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FCA Reviews

Updated 27 Mar 2020

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3.5
75%
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84%
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FCA CEO Andrew Bailey
Andrew Bailey
162 Ratings
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  • "Slow career progression, too much governance can hinder substance of your work(in 32 reviews)

  • "I understand why - it has to be robust in its decision making - but this can mean work is slow to progress(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "FCA good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Committed to employee welfare and diversity of opportunity for progression. Invests heavily in training and development. Wants to be seen as a good employer and takes conduct and culture seriously.

    Cons

    New Stratford location not as central as Canary Wharf which can have negative impact on commuting for some employees.

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    FCA2019-05-08
  2. "Overall a good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Advanced Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCA part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They really do value work life balance.

    Cons

    The salaries could be better.

    FCA2020-02-04
  3. "cliquey and unfair at times"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good flexible working arrangements can be achieved (if your manager likes you) and very interesting work

    Cons

    Bonus, pay, slow career progression and unfair management when it comes to bonus or other decisions

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    FCA2020-03-24
  4. "Great place to work - shame about the pay"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements; no micromanagement; good benefits and pension.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic place to work and top performers do not get much recognition. Quite difficult to progress once you reach Reg B and pay rises are virtually non existent.

    FCA2020-03-09
  5. "Overall, nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good purpose In general, good work/life balance Gret culture in most of the departments (e.g. collaborative, welcoming, respectful, etc). Decent salaries compared to other public organisations

    Cons

    -It may be low-pace and bureaucratic -Large number of people in their roles for decades who add no value to the organisation, and are unwilling to change or learn, etc; This undermine the motivation and performance of competent professionals in the organisation -Poor contributors performance is not always addressed

    FCA2020-03-04
  6. "Really good experience for a short period"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in working hours, focus on diversity, ethos

    Cons

    Pay, bonus, recruitment process, bureaucratic, under resourced

    FCA2020-03-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Behind the times. Reactive. Bureaucratic."

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    Current Employee - Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly easy job if you can put up with the bureaucracy and poor people management.

    Cons

    Narrow minded outlook. Too risk adverse.

    FCA2020-03-14
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work on your own.

    Cons

    Too much red tape on certain pieces of work.

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    FCA2020-02-19
  9. "Good place"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance and well meaning colleagues

    Cons

    Stratford is fairly awkward and vacant

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    FCA2020-02-19
  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior PMO in London, England

    I worked at FCA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance Financial Sector Regulator

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy Pace can be slow New office in Stratford

    FCA2020-03-02
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