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International Fund Services Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
40 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. You rarely work more than 45 hours per week.

    Cons

    The job can be very pigeon-holed

    Recommends
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    Pays low and require above average efforts and time

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    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Boston, MA

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get in for fresh college students . Good starting place to get experience

    Cons

    Low pay, difficult people, benefits minimal and layoff every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should pay better and give new people more chance to develope

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Boring

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    Former Employee - Transfer Agent in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Transfer Agent in Boston, MA

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    At first it;s not bad but as you move up it gets a lot worse

    Cons

    Not enough people to do the job. Always stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation for the associates

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

    I needed a college degree for this?

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    Former Employee - Associate I in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate I in Boston, MA

    I worked at International Fund Services

    Pros

    -Immediate coworkers were great people.

    Cons

    -Was the salary a joke? $33k a year for a college degree living in Boston? Seems a little low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In 2010 there was close to 70% employee turnover. Spend less money on recruiting and more money on paychecks and I bet that % will decrease.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    dont stay too long

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    Current Employee - NAV Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - NAV Officer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at International Fund Services

    Pros

    good place to learn, good work/life balance, generally nice people

    Cons

    zero development or training or career advice from management, unorganized and political atmosphere prevails.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    lacking anything good

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at International Fund Services

    Pros

    good benefits, ok place to start right out of school, great entry-level job to give you a taste of the entire industry-

    Cons

    after a while you feel stuck and your brain gets dumber each day you sit in your cube.management plays favorites, only advance if its on accident

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great place to start - but long term growth isnt really attractive

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    Cons outweigh the pros

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at International Fund Services

    Pros

    Since IFS is a subsidiary company of State Street, you are able to benefit from the perks of a big company while getting the one-on-one personal time with management that you can only get from a small company.

    Cons

    The hiring and promotion process has been slow, with no end in sight. Salary is not competitive with other companies and seems to be the number one concern of most employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lately, upper management seems to have been listening to the employees and started taking the necessary steps towards better communication.

    Doesn't Recommend

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