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Updated Jun 22, 2014

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2.3 45 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

Interactive Data President & CEO Stephen C. Daffron

Stephen C. Daffron

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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  • People are down to earth in general, good work life balance for a financial firm (in 14 reviews)

  • The work environment at Interactive data is pretty laid back (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for growth, very little opportunities, low recognition (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior management has not communicated a real direction (in 8 reviews)

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    Horrible managers; subpar pay; lazy employees

    Anonymous (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVacation days; friendships and free coffee/tea

    ConsManagers are lazy, gossipy, and bragging about their contributions which are subpar. Senior and middle management do not step in to mediate problems but instead make it more negative. There are no consequences for bad behavior but consequences for good behavior- which is you get more work and the first to get fired or discriminated against. Very low pay for lots of work. Management do not care about data quality only when a client complains. There is no structure . To get ahead or to get away with things, the rule is to kiss up and you will get promoted or looked upon favorably. Managers sway with the wind to whosoever kicks up the biggest stink.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees that do the work. Give consequences to bad behavior. Become more trustworthy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company good people, to much politics

    Global Account Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgreat pay, with monthly bonuses, and work life balance, able to telecommute and not overly stringent on what time is on the clock. (in sales that tends to be the norm)

    Constoo much politics. some people very helpful, others would push past you and pay the blame game to get ahead.

    Advice to Senior Managementset expectations better and provide more structures sales assistance and training, and NOT in the form of micromanagement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager created hostile work environment by making highly offensive racist and sexist comments, & by using employees to

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    ProsThere are no good reasons to work in IDC's tax department..clueless mgrs no training poor system

    ConsManagers protect their jobs by refusing to share certain aspects of process with employees who never see whole system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice is useless.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Politics, Politics, Politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsA generous vacation day policy, decent benefits including gym reimbursement and mobile phone discounts.

    ConsFavoritism everywhere you look. It is not uncommon to see someone who is friendly with a manager to suddenly receive a promotion. Hard work, creativity, and a drive to improve the company are ignored in favor of personal connections. They create a series of "lateral" moves that have minimal increase in pay or incentive, but an exponential increase in workload, responsibility, liability, and stress. Micromanaging runs rampant, and many manhours are wasted documenting statistics that should be tracked automatically. Morale is low. Versatility in employees is abused and never rewarded. Top performers are "rewarded" the same as mid and low performers, so there's no incentive for improvement or excelling. Promotions often hinge on the departure of an existing employee—unless you are friends with (or in bed with) someone higher up, in which case a position will be created for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop factoring personal relationships into your promotions. Stop taxing your best performers with extra work and start rewarding them for exceeding expectations. Stop dangling promises that never come to fruition.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Perfect case study of an aging, dysfunctional organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCompetitive compensation. Friendly, comfortable work environment. Open to telecommuting. Good name to have on your resume.

    ConsBe wary about agreeing to unconditional, unpaid overtime, cause you'll be working a lot of it. Ancient, poorly maintained internal infrastructure, most of which was barely in the planning stages for updates, causing endless headaches and long hours. Several individuals, teams and business partners in desperate need of tough love just weren't getting it. Tendency to promote based on seniority rather than competency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Keurig machines were about the only thing in the entire organization that consistently worked. Dysfunctional software and hardware results in frustration, which results in stress and low morale, which results in high turnover, which results in more dysfunction, and the cycle repeats.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Where private equity doesn't work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- Decent work/life balance
    - Ability to work at home when needed
    - Fairly laid back and also a relaxed dress policy
    - Benefits are pretty good

    Cons- Private equity has taken a really good company and squeezed every possible penny out of IDC
    - Lack of direction from management causes a lot of confusion and a lack of focus
    - Senior management has not communicated a real direction
    - HR should look closer at why highly qualified people are leaving the company within 6 months of being hired
    - Little room to be promoted

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with the masses. It's nice that they are having a quarterly global town hall but it makes sense to go and meet with the people that support the business. The company has some great people that you are going to lose because they are simply forgotten or not taken seriously. The CEO stated that he asked his direct reports to go out to talk to their subordinates. I haven't seen one in my area. Lastly, IDC should look at promoting internally rather than hire people from the outside. There are a lot of experienced people that would stay with IDC if there was a path to be promoted.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor growth opportunities

    Research Specialist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExcellent life and work work balance; and healthcare

    ConsNo room for growth and pay is subpar compared to many companies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No Mobility

    Senior Evaluator (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood work Life Balance, time off policies, benefits are good.

    ConsNo loyalty or mobility. People who work there have been there forever and there's not much room for advancement

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    Passionate, intelligent people who want to bring the best financial products to market

    Recruiter (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe company takes a very macro managerial styled approach. Empowering their employees to bring their skills & ideas to the table in order to be mutually successful.

    ConsOur company puts candidates thru a lengthy hiring process to ensure that the "right" candidates are brought on board. This sometimes gives the wrong impression to potential applicants as they may have heard about our detailed interviewing process.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Director - Global Strategic Accounts Group

    Senior Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsEntrepreneurial Environment where idea generation is encouraged

    ConsVery Operations Oriented whereby numbers and metrics are kept to high standards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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