IntercontinentalExchange
3.4 of 5 31 reviews
www.theice.com Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 25, 2014

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89% Approve of the CEO

IntercontinentalExchange Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher

Jeffrey C. Sprecher

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not a lot of growth and management lacks conviction and direction.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementYour 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed state

    (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you like being a slave work here

    (Former Employee)

    ProsGood compensation. Good Stock plan.

    ConsWork 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 Senior ManagementTrust employees more. Promotions should be merit based not based on personal preferences.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It seemed like a great opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementFind 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Database Developer/Database Administrator (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood total Compensation and the company is doing great.

    ConsCons 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Promotions are for a small select group only

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsCompany has sound growth prospect.
    Decent bonuses.

    ConsImmature HR processes.
    No balance between employees life/work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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