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FXCM Reviews

Updated 25 March 2015
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FXCM CEO and Director Drew Niv
Drew Niv
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Pros
  • good place to start if you are new to the industry and market (in 9 reviews)

  • You'll learn a lot and the opportunity for exposure and hands on experience exceeds those top positions at big banks (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is corrupt, especially on the upper management level; lacks ethics and integrity; (in 8 reviews)

  • High turnover, poor handling of bad staffing choices (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Wonderful Internship Opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Intelligence Intern in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Intern - Business Intelligence Intern in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at FXCM as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    1) very professional and supportive working environment
    2) gave a lot of opportunities for interns to practice
    3) The training is very strict but valuable

    Cons

    need to be a quick learner to get familiar to the forex market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My supervisor is very supportive and patient. And she always provides great suggestions on my project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. FXCM good place for hard working self-starters with desire to learn and succeed quickly.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM full-time

    Pros

    • Company takes care of it’s own – If you have a rough quarter, bad day, or need more guidance with something, you typically receive it
    • Lots of responsibility given – company doesn’t seek out big titles, certain ages, previous companies on your resume – can go up quickly with hard work
    • Large number of veteran employees who are passionate about what they do – tends to rub off and inspire healthy competition
    • Ideas are welcome – numerous projects / new initiatives come with an idea from an employee who follows through with analysis
    • Wide array of transferrable skills to future jobs within and outside of industry
    • Further education in form of conferences, seminars, courses, etc. is offered and paid for by company at request of employee where relevant

    Cons

    • Self-starters typically first, if not only, to succeed – must actively seek out opportunity, promotion
    • Can be very stressful work for uncertain amounts of time – I have worked in roles where the stress levels were high for months on end
    • Long term career progression not always clear – my path at the company has never been more than 6 months out (can be both good and bad)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    • Ensure large updates/changes are communicated to all offices
    • Consider paying a premium for outside hires in key, high-profile roles (not C-level)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. brilliant and great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FXCM

    Pros

    great work life balance and great compensation

    Cons

    none so far and excellent company all round

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  5. Okay place to start out at, but not a good place for growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - FXCM sales in London, England
    Current Employee - FXCM sales in London, England

    I have been working at FXCM

    Pros

    good business model, relatively easy sell to customers
    good place to start on the financial markets
    an international work place

    Cons

    no benefits, no pension fund
    nepotism rules
    repetitive work
    management too interested by sometimes irrelevant stats
    too hierarchical
    not enough room is given for employees to improve themselves (e.g. education)
    no growth opportunities
    I agree to what someone else said on this website - the place is run like a high school (maybe even primary school)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't run the ship so tight; adopt better HR practices such as giving employees the chance to learn more; offer better and more ways to grow in the organisation, too.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. Good company with caring management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM

    Pros

    Good place to learn FX
    Managers are really caring to their subordinates, and they are willing to teach/share with us

    Cons

    there are limited upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. FX trading

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FXCM

    Pros

    Gain a lot experience with FX

    Cons

    Shift duty, and lowest pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

  8. A great starter job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM

    Pros

    The environment is relaxed, but the employees are still driven. The benefits are very good, especially compared to other companies' benefit plans.

    Cons

    The company is full of relatives of management or their friends. There are very few opportunities for growth. Salary is below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give certain employees what they want just because you want to make them happy; other employees have to deal with the aftermath.

  9. Once Great Company Working Hard to Fail

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FXCM

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about the Forex Market
    Opportunity to learn about different departments and gain new skills

    Cons

    Company no longer cares about their employees
    Promotions/Bonus structure is highly biased and subjective
    Management hasn't learned to "manage" and don't take responsibility for their short-comings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purge management and start over. Things can't get better if you don't fix the root of the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FXCM

    Pros

    it is a great company

    Cons

    constantly growing company, must work hard to get your self notice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Accounting clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FXCM

    Pros

    Good company, ceo is usually at the office and very friendly. Nice work environment

    Cons

    Underpaid- pretty much the only con I can think of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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