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  1.  

    Very informative, great for new graduates!

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    Current Intern - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Markit as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    hands-on
    lots of stuff to do
    very good people

    Cons

    I feel that the intern program should expose the intern to all the aspects of the office so that they can have a better idea of what they want to do in the company if they choose to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run for the door!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Service Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product Service Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    -free food
    - garage parking
    - friendly coworkers
    - you can get a years experience out of this place then run for the hills.

    Cons

    Came into the firm with the expectation of having the ability to easily change departments. This changed within the first few days of employment. The MD put a lockdown on our department so no one could leave even if you already received a promotion. This has resulted in a continuously revolving door of having to train new hires.
    Even with the knowledge that we have been short handed the managers keep pushing more and more work on you spreading you to thin to generate quality work.
    Very political. If the good ol boys at the top don't like you, you will never get anywhere.
    The middle managers are put into place based off of just being with the company the longest, not based off of how well they do their jobs or the knowledge they bring to the table.
    Under paid for the work you do.
    You will only be recognized when you do something wrong mo matter how good you are at your job.
    Everything is about procedures. I would even go so far as to say that the management team doesn't want you to think for your self and create new ways to do things, they just want you to do as you were told and to never question anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Limited Work-Life Balance, unfair pay, not real internal career growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Markit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is still in rapid growth mode, large potential for building out roles and functions.

    Cons

    Leadership does not pay careful attention to its own management. Managers need development. Employee moral very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the key managers do not manage very well. The key to any successful business is its foundation and if the lower level employee is not happy or feel like they are being heard or concern for their growth and development is not apparent, the foundation will crumble. Markit is experiencing alot of unnecessary turnover based on poor management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hit the ground running!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    If you are prepared to work hard and are in a profitable business unit, opportunities exist to gain experience and learn new skills.

    Cons

    Without a strong manager or in a business unit without strategic executive backing, little to no room for advancement. Lack of focus on engaging employees who joined firm via an acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Majority senior management has limited interaction with workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    A tale of two cities.........

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Markit employes some incredibly talented, hard working and dedicated professionals.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, senior management, with few exceptions is focused on "the next deal" instead of addressing growing product and technology issues. The cheapest possible route is the only one taken.

    Additionally, some MDs are completely out of their depth. A handful are so destructive and completely unhinged yet remain untouched. The executive team is well aware of these individuals yet does nothing. They routinely bully, abuse and mismanage their respective teams. One in particular is so loud and abrasive, sharing every personal detail to the dismay and disgust of fellow employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try managing............

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    AVP

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Markit

    Pros

    Growing company and good work life balance , young crowd

    Cons

    Nothing main steram, less exit opportunities

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent place, up and coming name in Financial services industry

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

    I worked at Markit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Start-up culture, hardly any bureaucracy.
    Decent pay, slightly less than banks but good work-life balance.
    Good NYC location.
    Young workforce.
    Good training.

    Cons

    Some really smart people but some are pretty dumb.
    Technology is not the best in the industry.
    Some people tend to think of it as just another data company or financial software company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend on technology.
    Hire smarter people.
    Spend more on your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very clicky company

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

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

    Pros

    Has the feel of a data company not pressure filled.

    Cons

    Promotions and salary decided by office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to gain technical proficiency for the jobs they lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    "The real fact"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Nice people to work with ( Mostly depending on the product you re working on). Great location.

    Cons

    You can write a blog about the cons. In nutshell stay away from this company, especially from the Equities and Indices development team.

    Mid level managers without prior experience or a collage degree, exceptionally good in bullshitting and bullying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to cleanup. Don't let a bunch of craps to deface the company's core value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do NOT work @ Markit

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    Former Employee - They Don't Even Know What I Did in New York, NY
    Former Employee - They Don't Even Know What I Did in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    decent vacation to start and great health benfits

    Cons

    Most managers are liars, try to set you up for failure and if you're in your 40's Fugetabouit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely re-staff your whole management team(s).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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