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Caxton FX Reviews

Updated 14 Apr 2019

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Caxton FX CEO Rupert Lee-Browne
Rupert Lee-Browne
2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "A different company to when i started"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Caxton FX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Having worked at Caxton for over 2.5 years i can honestly say the culture has completely changed. The rewards are there for all from Breakfast to BUPA, to company drinks. The hours are extremely friendly compared to other brokers Senior management have their moments like in all companies, especially companies that are looking to scale and grow as aggressively but its an owner ran business, its passion. Location is...

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    Cons

    Communication can always be more forthcoming Expenses could be a simpler process and could treat the staff a bit more like professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Offer people who have expenses a pre paid Caxton card - if the employee uses it they pay for it out of salary. This will help with cash flow which at times for a 24 year old new to London is tight and we shouldn't be not seeing clients because a staff member supports his family with his income and cant spend it on Caxton clients out of his own pocket.

    Caxton FX2018-02-27
  2. "Currency Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Currency Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Caxton FX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Small office perks i.e. Free breakfast (budget cereal), casual clothes friday, beer trolley on a friday, relaxed breaks (frequent 10 minute breaks and 2 hour lunch) and free fruit - Relaxed Working environment

    Cons

    - Poor office, very bare bones - Poor management, clueless as to what's going - No unique selling point for the company - No Training

    Caxton FX2019-04-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "For potential employees-IT"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caxton FX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Central london location, seeing first hand how a company can be failed (that is a invaluable experience in the future to see what NOT to do) , basic fintech company (invaluable if you have interest in fx and can not find any other fintech company to work for , it exposes you to basic finance as complicated as abacus)

    Cons

    Micro management in IT, no career progression at all,blame culture (for things even not working and done by another staff), staff are not friendly and not experienced , there was a IT director once used to work there named Russell and he set everything properly with microservices and innovated the platform they have now but after his departure IT (trading platform) is set to fail dramatically as the remainers were just...

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    Advice to Management

    no advice

    Caxton FX2019-04-14
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Unpleasant"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Victoria, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Caxton FX for more than a year

    Pros

    Young talent pool and friendly people

    Cons

    CEO and higher management dont really have a clue.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a deeper look into what some people actually do.

    Caxton FX2018-06-12
  5. "FX Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Caxton FX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very energetic and young environment to work.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive and career progression is limited

    Caxton FX2018-04-18
  6. "Currency Card Representative"

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    Former Employee - Card Services Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Caxton FX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly, approachable and supportive colleagues/management - Good post-work culture - Open minded to new ideas - Provided a temporary structure that suited me and my ambitions

    Cons

    - Nothing comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Consider investing in new technologies and improved systems

    Caxton FX2018-02-11
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Caxton FX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Horrible, just horrible. Regular redundancies. Clueless management. Substance abuse my some senior managers, and staff. Fake reviews galore on glass door .

    Advice to Management

    Stop writing fake reviews

    Caxton FX2018-02-19
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Zero Career and Vengeful Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Caxton FX full-time

    Pros

    Nice friendly staff. Relaxed environment on the whole (until the CEO loses his temper and has a temper tantrum in the middle of the office).

    Cons

    Senior Management never provide pay rises and if they do, its in increments of £2-3K, not 5-10K. Senior Management (mainly CEO) are only in it for themselves, they don't care about employee well being, although they claim otherwise. I witnessed one employee forced to work a 3 month notice period in a segregated room, whenever they entered the main office, the sales employees were encouraged to boo and hiss as this person...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay staff more, learn to cater to their needs and understand why people leave. They primarily leave due to under pay and over worked, with little prospect of promotion or remuneration.

    Caxton FX2018-02-14
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Caxton FX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I had some fantastic years here. The people are, time and time again, said to be the best thing about Caxton. The head of talent acquisition knows what good looks like! If you have the right attitude and you are prepared to own and drive what you do - the opportunities for growth are there. I saws lots of people join in junior roles and work their way up - and it's always the ones with a great attitude and a bit of resilience....

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    Cons

    Working from home is not really allowed outside of IT - this isn't the place for you if that's what you need regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Use the Director of People's passion for lifelong learning and really spread it across the business! Also - get a prosecco tap to complement the beer trolley...

    Caxton FX2017-10-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Caxton FX full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, great location, and a lot of support and training

    Cons

    pay could have been a little higher

    Caxton FX2017-09-13
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