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

IFDS photo of: IFDS wears its Canadian pride loud and proud during the many festivities taking place throughout the year in the Toronto office, in celebration of Canada 150.
IFDS photo of: IFDS Canada has a very successful United Way campaign, raising over $160,000 for communities across the Greater Toronto Area.
IFDS photo of: Debbie Ives with children Charity school, supported by voluntary organisation S'Prayas
IFDS photo of: £1,879.90 presented to Strathcarron Hospice
IFDS photo of: Enterprise Architecture help local Hospice
IFDS photo of: IFDS Race4Business entrants in aid of Age UK
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IFDS Interviews

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    Written Enquiries Client Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at IFDS (Chelmsford, England (UK)).

    Interview

    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.

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Company Updates

  • IFDS to Provide Array of Technology and Administrative Solutions for ATB GICs

    IFDS to Provide Array of Technology and Administrative Solutions for ATB GICs

    TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 11, 2017) - International Financial Data Services (IFDS) Canada, a leading provider of technology and outsourcing services to the world's largest and most trusted financial institutions, today announced that it has been chosen by ATB Financial to provide a full range of Guaranteed Income Certificate (GIC)...

  • 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.

    DST to Acquire Remaining Interest in Joint Ventures, BFDS and IFDS U.K., from State Street

    Hooley added, "We are also excited about our continuing joint venture relationship with State Street through IFDS L.P. to jointly operate the , and entities. We believe the joint venture structure in these countries provides the competitive advantage of a best-in-market integrated solution required for off-shore and cross-border markets."

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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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