Markit Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
288 Reviews
3.1
288 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Plenty of challenges to overcome - good work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Exploitable working environment (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Very poor senior management, no long term strategy other than sell for as much as possible in an IPO (in 17 reviews)

  • Senior/middle management on the most part can be trusted about as far as you could throw them (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fast and fun growing company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong management, friendly work environment, good benefits.

    Cons

    No free lunch and snacks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are on par; lunch is catered M-Th; Can't speak for all the groups, but my Mgr has so far been really good; projects are a challenge but help is available; Mentorship pgm; everyone I have seen work really hard; work life balance is good; So far, what I have read and observed is true in that your product group and your Mgr has a big role in the opportunities you get; Mgr really want us to move on to bigger roles within the company and I feel he's facilitating that fairly well

    Cons

    salary is on the low side, but it's acceptable; I think if your tech skills are lacking, then your opportunities within the company will be limited;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good company to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Markit as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    environment is nice and people are very helpful and upper management is great

    Cons

    politics at mid management level

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Decent place to start your financial career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Markit full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively laid-back environment; decent pay; good place for someone to start his/her career

    Cons

    Could be difficult to advance your career beyond certain point if you are not under the right manager, but I guess this is true of most companies. Work could get a bit repetitive after a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great team, a lot of new stuff to learn, nice industry exposure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President

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

    Pros

    - Great team, work is challenging, a lot of new stuff to learn
    - Great industry and client exposure
    - good work / life balance

    Cons

    - compensation is not attractive
    - outperforming employees are not differentiated enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - recognize outperformers better
    - improve overall communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work in an innovative setting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Markit as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people they hire is the largest positive about this company. They are young and exuberant. Also, it is a major benefit to wear casual clothing and receive lunch four days a week. If you are getting your work done on time and efficiently they do not micro manage.

    Cons

    They believe that they offer a salary that is competitive but it is below average. It seems that you can get promoted and not receive any raise to go along with the extra responsibility. Middle management seems to be a place where many get stuck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a sense of urgency by removing salary plus overtime. Make all employees who are full time just salaried. Workers who are efficient and get their work done in a timely manner get punished. Employees who continually screw things up get rewarded monetarily by receiving overtime pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Associate, Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Markit full-time

    Pros

    Good technologies, Good people, Good management

    Cons

    Compensation is not great, can be more transparent about bonuses

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

    A glossy sheen covers up a far darker story

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

    I worked at Markit full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Markit, in spite of itself hires some incredibly talented professionals. A very select group of managing directors can be viewed as true leaders - only one is part of the executive team, sadly.

    Cons

    Well, let's start with the chaotic, rudderless leadership. Decision making is an abstract process - driven by ego, not strategy. Technology and new product development is about 10 years behind other market data providers. A select few "leaders" are completely unhinged - their personal issues on full display driving normal colleagues to despair and hastened exit strategies. Side show sums it up best - especially in NYC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professionals who are normal, enthusiastic, provide direction and support. Act accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good with the bad

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

    I have been working at Markit full-time

    Pros

    Dress code, catered lunches, team builders, culture in general

    Cons

    Management is somewhat to be desired. Compensation. Promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better promotion guidelines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive memories

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Markit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Strong entrepreneurial culture
    -Meritocracy
    -Opportunity to work in different roles/products if you can innovate and reinvent yourself
    -Great exposure to clients and many facets of the financial markets

    Cons

    I must enter at least 5 words

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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