GAIN Capital Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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  • "Work at home, very good people to work with(in 13 reviews)

  • "work life balance and development(in 11 reviews)

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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. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      nice

      Jan 22, 2020 - Consultative Sales Consultant - Home Electronics in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work life balance and development

      Cons

      none that i can think of

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      small pay, lack of motivation

      Jan 29, 2020 - Operations Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      sometimes flexible hours, good work/life balance.

      Cons

      modest pay, small bonus, lack of motivation

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      Apr 26, 2019 - Senior Software Developer in London, England
      Recommend
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      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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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Compliance

      Jun 8, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      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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      7 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Horrible senior management, shouting, bullying

      Jun 2, 2017 - IT Department in London, England
      Recommend
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      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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      10 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It was good but not anymore

      Apr 22, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      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

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great boss, Great team environment!

      Jun 9, 2017 - IT Program Manager in Bedminster, NJ
      Recommend
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      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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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Collaborative environment

      Nov 2, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      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.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      FX Specialist

      Jan 18, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance. work time flexible

      Cons

      No much international culture. Career development is limited

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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

      Oct 6, 2014 - Technical Support Analyst in Singapore
      Recommend
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      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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