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FCA Reviews

Updated 18 May 2018
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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. "Lead Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, Relatively safe

    Cons

    Pay scales vs private co
    Bureacracy

    Advice to Management

    You are not always right!


  2. "HR Team Leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Leader in London, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FCA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is great
    Great development opportunities
    Great benefits

    Cons

    The travelling can be long to Canary Wharf

    Advice to Management

    Complete more 360 feedback questionaires on all management

  3. "Senior Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Interesting work
    Friendly place to work generally
    Career breaks
    Consumer protection

    Cons

    Weak Management
    Open Favouritism
    Lacks diversity
    Little transparency
    Constant changes in priorities

    Advice to Management

    Just be open to different personalities and backgrounds
    Acknowledge criticism and learn from it
    Listen carefully before making judgements


  4. "Regulator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training and opportunities for the right candidate

    Cons

    Will be moving location to Stratford during 2018 which may or may not be beneficial

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support staff and provide development opportunities


  5. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Room for advancements, secondment opportunities, supportive management, relatively regular hours, inclusiveness, diversity

    Cons

    Low incentives; lack of salary increase


  6. "Paralegal"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in London, England
    Current Employee - Paralegal in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A unique place to learn about the financial markets.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted in the EMO Department.

    Advice to Management

    Paralegals should get more opportunities to showcase their skills.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great for learning, but not good for career opportunities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contact Center Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Contact Center Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - You can learn a lot about financial services
    - Work with some great people
    - Good work/life balance, rarely stay after 5
    - Decent benefits
    - Once you get used to the work there is not much preassure

    Cons

    - No help in career development
    - Good opportunities are given only to those who play along with management
    - After a year the work becomes mundane and there is no challenge
    - No consistency in work processes and training
    - Other departments look down on you
    - Slow in innovation and fixing issues

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work, opportunities available to work across a breadth if the business areas."

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

    I have been working at FCA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are the best thing about working at the FCA.

    Cons

    Lack of decision making sometimes makes it difficult to make things happen.


  9. "Life on easy street"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance and a very collegiate place to work
    The organisation is generally very supportive of your development and will offer a lot in terms of training, courses, and industry qualifications

    Cons

    Flat hierarchy and low attrition means internal progression is slow and can be bias towards external candidates depending on the division
    Often frustrating to just get the job done: a lot of bureaucracy at every stage

    Advice to Management

    Set a long term plan and stick to it: so much of what we do is reactive and has little relation to our strategic priorities.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I wonder if management reads these..."

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

    I have been working at FCA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Great people
    Interesting and varied work
    Great HoDs

    Cons

    There needs to be clearer lines of responsibilities between the pay grades (often Reg B's are doing Reg C work etc. with no reward or recognition)

    People management is varied across the organisation

    There is a clear message from management to help career development but in practice management don't encourage staff.

    HR - good luck to anyone in the recruitment process. I had to complete 300 words, 1 case study and 3 interviews for an internal lateral move! #excessive.

    There is no consistency across the FCA

    We often hold firms to account for poor governance/oversight/systems and controls/accountability etc. but fail to implement the same standards internally.

    Advice to Management

    There is so much talent and drive in the building - don't take it for granted.


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