Intercontinental Exchange Reviews

Updated May 25, 2015
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Intercontinental Exchange Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher
Jeffrey C. Sprecher
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Pros
  • The work life balance is good here (in 2 reviews)

  • good pay, stock options, challenging work environment, some of the people you work with are really good in technical skills (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance, you are expected to work 50 (in 6 reviews)

  • long hours when projects are due (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Not the opportunity I thought

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great total compensation package if you stay on for over three years. Stock grant is particularly attractive as stock value keeps increasing.

    Cons

    Mind numbing boring repetitive work. No chance to move to a different job or advance in career. They hold you hostage with the three year vesting schedule of stock grants.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to find assignments that compliment their interests. Break up the "management club" that keep careers from advancing.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Horrible environment stems from an arrogant few

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are a few good people left to work with, not much else though unless you count free soda and coffee.

    Cons

    Low base pay, no work from home, arrogance abounds, middle management act in a dictatorial fashion blocking everyone else from communicating up or down the chain, unwilling to spend money when needed, no real perks for employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and treat them with respect! Step into the modern era of the tech industry and allow employee benefits/conveniences. Do a salary and wage study and actually pay attention to the results. Spend money when needed instead of wasting countless hours trying to develop tools that already exist. Stop thinking you're a special snowflake that has to be the exception to every best practice within the industry. Remove the ability for an individual to steer technology decisions based on brand bias. Bring back the full team collaboration.


  3. Helpful (3)

    A great place to start out.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good People.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to grow as a professional.


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  5. Management without focus to stay course

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange

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

    Pros

    Company tries to innovate to grow business

    Cons

    Yet they sometimes have no clue


  6. Helpful (1)

    Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Digging deep to come up with answer, free cofee

    Cons

    No commitment to sales, not sure what goal of company is

    Advice to Management

    Pay to keep talent


  7. Helpful (5)

    Good company, bad management or no management at all

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clearing Quality Assurance Analyst
    Former Employee - Clearing Quality Assurance Analyst

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Compensation if you negotiate well else no other pros

    Cons

    No work from home
    long hours.. minimum 9 to 10 daily and with occasional weekend work. Must come before 9 and cant leave before 6
    Stale work, You will loose whatever skills you have by keep figuring out how things works in ICE.
    No training of their domain or products and they change too fast
    No requirements or documentation
    Your boss will never listen to you. in ICE its all top to down approach where whatever management tells is right
    Most important No Process
    No advancement. Title here are useless.. You could be a director/manager and still might not be managing even a single resource.
    No work-life balance and they dont care about your personal family life.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and empower your lower level employee who work hard. train them too and not just upper management


  8. Helpful (5)

    Good compensation, frustrating otherwise

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

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

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

    Pros

    Compensation is predictable and non-volatile. You're not subject to the whims of trading profit unlike banks and hedge funds. There is transparency in how they figure out compensation. The work environment is civilized, and you don't have the craziness and outsized personalities of trading firms. Technology is pretty good. They try to keep up with technology trends and try new things.

    Cons

    * There is tension between the NY and Atlanta offices with the center of gravity being Atlanta. This can be frustrating to NY employees because preference is given to ideas an developers there. No major projects started out of New York recently.
    * No work from home. Your manager might allow it, and HR might turn a blind eye. But officially, it is completely not allowed.
    * Stingy benefits. Less than customary amount of vacation. No personal days. They take your holidays and make 4 of them floating. Until very recently, rollover was not allowed at all. Maternity leave, for those who might need it, is less than standard.

    Advice to Management

    ICE is a financial company, and NY is filled with knowledgeable technologists with financial experience. More should be invested in development in NY.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Extremely political environment in technology

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

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

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

    Pros

    Great small product management, dev and qa teams working together to make great products. Interactions within and between teams were friendly and professional. People in these teams are extremely knowledgeable and intelligent.

    Cons

    The pros are before the CDS Clearing House came under new technology management for both US and EU. Tech management now sows discord amongst teams and makes up lies about people. Micro-manages everything while knowing nothing. A classic functional narcissist. Also picks favorites regardless of performance and punishes any ideas outside of his "vision". Intra and inter-team cooperation was at an all time low when I left.

    Advice to Management

    It's the people who work that drove ICE from a small startup to what it is today. Don't let career bureaucrats ruin the solid platform that is successfully running ICE CDS clearing. This tech management leader is a typical example of a career bureaucrat who cares only about climbing the corp ladder while destroying the teams that have so far worked so well together in his political manipulations.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Poor management from the top down

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Modern offices with state of the art infrastructure; pantry with free snacks; a great learning opportunity as management allows anyone to do anything (regardless of their experience); decent benefits; great employees

    Cons

    Terrible management; low base pay with next to no yearly increase; equity offered to try and prevent turnover (vests over 3 years); people take on more than they can handle, resulting in botched outcomes; very cheap and always trying to save a buck when they can, regardless of the impact

    Advice to Management

    You're not a startup anymore, its time to accept you are a global enterprise and adapt accordingly; take the time to understand the value your employees bring to your team and the organization as a whole; understand the "you get what you pay for" mentality, and don't be afraid to crack open the wallet once in a while


  11. Helpful (6)

    If only they could appreciate their employees

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

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

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

    Pros

    Company can grow and has money

    Cons

    Old Management style and they don't trust and empower their employees

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees



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