Interactive Data

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Interactive Data Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
153 Reviews
2.5
153 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer

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

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to have a good work life balance and liked my coworkers. Nice vacation days and health insurance.

    Cons

    The company is under pressure from private equity, the new CEO is pressuring and laid off many engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying off people it puts the morale very low. People are looking for ways to get out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst company to work with

    Former Employee - Applications Development Technical Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Applications Development Technical Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere and work hours are not bad

    Cons

    Work sucks! HR team is horrible with very pathetic policies. They do not care about employess. Higher management is only interested in their profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better policies for employess and do not hire if you cant do justice to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    customer service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interactive Data

    Pros

    nothing besides healthcare and benefits.

    Cons

    everything sucks but good healthcare and benefits.

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  5.  

    Short-term pain. Hopefully, longer-term gain

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Interactive Data

    Pros

    The company has some strong core businesses, but is frantically trying to trim costs on those and simultaneously create new products/services to offer. So if you're in the right area you could be involved in the newer stuff.
    The private equity owners are clearly preparing to sell the company (via either an IPO or third-party sale) in the not too distant future. Once that event passes, perhaps a more rational, longer-term management outlook can reemerge.

    Cons

    In the near term (i.e. until the company is sold), the cost-cutting is sure to continue, making for a possibly frustrating work environment. And the currently floundering state of various high-profile business and technology projects only adds to the present day difficulties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest with the staff about the true current state of projects and likely future directions of pursuit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Easy job - No career advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time
    Casual work load for the most part
    No dress code

    Cons

    24/7 coverage (calls at all hours of the night)
    Minimal pay
    No career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees fairly for the extended coverage hours they work.

    Help develop your employees and promote from within rather than forcing employees to look elsewhere for career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Commissions Analyst for Desktop Solutions division

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Commissions Analyst in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Commissions Analyst in Hayward, CA

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

    Pros

    The Hayward office are team players. Working together to increase business and grew the company into #1 in the market.

    Cons

    Interactive Data pay scale is on the lower end for California living. Salaries are based in Massachusetts using a chart for average CA residents on what the pay scale should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each group should be working as a team, making for a better outcome in a timely manner.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not as satisfying to work here as it used to be

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work itself is good, challenging. Some people complain about the salaries being low, but we have an excellent benefits package. Company pays a lot of the insurance premiums, and we have a good vacation package.

    Cons

    There is no trust any more in management. There have been a lot of middle to lower level positions eliminated, either by not replacing people as they leave, or by sporadically letting people go, one by one. However we have had an influx of more senior level people being brought in. There are few internal promotions. The only careers that will progress are ones that are coming in fresh from the outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is hard to remain loyal to a management that does not appear to be loyal to their staff. You are starting to see key people leaving. Some people's work, or lack of work, is a reason for them to be uneasy about their job security. But we have become an entire company of people wondering if they will have a job tomorrow, or if it is their turn to go. That is a very sad way to build a corporate culture. It is de-motivating to good employees. I have heard more than one of my co-workers say that they just try to keep their heads low and stay quiet. That way as management decides "who to pick off next", they won't be in the line of fire. Like I said, it is just sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No room for growth as a young employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Breakfast
    Good people
    Work life balance
    Flexible hours
    Free water bottles

    Cons

    Management
    No training
    Income below market value
    No cross training opportunity
    Limited learning/growth opportunities
    Thankless job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote training
    Promote team building
    Treat your employees in a professional manner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It's a job.

    • 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

    Good benefits and hard to get fired from.

    Cons

    Low pay and no real room for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to work if you're a seasoned professional on the latter stages of your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EVS Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - EVS Operations in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very calm atmosphere, more of a tech company, good benefits, good people.

    Cons

    Older Demographic, not great salary for entry level, limited movement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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