Interactive Data
3.0 of 5 119 reviews
www.interactivedata.com Bedford, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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Interactive Data President & CEO Stephen C. Daffron

Stephen C. Daffron

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48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "People are down to earth in general, good work life balance for a financial firm"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Fair pay, generous time off and good benefits"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "After the new Private Equity owners bought the company its been horrible"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Senior management has not communicated a real direction"
    in 7 reviews
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    A Typical Large Corp

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCan't think of anything worth a mention

    ConsDated. A Typical Large Corp.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue people.

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

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    Lethargic Employees, Minimal Mobility

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat for college kids without a degree who want to gain some experience

    ConsUpward Mobility Does Not Exist
    Training Procedures Are Not Effective; you essentially learn as you go which leads to mistakes
    Promotions are Based off of "Political" connections, rather than quality of work and ethic
    The New Executive team is taking pages right of off "Wall St Stereotypes 101"... meaning the first thing they did is to outsource jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn order to motivate, provide monetary incentives

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Top Financial Pricing/Reference Data Provider

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work life balance, pay scale is really good for some positions. Interesting work and exciting products

    ConsThe environment could be too laid-back for you if you prefer fast-pace. The company is under new management and changes should be noticed

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Good resume builder then run away

    Whipping Boy Department (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsComfortable work environment
    20 days paid time off

    ConsNo room for growth
    No bonuses
    Low pay relative to other companies
    Management is too scared to allow you to grow and stay engaged
    Want you to do more without any pay for performance incentive
    Why do more when smartest guy in room gets same raise as you do
    Can't believe this company turns a profit with garbage infrastructure

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow a pair and reward your employees with real raises and bonuses.

    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 experience to work at IDC

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for and great benefits too

    Conscompany was bought few years ago, so changes were severely noticed for some department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore opportunities for new hires is needed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good Company, Great Benefits, Possibility of Interesting Work

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThis place has a good environment, teams are pretty tight if not a bit to segmented. Very flexible company especially for a Financial Firm. Pay Scale is pretty good

    ConsNo direction. You are told you will be doing x, y,z but the it seems that no one wants to share knowledge so there are a lot of senior people doing basic work becuae leads dont want to sit down with there team to actually show them what needs to be done. Seems that There is a very defined view at the executive level of what needs to be done, but it doesn't come to the mid level guys. There seems to be a major issue in there are a few acquistions who are not independant but they are also not incorporated into the overall organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementMiddle Management needs to have better communication to there teams, a company this size shouldnt have the beurocracy or poltics of a big firm. There is to much of a "this is what I do, and I wont share " attitude. There needs to be a real PM for certain projects instead of Engineers working on things while PM'ing them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Great Company, Wrong Direction

    Client Service Analyst (Former Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    Prosworkplace culture, co-workers, location, management, work-life balance

    Conssalary, advancement opportunities, investment in employee growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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