CLS Group Reviews

Updated 16 Feb 2020

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2.6
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  • "Good work/life balance but a lack of formal career development/path structure(in 8 reviews)

  • "It's a small company, but it has a massive impact on the FX market(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "the worst place to work, sleepy place, with middle management backstabbing"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Auditor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CLS Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    possible working from home arrangements

    Cons

    colleagues are dull, middle aged people, not interested in personal development; backstabbing at any level, no team spirit whatsoever; HR don't care about staff members, only about the EM team sleepy place, no support for further development, middle management doesn't have any voice

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Management at a great location"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Risk in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CLS Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International travel to the UK for projects and business as usual.

    Cons

    Politics plays a very large role at this employer.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Very bad environment"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CLS Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None no work life balance, no raise

    Cons

    Its like school what time you are coming and going. HR and upper management sleeps in same bed

  4. "Great Place to learn new things"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Technology Intern in Woodbridge, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at CLS Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Office culture and people. You learn new technologies with a lot of fun.

    Cons

    No Cons honestly. Great place to start as an intern.

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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Some chiefs should not be there"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CLS Group full-time

    Pros

    Small company with a straight forward purpose

    Cons

    Culture is controlled by the chiefs. Some of whom are ego driven and reactive rather than proactive.

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Messy"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CLS Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Avoid this place- all politics and confusion Good benefits

    Cons

    the politics and the environment are toxic

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CLS Group full-time

    Pros

    Overall good culture within organisation. Most people are down to earth and friendly. Salary levels are reasonably good. Hours are reasonable for financial sector.

    Cons

    Most of the project managers fall under a new individual who frankly doesn't understand project management and makes rash ill thought out decisions. There is a lot of governance and audits done on the projects which can make delivery rather cumbersome at times.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Okay"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CLS Group part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learned a lot while here

    Cons

    Didn’t like the company values

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nice enough place to work, but can be very bureaucratic unless you are in a few nice projects"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anony Mouse in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CLS Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good if you dont mind process and a very regulated environment Some exciting and innovative projects going on Nice people. Good camaraderie within departments

    Cons

    Many areas are very control focused Major projects last many years before they see light in production because failure is not an option and you have to document everything a thousand times over to the regs.

  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Technology in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CLS Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clear direction and investment in employees at all levels. The work in the last three years has become much more innovative and interesting.

    Cons

    None significant. It’s not a 9-5 office. People are committed and work hard.

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