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Markit Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
304 Reviews
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304 Reviews
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Pros
  • good work life balance, benefit is ok, working hours are more than reasonable (in 34 reviews)

  • Exploitable working environment (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Very poor senior management, no long term strategy other than sell for as much as possible in an IPO (in 17 reviews)

  • Senior/middle management on the most part can be trusted about as far as you could throw them (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Markit full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are on par; lunch is catered M-Th; Can't speak for all the groups, but my Mgr has so far been really good; projects are a challenge but help is available; Mentorship pgm; everyone I have seen work really hard; work life balance is good; So far, what I have read and observed is true in that your product group and your Mgr has a big role in the opportunities you get; Mgr really want us to move on to bigger roles within the company and I feel he's facilitating that fairly well

    Cons

    salary is on the low side, but it's acceptable; I think if your tech skills are lacking, then your opportunities within the company will be limited;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good company to work

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

    I worked at Markit as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    environment is nice and people are very helpful and upper management is great

    Cons

    politics at mid management level

    Recommends
  3.  

    Decent place to start your financial career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Relatively laid-back environment; decent pay; good place for someone to start his/her career

    Cons

    Could be difficult to advance your career beyond certain point if you are not under the right manager, but I guess this is true of most companies. Work could get a bit repetitive after a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Markit full-time (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
  6.  

    Great place to work in an innovative setting.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Markit as an intern (less than an 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
  7.  

    Associate, Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good with the bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  9.  

    Very informative, great for new graduates!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place, up and coming name in Financial services industry

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

    I worked at Markit full-time (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
  11.  

    Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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

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