Interactive Data Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Eye-opening experience and not in a good way

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    • 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
  2. you get what you put in

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    • 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
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  6. My favorite company to work for

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    • 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Worst place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Software Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  9. 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
  10. Short-term pain. Hopefully, longer-term gain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. 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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