Ipreo Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
79 Reviews

2.8
79 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 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • High turnover among junior analysts driven by the low salary and occasional high workload demands (in 7 reviews)

  • Hard work is unappreciated and long hours are required (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very great people and the work life balance is great.

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Meritocracy, Rampant Nepotism and Unqualified, Unprofessional Managers.

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    • 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 for 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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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    NOC Support Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Ipreo

    Pros

    It is a good first entry level job. You're exposed to the basic technology and first level of troubleshooting.

    Cons

    Very low market compensation as well as bonus. The technology is very old and senior managers/directors refuse to upgrade current technology because "it has been working for us for years, so why change it." A side from first level of troubleshooting - everything is pretty much by following run books. You don't really get much experience as it's limited and you need to escalate. Very low chances of moving up in the company or internal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management sucks. They all are micro managing everyday. It's very sad when your manager is micromanaging and does not have faith in the work you do. There are new rules that are implemented almost everyday and need to be followed.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Zero stars.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipreo

    Pros

    Some of the people who worked there deserve credits.

    Cons

    Incompetent IT management at all levels. IV league graduates get handled by high schoolers. Culture of mediocrity. All the talents leave the company after a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Riders on the storm, the cloud is coming to an end.

  7.  

    Good for a time, but you hit a ceiling

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with directly. Very collaborative team.
    Growing company
    Opportunities to learn and grow if you look for them

    Cons

    Organization is less nimble (and more bureaucratic) than it should be. Too many layers of positions makes it difficult to advance past a certain point.
    Work/life balance isn't bad, but very stressful day-to-day while in the office. Always putting fires out.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    GMI Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GMI Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - GMI Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ipreo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The paid-days off isnt bad. Salary isn't great. Nice people but it depends on the team you are working for. Many people use this job as a stepping stone. You have great access to upper management of public companies.

    Cons

    The promotion and salary is not that good. Perk could be better. There is no overtime. You just get dinner and a free ride back home. High turnover rate and long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't bother

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation time
    Casual work environment
    Things got done (at the cost of work-life balance)

    Cons

    1) Rampant nepotism: Be related to or be liked by someone in management to get promoted, get good projects, bonuses, raises, etc.

    2) No career development: Ipreo doesn't invest in employee development period. Employees work on the same products for years.

    3) Not a culture of innovation: granted this is not a consumer tech company, but the products here are really stale. It's hard to muster any enthusiasm for the stuff that's peddled. User experience design is an after thought.

    4) Negative culture: lots of cliques. Product and tech clash a lot and everyone is trying to over their behind rather than work together to put out a good product. When I was there they still used the waterfall method of product development. Who does that anymore?

    5) Working your teams to the bone: Long hours at the cost of time with your family, friends, health is normal here. Working nights, weekends - it's all fair game. I'm all for putting in hard work when needed, but things got ridiculous after a point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the blatant nepotism. Fire the dead weight and don't be afraid to think like a tech company. Banks will always be risk averse but if you put out good products that are also a delight to use, that will only help you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipreo

    Pros

    Great people, fun place, good management team.

    Cons

    Huge amount of turnover, and no real opportunity for advancement. Too many different product groups with no real interaction and knowledge of what the other groups are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of making it one company with a unified purpose and culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start a career.

    • 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

    High learning curve, result driven, good place to make connections at a corporate level, location is good, good for personal growth

    Cons

    no work/life balance, employees only care about themselves, no a team oriented environment, very stressful, training is not sufficientt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in training employees and making sure they are satisfied

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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