ICAP plc

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ICAP plc Reviews

Updated 21 July 2014
Updated 21 July 2014
31 Reviews

3.4
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    Going through huge change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

    Pros

    Good salary; good work-life balance; great people to work with

    Cons

    none that I know of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    micro manage

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

    Pros

    money money money and more money

    Cons

    long hours, and constant email 24-7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop looking over my shoulder when you know I know what I'm doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    ICAP is a great company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Voice Broking  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Voice Broking in London, England

    Pros

    1. good pay 2. nice environment. 3. learn many things

    Cons

    1. workload is heavy 2. under pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Events Coordinator  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Events Coordinator in London, England

    Pros

    Great place to work. Like a second family.

    Cons

    Not really anything coming to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great time, not long term career path!

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

    Pros

    Great time, lots of going out and make great friendships. Also excellent culture of feedback. Huge bonuses very quickly. If you wont to work in a bank, you get good exposure and contacts

    Cons

    You are working alongside many who don't even have a degree which would suggest it is not very technical. Also don't think it is easy to move elsewhere for career. No long term career security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead end weak communication

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

    Pros

    Get to work with different groups and very hard working group of people not much for the management though.

    Charity Day

    Cons

    No communication, honesty or loyalty towards employees. Fact that employees cannot review managers show how ICAP operates. You have to be careful with your sign-on agreements or else you will stuck with same pay for 10 years and also be wary of company wide policy changes time to time which will be changed without any notification to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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