IFDS Reviews

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IFDS CEO Simon Hudson-Lund
Simon Hudson-Lund
25 Ratings
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    A mannequin could do a better job leading this company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO


    Office location in downtown Toronto


    The President needs to be put out to pasture. Her inability to inspire her team, and her complete lack of business knowlege and experience leaves the company rudderless. The turnover in the senior leadership points to her. Comments such as "I would crawl over dead bodies to get my bonus" directly attributed to the CEO clearly show the tone and calibre of her leadership. DST and State Street, if you're listening, save yourself the high cost of placing an expat in Toronto and replace this leader by a wooden mannequin. You would achieve about the same level of leadership, and probably improve your ROI.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your HR department. No one in the company respects this collection of unskilled and abrassive misfits. There are some good people working in HR, but they're drowned out by the cacophony and maliciousness of others on the team. Again, look at the HR leadership and the leadership of the company to understand why the group is the way it is. Consider investing money to replace the core system. iFAST is about 10 years beyond its best by date.

IFDS Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Summer IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online – interviewed at IFDS.


    Application stage -- easy and simple Interview stage -- Lengthy, Fun, A little challenging, Great stress laid on teamwork and pro-active participation. Included a few tests, basic mental math, verbal reasoning. Group assessment involved finding to an efficient solution to a financing problem. Limit was 30minutes, but obviously greater efficiency can be achieved with more and more time, so they just wanted to see how you approach the issue and how you participate.

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IFDS Awards & Accolades

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3 Star ‘Exceptional’ Accreditation , Investors in Customers, 2013
European Transfer Agent of the Year , Custody Risk Awards Europe, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.ifdsgroup.com
Headquarters Basildon, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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