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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. "The work is why you stay"

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

    I worked at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Good work for a good reason

    Cons

    Can be a political beast, and some strange decisions are made. Progression is also difficult


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very nice

    Cons

    Limited access to career growth

  3. "Senior Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great friendly atmosphere and opportunity to learn. Career progression is actively encouraged within the division and organization as a whole.

    Cons

    A hierarchical structure means decision making is made up the tree with limited executive power for senior associates. Joining process took forever!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "It's ok, but could be so much better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate In BTS in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate In BTS in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in BTS (IT) can command a high salary in comparison to other colleagues in the business, but is in line with IT Industry standards. Overall benefits are good if not better than the private sector.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management within BTS. It will be interesting to see if this changes with the new CIO, however, we have senior managers and managers who if they were working in large Corporations, would have been removed by now. There is too much micro management and old style approaches that you can feel constrained.

    Advice to Management

    Board - you need to really look and challenge the senior people you place in positions of authority. Really look into the feedback that your staff are posting as opposed to what appears to be is a slight nod to the feedback with little or no action.


  5. "Great place to work, interesting work, lots of opportunities but pay rises limited"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of training, opportunity to study MSc in Financial Regulation, flexible working, variety of roles and ability to move around the organisation, scope for progression within many roles, better pay than civil service and FOS, interesting work.

    Cons

    Pay rises very limited, even when progressing upwards in a role or moving internally. Lots of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Less bureaucracy would mean work would move faster. Reward good employees when they progress.


  6. "good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting job, committed people, fair pay

    Cons

    flat structure makes it hard to get promoted, senior management not particularly qualified


  7. "graduate role"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCA full-time

    Pros

    very lucky with my team, they have been very helpful

    Cons

    none so far as i am really early into my graduate program

  8. "Risk B"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Good corporate environment, vertical structure

    Cons

    Low salaries, low recognition of work


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good work life balance but bureaucratic"

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    • 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


  10. "Ok but could be better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Great people, flexible working, about to move to brand new purpose built offices (but the location is seen as a 'con' for some staff), numerous staff network groups.

    Cons

    Too much process, tendency to navel gaze, can be difficult to get decisions made, poor IT systems. Upcoming relocation to Stratford is controversial for some staff.


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