Ipreo Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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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. Work environment and development

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - NOC Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - NOC Technician in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ipreo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and career development at Ipreo is key. Employees have the opportunity to move up in the company but moving up the latter might not be readily available. That's were gaining new skills and opportunity different challenges are available.

    Cons

    In the past few years the company has been growing. Many offices have have been opening up not sure what challenges may arise. This is more of an observation than a con.

    Advice to Management

    with the evidence of company growth also keep opportunities for employees to grow to fill those new positions.

  2. Only good for initial 2 yrs

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Ipreo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good to learn the basic industry process for the first two years after college. The pay scale is way too low and they are well aware of it. The accountability is a lot but that's how you learn. Its a perfect learning experience with a mix of good, bad, worst days. The Office space is amazing. You feel you are working in a top notch company
    The person becomes stronger after the Ipreo experience.

    Cons

    Less people to share the work. A lot of people move out of the company. Very less retention rate.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Work/Life Balance

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

    I have been working at Ipreo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance so you don't need to stay at work longer than needed. Managers and your coworkers are extremely easy going.

    Cons

    Salary for an analyst starting out in NYC is extremely low. Salary becomes livable after roughly 3 years. Absolutely zero opportunity to move upwards within the organization.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    OK at best

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

    I have been working at Ipreo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - There are some nice, friendly and helpful people
    - A stepping stone in your career before getting a real Wall Street job

    Cons

    - The salaries are extremely low
    - HIgh turnover
    - Meager salary increases and yet you have to listen to the out-of-touch CEO hear how well the company is doing.
    - Limited growth potential within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening and adequately rewarding your employees and there will be less turnover. Having some class could be helpful as well.

  6. Helpful (1)

    A terrible divide

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipreo

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some really nice people

    Cons

    Top management talks about how their making so much money, "Ka-CHING" every month as they flaunt how rich they are. Yet employees don't get raises, and at most it's like 5%. Its a joke. Then they pay new hires more to attract new talent, which causes current proven employees to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees and act like you have some class

  7. Helpful (1)

    Uncertain

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Product in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Ipreo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and inconsistent communication

    Advice to Management

    Less politics and more consistency!

  8. Helpful (6)

    The bad outweighs the good over time (in Raleigh)

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good early/first experience in the business world as you work for investor relations officers at public companies. They're generally good people who appear to enjoy working with hungry, young individuals
    -Although you aren't managing money, valuing stocks, or trading, you're still exposed to the market and can learn some things on your own
    -20 paid vacation days plus 9 standard market holidays, decent 401k with 50% match of up to 6% of your savings
    -Since all non-managers are more or less recent college grads, your peers are young, pleasant people
    -Can be a reasonable gateway to the "real" Wall Street, grad school, or another finance-type job
    -If you're lucky enough to have a decent manager, the experience is somewhat better. That's a crapshoot.

    Cons

    -Subjected to brutal company-wide town hall conference call where the now-ultra-rich and thereby wildly out-of-touch CEO says "ka-ching" every other word, and President's review of lofty company growth numbers (especially after the last two major private equity funds bought and flipped the company) leaves you scratching a deep hole into your head at your meager salary and raise
    -Get ready to complete the same reports every day, week and month- this is what you'll spend the most time on and I can't emphasize it enough. Most of these reports revolve around dry topics like stock price performance or recent buyers/sellers of the stock. You'll soon become more adept than your manager at piecing together a mess of data in an application straight out of the early 90's to find these buyers and sellers. Despite some cases being totally impossible to pinpoint, you'll still be chided for not being on the ball. And God forbid you also have to run particular quarterly or annual report updates, which are all the longer and more boring
    -You will be prodded to bombard your clients with emails and calls to the point where you are both annoyed
    -If you're doing a good job, managers will turn to nit-pick at the smallest things, showing you they clearly miss the bigger picture of your overall good work. I think they always act like there is a problem to make sure you know why you aren't making much money. It's a great life motto to think that you can "always do better" but please stop acting like we should revolutionize investor relations with every report we send out
    -Pressure to provide undefined, random insights via special reports, just to kill time and make yourself look half-intelligent to clients, even though the client doesn't care and you could already be at the bar spending your below-market paycheck
    -By far more punishing of what is deemed to be bad behavior, than rewarding of the good

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, not even by a ton, just make it fair for the Everyman. For a company insanely focused on growth, you should want employees to stick with you for several years and not be so eager to move on. So is the business model...

    Or just stay the same with everything so we have the rest of our careers to look forward to.

  9. Good place to work, Growing Company

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

    I have been working at Ipreo full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is growing by leaps and bounds, so there are opportunities for self starters and ample training for recent grads. Generous time off policy and good work-life balance. If you are effective and hard working it is recognized.

    Cons

    Nothing is given away, you have to earn it.

    Advice to Management

    Share the fruits of the company's labor and success. Motivated people can accomplish great things.

  10. Strong Growth in Raleigh Office

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is growing quickly in all offices and there is a lot of positive energy across the company. Each business segment is recruiting new talent and new offices and renovations are occurring across the globe, including Hong Kong, South Africa and London. The company is very results-driven and brings in people with a similar mindset. People here work hard and are supportive of team member's growth at the company.

    At the Raleigh office, construction is underway on more space given the growth trends in the area. New offices are also being built right next door, and there is a general sense of development and energy in the area, with the Raleigh downtown changing quickly. (great new restaurants don't hurt either :)) With the NCAA tournament occurring there is a lot of good-natured banter on the rivalries represented across the floor, including many NC State, UNC, Duke and Wake alumni.

    A big positive about the day to day are the clients we work with. Our hard work is appreciated by banking and corporate teams around the world and it gives you great insight to see how companies from the biggest banks to the largest Tech companies operate on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons. Things are good and I'm excited about the future of the company. It really feels like a good place to grow my career.

    Advice to Management

    Some companies in the area make child care a priority for benefits and that would likely help a lot of families.

  11. Helpful (5)

    Solid first job

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great hands on experience learning the finance industry
    -Learn hard technical skills
    -The company does invest a lot of effort in your development

    Cons

    -Long arbitrary hours even when you have nothing to do
    -Managers at this company make you terrified to ask questions because they will yell at you for no reason. A large portion of directors are generally negative people who make you feel worthless even if you are a top performer
    -Low pay and no incentive to work harder because advancement and compensation are totally dependent on tenure and not performance

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more, treat them with more respect, and hire more people to keep some semblance of work life balance and your company will prosper

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