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CMC Markets Reviews

Updated 8 Jun 2019

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3.0
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42%
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62%
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CMC Markets CEO Peter Cruddas
Peter Cruddas
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work-life balance, Relaxed environment, Autonomy in your work(in 16 reviews)

  • "there are nice and good people around all business units (globally)(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Career progression slow, Slow to evolve, No real home working(in 9 reviews)

  • "Senior Management prioritises on UK far too much, sometimes forgetting other territories being also important(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Head of Sales and Business Development"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

      Pros

      good people, good location, good atmosphere

      Cons

      could not think of any

      Advice to Management

      keep the firm as it is

      CMC Markets2019-01-15
    • "Ops Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at CMC Markets full-time

      Pros

      Staff, culture, social, benefits, brand

      Cons

      Direction, promotion, recognition, office, horizontal

      CMC Markets2019-04-04
    • "OK"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at CMC Markets full-time

        Pros

        Mediocre company - every leaves at 5:30pm for the pub though yay!

        Cons

        Management - old school and not adaptable.

        CMC Markets2019-02-25
      • "Ops Executive"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at CMC Markets full-time

        Pros

        You get to work with some good, smart people

        Cons

        Poor for career progression. Teams can be very insular

        CMC Markets2018-12-03
      • "Decent Company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at CMC Markets full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Great location,Friendly people,Can-Do attitude,International, interesting work, technology savy, knowledgeable people

        Cons

        Career progression slow, Slow to evolve, No real home working

        Advice to Management

        loosen up the home working. Your loosing talent as techs look for this

        CMC Markets2018-11-13
      • "Operations"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at CMC Markets full-time

        Pros

        Free breakfast, some talented colleagues

        Cons

        Barely any opportunities to progress

        CMC Markets2018-10-16
      • "Bad Leadership"

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        Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at CMC Markets full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Colleagues are great mostly Hours are good Location Technology Holidays

        Cons

        Middle mgmt and leadership Lack of motivation and no incentives to strive for

        Advice to Management

        Stop being a stepping stone company

        CMC Markets2018-09-03
      • Helpful (1)

        "Low salaries and bad management"

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

        I worked at CMC Markets full-time

        Pros

        Everyone leaves the office at 5pm

        Cons

        Salaries are low compared to other financial places. Most value is placed on the traders and yet really the most important part of the business is the tech not the traders. The traders could be replaced with algos.

        CMC Markets2018-07-03
      • "‘Cabal’ type management"

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

        I worked at CMC Markets full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Convenient location, nice toilets, thorough security, well equipped kitchen, spacious, diverse ethnic attitudes,

        Cons

        Poor salary, lack of job progression, overruling management, poor legal management, huge staff turnover, ‘it will do’ attitude to important matters, illogical blame culture, poor at accepting responsibility for serious matters, incestuous management, ethically unsafe.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to correct advice, act in a timely manner, get people who know the business, take responsibility for actions, lose the blame culture

        CMC Markets2018-05-29
      • "Good experience"

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        Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at CMC Markets full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Good work-life balance, Relaxed environment, Autonomy in your work.

        Cons

        No career progression, Low salaries.

        Advice to Management

        Some of the best talent left because the company is not willing to take risks. Copying competitors is not a winning strategy. Retain talent, it will pay off.

        CMC Markets2018-03-22
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