IG Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated 20 Jan 2021

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  1. "New Business Sales"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Business Sales in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company, decent pay for recently qualified staff.

    Cons

    Difficult for long term career progression. Lot's of similar roles, suitable for early stages of career, limited senior positions.

  2. Helpful (9)

    "Toxic - and not getting any better"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 untouchable, regardless of how they behave and act towards other people. There is absolutely no chance of career progression or promotion unless you're in the 'inner circle' and it is nauseating observing how people climb over others to get there, regardless of their suitability for the roles on offer. There is a blame culture there with people happy to throw each other under the bus, which has created a toxic atmosphere, leading to many of the good people jumping ship in recent months.


  3. "Ok organisation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, young, smart work force

    Cons

    No career progression, or just for select few

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  4. "Ok as a starter - can see base salary not being enough very soon"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trading Services in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee age is generally 25-35. Good social and happy people. Lots to learn. Good industry breadth. Bonus can be ok. Hub drinks. Company has been expanding so hopefully opportunities. I feel management listen. I feel valued and listened too. Lots of international offices and expanding - Trading services and sales positions relatively frequent. Multicultural. Great location on Cannon Street, London.

    Cons

    Flat management structure could also be a pro, however i can see how it may have issues for career progression further up. Within Trading Services I don't feel the pay adequately reflects the skills, potential stress, job requirements, or work done. When compared to others in the business at the same level and their pay (as stated and talked about amongst friends) it doesn't reflect for the greater responsibility, and other reasons, as above.

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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Not in the right direction"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good if you are dead in your career , loser ,or is non competitive and just want to keep your self little easy in life. Nice Modern office , free fruit and drinks , Nice annual Christmas party, Flexible benefits

    Cons

    QA department is the most non competitive set , leads and management here is a total waste of time, big time politics and favourism by oldies, micromanage team members ,no recognition,no scope of career progression for intelligent, creative and hard working person working under them - Simply bcoz if you can outgrow your leads or manager, where will they go ? QA manager in particular likes harmless , non competitive leads so that he stands a chance to survive in the organisation. HR is biased in case you complain qbout your lack of progression here . Cost cutting in the name of modern office , work from home.Under big pressure due to regulatory curbs on their head. In nutshell, its a small company with limited projects , high on favorism,monarchy kind of management , limited growth . Good for graduates / early career in case you dont find any other offer.

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  6. "Growing company, not big enough to have lots of promotions but this allows for flat management structure and works!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in City of London, England, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IG

    Pros

    Every first friday of the month the whole company has drinks at the office. We have a pool table and wii/ps3 in the offices for all to use. Free Fresh fruit and fresh coffee for all. highly regarded staff attitude for pulling together int eh same direction. Everyone is friendlyand it;s a great atmosphere to worki n.

    Cons

    Software company that is growing so it;s hasn;t got the opportunities for career progression that other larger companies offer. his is just because the company is small in comparison still. A lot of reviews on this site state this but I think it;s a good thing because if the company too large you lose the individuality.

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "Could do so much better with the staff and technology - high staff turnover in most IT departments."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IG full-time

    Pros

    Location in central London Friendly staff at same or lower levels Free fruit daily and free monthly Friday night drinks for all. Decent monthly pay package, share matching scheme and contributory pension.

    Cons

    Blame culture is big, given the claim to not be one. High churn of staff meant you never knew who'd be working with you on a project from day to day. Chasm between the workers and senior staff - who redefine the word 'unapproachable'. VERY cliquey environment to work within - if you weren't one of the in crowd, boy did you know it. Annual bonus inconsistent in allocation to those seemingly doing a similar job. They don't understand at all career progression or aspirations of staff who want to move up. Projects seem to materialise from no where with no business case, etc.

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  8. "Decent springboard to jump high from"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IG attracts and relies on a mainly talented workforce. Free drinks once a month, free fruit everyday and the opportunity to travel to some of their 16 international offices, in some departments. A friendly workplace, modern offices and great roof-gardens with brilliant view of the Thames, both East and West. IG invest heavily in technology and maintain a cutting-edge and reliable infrastructure within the business. Excellent place to gain exposure to a 'big' company that still enjoys a smaller, less-corporate feel.

    Cons

    Rampant dream-selling and lack of management coherency power high staff turnover. Those that stay are typically less ambitious and see comfort preferable to career progression. Demotivating and repetitive work with very limited training on offer. Pay is on the lower side of market rates.

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  9. "IG Company Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IG

    Pros

    Fun and lively place to work. There are a lot of very interesting people who are very welcoming. The culture is innovative and everyone's opinion matters. The company is also very supportive of personal and professional development.

    Cons

    The working hours can be long (9-6) but expect to stay longer on occasions. For most departments the career progression routes are not entirely clear.

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  10. "Graduate trainee"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at IG full-time

    Pros

    Very good environment, great colleagues, central location. Salary and benefits are decent. Good place to learn

    Cons

    Small-medium business, difficult career progression

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