Intercontinental Exchange Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. Great stock to own

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to the capital markets and financial markets space globally. Great people to work with. "Fun", "High-Profile". Good work life balance. CEO has a great strategy and vision.

    Cons

    Struggling to retain legacy employees through ICE/NYSE acquisition. Little concern for inexperienced employees. Management decisions mostly political.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your future leaders


  2. Helpful (2)

    Keep it Real

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with in a corporate structure, good benefits, great pay (competitors cannot beat ICE in this matter), tuition reimbursement, leading edge technology, interesting projects, casual work environment. They invest in their employees. Management is aware of structural/cultural problems and working to change them. This may involve layoffs (as a result of newly acquired NYSE), which had caused a lot of negative feedback towards ICE. They did get rid of tremendous amount of deadwood who were tied to terrible bosses, and were protected. This gives the existing team a lot of flexibility in terms of process improvement and structure. ICE is very supportive if you want to improve yourself.

    Cons

    Lack of clear work priorities, hence most projects seem to go over schedule. When work falls between different teams there is often confusion and disagreement as to who is supposed to own the work. Now that there are a bunch of layoffs, hoping for process improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about what your plans are for the organization. You had done a great job investing in your employees, now is not the time to cut back.


  3. excellent work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

    Pros

    They found me out of a sea of applicants

    Cons

    I only submitted my resume

    Advice to Management

    good job


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  5. Helpful (2)

    software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great hours, flexible work, advanced thinking, competitive pay

    Cons

    slow at times, management sometimes confused, no potential for major growth within the company


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, Bonus, Work challenge and Fitness focused

    Cons

    -Way too much work load. 70-80 work week including Saturdays even for non-critical work. -Management chews more than it can swallow, too many project with very short unrealistic deadlines with sub par delivery all for the sake of cost saving. -Project timeline slippage is frequent -Managers are persuasive but not logical or technical.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback


  7. Helpful (4)

    Have learned & gained tremendous knowledge & work experience about Financial Trading applications.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst/Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - QA Analyst/Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being one of the premiere Stock Exchanges it affords one the opportunity to interact with all types of Member Firms, vendors , Traders , Specialist, customer facing vendors. Interacts with all types of platforms, Network Switches, worked in UAT supporting customers, speak with clients from different cultures, countries. Interacts with Post Trade, and MKT Clearing Vendors, DTCC .

    Cons

    It was had to find many a negatives except for communications and maybe disseminating of data and ideas when interacting with other groups in a different time zones , however one is always able to resolve and miscommunications.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes I wish upper management will listen to the Analyst in the trenches most of the times.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Development DBA

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good compensation and perks flexible timings casual dress code friendly team

    Cons

    nothing new to learn in our team

    Advice to Management

    as a company they are doing very well, please keep it up


  9. Helpful (1)

    Hard to Advance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Hard to get a raise even with promotion


  10. Helpful (3)

    Senior Network Engineer working on MPLS backbone

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No time yet to determine if any advancement can be made

    Cons

    Not much training going on as yet but will take time to determine this

    Advice to Management

    Base pay should be priority


  11. good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

    Pros

    good pay, stock options, challenging work environment, some of the people you work with are really good in technical skills.

    Cons

    no work from home long working hours sometimes u need to work on weekends too little bit politics in some departments.



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