Interactive Data Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Interactive Data President & CEO Stephen C. Daffron
Stephen C. Daffron
39 Ratings

Pros
  • People are down to earth in general, good work life balance for a financial firm (in 17 reviews)

  • Friendly, comfortable work environment (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for growth within the company (in 7 reviews)

  • No room for growth and pay is subpar compared to many companies (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Opportunity for self-starters

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, great vacation scheme, matrix based functional teams allow employees to collaborate across the organization. Plenty of opportunities for employees that ask/are proven effective.

    Cons

    Low compensation for employees early on in their careers, too much management overhead, too many reports, the management team put in place by private equity is inept and creates more problems than they solve.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way, instead of panicking about other firms' perception of out company you should try to fix structural problems that create the failure points. Invest in technology and don't create a place where talented people won't want to work. Some of you development projects are starting to bear fruit, you should look inward and assess what is working well and what is just a waste of time. Start by evaluating your VPs and SVPs, some are good for business and others are sunk costs that will never improve. A lot more savings could be had from a senior staff assessment then an office remodel.


  2. VP Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President of Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President of Sales in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great software with good people.

    Cons

    small company little chance of advancement


  3. No longer top 100 company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is small enough to remain somewhat flexible and innovative.

    Cons

    The company is very segmented due to how the company was built through numerous acquisitions. This limits the flow of information and makes it hard to see how you would move around the organization to move up.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    outlook

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and flex time

    Cons

    Management policies that foucs on short term profit and long term loss of the company and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Consider building a company rather than short term profit


  6. Walk The Talk

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benefits and PTO policy Reasonable work-from-home policy (most of the time)

    Cons

    Management talks transparency but does not enforce it for serious issues. Focus is too much on short-term financial performance and how that benefits senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make the mistake of undervaluing your employees, especially the ones that don't knee-jerk toe the party line.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Not a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good vacation policy. Not a bad salary

    Cons

    Clueless management. Culture of politics and backstabbing particularly within 7ticks division. Very high turnover


  8. Helpful (5)

    Over worked and under paid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Client Services in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation time and health benefits

    Cons

    No communication. Stephen Daffron has said multiple times that the company is transparent. That is far from the truth. Everyone is afraid their job is on the line. In the past 3 months there have been more then 30 lay offs. Who's next? The moral is at an all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Get a back bone


  9. Helpful (6)

    Anonymous

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay (lower of market) Sponsored education Good people to work with

    Cons

    Dead end job Senior management only concern is flipping company for IPO


  10. Welcomed, trained, and coached.

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

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Able to see growth opportunities in the future. Pay is better than competition. In my neighborhood.

    Cons

    Need to have more training for technical people; tools are inconsistent and business is siloed so you don't get advantage of seeing the whole picture.

    Advice to Management

    when you take the firm public again let the employees buy the stock at the same price as the banks.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Terrible place to work

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

    I worked at Interactive Data (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation time - that's it, not one other good reason to work here

    Cons

    Worst pay you could imagine for a company that pulls in a lot of money Worst and most snake-like upper management and owners imaginable Work you like a dog doing 3-4 people's worth or work for less than what one person should make No set hours because if something goes wrong in any part of the world with the stock market, you have to stay to deal with it Have to deal with the biggest jerks in the financial world NO respect, compensation, or recognition

    Advice to Management

    Start respecting your everyday workers. You have the worst turnover I've ever seen in a job and you tanked what was once a GREAT place to work and made it one of the worst places to work on the planet. You are greedy snakes and all you care about is money, not other human beings trying to make a living.



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