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31 January 2019

What is the company culture like at Met Group?

Pros

- My fellow graduate traders, who helped keep morale up. - The IT department. - The knowledge that after working for Met Traders, things can only get better.

Cons

- Institutionalized bullying. I cannot be specific to who the culprits were (as this would violate Glassdoor's guidelines). Graduates were constantly belittled and aggressively mocked by individuals in positions of authority, This was the reason why at least two graduates left. One bully would lament why nobody would go to ask for any help or advice, apparently unaware that people wouldn't want to be openly castigated in front of their peers for asking questions. - Renumeration. You will not earn any serious money in this job, even after a year. Only approach this company if you have money and time to burn, because after taking into account living and transportation costs you won't break even for many years. The joke used to be that the cleaners were the only ones making any money. - Incredibly high turnover - most traders don't even last 6 months, because the conditions in the workplace are so poor. Morale is incredibly low. It became a habit to play "Another One Bites the Dust," whenever a trader left. I must have seen at least 10 traders go in my time there. - Abuse of the self employment system. In order to save money, you are designated as "self employed" so Met Traders doesn't have to pay you anything. However, you have none of the advantages of self employment, as you are required to book holiday time and arrive and leave at the times they dictate (for example, bank holidays were mandatory work days).

Advice to Management

- Hire management with human intelligence skills. - Pay people for their time. The fact that Met Traders is able to exist without any requirement to pay its people is a damming indictment of modern capitalism. P.S. I fully expect Met Traders to portray this review as an exceptional case of a disgruntled former employee, but I am sure a discerning reader is able to see that many earlier reviews support the reality of the situation. Of the positive reviews on Glassdoor you may note that many of them were posted on September and October in 2015. This is no accident, as the graduate traders were "encouraged" to submit good reviews. I highly encourage anyone considering Met Traders to look elsewhere. I made the mistake of ignoring the reviews and taking the job; please don't make the same mistake that so many of us did.

- Institutionalized bullying.

31 January 2019

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23 July 2019

What are co-workers like at Met Group?

Pros

The people you work with at Met Group are a welcoming and eclectic bunch of people. They offer lots of support and their kindness is genuine. The jobs given to you will challenge you and test you but the ultimate result is rewarding and will strengthen you.

Cons

The hours can be long if not slightly tedious but this is something that come with the job and lifestyle of working at a trading firm.

The people you work with at Met Group are a welcoming and eclectic bunch of people.

23 July 2019

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31 January 2019

What is the salary like at Met Group?

Pros

- My fellow graduate traders, who helped keep morale up. - The IT department. - The knowledge that after working for Met Traders, things can only get better.

Cons

- Institutionalized bullying. I cannot be specific to who the culprits were (as this would violate Glassdoor's guidelines). Graduates were constantly belittled and aggressively mocked by individuals in positions of authority, This was the reason why at least two graduates left. One bully would lament why nobody would go to ask for any help or advice, apparently unaware that people wouldn't want to be openly castigated in front of their peers for asking questions. - Renumeration. You will not earn any serious money in this job, even after a year. Only approach this company if you have money and time to burn, because after taking into account living and transportation costs you won't break even for many years. The joke used to be that the cleaners were the only ones making any money. - Incredibly high turnover - most traders don't even last 6 months, because the conditions in the workplace are so poor. Morale is incredibly low. It became a habit to play "Another One Bites the Dust," whenever a trader left. I must have seen at least 10 traders go in my time there. - Abuse of the self employment system. In order to save money, you are designated as "self employed" so Met Traders doesn't have to pay you anything. However, you have none of the advantages of self employment, as you are required to book holiday time and arrive and leave at the times they dictate (for example, bank holidays were mandatory work days).

Advice to Management

- Hire management with human intelligence skills. - Pay people for their time. The fact that Met Traders is able to exist without any requirement to pay its people is a damming indictment of modern capitalism. P.S. I fully expect Met Traders to portray this review as an exceptional case of a disgruntled former employee, but I am sure a discerning reader is able to see that many earlier reviews support the reality of the situation. Of the positive reviews on Glassdoor you may note that many of them were posted on September and October in 2015. This is no accident, as the graduate traders were "encouraged" to submit good reviews. I highly encourage anyone considering Met Traders to look elsewhere. I made the mistake of ignoring the reviews and taking the job; please don't make the same mistake that so many of us did.

In order to save money, you are designated as "self employed" so Met Traders doesn't have to pay you anything.

31 January 2019

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31 January 2019

What is overtime like at Met Group?

Pros

- My fellow graduate traders, who helped keep morale up. - The IT department. - The knowledge that after working for Met Traders, things can only get better.

Cons

- Institutionalized bullying. I cannot be specific to who the culprits were (as this would violate Glassdoor's guidelines). Graduates were constantly belittled and aggressively mocked by individuals in positions of authority, This was the reason why at least two graduates left. One bully would lament why nobody would go to ask for any help or advice, apparently unaware that people wouldn't want to be openly castigated in front of their peers for asking questions. - Renumeration. You will not earn any serious money in this job, even after a year. Only approach this company if you have money and time to burn, because after taking into account living and transportation costs you won't break even for many years. The joke used to be that the cleaners were the only ones making any money. - Incredibly high turnover - most traders don't even last 6 months, because the conditions in the workplace are so poor. Morale is incredibly low. It became a habit to play "Another One Bites the Dust," whenever a trader left. I must have seen at least 10 traders go in my time there. - Abuse of the self employment system. In order to save money, you are designated as "self employed" so Met Traders doesn't have to pay you anything. However, you have none of the advantages of self employment, as you are required to book holiday time and arrive and leave at the times they dictate (for example, bank holidays were mandatory work days).

Advice to Management

- Hire management with human intelligence skills. - Pay people for their time. The fact that Met Traders is able to exist without any requirement to pay its people is a damming indictment of modern capitalism. P.S. I fully expect Met Traders to portray this review as an exceptional case of a disgruntled former employee, but I am sure a discerning reader is able to see that many earlier reviews support the reality of the situation. Of the positive reviews on Glassdoor you may note that many of them were posted on September and October in 2015. This is no accident, as the graduate traders were "encouraged" to submit good reviews. I highly encourage anyone considering Met Traders to look elsewhere. I made the mistake of ignoring the reviews and taking the job; please don't make the same mistake that so many of us did.

However, you have none of the advantages of self employment, as you are required to book holiday time and arrive and leave at the times they dictate (for example, bank holidays were mandatory work days).

31 January 2019

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31 January 2019

What are working conditions like at Met Group?

Pros

- My fellow graduate traders, who helped keep morale up. - The IT department. - The knowledge that after working for Met Traders, things can only get better.

Cons

- Institutionalized bullying. I cannot be specific to who the culprits were (as this would violate Glassdoor's guidelines). Graduates were constantly belittled and aggressively mocked by individuals in positions of authority, This was the reason why at least two graduates left. One bully would lament why nobody would go to ask for any help or advice, apparently unaware that people wouldn't want to be openly castigated in front of their peers for asking questions. - Renumeration. You will not earn any serious money in this job, even after a year. Only approach this company if you have money and time to burn, because after taking into account living and transportation costs you won't break even for many years. The joke used to be that the cleaners were the only ones making any money. - Incredibly high turnover - most traders don't even last 6 months, because the conditions in the workplace are so poor. Morale is incredibly low. It became a habit to play "Another One Bites the Dust," whenever a trader left. I must have seen at least 10 traders go in my time there. - Abuse of the self employment system. In order to save money, you are designated as "self employed" so Met Traders doesn't have to pay you anything. However, you have none of the advantages of self employment, as you are required to book holiday time and arrive and leave at the times they dictate (for example, bank holidays were mandatory work days).

Advice to Management

- Hire management with human intelligence skills. - Pay people for their time. The fact that Met Traders is able to exist without any requirement to pay its people is a damming indictment of modern capitalism. P.S. I fully expect Met Traders to portray this review as an exceptional case of a disgruntled former employee, but I am sure a discerning reader is able to see that many earlier reviews support the reality of the situation. Of the positive reviews on Glassdoor you may note that many of them were posted on September and October in 2015. This is no accident, as the graduate traders were "encouraged" to submit good reviews. I highly encourage anyone considering Met Traders to look elsewhere. I made the mistake of ignoring the reviews and taking the job; please don't make the same mistake that so many of us did.

- Incredibly high turnover - most traders don't even last 6 months, because the conditions in the workplace are so poor.

31 January 2019

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