Interactive Data

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Interactive Data Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
155 Reviews
2.5
155 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 17 reviews)

  • The work environment at Interactive data is pretty laid back (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for growth and pay is subpar compared to many companies (in 7 reviews)

  • There is no room for growth so if u plan on getting to the top get ready to kiss some frogs to get up there (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    MIS

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interactive Data

    Pros

    benefits, culture, compensation, community, personal growth

    Cons

    vc firms own company and cost cutting makes it difficult to maintain morale

  2.  

    Would recommend this company as a way to get your feet wet in the financial industry. Get in and Get out!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Interactive Data

    Pros

    Easy to balance work and life outside of work. Most departments are laid back and as long as you pull your weight will remain that way. Benefits were good. Great amount of PTO days to start.

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement. Easy to become content and stagnant. A lot of social promotion, supervisors and management may not be particularly qualified to answer your questions. The company has tremendously changed over the years morale is non existent. You will be trained by rote not to understand why or how something works. Compensation is below the national average

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people and benefits, but not much opportunity for advance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bonds Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Bonds Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    People are pleasing to work with
    Environment is, for the most part, relaxed
    They pay tuition for extracurricular learning

    Cons

    Not much room to advance
    Pay is below market average
    Company direction not clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need to clear path on how/where to advance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interactive Data

    Pros

    Great Colleagues, Great location - commutewise, good work culture

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, no other cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Eye-opening experience and not in a good way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interactive Data

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Some talented people
    - Fairly new senior management trying hard to implement change

    Cons

    A lot of dinosaurs still work there and are seemingly entrenched - employees and management.

    Trying to implement change there is like turning the Titanic around.

    Groups don't have the proper 'tools' to do their jobs.

    Shadow IT exists - groups develop their own applications outside of IT. Very little IT governance exists within the organization. One of the most 'silo-ed' organizations I've seen.

    New management has not been able to 'grow' the company so they continue to resort to shedding head count in attempts to improve bottom line. Unfortunately, they seem to have kept some wrong people and let some of the talent go.

    Job descriptions often fail to live up to the actual job.

    No job advancement at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying and good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Reviewed evaluation inputs for consumer asset-backed securities
    including market color from central repository, trustee.

    Former Employee - CDO Pricing Services Evaluator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - CDO Pricing Services Evaluator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Answered external and internal client requests regarding price movements of structured securities.

    Cons

    There were no major cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay current with the latest fin-tech solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    you get what you put in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Data Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Data Analyst in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    easy going atmosphere, good work/life balance

    Cons

    no real room for advancement within company, not challenging enough

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My favorite company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tech Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good teams and interesting projects. Flexible working environment (work from home). Good vacation benefits.

    Cons

    Latest projects using proprietary technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Laid back environment, low pay as per the industry standards. Don't learn a lot after 2-3 months at work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interactive Data

    Pros

    Since the economy is picking up, the best thing to do is jump for another place after taking the experience here.

    Cons

    Managent is old school, diffiucult to get them upto speed and make then realise where they stand and where they should be. Most of them just wanting to retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interactive Data

    Pros

    Can't think of one - except most of the colleagues are really nice about answering your questions.

    Cons

    Office politics constantly being played, and the manner in which they let go of people is not the best. They fire people while they are on vacation, they fire you if you had something you needed to do with your family and couldn't provide a client instant gratification, they even fire you if you are overworked and cannot stay late for an evening. No resources are provided for training, yet you are expected to know all there is to know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The obvious - you have a company because you have employees. Not the other way around. Valuing employees who spend more time at the company than with their own families is a no-brainer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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