Intercontinental Exchange Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Intercontinental Exchange Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher
Jeffrey C. Sprecher
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Pros
  • The work life balance is good here (in 2 reviews)

  • good pay, stock options, challenging work environment, some of the people you work with are really good in technical skills (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance, you are expected to work 50 (in 6 reviews)

  • long hours when projects are due (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great stock to own

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to the capital markets and financial markets space globally. Great people to work with. "Fun", "High-Profile". Good work life balance. CEO has a great strategy and vision.

    Cons

    Struggling to retain legacy employees through ICE/NYSE acquisition. Little concern for inexperienced employees. Management decisions mostly political.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your future leaders


  2. Going backwards, needs to get back to its roots

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ambitious, talented staff, some still have that entrepreneurial spirit. Learn allot about various markets. Build amazing technology

    Cons

    As it has expanded much of what made the company an amazing project to be part of has been eroded. Process and admin make you feel like your swimming in mud. A number of middle managers have been brought in, adding additional layers. ICE don't promote talented staff. Staff aren't given time for projects or campaigns. Recent acquisition not buying in to the company mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down, take stock of what you did great. Have less chiefs and middle men, more Indians. Have new staff buy in to company ethos. Don't let recent acquisitions steer you in the wrong direction. Allow staff to let you know what really goes on in the field, rather than what your new Yes men tell you


  3. Helpful (4)

    Not what it use to be....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, has no problem spending budget on new technologies.

    Cons

    Long hours (50+ hrs), their work from home policy only applies on the weekend. Limited growth, very operational mindset and repetitive. Annual pay is below average compared with the market.

    Advice to Management

    There has to be a balance between work and life. Allow the employees to work from home when they support evening and weekend work. Challenge your employees to come up with new solutions and ideals


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  5. Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ICE is a fast-paced, but stable company that has an excellent compensation package. The employees are generally extremely intelligent and most teams try to foster a fun environment.

    Cons

    ICE is can too fast-paced. They strive to be very lean and people are expected to do multiple jobs. They have a minimum work week of 45 hours. Though you will likely work more three quarters of the year.

    Advice to Management

    With added processes due to how large we have become, we need additional people to help with the red tape


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Launching Pad - But Stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity, dynamic fast paced environment, smart peers, decent compensation

    Cons

    Long hours, poor for work life balance, not too much growth potential


  7. excellent work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

    Pros

    They found me out of a sea of applicants

    Cons

    I only submitted my resume

    Advice to Management

    good job


  8. Helpful (2)

    Keep it Real

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with in a corporate structure, good benefits, great pay (competitors cannot beat ICE in this matter), tuition reimbursement, leading edge technology, interesting projects, casual work environment. They invest in their employees. Management is aware of structural/cultural problems and working to change them. This may involve layoffs (as a result of newly acquired NYSE), which had caused a lot of negative feedback towards ICE. They did get rid of tremendous amount of deadwood who were tied to terrible bosses, and were protected. This gives the existing team a lot of flexibility in terms of process improvement and structure. ICE is very supportive if you want to improve yourself.

    Cons

    Lack of clear work priorities, hence most projects seem to go over schedule. When work falls between different teams there is often confusion and disagreement as to who is supposed to own the work. Now that there are a bunch of layoffs, hoping for process improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about what your plans are for the organization. You had done a great job investing in your employees, now is not the time to cut back.


  9. Helpful (4)

    It's a sad sad place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked out of the Phoenix office (NYSE Governance Services) and the people there are (for the most part) great! Sadly they are closing that location.

    Cons

    There is no concern, care, or interest for the average employee. Once ICE came in and purchased the NYSE and its subsidiaries all benefits and wellness programs were stripped. They changed up the management and C-suite, which can be great, but not in this case. The president of Governance Services is a joke. He creeped everyone out and had dozens of HR complaints and investigations against him.


  10. Good stepping stone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and generous share awards, study support

    Cons

    Long hours, not much opportunity to progress


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great growing company to work for!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of talent, compensation is excellent, and benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    Moto is "lean and mean" so headcount is kept to a minimum.



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