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2.8
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51%
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56%
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Katherine MacMillan
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Some great people working there(in 19 reviews)

  • "Very good working environment and fixed hours, for a basic position there are no big requirements(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "CRM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Great people Industry leaders - SME

    Cons

    Pay/ bonus could be better Too many managerial levels in their structure

    Advice to Management

    New management since I left

    IFDS2017-06-06
  2. "IT Subsidery of main organisation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    - Some great people to work within IT area - A Leader in the outsourcing and fund management business

    Cons

    - Very UK centric so offices outside of HQ ignored - As with a lot of finance organisations, there was a lot of politics - Poor remuneration

    IFDS2018-10-30
  3. Helpful (5)

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS full-time for more than 6 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...

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    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...

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    IFDS2013-11-11
  4. "Account Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Free coffee and great employees

    Cons

    Makes you do OT a lot but that's because of the RRSP season. Understaffed for all departments in business operations. Company overturn

    IFDS2019-04-20
  5. "My opinion"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The people that work there are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Politics. Process. Lack of leadership direction.

    IFDS2019-04-30
  6. "Ok organisation"

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    Former Employee - Director in Basildon, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Low workload, no stress easy work

    Cons

    No career progression, scarcely interesting days

    IFDS2019-04-29
  7. "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate II in Kirchberg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good and healthy culture. Attentive management. Paid over-hours and respect for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Company is slow to manoeuvre. Quite bureaucratic. Extensive vertical hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Fewer buzzwords, more development to core infrastructure faster.

    IFDS2019-04-13
  8. "Better than an average company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

      I worked at IFDS full-time

      Pros

      Location is very convenient. Benefit starts on the very first day but the probation was 6 months.

      Cons

      Groups/teams/departments are working in silos. Lack of communication.

      IFDS2019-04-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Depending on dept. a good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at IFDS full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Flexible work arrangements, approachable management, relaxed atmosphere

      Cons

      Happiness would be dependent on what dept you work in. Some dealing related teams have long hours and high turnover. Promotions do happen but process is opaque.

      IFDS2019-04-03
    • "Difficult"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at IFDS full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      The people can be great. The experience can be very varied.

      Cons

      Work life balance is not great. Certain depts have terrible managers especially when dealing with staff. Senior management have clear "favourites". Very difficult to get ahead based on merit.

      IFDS2019-04-15
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