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Ingenious Reviews

Updated Jan 10, 2020

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2.6
38%
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22%
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Ingenious CEO Neil Forster (no image)
Neil Forster
8 Ratings
  1. "Good company"

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    Software Developer in Miami, FL

    I worked at Ingenious for less than a year

    Pros

    is is a pleasure work for that company it is well structured and we have well parnet ship

    Cons

    there is no any downside

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    Ingenious2015-08-15
  2. "Good co-workers, terrible management"

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

    I worked at Ingenious full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with

    Cons

    Everything else. Not a trustworthy company.

    Ingenious2018-07-03
  3. "Going down"

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    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ingenious full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot to learn and great finance experience. People at my level are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management have no idea how to run the company, they treat staff as expendables and have no care how staff feel or about their mental well being. A lot of work pressure and only false promises of getting help to ease it. Becoming an atmosphere of who you know instead of what you know.

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    Ingenious2020-01-10
  4. "A commercially driven company where you need to learn how to swim fast"

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    Former Employee - Investment Manager in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ingenious full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A place where you can get a lot of responsibility, fast Not as pressurised as other investment jobs Entrepreneurial

    Cons

    Some directors leaving a lot of the heavy lifting to the managers Unclear career progression and varying levels of pay for people Much lower pay than at other organisations

    Ingenious2019-11-17
  5. "Challenging but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ingenious full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Let me start by saying that Ingenious isn't for everyone. If you want to be an employee who is just a number in a team and not recognised throughout the business then move on. Ingenious is still privately owned, and this brings with it a smaller, entrepreneurial type feeling that isn't available within larger corporate environments. The CEO knows the majority of people by name, and always makes an effort to engage with employees of all levels- even if it is to say hello whilst making a coffee. This entrepreneurial experience doesn't end with the "feeling". It's ingrained throughout and means that if an employee has any ideas or suggestions, they can voice these and they will be heard. It's a great opportunity for younger employees who would never have this chance in larger organisations. If you work hard and produce results you will be recognised, however you need to ensure you are focusing your efforts in an area that the business needs help with. Help the business to succeed and you will be rewarded in the form of renumeration and social activites. As long as you are able to join Ingenious with an open mind, and do not have fixed ideas as to what a financial services organisation "should" be like, you will enjoy working for them.

    Cons

    Not a negative, per se, however there are times when other areas of the business needs help from other departments and you may be asked to complete tasks that aren't necessarily your job. This all feeds into the "everyone working together" and entrepreneurial mentality to ensure the business succeeds.

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    Ingenious2019-11-04
  6. "Poor leadership and no real strategy"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ingenious full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team at middle management and below. Great location of office. Freedom to explore commercial opportunities (but in part due to having no clear strategy). Strength in junior levels (although poorly motivated) Decent pay, and promotion opportunities

    Cons

    Leadership culture of self importance and preservation, treat employees as commodities. No one understands what the business strategy is. Highly demotivated staff, where everyone is looking for other opportunities.

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    Ingenious2019-09-19
  7. "Avoid like the plague"

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    Former Employee - Investment Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ingenious full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people who have left this company

    Cons

    Horrible, toxic through & through. More leave this company disillusioned and broken.

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    Ingenious2019-09-20
  8. "Great culture, however top level management running it into the ground."

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    Current Contractor - Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ingenious for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of direction up the top.

    Ingenious2019-08-12
  9. "Good place for young professionals"

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    Current Employee - Investment Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ingenious full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, autonomy, exposure to investment deals, hands on experience

    Cons

    Little support, strategy not clear, behind competitors

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    Ingenious2019-07-19
  10. "Good work culture, poor progression"

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    Former Employee - Investment Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingenious full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly and sociable working environment - Interesting products and services - Reasonable hours

    Cons

    - Look after the few not the many - Little progression or responsibility rewarded to this in more junior roles - A niche area of asset management

    Ingenious2019-06-18
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