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.
The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at IFDS (Chelmsford, England (UK)).
Friendly place, l admired their working style from the very first day. The recruiting team are very supportive and positive throughout the whole process. You can tell they really want you to have the job.
IFDS to Provide Array of Technology and Administrative Solutions for ATB GICs
On March 27, DST and State Street issued a joint press release announcing DST’s acquisition of its remaining interest in BFDS and IFDS UK from State Street. IFDS Canada, Ireland, and Luxembourg remain a 50/50 joint venture between State Street and DST Systems.