Markit On Demand

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Work with great people but an increasingly corporate process

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

I have been working at Markit On Demand full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Everyone who works here is incredibly nice.

The deadlines are realistic, and I've never been expected to work overtime.

The C++ code base is good considering its age

For the most part, we can use whatever tools we want to get the job done.

Merit-based culture. If a new person has a good idea, the high-ups will listen.

Cons

Things take a very long time to happen. We still have some things in Visual Source Safe and people on Windows XP who have been promised Windows 7 for a long time, which is preventing us from moving forward on other important technologies.

We are increasingly getting more process added to our daily work. We have two ticketing systems to track the same things, we have to talk to a dozen different teams to get something tested, and often it feels like you have to play a corporate game to get things done rather than doing real work. I am a software engineer but I do not get to spend nearly enough time writing code.

Because of the increased process, it seems like it is easier for senior management to ignore things that will be a problem until they actually become a problem, because then we have our line-item justification to fix it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on removing process that just exists because you think it should. At a certain point, time spent tracking time becomes significant and outweighs any benefits.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Markit On Demand as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Everyone in Markit on Demand are super friendly and are ready to help.
    -They encourage you to ask questions and they are pleased to answer them.
    -There is a trust policy in the company which makes you value the company more.
    -Executives are very approachable and eager to meet new employees.
    -So much opportunity grow
    -No lay off history
    -Fast growing company
    -Opportunity to travel and even work in a different country.
    -etc.

    Cons

    Salary should have been higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A good place to learn...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Markit On Demand full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are some very interesting and smart people working here. You will have the opportunity to learn a lot in a short period of time. The multitude of projects means the job is rarely boring.

    Cons

    Expect many distractions in the office!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more rigorous in who you choose for manager/team lead. Before making a final decision, seek input from those who work with the candidate every day. This will help you hold on to your engineers during a transition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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