CMC Markets Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2020

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3.2
53%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
CMC Markets Executive Chairman  Peter Cruddas
Peter Cruddas
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work-life balance, Relaxed environment,(in 18 reviews)

  • "there are nice and good people around all business units (globally)(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "No career progression, Low salaries(in 12 reviews)

  • "Senior Management prioritises on UK far too much, sometimes forgetting other territories being also important(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Payments"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Coordinator in Toronto, ON

    I worked at CMC Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment amd people. Good salary and bonus structure.

    Cons

    Management sometimes does not listen to suggestions.

  2. "A fantastic 4 years, wish I had stayed more"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MLRO in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CMC Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Heavily invests in technology. The majority owner and CEO is always in, talks to everyone on the floor, approachable. Not a lot of turnover. International outlook. Tone from the top on compliance and regulatory matters was very good. The CEO listens. Salary was very competitive in my field, and I received shares in the IPO.

    Cons

    A lot of former employees on here have mentioned lack of career progression, however this is a medium size company and moving vertically is not really easy, not many senior management roles available. Having said that I have seen plenty of examples where individuals progressed, including the DMLRO who became MLRO on my recommendation; the current CFO was promoted to the role; sales head who became head of German office... if you put yourself forward, they will back you. It is a little old school (eg flexi working is not encouraged) but this is changing. I was personally allowed to work 2 days a week from home.

  3. "Shameful leadership from the top"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company has growing revenue and share price.

    Cons

    All you need to know about working at CMC is epitomised by the CEO's demand that staff return to the London office during the current Pandemic. At best, the company culture wins the "least progressive in the City" award, at worst the company is run by an out-of-touch billionaire who is deeply cynical and suspicious of his staff and is willing to put them at risk so that he can "see" them working. All this when the company has had a record year and made record profits . Threats that our jobs will be outsourced "up North" if we don't return to the office was the nail in the coffin for many us who had worked so hard for the company whilst enduring the hardships of lockdown on life and family life. It could be a great company to work for with the right leadership, but is one to avoid until there's a change at the top.

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  4. "Amazing place to be"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trading Applications Support in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High salaries, Good career development, Engaging atmosphere

    Cons

    The field of financial trading can sometimes be demanding

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Talented people, great culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, open & supportive, which comes from the top.

    Cons

    sometimes it can be hectic!

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for and always gives you the opportunity to express yourself

    Cons

    Pay is decent, however remuneration could be better.

  7. "Genuine people and values"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work is challenging each day with new problems needing to be solved. Senior management is genuinely open to feedback and there is a massive appetite for change and more ambition within the organisation.

    Cons

    Improvements could be made to employee onboarding as it took a few weeks to get into the swing of things.

  8. "Great environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CMC Markets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and good training

    Cons

    longer working hours, that's about it

  9. "Fair enough"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CMC Markets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good environment, good culture and people

    Cons

    bad career dev.; messy management

  10. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work - seems to be making better decisions for staff more recently"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Sydney
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CMC Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people to work with, excellent senior managers as support, good chance for progression, mostly positive vibes and good culture

    Cons

    not really able to work from if needed

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