Interactive Data

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Great place to work but pay may be low when compared to competitors.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in New Bedford, MA
Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in New Bedford, MA

I have been working at Interactive Data

Pros

Interactive Data provides an extremely flexible workplace, with nice offices and good benefits. Senior management expects employees to be largely self directed, and offers quite a bit of face time with senior management. There are many opportunities to make improvements to products and great flexibility to work on projects that you find interesting. Overall it is a very good place to work.

Cons

Little feedback is given as to how your project effects the product line as a whole and very little big picture information is given. While not extremely important in the context of how your projects are progressing it would be nice to find out how everything fits together. Compensation seems to be low versus competitors, but it may be a function of profit per product as I work on a fairly small product.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more incite as to how your projects and products fit into the overall business plan and objectives, and reviews and feedback should be more frequent. Adopting 360 degree reviews within the company would also be appreciated.

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    Good place to work if you are young but not many opportunities for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Interactive Data

    Pros

    New graduates /hires have opportunities to contribute right away. You are able to work with people in other departments and management has a pretty good open door policy. The work/life balance is good but there are some people who have been working here way too long and are way too comfortable. The benefits are good and in line with our competitors. There are free sodas everyday, free bagels on wednesdays, and a once a month company lunch. There are team building activities like company sponsored bowling outings. While these outings are generally fun, some have expressed privately that these events seem a little forced as they have only recently started doing these since the new managing director was hired.

    Cons

    There are less than 100 people in our division so there isn't much room for professional growth and the structure here does not allow you to move from one department to another. The technology is pretty old and there are too many programmers that have been here way too long without updating there skills. Many of the managers are lifers who got promoted because of they've been here for a long time. These managers have great inidividual skills (technical, etc) but they do not have any business training and / or people skills to manage a team or other individuals. Many managers are so busy with their individual projects that they do not spend enough time developing people. They really should look into to hiring outside talent if they want to keep the product and company competitive. While I think overal the culture of the company is good, some of us hope that the new managing director will shake things up get us back to being entrepreneural and innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate talent and promote those that are ready to lead and manage, not just those that are skilled in their jobs and have been working here for a while
    Look to outside to hire managers.
    Have each department be more accountable. Who's responsible for catching all the bugs before a release?

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    best place to work for your retirement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Evaluator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Evaluator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Interactive Data

    Pros

    Get a good benefit package and work hours are stable and normal. Godd for people looking to retire within 5 to 10 years.

    Cons

    lack of advancements, need to improve the technology and get more high tech guys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more information directly to employees and better work environment for working

    Approves of CEO
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