ICAP plc

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ICAP plc Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
34 Reviews
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34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice people but clueless company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in a support function I was lucky to work with some really nice people, and the office is in a fantastic location. Unfortunately I'm struggling to thing of anything else positive to say!

    Cons

    Support services lacking any clear plan or structure, no direction, all about costs and not people, broken compensation promises, very high turn over, very long hours, very political, lot's of in fighting. You get the idea....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out what you're trying to achieve and how best to use the people you have to do so - dont just stick a body on a chair without any thought towards who they are, what their skills are, or what you actually want them to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Seniors provided very good training and advice, Fast Paced

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc

    Pros

    People in the department provide very good training and development. They were very patient in explaining the accounting concepts.

    Cons

    Office Culture: ICAP was going through a restructuring process for our department and it clearly affected the moral of the employees. Fortunately the leaders took the initiative to organise get together sessions to boast the moral within the department
    The employees were very helpful in providing advice to each other.

  3.  

    Dynamic, client-driven work requiring brokers to be resilient and agile.

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    Former Employee - Broker in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Broker in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ICAP plc as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great client entertainment opportunities, dealing with traders is part of job. Lively working atmosphere on the voice broking desks. Able to see electronic broking too.

    Cons

    Need to be thick skinned. Able to take critique of character. Sometimes long working hours as it is dependent on the global market. Voice broking desks for some products do not have much volume.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best brokers to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Broker in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ICAP plc full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good reputation in the industry, strong name

    Cons

    Commission structure not as good as some of the smaller houses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Full of opportunities, energetic environment and supportive management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities and provide room for development, work with scheduled timelines, decent compensation and benefits, fun and enjoyable working environment

    Cons

    Lack of integration with global management and processes, flat hierarchy thus, do not expect much of promotion in title but incentives in bonuses and pay increment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more feedback to employees and performance metrics to hit in order to achieve corporate goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Going through huge change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICAP plc (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people
    Flexible working environment
    They are trying to update their business model as they know things need to change

    Cons

    No clear direction
    Cost cutting a priority

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people to work with, however very little support from the "Powers that be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff in my department were excellent, both professionally and socially. The daily work load was full on, but that's the way it should be.

    Cons

    ICAP are like a "feeder" club. They get trainees in, train them up, don't give the wages, benefits that the individuals require, and then lose them to competitors who recognise the value that these experienced individuals now provide. ICAP is a good starting place, but you will be looking to move on after a couple of years to get the wages you deserve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your staff what they deserve and stop losing your best staff (and your clients) to competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting, fast-paced work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc

    Pros

    Every day at ICAP was very exciting. It is a work hard play hard type of environment. It is challenging but you have more than enough resources to accomplish and excel at your tasks.

    Cons

    When the business was not good, it wasn't good for anyone. Also the fast paced environment translated to high stress at times. Definitely not for the weak-hearted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Never a dull moment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ICAP plc as a contractor

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial executive management. Very little bureaucracy and the opportunity to make a difference every day. Small but global enterprise provides opportunities to work in a lot of different cultures. with the financial markets in revolution this is a great chance to be part of inventing the future.

    Cons

    Entrepreneurialism and enthusiasm can mean that strategy is not thought through and leads to a lack of a single direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that everyone internally knows what the mission of the company is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Unstable mgmt, office politics, fast-paced, cut throat

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broker in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Broker in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at ICAP plc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    Be 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communication for starters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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