GAIN Capital Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 22 Apr 2020

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GAIN Capital CEO Glenn Stevens
Glenn Stevens
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  1. "nice"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Consultant - Home Electronics in London, England

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

    Pros

    work life balance and development

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  2. "small pay, lack of motivation"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist 
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    sometimes flexible hours, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    modest pay, small bonus, lack of motivation


  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good work life balance, interesting technologies to work on, can work from home

    Cons

    can't think of any, it's the best place I've worked

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    "Compliance"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to work the project you want Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Team -Horrible team members, they always trying to flatter the manager, pretending they are working but actually shopping, gossiping, blaming on each other when anything happened, and backstabbing each other -Resistant to changes -The old City staff are so bureaucracy and their qualifications are not good enough for the job requirements Culture -No culture and company core values since the acquisition -The company definitely did not care their clients and trying to blame on the clients for their money loss -They will treat you like trash when they want to dismiss you

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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Horrible senior management, shouting, bullying"

    1.0
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    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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  6. "It was good but not anymore"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, definitely got time to study

    Cons

    Pay is too low, lots of hierarchy, too much in-house politics, lack of career progression

  7. "Great boss, Great team environment!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has plenty of projects to keep staff busy - If you are the type to want to dive in and add your value, this is the place for you. People are friendly/fun to work with - Salary and benefits are good - work/life balance is good - some opportunity to work remote in some positions if you've proven you can get your job done on time/to requirement - Good work/workers are appreciated - Intern program is also a positive to help young people grow in career experience - Some fun activities are planned throughout the year for staff such as Christmas party and summer BBQ - Decent PTO # days is offered

    Cons

    Basic holiday schedule - If you are not motivated to work you may not like it here - Friendly/positive people looking to make an impact do well here

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    "Collaborative environment"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GAIN Capital

    Pros

    Everyone works collaboratively. Managers and C-level are all approachable and take time to answer questions. Focus is on fixing problems rather than blame. Challenging and complex work means a great learning experience. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Each department has its own culture.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "FX Specialist"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance. work time flexible

    Cons

    No much international culture. Career development is limited

  10. "The work was fast paced and the training was on the spot."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your work life balance is respected and you are expected to work hard and rest well.

    Cons

    Personal growth is encourage but competition for lateral movement is tough

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