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IFDS Reviews

Updated October 31, 2018
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Pros
  • "Some great people working there" (in 19 reviews)

  • "The working environment was great and I have met some absolutely wonderful people" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management is pretty poor with some disastrous decisions being made in the UK in recent years which have wiped out any profits" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Not enough training, poor work life balance" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "CRM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "IT Subsidery of main organisation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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 (4)

    "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.


  4. "High stress, quick movement"

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

    I have been working at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity for advancement and development.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime. Sometimes I have dreams where Im answering work emails. Lot of stress and lot of pressure, tight deadlines and not alot of support from upper management


  5. "Lots of Overtime"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IFDS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people working there which made it pleasant at times.

    Cons

    Worked too much OT there, seems there is a staff shortage


  6. "No rewards"

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    Current Employee - CFP Senior Associate in Brentwood, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CFP Senior Associate in Brentwood, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very few, actually just none.

    Cons

    No trust from management, understaffed and expected to do 4 people's workload, little pay, no free parking, treated like children

    Advice to Management

    Change everything


  7. "Service Delivery Suport"

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Support
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Support
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IFDS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment and culture

    Cons

    so far did not find any cons

  8. "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Due to turnover, you can evolve quite quickly- but that means the management has no clue of what they are doing

    Cons

    Management, approach to change, lack of leadership, harassment, cover up... the work organisation is wrong as well, the split of tasks, accesses take months to get (really months)

    Advice to Management

    Change it


  9. "Identity access management senior assoicate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at IFDS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Technical skills, communication with colleagues successful

    Cons

    no microwave. An expensive canteen.


  10. "Account Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, various opportunities, good location

    Cons

    Not enough training, poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    provide better training and appreciate low level employees more


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