Financial Services Intern (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – February 24, 2017
-FXCM was a good company but lacked somewhat of an office culture in the Plano office -Good place for young finance professionals to start career -Large international business with millions in assets and great resources -Learned everything to know about foreign exchange market -Unfortunately company is in the middle of massive turnover and regulatory scrutiny within the U.S.
laid back atmosphere, medium size office, overtime opportunities
QA engineer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 10, 2016
Reasonable compensation. Great benefits. Great co-workers. Global presence and opportunity to work with people worldwide. Possibility of advancement and growth as a professional. The reality is that you make what you want of your position and advancement.
Great place to grow your knowledge of capital markets
SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 11, 2015
Constantly hiring new college grads or people with limited experience to come on to the sales team. Great way to learn the ropes of finance, with a chance at moving up into higher sales roles or management.
Internship (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 20, 2015
Good Place to learn trading analytic skills, such as, indicator analysis, news analysis, price pattern analysis. Foreign Exchange real traders gave presentation about their real trading experience every day.
FXCM is a fast paced environment, in a niche market of the Financial sector. There is a very steep learning curve, but once mastered, you have the potential to excel.
From FXCM I learned a variety of skills in both sales and client services. Needs based selling was the greatest asset taken away from this position.
There is very little room for vertical advancement within the company, and employee turnover is extremely high. The lack of communication between management and employee can make things very frustration.
One positive is the work/life balance. You don't take work home with you, but the hours required can be demanding. Being asked to work the overnight shift for 3 month periods can be taxing.