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  1. "Great company to work for"

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

    I worked at FCA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really good opportunities, great culture, open senior management, good benefits package, flexible working.

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to industry. Office moving to Stratford.


  2. "It’s all about who you know"

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

    I worked at FCA full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexible working on offer. Reputable company to have on your CV.
    Location is ok, although will shortly be moving to Stratford.

    Cons

    Minimal progression opportunities. Wasn’t prepared to sacrifice my integrity by “playing the game”.
    Pay is atrocious.
    So-called “Academy” is a complete waste of time and effort.

  3. 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.


  4. "People friendly, varied and interesting work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enforcement Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Enforcement Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Makes a difference to people's lives. Flexible working is encouraged and you have a lot of control over your working day and projects.

    Cons

    Limited promotions and face has to fit once you get more senior. Salaries and headcount are restricted more and more. The move to Stratford is not liked by the majority of staff.


  5. "Generally good employer"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working, fairly good salaries, additional benefits such as private medical care, pension.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency across departments and even teams, poor talent management, difficult to progress within your own department


  6. "Associate, Case Officer"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and flexible working pattern

    Cons

    Training and development facilities - which they are in the process of improving

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Ok but could be better"

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    • 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.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. "Unique and intellectually rewarding"

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

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

    Pros

    Senior management interaction, high profile work opportunities, variety of work, flexible working, good social life, great people, supportive managers interested in your development

    Cons

    Pay, really bad technology, takes forever to move around the building (lifts), don’t deal with under performance (weight of work tends to fall on a few good people)

    Advice to Management

    Too much dead weight in the organisation - raise standards, get rid of under performers and pay good staff more


  10. "Flexibility"

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

    I have been working at FCA part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - flexible working
    - better hours than private sector
    - interesting
    - sector/company wide view so great experience for going back out again
    - feelgood factor - public service
     - pension contribs not bad - match up to 1 2 or 3 % after 40, 45, 50 - e.g. 44 yo could have 14% from co if 2% self

    Cons

    - pay - pay-rises non existent (much less than 1%pa so negotiate hard before you accept), bonuses shrinking
    - lip-service to flexibility - depends on manager, career development impossible - middle management poor
    - pay
    - move to Stratford

    Advice to Management

    Seems very unprofessional environment compared to private sector


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