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FCA Reviews

Updated 15 Jan 2020

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3.5
75%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
Approve of CEO
FCA CEO Andrew Bailey
Andrew Bailey
150 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Slow career progression, too much governance can hinder substance of your work(in 31 reviews)

  • "Too many meetings and decision making process is drawn out(in 16 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.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recruit good quality candidates but put more focus on retention of existing talent.

    FCA2019-05-08
  2. "love my job"

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    Current Employee - Contact Centre Associate (Supervision Hub) in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the benefits package is amazingand lots of different opportunities available staff. the package includes a non contributory pension, private healthcare, travel insurance amongs lots of other fantastic bits. the company is invested in the development of employees and there are alot of academic courses made available which they will pay for.

    Cons

    ultimately you are working in a call center despite them dressing up the job title

    FCA2019-10-31
  3. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Consultant, Retail 

    I have been working at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    FCA2020-01-15
  4. "Amazing work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great flexibility in working - collaborative and open culture - easy to make lots of friends - good flex benefits

    Cons

    - politics - slow and procedural - challenging to progress quickly Vs industry - Stratford!

    FCA2020-01-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting job with no career opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FCA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work can be very interesting

    Cons

    No career opportunities; too many people slack off and build their reputation on the work done by someone else (who gets no recognition); and a few senior people do not understand financial markets and don’t care about people working in their division/department.

    Advice to Management

    Good people have market. If you don’t show interest and recognize their effort, it’s just a matter of time before they leave.

    FCA2019-12-27
  6. "Friendly"

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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

    Friendly Interesting work New building, great facilities Work life balance

    Cons

    Hierarchical Lack of progression Can only be promoted via recruitment

    FCA2019-11-25
  7. "I love my job"

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

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

    Pros

    Flex working; great people; training and development

    Cons

    Keep hiring crap people and then pass on the problem; not really a fan of the Stratford move; pay and bonus could be done better

    Advice to Management

    Pay and bonus allocation could be improved. The lower paid people tend to work the hardest and a % of a low pay does not make a difference.

    FCA2019-11-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, exposure to senior management

    Cons

    Poor culture, tick box approach to diversity

    FCA2019-12-19
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Expext to work long hours often. Don't expect a pay rise."

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

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

    Pros

    The London FCA office has a great canteen, and good options for breakfast, lunch and tea. There is also a multi faith room and a real drive to be a more inclusive workplace.

    Cons

    In terms of work/life balance, if you wish to progress, you have to grab particular opportunities and projects. These require very long hours (45+ hours a week) without any pay rise or recognition. A manager once suggested it's vital to put in more than the contracted 35 hours a week. Stress levels are high due to pressure from seniors to perform as at full capacity. The delays/freeze in recruitment and replacing positions, is a contributing factor to this stress.

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    FCA2019-11-21
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FCA part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, really interesting work and they take D&I seriously

    Cons

    Way too bureaucratic - slow decision making process can grind you down

    Advice to Management

    Have more confidence in standing up to criticism - both internally and externally

    FCA2019-11-07
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