Ipreo

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Ipreo Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
87 Reviews
2.8
87 Reviews
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Ipreo CEO Scott Ganeles
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Things got done (at the cost of work-life balance) (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people, fun place, good management team (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The high turnover rate is due to the lack of vertical mobility and stagnant salaries (in 8 reviews)

  • Hard work is unappreciated and long hours are required (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    good place to work for a few years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipreo

    Pros

    good people, challenging work. Days are not too long and the people are friendly. There is now a good focus on training and team building

    Cons

    Not much upward movement, there is a stern focus on accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

  2.  

    Great starting comapny

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

    I have been working at Ipreo (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, good people, good hours

    Cons

    Compensation could be much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

  3.  

    Research Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Community involvement
    Stepping Stone Company
    Great product potential/strong pipeline

    Cons

    No training structure
    Managers are reactive, not proactive
    Compensation/Salary is mediocre at best
    Mediocre performance is tolerated, High performance is not recognized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees into managerial positions that deserve them. Don't promote someone just because no one else will take the job. Increase salary pay so that it matches the industry. Employee retention will increase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast paced work environment with little incentive to keep momentum

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Markets Intelligence Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Global Markets Intelligence Analyst in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility quickly - interact with the Investor Relations teams and the C-suite of publicly traded companies right away.
    Lots of smart, ambitious coworkers.
    Great learning environment for someone right out of college.
    It's a great job if you love the market.

    Cons

    Long hours, often taken for granted and ultimately unrewarded. Lunch breaks are rare.
    No overtime pay - position in GMI is salary, so you get paid the same if you work 40 hrs or 80 hrs. -- And overtime is a regular part of the job, not every so often.
    HR doesn't know the job very well so doesn't represent the position effectively to prospects.
    Hamster-wheel feeling: you're sending out the same deliverables every day, week, month, etc. If anything, it gets boring after awhile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring the salary up to industry standards -- analysts have been leaving for better-paying positions elsewhere. Think outside the box. Instead of burning out the analysts, why not think of ways to make the workload more efficient? For all our hard work and long hours, the incentive structure is not in place to keep up that rate -- hence, why turnover is growing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, motivated company. Doesn't reflect that in employee compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    A nice culture of motivated, hard working, young professionals. Company is on the up and up, was just bought by Goldman Sachs and Blackstone for close to 1 billion. Agressive growth and expansion in the future.

    Cons

    Despite being one of the most demanding companies to work for, the compensation is well below industry standard and the raises and bonuses are a slap in the face. I had a beaming review this year, absolutely wonderful feedback, and a 2% raise. For a company that has grown 20% hand over fist for the last 6 years, and expects to triple its value in the next 3 years, they keep all the money at the top. The high turnover rate is due to the lack of vertical mobility and stagnant salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider compensating your employees better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipreo full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, excellent managers, great management team.

    Cons

    Can be very demanding, extremely fast paced, and opportunity to move up is limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not Bad for a starter in finance, but not to stay long.

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Lots of snack, but long hours of work not really worth it.

    Cons

    Good for a starter in a finance world, people seems friendly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very great people and the work life balance is great.

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

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

    Pros

    The company gives you a lot of responsibilities. Your co-workers are usually very laid back and nice. I would recommend entry level finance professionals for this job opportunity.

    Cons

    The turnover is fairly high at Ipreo. People are very young. The salary isn't bad or that great either. Time-off is above average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs better strategies to retain talent so they stop leaving. Majority of the senior employees often leave after two years and sometimes even less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great launch pad for a career in the financial services industry.

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

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

    Pros

    The company provides a very welcoming and enticing working environment, allowing analysts to gain client-facing exposure at an early level.

    Cons

    While the environment provides an initial and steep learning curve, it flattens quickly and doesn't provide many challenges or opportunity to advance vertically within the organization. Does not offer competitive salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to work better to retain talent. Current system is not conducive for growing at the current rate. Need to hire more lower level analysts to keep up with expansion to alleviate pressure on more senior employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    No Meritocracy, Rampant Nepotism and Unqualified, Unprofessional Managers.

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

    I have been working at Ipreo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll be employed.
    You have the opportunity to teach yourself from your mistakes (which you will be forced to make many of)

    Cons

    Pick up any business book and read about any company that failed and why, those are the cons of working at Ipreo.
    The massive turnover alone should speak volumes about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring your friends and family and provide opportunities based on merit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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