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Pros
  • Great work life balance and lots of flexibility (in 68 reviews)

  • Interesting work, nice people, genuinely enjoyed my time there (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • but improvement promised with the move to Stratford next year (in 15 reviews)

  • There is limited career progression (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Overall good place"

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

    Pros

    Good people and friendly environment. Decent non-financial perks.

    Cons

    Graduate associates are treated differently across the organisation, with some teams holding them in high regard whilst others simply use them as cheaper labour / support staff. Can be highly demotivating if you end up in one of the latter teams as a grad.

    Pay & reward considerations vary wildly between departments / divisions. Equal work is not equally remunerated and will depend on which part of the organisation you find yourself in.

    Advice to Management

    Treat, and remunerate, staff based on their output and performance. Not on the name of their title.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to start a career in economics, policy, law or compliance"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Graduate Associate in London, England

    I worked at Financial Conduct Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant work life balance
    Very friendly working environment and all levels of management are approachable and helpful
    Effort and talent are rewarded well (especially for graduates) and career progression is well facilitated by management and HR

    Cons

    (Graduates only) If this is your first job after graduating from university and you fail to get experience in Strategy & Competition (the policy, strategy and economics center of the organisation) you may find yourself only suitable for compliance roles upon leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to improve communication of the organisation's direction with staff. There has been a lot of change in the organisation and it's important to make sure people feel engaged in these changes. Other than that management are doing a good job.