ICAP plc

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ICAP plc Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pay higher elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good training budget in some departments

    Cons

    You'll find better salaries elsewhere. Can be some weekend work that you won't get paid for or holiday to compensate.
    Some poor trading figures had them reduce a large amount of broking departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get company moral improved

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    leading idb in the financial markets

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc

    Pros

    good staff and working environment

    Cons

    management often less knowledgeable than staff

  3.  

    Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Training was good, similar level to investment banks but the graduate scheme is with no prospects for a future career.

    Cons

    No future career prospects. A sales career in an investment bank is a better alternative with better career growth, salary and exposure opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Treat you like an object that can be discarded

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Big name company
    - Fellow colleagues can be great to work with
    - Charity day is fun

    Cons

    - Will sack you without any prior warnings or formal written process even though they have no basis (cannot take them to Employment Tribunal unless you have been there for over 2 years)
    - management are clueless and look at only the money aspect
    - you are thrown in the deep end from day one without any guidance or real help
    - compassion is alien to them regardless of an employee's circumstances

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - get managers to give actual guidance and help to new employees.
    - do not treat people like objects which you can throw away when ever you want without a real reason
    - have some loyalty to your employees who go out of their way to work extra hours consistently to get projects completed for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice people but clueless company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working in a support function I was lucky to work with some really nice people, and the office is in a fantastic location. Unfortunately I'm struggling to thing of anything else positive to say!

    Cons

    Support services lacking any clear plan or structure, no direction, all about costs and not people, broken compensation promises, very high turn over, very long hours, very political, lot's of in fighting. You get the idea....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out what you're trying to achieve and how best to use the people you have to do so - dont just stick a body on a chair without any thought towards who they are, what their skills are, or what you actually want them to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dynamic, client-driven work requiring brokers to be resilient and agile.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broker in London, England
    Former Employee - Broker in London, England

    I worked at ICAP plc as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great client entertainment opportunities, dealing with traders is part of job. Lively working atmosphere on the voice broking desks. Able to see electronic broking too.

    Cons

    Need to be thick skinned. Able to take critique of character. Sometimes long working hours as it is dependent on the global market. Voice broking desks for some products do not have much volume.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best brokers to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker in London, England
    Current Employee - Broker in London, England

    I have been working at ICAP plc full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good reputation in the industry, strong name

    Cons

    Commission structure not as good as some of the smaller houses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Going through huge change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICAP plc (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people
    Flexible working environment
    They are trying to update their business model as they know things need to change

    Cons

    No clear direction
    Cost cutting a priority

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people to work with, however very little support from the "Powers that be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff in my department were excellent, both professionally and socially. The daily work load was full on, but that's the way it should be.

    Cons

    ICAP are like a "feeder" club. They get trainees in, train them up, don't give the wages, benefits that the individuals require, and then lose them to competitors who recognise the value that these experienced individuals now provide. ICAP is a good starting place, but you will be looking to move on after a couple of years to get the wages you deserve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your staff what they deserve and stop losing your best staff (and your clients) to competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Never a dull moment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at ICAP plc as a contractor

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial executive management. Very little bureaucracy and the opportunity to make a difference every day. Small but global enterprise provides opportunities to work in a lot of different cultures. with the financial markets in revolution this is a great chance to be part of inventing the future.

    Cons

    Entrepreneurialism and enthusiasm can mean that strategy is not thought through and leads to a lack of a single direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that everyone internally knows what the mission of the company is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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