Interactive Data

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Interactive Data Reviews in New York, NY

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
124 Reviews
2.8
124 Reviews
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Interactive Data President & CEO Stephen C. Daffron
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People are down to earth in general, good work life balance for a financial firm (in 15 reviews)

  • The work environment at Interactive data is pretty laid back (in 12 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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  1.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Data Research Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Data Research Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    Salary is not that good. And there's no bonuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company if you are not looking for career growth/advancement and prefer low pay with low bonus.

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    Current Employee - MBS Evaluator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - MBS Evaluator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I believe the CEO is trying to make positive changes and I think he will take the company in a good direction. Some departments are very flexible with working hours and the health benefits are excellent. Hopefully, I can update my review of this company next year on a more positive note.

    Cons

    - Training - Non-existent
    - Leadership - Non-existent; unless you consider buffoonery leadership. No transparency; Executive Management is laughable- How did they make it this far in their career?
    - Perks - Non-existent, no team building and/or after work activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - You should evaluate all of your staff, ensuring their pay is comparable to current market.
    - Get rid of the dead weight, invest in the good employees left and hire quality candidates. You should get rid of the heads of some departments who sleep with their staff, this does not send a good message to other employees. Invest in management training for your staff that manages employees. Majority of the managers are unprofessional and need some type of training on how to speak to their staff and/or manage them - some should not be in that position.
    - You should ensure management is letting employees take advantage of training opportunities.
    - So far the breakfast perk is a nice addition, please add more perks to encourage and motivate employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    for new york office

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Interactive Data as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    staff is very chilled. they do birthday parties and cake for people on the floor

    Cons

    compensation is a bit on the low side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase compensation, less downsizing

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

    Horrible managers; subpar pay; lazy employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Vacation days; friendships and free coffee/tea

    Cons

    Managers 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 ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees that do the work. Give consequences to bad behavior. Become more trustworthy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company good people, to much politics

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    Former Employee - Global Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Global Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time

    Pros

    great 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)

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set expectations better and provide more structures sales assistance and training, and NOT in the form of micromanagement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics, Politics, Politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Favoritism 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Perfect case study of an aging, dysfunctional organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Be 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Where private equity doesn't work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate 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.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent life and work work balance; and healthcare

    Cons

    No room for growth and pay is subpar compared to many companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Mobility

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    Current Employee - Senior Evaluator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Evaluator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No loyalty or mobility. People who work there have been there forever and there's not much room for advancement

    Disapproves of CEO

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