IFDS Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2020

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3.3
61%
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74%
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IFDS President and Chief Executive Officer Katherine MacMillan (no image)
Katherine MacMillan
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and work environment(in 20 reviews)

  • "Very good working environment and fixed hours, for a basic position there are no big requirements(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "CRM"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  2. "IT Subsidery of main organisation"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. Helpful (5)

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

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 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.

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  4. "Ok"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Officer 
    Recommends

    I have been working at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere in the company

    Cons

    Management Decisions, Transparency; poor performance review process

  5. "A workplace where to grow up and improve yourself"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Investor Services Specialist in Luxembourg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    -You can feel like part of the business and see the overall result of your work. -Good salary, benefits, and well-paid overtimes -Relation with State Street network and activities -Career development paths and coaching - Office located in a very comfortable position

    Cons

    -The office in Luxembourg is not really fancy -The work schedule and the fact many colleagues live far from the office does allow to organize many social events -Not many classroom trainings are organized

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  6. "No work life balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    * Many social events * Location is very accessible

    Cons

    * Terrible work-life balance * Very repetitive work * Not much room for growth

  7. "3"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Business Solution Architect in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and client focussed

    Cons

    No Work life balance and over committing managers

  8. "Financial Services, Record Keeping, Transfer Agency"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Financial Services, Record Keeping, Transfer Agency

    Cons

    Compensation is slightly below average

  9. "Sn Acc coordinator"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Fellow employees are great Great location central downtown

    Cons

    no work life balance at all

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hunger games"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good location downtown, food court nearby, shops

    Cons

    I brought fresh perspectives but these were not acknowledged. Hunger games in effect. Limited opportunities. Poor management at all levels.

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