GAIN Capital Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 15 Mar 2019

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Dissapointing"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time

    Pros

    Decent Wage Some good people who are willing to stick together

    Cons

    Bullying and intimidation culture People widely known as rude and incompetent receive promotions Silo culture - no communication between departments Senior management scream and shout at staff Lack of planning and organisation Large amounts of people unhappy

  2. Helpful (10)

    "Horrible senior management, shouting, bullying"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    IT Department in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    Work life balance can be good. Direct team leads and line managers are good at their jobs and appreciate work done for them.

    Cons

    I have worked at GC for a long time now and one thing that has never changed is the disgusting way that Senior management treat their staff. One particular (Without mentioning names) has free reign to Bully, intimidate, use threats of firing (Scare tactics), Abuse absolutely everyone behind their back and has direct access to all staff members. Due to this they force workload onto people without any regards for triage and some of the work they force upon them has unreasonable deadlines, is poorly managed and only half of the information is passed on. Already set up for a fall before you begin and then when it goes wrong the entirety of the blame fulls on the unfortunate person who was given the task rather than with the person who poorly handed it down. You are then rewarded by more abuse, shouting and swearing usually with an audience to better their effect ! Whilst this goes on, all other senior management will just turn a blind eye to it (Even those senior to them) and for this reason I think they are just as bad. Due to this person, I (As well as anyone else I have spoken to about this) truly believes that they are the main reason why GC has not progressed and why it will continue to fail in the future. Team Leads and management are treated like PA's to senior management. Constantly nagged and micro managed - I always feel sorry for them. Salary increases rarely happen, bonuses could be better.

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  3. "Good until Mid level career not for Growth"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and smart colleagues, Opportunity to learn and be a full stack developer.

    Cons

    Senior management has no vision and doesn't share much information with employees during town halls.

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Client Services-Repetitive Mindless Work"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time

    Pros

    They will pay for your Series 3 & Series 34. For the most part, co-workers and senior management are good people. This is really it when it comes to good things about this job.

    Cons

    Client Services is looked down upon in the company from the really high ups to other departments. It is bad enough we had to deal with incompetent customers who don't know how to use a computer, angry customers who were wrong 99% of the time and rude high net worth clients, but to catch attitude from other departments within the company is completely unacceptable. Especially considering the fact that we did most of their work for them. Client services literally does everything and other departments act like they were overworked. The communication between us, senior management and other departments was extremely poor. In regards to the pay; absolutely embarrassing. For the amount of work that is required, the pay is abysmal. At the end of the day if someone asked me if they should work at Gain Capital; the simple answer is NO!

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Customer service"

    1.0
    • Senior Management
    Customer Service Representative in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    N/a. Stay away from this company.

    Cons

    Low pay. Greedy senior management.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Career Starter"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good entry level roles Chance to learn about financial markets Young environment with some good people

    Cons

    Very low remuneration for a financial services firm, only senior management get paid well Marketing - the firm is run by this department, major strategic decisions are made without input from other depts, often leads to costly mistakes Poor communication between departments No defined career path - good place to start your career but after that you hit a ceiling.

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  7. "Good place to start but no place to go once you're there"

    3.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    -Nice people -Pretty good benefits -Decent compensation

    Cons

    -Senior management works like a cult - you'll never get help or even hired for that matter if they don't like you

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inexperienced and cut-throat workforce"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    You have the ability to chart your own career provided you can work in an unstructured work environment and successfully navigate sensitive political minefields

    Cons

    Resources are extremely limited and projects are initiated with limited foresight. Aim, point, and shoot is the mantra. Compounding this problem is an inexperienced workforce that is learning as they go along. It is not uncommon to to sacrifice some other person, usually one who is undeserving or at least vulnerable, to advance your personal agenda. Senior management encourages and rewards this.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "The senior management style is unacceptable"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    Colleagues are generally very friendly.

    Cons

    Some of the senior management are incompetent. Senior management is short-sighted. Everything is focused on ipo.

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