FXCM Reviews

Updated 5 May 2021

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3.7
74%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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FXCM CEO Brendan Callan (no image)
Brendan Callan
40 Ratings
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  • "Low growth opportunity due to an over saturated upper management team is not very motivating(in 10 reviews)

  • "most people not part of "the group" are unhappy and try to leave which results in high turnover(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    A lot of things to be mindful of

  2. "great comany"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FXCM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I get to work with amazing people

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  3. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FXCM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good progression, variety of work

    Cons

    management and lack of leadership can be an issue

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Started great - changed lately"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good career progression and ability to work on multiple projects and develop multiple skill sets

    Cons

    penny pinching leading to negative effects on the people

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  5. "FXCM good place for hard working self-starters with desire to learn and succeed quickly."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FXCM full-time

    Pros

    • Company takes care of it’s own – If you have a rough quarter, bad day, or need more guidance with something, you typically receive it • Lots of responsibility given – company doesn’t seek out big titles, certain ages, previous companies on your resume – can go up quickly with hard work • Large number of veteran employees who are passionate about what they do – tends to rub off and inspire healthy competition • Ideas are welcome – numerous projects / new initiatives come with an idea from an employee who follows through with analysis • Wide array of transferrable skills to future jobs within and outside of industry • Further education in form of conferences, seminars, courses, etc. is offered and paid for by company at request of employee where relevant

    Cons

    • Self-starters typically first, if not only, to succeed – must actively seek out opportunity, promotion • Can be very stressful work for uncertain amounts of time – I have worked in roles where the stress levels were high for months on end • Long term career progression not always clear – my path at the company has never been more than 6 months out (can be both good and bad)

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  6. "FX Trader"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FXCM full-time

    Pros

    The company's environment is very awesome, and the staffs are so friendly. I really enjoy the working environment. Overall, it is really a nice company.

    Cons

    Too much workload and we always have extra hours for woking everyday. I usually finish my work at about 9 o'clock; however, it is common to see in traders in every company.

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  7. "Highly recommendable"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FXCM full-time

    Pros

    Challenging tasks. Good personal growth possible. Great colleagues and bosses who know people management well.

    Cons

    Go elsewhere if you want to just work office hours!

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  8. "Good management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at FXCM

    Pros

    Some really top quality management members and some great sales people. Decent place to start a career in finance

    Cons

    Bonuses are discretionary which will lead the best sales people to move on

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  9. "brilliant and great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at FXCM

    Pros

    great work life balance and great compensation

    Cons

    none so far and excellent company all round

  10. "Okay place to start out at, but not a good place for growth opportunities"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    FXCM sales in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at FXCM

    Pros

    good business model, relatively easy sell to customers good place to start on the financial markets an international work place

    Cons

    no benefits, no pension fund nepotism rules repetitive work management too interested by sometimes irrelevant stats too hierarchical not enough room is given for employees to improve themselves (e.g. education) no growth opportunities I agree to what someone else said on this website - the place is run like a high school (maybe even primary school)

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