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IntercontinentalExchange Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
39 Reviews
3.3
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IntercontinentalExchange Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher
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  1.  

    If only they could appreciate their employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst

    I have been working at IntercontinentalExchange full-time

    Pros

    Company can grow and has money

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Chaos with no real leadership on the floor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at IntercontinentalExchange full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are some of the best in the industry

    Cons

    "Flat culture" they say, could be ideal in a smaller org, but here it has only led to 0 leadership on the floor.

    Seasoned employees come in late, take 2 hr lunches, key projects fall weeks & months behind with no consequences.

    No training, no on boarding, you have to figure it out yourself.

    No work life balance, you are expected to work 50+ hrs a week, expect to have meetings scheduled on your lunch break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable,
    Assign leaders who can lead & manage appropriately,
    Provide work like balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a lot of growth and management lacks conviction and direction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at IntercontinentalExchange full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was pretty decent. Cash and stock bonuses are nice (albeit always less than promised), if you stay through the vesting period.

    Cons

    Management will ask you to do questionable things. Internal transfers are very rare because there is a major emphasis on headcount, as opposed to actual deliverables. Career growth is only available in a few chosen areas. Leadership is nonexistent in a few of the divisions, which leads to low morale and even lower output.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your culture has been subsumed by the NYSE. Badmouthing employees who have left or transferred internally is unprofessional, and leads the team(s) to believe that you're more concerned about headcount than actual talent. Incompetence is rampant, your better employees are either voluntarily leaving, or accepting severance packages because they are not interested in relocating to Atlanta.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed state

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IntercontinentalExchange full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry average compensation, good benefits.
    Friendly people on the floor level, used to be better during the start up days when it was small.

    Cons

    Very hierarchal culture, secretive, long working hours.
    Very old technologies being reused from the old days, nothing new.
    Pervasive Bureaucracy , lots of layers to go through.
    Promotions are not based on merit.
    No tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace new technologies, encourage people. The company has become big, the days of a little player following is probably over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like being a slave work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IntercontinentalExchange full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation. Good Stock plan.

    Cons

    Work from home allowed only on weekends and after-hours to support issues. No Work/life balance. Promotions are for a select few not based on merit. Training/Tuition reimbursement is not offered.
     A few years ago CEO Jeff Sprecher made a Freudian Slip - during a conference call with the entire company he said he wished he could have all ICE employess toiling away as his slaves.
     After NYSE acquisition there will be massive layoffs (2000+) in New York.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust employees more. Promotions should be merit based not based on personal preferences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    It seemed like a great opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IntercontinentalExchange full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Total compensation is very good. The company is very stable and positioned to go very far in its industry over the next few years

    Cons

    Very little tolerance for non-traditional schedules, absolutely no respect for family work/life balance. Very little opportunity to advance career or even move around to more interesting assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find your employee's strengths and try to get them in a role that will benefit you and interest them. Doing the same thing day in and day out will eventually either drive a person crazy or just de-motivate them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Developer/Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Database Developer/Database Administrator in New York, NY

    I worked at IntercontinentalExchange full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good total Compensation and the company is doing great.

    Cons

    Cons are more towards the team I have been in. Very against automation and writing modular code. Nothing new to learn technically and the most of the tasks were done using obsolete techniques.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Promotions are for a small select group only

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

    I worked at IntercontinentalExchange

    Pros

    Company has sound growth prospect.
    Decent bonuses.

    Cons

    Immature HR processes.
    No balance between employees life/work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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