Interactive Data

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Interactive Data Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
136 Reviews
2.7
136 Reviews
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Interactive Data President & CEO Stephen C. Daffron
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 16 reviews)

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


Cons
  • No room for growth within the company (in 6 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Interactive Data as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, team players, great leader.

    Cons

    Early shift, 21/7 on-call when you reach a very high level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Some PE pain, but overall a good place

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

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great co-workers, lots of dedication.

    Cons

    PE pressure is building as we approach the 5 year mark. Budgets are tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating - there is some anxiety in the ranks due to IPO rumors and recent layoffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    for new york office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead End, No Transparency, Poor management, NO Training, Get out while you can. No Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Product Manager in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Data Product Manager in White Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    Vacation time, Laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    No Global Support, Other divisions don't assist others. This is NOT a TEAM environment. No transparency as what is going on left in the dark employees. New owners same old song and dance. They come in sounding like change for the good then give up. Just sell us to Reuters already. They hire ex Reuters employees, No product to sell, NO next generation product to gain new clients. Sales team can't make big sales. No appreciation except for a bagel once a month. You are lucky coffee is still free. Sometimes overwork you and show no appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many cooks in the kitchen! How many managers for the same job. Managers hold each others hands to get paid alot to do less. Divisions need to be redefined as their roles and what products they are offering and supporting instead just throwing it all in one area and figure out what to do with it. TRAINING, TRAINING, TRAINING

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A Typical Large Corp

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of anything worth a mention

    Cons

    Dated. A Typical Large Corp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people.

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

    Lethargic Employees, Minimal Mobility

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Upward 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 ManagementAdvice

    In order to motivate, provide monetary incentives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Top Financial Pricing/Reference Data Provider

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible managers; subpar pay; lazy employees

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

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (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

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