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Updated Jul 25, 2021

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3.5
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FCA CEO Andrew Bailey
Andrew Bailey
243 Ratings
Pros
  • "There is a the opportunity for great work life balance(in 152 reviews)

  • "Interesting work that is genuinely improving the lives of UK Citizens(in 71 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Career progression can be difficult(in 41 reviews)

  • "Decision making processes very long(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jul 2, 2021 - Senior Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with, really passionate about what they do.

      Cons

      Politics (but you'll find that anywhere you work). A lot of bureaucracy to make simple changes and improvements leads to a lot of frustration. A lot of opportunity to sideways move and take on new interesting roles but very little opportunity to progress upwards - and whatever move you try to make requires a lot of jumping through endless and unnecessary hoops.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      No options to progress

      Jul 6, 2021 - Senior Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting insight into the financial sector from the inside. Some excellent colleagues. A few exceedingly competent people.

      Cons

      Poor work/life balance, this has deteriorated significantly since the pandemic. Lack of appreciation of hard working employees, despite inability to recruit competent staff. Severe budgetary constraints. No progression opportunities. Highly process driven organisation wrapped up in so much red tape it’s a joke. Excessive office politics. Managers don’t realise how biased they are. Increasing lack of competent staff who actually understand the financial sector. Almost an obsession with LBGT+ and minority rights which is laudable, but it seems to have gone too far. There is now a real risk of perceived discrimination of white heterosexual men, whether conscious or not. Certainly, I have felt and observed this, I’m sorry to say. No internal whistle blower mechanisms for mishandling of cases I’m aware of and internal audit are clueless if you raise issues (but that’s not on our business plan for this year!) Little training opportunities - what is provided is quite irrelevant and mandatory. Often the same irrelevant courses are repeated year after year.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Staff morale all time low after new senior leadership team steps in

      Jun 16, 2021 - Administrative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Used to be - all staff pulling together in a happy, approachable, inclusive environment. All striving to do our best to protect the public from fraudsters.

      Cons

      Now: Staff working in fear for their jobs. Uncertainty, pay and benefit cuts and the knowledge that excellence is no longer good enough - only well above and beyond and that’s if we choose to keep you! No guarantees remember!

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      26 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work most of the time

      Jul 20, 2021 - Press Officer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Given lots of responsibility Not micro managed Diverse and inclusive culture Great people to work with Feel like you're making a difference for consumers

      Cons

      Some teams very are under resourced Some long hours Can be a lot of pressure at times

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A mixed bag

      Jul 25, 2021 - Lead Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive colleagues and safe employment

      Cons

      Extremely risk averse and averse to any new ideas.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Paralegal

      Jul 20, 2021 - Paralegal in Stratford, London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good experience, talented colleagues, flexible

      Cons

      Limited career progression, new leadership

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good organisation, with strong values making a difference to consumers

      Jul 17, 2021 - Regulatory Specialist in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive culture and good working environment

      Cons

      Governance processes can be slow and unwieldy

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Management lacking, pay being cut, staff morale low

      Jun 29, 2021 - Senior Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Willingness of staff to collaborate. Interesting work for a good cause. Nice office with good facilities.

      Cons

      Lack of engagement by senior management with staff. Lack of vision for the organisation by uninspiring CEO and leadership team. Limited promotion prospects. Below inflation pay rises (and pay freezes) for several years. Continual overwork described as "stretch" that in reality is excessive hours worked to meet absurd staffing shortages. Staff morale low as a result of all of this.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Very Poor Company

      Jul 21, 2021 - Crypto Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The annual leave can be up to 38 days with purchasing holiday.

      Cons

      Terrible management who don't have a clue about the nature of work we were doing. They refuse to put employees in the correct roles. They refuse to listen to experts who they hired and have a team approach. The whole project is a disaster. The managers need to listen and when they do take it onboard. The managers are work shy and can't be bothered.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great people, poor package

      Jul 12, 2021 - Head of Department in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, challenging & makes a difference

      Cons

      Package not commensurate to responsibility

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