Markit Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
284 Reviews

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284 Reviews
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Pros
  • good work life balance, benefit is ok, working hours are more than reasonable (in 27 reviews)

  • Exploitable working environment (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Very poor senior management, no long term strategy other than sell for as much as possible in an IPO (in 16 reviews)

  • Work life balance is the only con I could see (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great team, a lot of new stuff to learn, nice industry exposure.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President

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

    Pros

    - Great team, work is challenging, a lot of new stuff to learn
    - Great industry and client exposure
    - good work / life balance

    Cons

    - compensation is not attractive
    - outperforming employees are not differentiated enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - recognize outperformers better
    - improve overall communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Associate, Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Markit full-time

    Pros

    Good technologies, Good people, Good management

    Cons

    Compensation is not great, can be more transparent about bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work in an innovative setting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Markit as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people they hire is the largest positive about this company. They are young and exuberant. Also, it is a major benefit to wear casual clothing and receive lunch four days a week. If you are getting your work done on time and efficiently they do not micro manage.

    Cons

    They believe that they offer a salary that is competitive but it is below average. It seems that you can get promoted and not receive any raise to go along with the extra responsibility. Middle management seems to be a place where many get stuck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a sense of urgency by removing salary plus overtime. Make all employees who are full time just salaried. Workers who are efficient and get their work done in a timely manner get punished. Employees who continually screw things up get rewarded monetarily by receiving overtime pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good with the bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Markit full-time

    Pros

    Dress code, catered lunches, team builders, culture in general

    Cons

    Management is somewhat to be desired. Compensation. Promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better promotion guidelines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very informative, great for new graduates!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Markit as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    hands-on
    lots of stuff to do
    very good people

    Cons

    I feel that the intern program should expose the intern to all the aspects of the office so that they can have a better idea of what they want to do in the company if they choose to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place, up and coming name in Financial services industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Markit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Start-up culture, hardly any bureaucracy.
    Decent pay, slightly less than banks but good work-life balance.
    Good NYC location.
    Young workforce.
    Good training.

    Cons

    Some really smart people but some are pretty dumb.
    Technology is not the best in the industry.
    Some people tend to think of it as just another data company or financial software company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend on technology.
    Hire smarter people.
    Spend more on your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Global Summer Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Markit as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Diversity. A nice place to foray the finance industry.

    Cons

    Intense work and pressure. High-pace working environment. Not too many cons though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More diverse?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, hard to advance for new grads

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Markit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits, has career advancement opportunities but they're out of reach for new grads in starting roles.

    Cons

    Skills in entry level roles don't carry over to more advanced positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Exciting and rewarding place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Markit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, always lots of exciting projects - entrepreneurial and growing fast. Stock options add to compensation...

    Cons

    Pay is about 20% lower than working in a bank or fund in equivalent roles. Hard to rise up in some positions due to senior staff never leaving because of the stock options they were awarded at very low strikes 5-7 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reward staff who have been in roles less than 2 years and therefore have stock options at high strikes appropriately in order to retain these staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Markit Rocks

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Markit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    An extremely fun and innovative company. Markit boasts an amazing social structure that allows a across the board level on interaction with all teams and levels.

    Cons

    They don't pay well. usually on the lower scale of the spectrum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No much to give.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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