ICAP (London)
3.3 of 5 25 reviews
www.icap.com London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 23, 2014

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ICAP (London) Group CEO and Director Michael A. Spencer

Michael A. Spencer

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52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Unstable mgmt, office politics, fast-paced, cut throat

Broker (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at ICAP (London) full-time for more than a year

ProsIf you want to experience working for one of the biggest inter dealer brokers in the world and get a sense of how things used to run in the glory days, work here.

ConsBe ready to deal with office politics, cut throat colleagues, overly strict and inefficient compliance (also dealing with ongoing public investigations and lawsuits), very budget conscious, no communication with management. In addition to these ICAP specific issues, the industry will struggle with banks doing less business and more regulations.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication for starters.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You got to be tough in order to survive there

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ICAP (London) full-time for less than a year

ProsFlat hierarchy
Good compensation
Nice infrastructure and environment

ConsShrinking market
Shift to electronic brokering

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for!

Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at ICAP (London) full-time for more than a year

ProsGood salary; good work-life balance; great people to work with

Consnone that I know of

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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micro manage

Director (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at ICAP (London) full-time for more than 5 years

Prosmoney money money and more money

Conslong hours, and constant email 24-7

Advice to Senior Managementstop looking over my shoulder when you know I know what I'm doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fast paced and exciting.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ICAP (London)

ProsDesk rotation and shadowing programme

ConsNot enough work provided to interns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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ICAP is a great company to work with

Voice Broking (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at ICAP (London) as an intern for less than a year

Pros1. good pay 2. nice environment. 3. learn many things

Cons1. workload is heavy 2. under pressure

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic

Events Coordinator (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at ICAP (London) full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat place to work. Like a second family.

ConsNot really anything coming to mind

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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ICAP is a dying industry.

Summer Analyst (Current Employee)
Jersey City, NJ (US)

I have been working at ICAP (London) as an intern for less than a year

ProsSome great people there, learned a lot. Lots of action, never a boring moment, good culture. Pretty much a frat house, and there's always leftover free food in the kitchen.

ConsIndustry is dying and there is little room for growing with the company since it's basically going nowhere. Everything is going electronic.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management needs to learn how to deal with interns. Rather than sticking them on a desk and expecting them to pretend they love everything about everything, they should give them tasks to do and maybe some direction.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Phenomenal and personally professionally developing

Programmer Officer (Former Employee)
Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)

I worked at ICAP (London) full-time for more than a year

Pros- Affiliation with Columbia University
- In-country expertise and skills development/transfer
- Brilliant public health programs

Cons- Dependancy on funding makes positions temporary

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversification of funding to improve sustainability & integration into DoH

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great time, not long term career path!

Summer Intern (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at ICAP (London) as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat time, lots of going out and make great friendships. Also excellent culture of feedback. Huge bonuses very quickly. If you wont to work in a bank, you get good exposure and contacts

ConsYou are working alongside many who don't even have a degree which would suggest it is not very technical. Also don't think it is easy to move elsewhere for career. No long term career security

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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