International Fund Services

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International Fund Services Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
33 Reviews
3.0
33 Reviews
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    Fund Admin, Associate II

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    Current Employee - Fund Administrative, Associate II  in  Back Bay, MA
    Current Employee - Fund Administrative, Associate II in Back Bay, MA

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work from home is good

    Cons

    poor salary and small bonuses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not a good place to work anymore.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Raises and bonuses are minimal. Since StateStreet bought them, they're more interested in corporate standards than accomplishing client goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people get their work done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Associate

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    IFS has a Great work / life balance, 9-5, solid benefits, Overtime, remote work is a huge plus

    Cons

    Avg Salary, no upward movement, weak team building, not very challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a better office culture, get employees more engaged outside the office, help find paths for career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate II

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time

    Pros

    very professional, fast pace, deadline oriented, room for growth

    Cons

    wish we had more training, 'people' on the team really matter

    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    good for work rather than personal development

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    location and work environment are pretty good

    Cons

    personal growth is quite limited there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take more care about people's contribution

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Transfer Agency

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    Current Employee - Transfer Agency Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Transfer Agency Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    iFS is a good stepping stone out of college to get exposure to the hedge fund industry. You get 3 to 4 weeks of vacation time after working days in two fiscal year-ends. Management is usually flexible about taking time off. New York pays better than Boston.

    Cons

    Hard-work is not acknowledged, promoted, or rewarded. Employees move up ranks by being on teams with heavy-hitter clients who threaten to take away business if people leave. iFS is more reactive than proactive about keeping up with industry standards. Expect to be paid below market and have no opportunity to expand your skill sets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain talent by offering career paths with learning opportunities. Promote those who think outside of the box and those who ensure the client deliverables are completed in a timely manner by sacrificing their own time and staying late. Give decent bumps during promotions (read: > 10%) and bonuses that are bigger than a week's wages.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work environment is unhealthy. Unpleasant management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Fund Services

    Pros

    Decent salary, good location near Rockefeller center, ability to work from home, exposure to various departments.

    Cons

    Terrible working atmosphere, managers can be harsh, sub par training as you go along, figuring out problems and issues as you go along with little help. Very little recognition for hard working efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should recognize employees' hard-work in building strong client relationship and achieving deadlines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A stable job, whatever this implies

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a stable job with good work/life balance and flexible schedule, so it could be beneficial for family people or for someone working on their advanced degree. Overall, a friendly environment among employees, with few exceptions.

    Cons

    Not much upward potential or motivation, not enough challenge either. If you are after fat bonuses to compensate for extra work - look somewhere else.
    Somewhat bureaucratic when comes to technology - unreasonably many websites are blocked and no rights to install anything on your computer or otherwise set up environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality over quantity. Try to acquire hardworking talent and compensate it properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    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 for 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
  11.  

    Great company to work for if you want a relaxed environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Fund Services

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, easygoing, and job is not stressful

    Cons

    Minimal career growth opportunities for ambitious individuals

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