Mission: To be the leading global provider of investor and policyholder servicing solutions to the financial services industry
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.
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.
Our Global CIO, Simon Moorhead talks to Silicon Republic in Ireland about IT driving business outcomes.
Our very own David Moffat presenting at today's TISA Policy Councils summit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIWRV in London