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ICAP plc Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
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  1.  

    A good company but a dying industry. The people are generally nice, I was there on a summer scheme and grad scheme.

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

    I worked at ICAP plc

    Pros

    The people, the environment, the job. Electric is the way forward, voice is slowly diminishing. The approuch to recruiting was tough and they seem to favor what would have been 'bankers' who want to be 'bankers' but are using this as a back up, instead of those who actually want to be a broker.

    Cons

    The industry is going to die. The company has little morals, if the costs > benefits for your desk then your out of a job. The lease to their london building is up in a year and with the swap going towards electronic, I predict a huge loss of jobs as they focus on electronic and drop all the useless voice desks/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its a people's industry. Why not hire people suitable for the job, instead of boring LSE graduates that have spent far to much of their life in the library.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pay higher elsewhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good training budget in some departments

    Cons

    You'll find better salaries elsewhere. Can be some weekend work that you won't get paid for or holiday to compensate.
    Some poor trading figures had them reduce a large amount of broking departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get company moral improved

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    leading idb in the financial markets

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc

    Pros

    good staff and working environment

    Cons

    management often less knowledgeable than staff

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  5.  

    Internship

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Training was good, similar level to investment banks but the graduate scheme is with no prospects for a future career.

    Cons

    No future career prospects. A sales career in an investment bank is a better alternative with better career growth, salary and exposure opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Treat you like an object that can be discarded

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Big name company
    - Fellow colleagues can be great to work with
    - Charity day is fun

    Cons

    - Will sack you without any prior warnings or formal written process even though they have no basis (cannot take them to Employment Tribunal unless you have been there for over 2 years)
    - management are clueless and look at only the money aspect
    - you are thrown in the deep end from day one without any guidance or real help
    - compassion is alien to them regardless of an employee's circumstances

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - get managers to give actual guidance and help to new employees.
    - do not treat people like objects which you can throw away when ever you want without a real reason
    - have some loyalty to your employees who go out of their way to work extra hours consistently to get projects completed for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICAP plc

    Pros

    Good technology. Easy working environment

    Cons

    It was a long commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    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 a 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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

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

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

    I worked at ICAP plc as an intern (less than a 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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