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Interactive Data Reviews

Updated July 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good family vibe, good work-life balance" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Lot's of responsibility, laid back relaxed atmosphere," (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Will expect you to put in the work of many while paying well below market value" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Salaries are below market, lack of upward mobility, antiquated systems, and nepotism" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "All the perks of a financial company with none of the stress"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time

    Pros

    -Standard paid vacation is three weeks, you accrue more as you earn time with the company
    -Monthly pizza and bagel parties on the house
    -Competitive salary with other peers (Reuters, Bloomberg)
    -Recently acquired by Intercontinental Exchange potentially creating growth opportunities in larger company
    -Intelligent, friendly co-workers, generally low-stress environment. Work/life balance favors life

    Cons

    -Potential for layoffs as ICE makes reorgs based on the acquisition
    -Up until very recently, limited upward mobility. New ICE ownership may allow improvement here

    Advice to Management

    Provide training opportunities for employees and communicate these opportunities to them. Annual meetings should include "5 year plan" discussions for advancement.


  2. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Satellite office always in danger of closure

  3. "Good people, stingy company"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You work with great people. Had the best manager I could ask for. Environment is a good mix of relaxed but professional. This company services every major financial institution in the world. Also not expected to stay late.

    Cons

    The company is stingy. I ultimately left because I was being paid significantly less than market rate. Intercontinental Exchange's benefits were not nearly as good Interactive Data's.

    Advice to Management

    Pay all positions competitively. Not just evaluaters and developers.


  4. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot's of responsibility, laid back relaxed atmosphere,

    Cons

    Terrible pay, no career progression. People are for lifers - no scope for progression.

    Advice to Management

    Take notice why people are leaving


  5. "Sr. Accounts Payable Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As we grew so did my knowledge of new processes and information

    Cons

    Not enough communication from the new hierarchy down


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, medical benefits, personal time off, 401K, decent office space and the company offered
    free breakfast/lunch once a month.

    Cons

    When IDC was sold to ICE at the end of 2015, a number of lay offs followed: every quarter in 2016 through 2017. Salaries are below market, lack of upward mobility, antiquated systems, and nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "eSignal Division of company not in long term plans"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked for the eSignal division of Interactive Data in Hayward, CA. Years ago, when the company was public, it was a good place to work with new products being developed and plans to expand, but once they were bought by an investment group, then sold to the ICE exchange, they no longer fit into the long term plans of the parent company and staff has been reduced severely.

    Cons

    Now, they are just keeping the employees around until the division is no longer profitable. No plans to grow the division or develop any new products. They already laid off one department.

    Advice to Management

    Not much you can do while the parent company shows no interest in growing the business. The only solution I can think of is to find some way to become an independent company, but I don't know who would finance that.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefit but no job or salary growth."

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    Former Employee - Tech Service Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tech Service Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance.
    Good benefit and generous bonus.
    Pizza on last working day of the month.

    Cons

    No plan for employee training or growth.
    Dead end job, people working on same position for decades.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on employee growth and development.


  9. "Good overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Real chance of progression if you put the work in

    Cons

    The main strategic work is done in the US, less opportunities in Europe


  10. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interactive Data full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good and the people are the best to work with

    Cons

    Management does not care about the people

    Advice to Management

    Middle management will kill this company