GAIN Capital Employee Reviews about "management team"

Updated 25 Jan 2020

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GAIN Capital CEO Glenn Stevens
Glenn Stevens
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  • "Senior management has no vision and doesn't share much information with employees during town halls(in 9 reviews)

  • "They aren't hiring because the management team has done a terrible job there is no(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Complete Mess- they aren't hiring anyhow but still stay away"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Complete chaos and no strategic long term vision allows a motivated person to learn a lot about multiple systems (exp salesforce, platforms, etc) in a short period of time. But its because something is always "on fire" and the fire needs to be put out.

    Cons

    But any motivated individual who takes pride in their career will be miserable here. This company has laid off dozens of people who build it in the success story it was in 2015- while hiring ineffective people in overseas offices. Its hard to imagine a company valuing employees less. What the VP and up level have done here is basically criminal. They aren't hiring because the management team has done a terrible job there is no $. But still- avoid at all costs or if you are a current employee GET OUT! Also don't rely on HR for anything.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for recent graduates to learn something , hard to do something."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    Friend college Do the job and you will get paid Good compliance and you are doing the right thing in the industry It really down to who is your manager

    Cons

    Very difficult to makes any change, especially the fault in the system Decision seems to be made based on the money make, not customer experience Some management seems to have little to zero knowledge about product, especially compare to the industry wide Some management / team only seems care about their KPI and bonus, which their decision making is been lead. While have the hard compliance system, people do not understand and necessary but digging holes in the system, while their manager do not care as it boost their KPI and Bonus, against the company benefit

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  3. "Sales Associate"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Flexible working hours and working environment 2. Competitive working environment 3. Unlimited client resources 4. Great global retail branding 5. Big team with muticulture

    Cons

    1. Questionable upper management team 2. Lower authority of sales rep 3. Less cohesion between sale team and marketing team 4. Terrible PC and network

    GAIN Capital Response

    February 19, 2018VP, Global Head of Human Resources

    Thank you for providing feedback on your experience during the time you’ve spent at GAIN Capital. The issues you raise as “cons” are definitely something we need to understand in order to make improvements. Would you feel comfortable sharing more context with local management or someone on the HR team? It seems like some of the issues you raise are things that could be improved. Alignment between sales and marketing is essential for driving growth in the business and I expect we could work to make better connections in the short term if you could share more about what you think is not working. And from a PC perspective, in this day and age, it’s difficult to work without great tools supporting you. I hope that things are working smoothly in our new Sydney office, but if they aren’t, we can connect you with the right tech team members to work on improvements. Finally, I’m concerned about your comments about senior management. Would you feel comfortable sharing? Please reach out and talk with us. Thanks so much—Christine Sheedy

  4. Helpful (13)

    "An abusive & ethically challenged management team not lacking in bullying tactics with the charm of a used car salesman"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You have the privilege of boasting to your friends and family that you are employed.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a management team embodying the motto 'you are expendable', look no further. Gain will neither invest in you, nurture your talent, reward your hard work nor see any worth in you at all. Frankly, they are not sure why they even hired you in the first place. This is a chaotic and highly dysfunctional culture with each employee attempting to survive yet another day, week, month and year from witchhunts that permeate the ranks particularly when something inexplicably may not align with ill-conceived planning, unreasonable expectations and crude methodologies. Did I mention zero accountability, decency and respect by senior leadership? These are all foreign notions to each of them. If you care at all about your mental health and professional reputation, bypass this place. It is vitriolic.

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  5. "Values driven company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Privately held company with one primary owner

    Cons

    Sales management team was from outside the industry

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Dysfunctional company, toxic culture"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Junior staff by and large are very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Very negative work environment. Absolutely no focus on goal setting, vision, leadership or employee development. Staff below management level are miserable and openly job hunting. Management members have no clue how to lead or manage people. Company performance is dismal, as evidenced by plummeting stock price since the company went public two years ago. They brought in a consultant to try to fix the broken culture, but minimal support from management team members means very little chance of change.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's a shame Sr. Management cares more about their beach houses than the people who help make them rich (their workers)."

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
     in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    Gain is filled with great people, beautiful women, hard workers, fun and young professionals. Some of middle management cares about their employees. Advancement within the company is possible if you work hard and get the right boss.

    Cons

    Greedy, selfish and clueless Sr. Management team. Bonuses and raises have nothing to do with actual performance and everything to do with who you kiss ass to and who you report to. Salaries are completely inconsistent throughout the company. There are very few quality managers who have any idea how to properly manage people.

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