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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance and a very collegiate place to work (in 79 reviews)

  • Some interesting work and some good people (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • The move to Stratford is not liked by the majority of staff (in 19 reviews)

  • There is limited career progression (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FCA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Public service, good development opportunities, challenging work, nice people

    Cons

    Lack of private sector dynamism and frequent changes to senior anagement

    Advice to Management

    Stability at the top please


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good work life balance but bureaucratic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - benefits package and up to 38 days holiday
    - interesting and varied work
    - lots of opportunity to move around the organisation
    - very pro minority groups and inclusive culture

    Cons

    - terribly bureaucratic
    - poor managers generally lacking in people skills that have very long tenure
    - lack of empowerment
    - very skilled and talented people often under utilised so they leave
    - general lack of industry experience means you get "experts" within industry sectors who have never worked in industry and lack commerciality
    - senior management value those that are "talking the fca language" over genuine talent creating an internal bias

    Advice to Management

    - remove burdensome process
    - do more focused and targeted recruitment externally
    - better training programmes
    - hold poor management to account or exit them
    - send staff on more external secondments
    - focus efforts on driving efficiency and better value for money. Hold people to account for poor performance

  3. "Unique and intellectually rewarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Senior management interaction, high profile work opportunities, variety of work, flexible working, good social life, great people, supportive managers interested in your development

    Cons

    Pay, really bad technology, takes forever to move around the building (lifts), don’t deal with under performance (weight of work tends to fall on a few good people)

    Advice to Management

    Too much dead weight in the organisation - raise standards, get rid of under performers and pay good staff more