IntercontinentalExchange
3.4 of 5 26 reviews
www.theice.com Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 25, 2014

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88% Approve of the CEO

IntercontinentalExchange Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher

Jeffrey C. Sprecher

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Awesome Company, Awesome Benefits

Senior Mobile Applications Developer (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at IntercontinentalExchange full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI found that the was ICE is an awesome place to work. They only hire senior seasoned technical staff which fosters an environment that brings out the best in everyone.

ConsIt's difficult for me to find anything negative to say so I will mention that working from home is generally not allowed. My commute took on average 1-1.5 hours each way every day. No fun.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Systemically important, high-tech financial service provider, focused on growth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at IntercontinentalExchange full-time for more than 3 years

ProsProgressive, entrepreneurial culture, dynamic environment, young employee base, systemically important with international reach and impact (offices in NYC, Chicago, Palo Alto, Atlanta, London, Singapore, Brazil). The recent acquisitions of NYSE Euronex is indicative of the strength of the organization and its ability to compete in a crowded market. ICE has been well positioned and will continue to benefit from increased regulations that push for more exchange traded and cleared financial products (introducing clearing for OTC products, offering futures alternative and providing electronic trading platforms). Its ability to take on the industry is largely driven by its entrepreneurial approach, the superior quality of its technological solutions and the penetrating market insight of its key staff. The organization works closely with many key market players and service providers, offering some high visibility career paths, with exposure to IDBs, FCMs, hedge funds, data and technology vendors. ICE also has a good work/life balance with ample vacation, options for telecommuting and normal hours for the financial sector. While there are times when one is expected to put in the sweat equity, those contributions are highly regarded and well compensated.

ConsICE is still facing growing pains as it enters uncharted territories of new markets and services. Yet, it's nimble enough to shift resources and priorities based on rapidly changing regulatory and client landscape. Most of its products are heavily regulated and work can be burdened by frequent audits and compliance requirements - as a publicly traded company ICE answers to shareholders and as a systemically important institution it has heavy reporting requirements to SEC, CFTC,'the Fed', FSA and EC to name a few.

Advice to Senior ManagementICE will benefit from better key employee retention policies - with more competitive compensation (with emphasis on equity), clear career planning and opportunities for growth within the organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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best company i've worked for

Senior Developer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at IntercontinentalExchange

Prosintellectually challenging
newsworthy subject-matter
smart people
good culture

Conslong hours when projects are due
hard work all the time, no time to slack
debates can turn angry at times

Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you've been doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for and some good opportunities if you are willing to grab

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at IntercontinentalExchange

Pros- Nice people and relaxed work atmosphere
- Casual clothing every day
- Good over compensation(salary, bonus, stock options)
- some good learning opportunities if you are willing
- Opportunity to work on big projects even for junior employees
- Paid training is a nice perk

Cons- Lot less documentation and a new employee has to struggle his way in and is expected to figure
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- Very few vacation days

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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nice place to work, good incentive stock plan

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IntercontinentalExchange

Prosgood incentive stock plans and working environment

Constoo few vacations and holidays

Advice to Senior Managementkeep growing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The company is very young, fast-growing and energetic.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at IntercontinentalExchange

ProsPeople are generally nice and diverse. Compensation packages (salary, bonus, and stocks) are great. Since the company is growing through acquisitions, you may experience good opportunities.

ConsSometimes long hours can be expected since the company is fast-growing. Some benefits and policies may need to get improved or added to match with big companies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IntercontinentalExchange

Prosit's a good company to work for. nice coworkers.

Consnothing to complain... it's a nice work place!

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Fast Pace Industry and Work Culture

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at IntercontinentalExchange full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Salary and Bonus Package. Usage of new technologies and very fast paced..

ConsNeed to dedicate long hours and overtime is expected.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to streamline project planning

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Chicago, IL

I have been working at IntercontinentalExchange full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat bonus system and culture is simply awesome

Consnone. I just love working in this company. Just lots of hours to work

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dynamic with a "capital D"

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IntercontinentalExchange full-time

ProsVisionary CEO, company always seems to be on the cutting edge of what's going on.

ConsDifficult senior manager in marketing/sales area.

Advice to Senior ManagementAttack integration and reorganization with a vengeance when NYSE merger is completed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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