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IG Reviews

Updated 24 Jun 2019

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3.4
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IG CEO June Felix
June Felix
15 Ratings
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  • "Attempts to improve usually fail due to lack of support from senior management and procrastination from all involved(in 29 reviews)

  • "Difficult for long term career progression(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Account"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dynamic , innovative, responsive, profitable, customers friendly

    Cons

    Competitive, risk taker, multinational, liquid, forward thinking

    Advice to Management

    Focus

    IG2019-05-22
  2. "Good perks, difficult to move up"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Socials * Benefits package * Flexible working * Inclusive

    Cons

    * Promotions/ pay rises difficult to achieve * Company seem to prefer hiring new people than promoting from within - harms morale * Non creatives making creative decisions * Working day too long

    IG2019-06-18
  3. "Dealing with code on a regular basis"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, Great benefits, Good pay

    Cons

    Long work hours at times

    IG2019-05-31
  4. "Worked for a year at IG London"

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    Former Employee - Sales Trader in London, England
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment, nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Little to no training, no chance to learn or advance at your pace

    IG2019-05-23
  5. "Office politics dominates + incompetent managers"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great location in the heart of the city. Good annual bonuses and fair salaries.

    Cons

    A lot of incompetent people in the positions they don't deserve to be in. Office politics dominates and there's less 'open' discussions on what they can improve on. Candidates are chosen based on how well they can 'b*ll s*it' rather than their skills and expertise. People who are promoted are also the ones that are very good at manipulating and flattering their managers. It used to be a great company when I joined. Sadly...

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    Advice to Management

    Start promoting transparency and start recognising talent

    IG2019-06-11
  6. "A company that really cares about its staff"

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    Current Employee - Copywriter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent support, company culture and a world-leading name in its field

    Cons

    Free bacon sandwiches to go with the free fruit please! (Semi kidding).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    IG2019-04-29
  7. "Engagement specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IG full-time

    Pros

    Great building, benefits, good colleagues

    Cons

    Can be a difficult industry to work in due to constant regulation flux

    IG2019-04-16
  8. "Good company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IG full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance open door policy

    Cons

    I have not seen any cons yet

    IG2019-04-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic - and not getting any better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at IG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the people there are decent and honest

    Cons

    No real direction given; no prioritisation of initatives and instead an expectation from middle and senior management to do everything with zero compromise, regardless of the pressure and stresses that places upon employees. Lead to so many evening and weekend shifts with little recognition or thanks. The only people to progress/remain unscathed are ones who were there in the 'good old days' years ago and are therefore...

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    IG2019-04-26
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Developer"

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

    I worked at IG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    location benefits .. .. ..

    Cons

    old technology stack, no desire and no expertise to modernism technology, incompetent technical management, dead end to career

    Advice to Management

    upgrade

    IG2019-04-17
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