Want a Free Job Posting?

Buy a job posting today and the second one is on us. For a limited time only. Act Now.

IFDS Overview

Unlock Profile
Headquarters Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Size 5001 to 10000 Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown
IFDS is a joint venture between affiliates of Boston-based State Street Corporation, the world’s leading provider of services to institutional investors, and DST Systems Inc., a Kansas City, Missouri-based leading provider of shareholder accounting services and ... More

Mission: To be the leading global provider of investor and policyholder servicing solutions to the financial services industry

IFDS Reviews

Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Katherine MacMillan
3 Ratings
  • Helpful (3)

    A mannequin could do a better job leading this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS full-time (More than 5 years)


    Office location in downtown Toronto


    The President needs to be put out to pasture. Her inability to inspire her team, and her complete lack of business knowlege and experience leaves the company rudderless. The turnover in the senior leadership points to her. Comments such as "I would crawl over dead bodies to get my bonus" directly attributed to the CEO clearly show the tone and calibre of her leadership. DST and State Street, if you're listening, save yourself the high cost of placing an expat in Toronto and replace this leader by a wooden mannequin. You would achieve about the same level of leadership, and probably improve your ROI.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your HR department. No one in the company respects this collection of unskilled and abrassive misfits. There are some good people working in HR, but they're drowned out by the cacophony and maliciousness of others on the team. Again, look at the HR leadership and the leadership of the company to understand why the group is the way it is. Consider investing money to replace the core system. iFAST is about 10 years beyond its best by date.

IFDS Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty



  1. Helpful (1)  

    Human Resources Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IFDS (Basildon, East of England, England (UK)).


    I had just one interview with Senior HR and Recruitment Managers. The first part of this was a skills based competency test in Excel to highlight my technical ability for the role. After this it moved on to general questions about my experience and skills. The whole thing was quite relaxed and friendly.

    Interview Questions

Company Updates

  • Our Global CIO, Simon Moorhead talks to Silicon Republic in Ireland about IT driving business outcomes.

    The five minute CIO: Simon Moorhead, IFDS

    "We're interested in driving business outcomes, not IT for IT's sake," says Simon Moorhead, global CIO for International Financial Data Services (IFDS). IFDS is a leading global provider of outsourcing and technology solutions to the collective investment, retirement, insurance, and platform markets.

  • Our very own David Moffat presenting at today's TISA Policy Councils summit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIWRV in London

    TISA - Tax Incentivised Savings Association - Other Event

    The Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) is the trade association working with the retail financial services industry, political parties, HM Treasury (HMT), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to enhance and improve the range, features, benefits, promotion and quality of savings and investment schemes available to all UK citizens.

IFDS Awards & Accolades

Something missing? Add an award
  • European Transfer Agent of the Year, Custody Risk Awards Europe, 2014
  • European Transfer Agent of the Year, Funds Europe, 2014
Show More

Work at IFDS? Share Your Experiences


Click to Rate