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IFDS Overview

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Toronto, ON (Canada)
501 to 1000 employees
1977
Company - Private
Finance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown

IFDS Reviews

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Katherine MacMillan
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    "A mannequin could do a better job leading this company"

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    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)

    Pros

    Office location in downtown Toronto

    Cons

    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.

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IFDS Interviews

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    Senior Systems Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at IFDS (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Easy and great process. HR people are very friendly and let you the whole process. HR update you the whole process frequently. IFDS very concern about the security, which I think is great thing.They took a week to complete the process after interview finished.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked very professional and technical questions   1 Answer
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IFDS Awards & Accolades

  • Bronze International Business Award for ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, International Business Awards, 2015
  • Gold American Business Award for ‘Technology Innovation of the Year’, American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2014
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