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LCH Reviews

Updated 16 April 2019
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  1. "Good pay and flexibility"

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

    I have been working at LCH full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working, allow to pursue own interest within work

    Cons

    Need to quicken delivery


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LCH full-time

    Pros

    friendly work environment, yet good challenge at work

    Cons

    career opportunities and progression

  3. "How many software engineers does it take to change a lightbulb?"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LCH full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO is bringing high energy positive change to a friendly but slow moving financial services company with lots of potential. Less bureaucratic than the banks, but still pays well. Good level of autonomy and opportunities for those with a complentary mind set.

    Cons

    You’ll face a lot of legacy problems, especially with the IT kit / IT organisation which seemingly needs an army of people to deliver even the smallest improvement. Confused organisation structure and lack of accountability don’t help either.

    Advice to Management

    Re-think your IT strategy (too many layers) and look outside finance to see how IT should be done.
    Instil more accountability into your staff and realign the organisation structure around your customers.


  4. "Sovereign risk associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LCH full-time

    Pros

    Very smart people, it is part of the London stock exchange group, which can be a source of good intra-company career moves, very good work-life balance

    Cons

    Difficult career progression, high turnover of junior people, too much admin and paper work as highly regulated institution

    Advice to Management

    I'd recommend to managers to be more involved with juniors' development, with mentoring, for instance facilitate lateral moves


  5. "Working at LCH"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LCH full-time

    Pros

    Large company, Good work environment

    Cons

    Some parts of working life can be disorganised


  6. "Sr Business Analyst and Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LCH full-time

    Pros

    working environment is good and all are supportive when required.
    Its always busy as there are lot change projects due to market demand.
    Very rare domain in the market that makes your profile more strong

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is less.
    Career plan options are not clear for individuals as well not enough soend on training.

    Advice to Management

    same as mention in cons


  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LCH full-time

    Pros

    Good place, challenging would recommend for building careers

    Cons

    Repetitive and can get very comfortable doing the same job with out pushing yourself

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Dont do it if you value your sanity"

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    Former Employee - Salesforce Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Salesforce Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LCH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, really is very good

    Cons

    IT hardware and software is literally a joke - very frustrating if you are on the dev / tch side of things . I never actually was fully provisioned with access to the right drives in a year and a half!

    Seemingly no meritocracy as certain IT product owners know nothing about their product) , are not technical and have no true interest in improving the systems ... ( eg storing master data source IDs in downstream systems is not something they are going to change even though it causes the majority of the daily incidents).

    Most people there happy to tread water rather than progress

    Advice to Management

    Managers should at least be able to perform the tasks that the people they are managing undertake, else they have no concept of level of effort that something requires therefore cannot understand how hard you are working.. then give you inappropriate review scores/ overload you or the polar opposite .

    Don't respond with "yeah well, we are a cliquey team" and "toughen up" when an employee comes to you with a grievance because you're friends with the subject of said grievance. Very isolating and upsetting. Said manager ought not be 'managing' the Salesforce product in my opinion.


  9. "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LCH full-time

    Pros

    Collegiate but stimulating work environment, technologically ahead of competition, very flexible working culture, great pension and benefits package

    Cons

    Nothing major: Tight deadlines and extra hours occasionally


  10. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LCH full-time

    Pros

    challenging and variable on a daily basis

    Cons

    busy every day but rewarding