IG Reviews

Updated 15 April, 2015
52 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.3
52 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
IG CEO Tim Howkins
Tim Howkins
33 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. nice......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice and excellent place to work in

    Cons

    Its very stressful and demanding

  2. Senior iOS Developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IG full-time

    Pros

    Smart staff and good pay

    Cons

    Big company, too many meetings and short deadlines. Poor communication between offices.

  3. Great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IG full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is unlike any other company I have worked for, theres no sense of hierarchy, the team are all treated the same. IG put a lot of effort into ensuring the company mingles, they do this by setting up monthly events in the office.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are long and you can be expected to work late, but personally have felt that its always made up to you in some way.

    Advice to Management

    Regular catch ups would be appreciated

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (2)

    Could do so much better with the staff and technology - high staff turnover in most IT departments.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IG full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Location in central London
    Friendly staff at same or lower levels
    Free fruit daily and free monthly Friday night drinks for all.
    Decent monthly pay package, share matching scheme and contributory pension.

    Cons

    Blame culture is big, given the claim to not be one.
    High churn of staff meant you never knew who'd be working with you on a project from day to day.
    Chasm between the workers and senior staff - who redefine the word 'unapproachable'.
    VERY cliquey environment to work within - if you weren't one of the in crowd, boy did you know it.
    Annual bonus inconsistent in allocation to those seemingly doing a similar job.
    They don't understand at all career progression or aspirations of staff who want to move up.
    Projects seem to materialise from no where with no business case, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get a proper strategic plan and stick to it. You are now a big company - act like one, rather than one that acts on whimsical fancies.

  6. Very good organization and lots of learning/challenging opportunity to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Tester
    Current Employee - QA Tester

    I have been working at IG

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good Environment, Extra benefits like gym bill, net bill, pay for weekend work.

    Cons

    Politics are involved at different level, quite difficult to manage some time.

    Advice to Management

    Please motivate the people who really works hard, not them who do buttering.

  7. Normal,boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IG

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great boss and events

    Cons

    Long working hours, no bonding time

    Advice to Management

    Show more concern for workers

  8. Pure crap, crap management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Free fruits, u don't need to be very smart because the people there aren't.

    Cons

    Bullying, unfairness, poor salary, oppression, no career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to people and hire new fresh smart blood rather than keep stale talent who has never worked outside of IG.

  9. The closest I've been to hell on earth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively good salaries and benefits for what is required of you.

    Cons

    Absolutely horrific culture: finger pointing and back-stabbing is not only condoned but also encouraged. There is an absolute obsession with blame allocation. Hard work is pointless if you want to stand out. Dirty politics will take you much farther. The meaning of constructive feedback is unknown to IG: there's either no feedback or totally destructive comments.

    IG is a company that grew very fast and it will fall just as fast, as they've been totally unable to grow their culture and their people alongside their revenues. Hoards of long-standing employees are running away to competitors, something that would have been inconceivable 5 years ago. Senior management have no idea of how to run a big company. They behave like village despots trying to run a big city and consequently, they have gone from failure to failure.

    An absolute disgrace of a company.

  10. IT developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Successful company, interesting projects and software, decent coworkers and staff, great venue and good benefits (gym etc).

    Cons

    Management is not too technically skilled and does not understand requirements from IT perspective, mostly opposes any change to routine

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone who has previously worked in a technical role.

  11. Excellent, open-minded, power to developers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at IG

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Developers have freedom and enough control to get the job done.
    The environment is informal, but seems to work.

    Cons

    Managers seem to bear quite a burden. It can make it hard to get their time or make friends.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Few companies allow this structure and you benefit from it!

Work at IG? Share Your Experiences

IG

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.