moreover, a great place to learn about futures and options. Coffee and Grain desk have amazing people working there.

    Cons

    Many cons, salary is horrendous for the work load and pressure that the job presents, not very good management of junior staff, it’s a revolving door. Very bad teaching practices, no room for errors or mistakes, you get yelled at quite often, my former manager was quite a character, total lack of respect. Overall, if you get hired at the coffee or grains desk you have a better outlook at career development, they have some great people working at those desk.

    Advice to Management

    Look carefully at how some of the the managers treats and mentors junior staff. Early retirement for some individuals should be looked
    into.


  7. "Head of IT Team"

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    Former Employee - Head of Business Solutions in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Head of Business Solutions in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment with modern technology;
    Competitive compensation
    Business is financially sound and executive leadership is approachable. International office footprint

    Cons

    Zero work life balance
    Incompetent and unethical IT leadership
    No process for identifying and prioritizing work
    Complete lack of strategy and vision for managing IT resources

    Advice to Management

    What message does it send to front line IT teams when you decide to fire midlevel team leaders but maintain the IT Directors who have created the environment of low performance?

    IT leaders were promoted beyond their technical and leadership ability. Leaders play favorites and talk behind people’s backs to manipulate situations to their personal benefit with no consideration for delivering business value or department culture.

  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fun people to work with

    Cons

    Cost of living raises, have to deal with a lot of regulations

    Advice to Management

    Too much of a separation between employee and management.


  9. "Back Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INTL FCStone full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for back office works. Laid back dress code and atmosphere. Big company with a lot of departments to work in.

    Cons

    Back office employees have a ceiling that doesn't allow for much career growth

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with the day-to-day


  10. "Mixed review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INTL FCStone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager had vision and took advantage of developments to keep the department competitive with other companies. Also, CEO was a great motivational speaker. Also was always ready to listen to well-thought ideas from employees.

    Cons

    Very political environment. The company was very clever in making timely acquisitions, but then was very poor or indifferent when it came to controlling ensuing turf wars with existing groups. Often the winning faction was not the one best positioned to advance the firm's agenda, resulting in subpar performance on the part of demoralized employees.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down the acquisitions - pay more attention to fully utilizing existing staff, and try to depoliticize intergroup relationships.


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