Interactive Data

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Interactive Data Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
135 Reviews
2.7
135 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 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.  

    Passionate, intelligent people who want to bring the best financial products to market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The company takes a very macro managerial styled approach. Empowering their employees to bring their skills & ideas to the table in order to be mutually successful.

    Cons

    Our company puts candidates thru a lengthy hiring process to ensure that the "right" candidates are brought on board. This sometimes gives the wrong impression to potential applicants as they may have heard about our detailed interviewing process.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Where private equity doesn't work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Decent work/life balance
    - Ability to work at home when needed
    - Fairly laid back and also a relaxed dress policy
    - Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    - Private equity has taken a really good company and squeezed every possible penny out of IDC
    - Lack of direction from management causes a lot of confusion and a lack of focus
    - Senior management has not communicated a real direction
    - HR should look closer at why highly qualified people are leaving the company within 6 months of being hired
    - Little room to be promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with the masses. It's nice that they are having a quarterly global town hall but it makes sense to go and meet with the people that support the business. The company has some great people that you are going to lose because they are simply forgotten or not taken seriously. The CEO stated that he asked his direct reports to go out to talk to their subordinates. I haven't seen one in my area. Lastly, IDC should look at promoting internally rather than hire people from the outside. There are a lot of experienced people that would stay with IDC if there was a path to be promoted.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor growth opportunities

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent life and work work balance; and healthcare

    Cons

    No room for growth and pay is subpar compared to many companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Mobility

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

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

    Pros

    Good work Life Balance, time off policies, benefits are good.

    Cons

    No loyalty or mobility. People who work there have been there forever and there's not much room for advancement

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Director - Global Strategic Accounts Group

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

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial Environment where idea generation is encouraged

    Cons

    Very Operations Oriented whereby numbers and metrics are kept to high standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Continuous growing and evolving in network and challenging financial data processing.

    Cons

    Not really a con but most position required 24/7 on demand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work!

    • 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

    Pros

    Casual environment and Friendly people

    Cons

    Tends to hire from the outside

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room for growth

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ample vacation days/good health benefits
    Mostly friendly immediate management

    Cons

    There is no room for growth. When upper positions open up, they are mostly filled by outside candidates. Also, the compensation is ridiculously low and not at all relative to quality of work. Their idea of a raise one year was $500.

    The former has contributed to an extremely low morale and bred a toxic environment. Those above you are quick to throw you under the bus for issues that you had nothing to do with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees or else you're going to keep losing them to mediocre replacements

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Rough, to say the least.

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

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The staff.
    Flexible hours, you can come and go as you please, management either doesn't care or doesn't notice.
    There isn't a lot of "work" at this job.

    Cons

    No room for growth, very little opportunities, low recognition.
    Upper managerment claims your work as their own.
    "Merit" increases were never on merit.
    Employees are treated as bodies, nothing more.
    Employees aren't held accountable for mistakes (maybe this belongs in Pros?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the employees a priority. They are the ones that make any business a success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A mediocre company

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low pressure, relaxed environment, the work load sometimes are very light. good location to work because it locate right at the center of the financial district

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunity, the starting salary is low with very little inflation adjusted salary increase (less than 2%) per year. There is not much on the job training and clear career path. Basically people work here can see exactly where they are and what they will be doing ten or twenty years from now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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