Business Analyst (Current Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – September 13, 2018
This is the first company I have worked in the US. Although being a small company, I found many opportunities to grow, learn and implement my skills and expertise on various projects. One good thing I like about the company is that it allows you to work on simultaneous projects if you thin you are able to handle all of them together. This gives you exposure to a variety of technologies being used across the company and helps in continuous learning.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 21, 2018
This is one of the worst places to work, managers should not be mangers they drink on the job and engage in petty office disagreements among their employees, managers let people call in sick every week come in late and be unfair to other employees with the workload!
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – July 18, 2018
Overall, this was a good place to work. Pay and Compensation were good.
A typical day consisted of morning standup, followed by any follow up meetings. After that, it was pretty much up to you to set your schedule as you saw fit, with the expectation that you actually get things done.
While they strongly encouraged working hours and being in the office, they were pretty flexible in time off and needing to work remotely.
They encourage you to learn new things on the job and provide the tools to assist you in being your best.
The root of my problems with management is that they are relatively young and not super experienced. While the drive and ability is clearly there, it was click-y and felt as if they would play favorites. This is to the point where they would only accept ideas and suggestions from specific individuals.
The actual job culture had a very frat boy feeling. While it is fairly easy to put your head down and work, it would appear frequently and strongly.
Given it all, this is a good place to work for all levels of experience, with one caveat. While they do encourage learning, they also have a fast pace and lack formal development methodologies and techniques (Waterfall, Agile, etc...). So if you are young in your career, by all means join INTL FCStone, but keep in mind that in real software development shops you will be missing these skills unless you work on them yourself.
Pay, Benefits, Learning Opprotunity
Management Inexperianced, Lack of Formal Development Methodology, Clickiness
Everyone worked as a team to meet the goal of the company. The brokers were nice and everyone helped when it was necessary. The managers were really understanding and made sure everything was in order.
System Support Analyst (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 2, 2018
A typical day at work usually consist of non stop I.T. related issues or assisting users with how to obtain what they need to work on a daily basis. What I have learned about this company is that it's not what you know it's who you know. The hardest part of the job is not having the ability to help someone on the spot (usually it would be something that my department does not handle). The most enjoyable part are the people I work with onsite.
Analyst (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – April 19, 2018
This company flipped from a company that is wonderful to work for to one that has spun out of control in the matter if a year that I have worked here. The IT section to this company under the new leadership has tanked and people are flooding out 10+ a week due to it. ' The upper management does not see this as an issue and forces the load from the employees who leave onto everyone else and refuses to hire skilled individuals to fill the void while still expecting the same if not more performance.
6-7 months ago if I had been asked how I liked the company I would have showed them in praise, now I am looking for work elsewhere. The business and IT side are split and expectations are out of control with the limited manpower.
IT Management Shakeup hurt the company to its core
Global Head of an IT Department (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – April 18, 2018
When a new global head of IT took over, there were 13 established IT managers across the company that were either demoted, replaced, or fired over the course of 18 months. Quality of service suffered across the board. They're a well-run company overall, but their IT Management has had significant turnover.
Fun place to work; but management does not pay market based salary.
Trader Support Manager/IT-Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 31, 2018
Advancement is almost non existent, for satellite offices. Loyalty doesnt matter; they will not hesitate to cut your salary or buy you out to keep expenses low. Middle management is busy looking out for themselves. Anyone below is not in a good position.
System Access Administrator (Former Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – January 29, 2018
Worst experience ever working for this company, no matter how hard you worked or how many extra hours you put in they always wanted more, and when you're so tired of working and make an error they write you up and use it to get rid of you.
DR Analyst (Former Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – January 24, 2018
No integrity as all. Placed kids in charge of IT Initiatives which gave the entire department a "Black Eye". Never completed assigned projects, even after years of tardiness. Entered into the Exchange business with systems that were not ready for prime time. Lied to federal regulators regarding overall system functionality, left upper management in the dark allowing them vulnerable to huge fines. Set employees up to take the fall for incidents they had no control over.
Not an organization one would be proud to be associated with in the financial industry.
Sr. Project Manager (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – December 4, 2017
I'm not sure why anyone would actually choose in their right mind to make the decision to work at this company as there is nothing of any good that either remains at this company or that leaves this company
There are absolutely no Pros to working at this organization
Have to say that every single thing is in negative coming out of this organization
Systems Support Analyst III (Former Employee) – Winter Park, FL – November 26, 2017
A typical Monday morning was very busy and them it will calm down. The atmosphere was very quiet and calm. Employees are respectful and educated. Management are hands off. Culture is very professional and courteous.