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Financial Conduct Authority Reviews

Updated 18 April 2018
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance and a very collegiate place to work (in 77 reviews)

  • Some interesting work and some good people (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • The move to Stratford is not liked by the majority of staff (in 19 reviews)

  • There is limited career progression (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Great Place to be"

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

    I have been working at Financial Conduct Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody I have met in my time here is very helpful and wants you to succeed, which is quite different to the commercial world where it is often dog eat dog. Alongside that the work is meaningful, rewarding and makes a difference, what more could you want?

    Cons

    There are few down sides unless you look very hard to try to find the negative.


  2. "HR Team Leader"

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    • 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 Financial Conduct Authority 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. "General"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Conduct Authority full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to Work here

    Cons

    As regulator, cannot work beyond this boundary


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • 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 Financial Conduct Authority 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.


  5. "Good work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Financial Conduct Authority part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance for staff

    Cons

    Difficult to progress when working part-time

    Advice to Management

    Utilise your experienced staff more effectively


  6. "Lead Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Financial Conduct Authority full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, Relatively safe

    Cons

    Pay scales vs private co
    Bureacracy

    Advice to Management

    You are not always right!


  7. "Regulator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 Financial Conduct Authority 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

  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Financial Conduct Authority 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


  9. "Paralegal"

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    • 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 Financial Conduct Authority 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    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 Financial Conduct Authority 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


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