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Interactive Data Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Good family vibe, good work-life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Hard working good people - 19 PTO days to start - Good benefits (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no room for growth so if u plan on getting to the top get ready to kiss some frogs to get up there (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior management has pushed its employees too far (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Decent company to work for long term"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Decent work life balance
    - Good benefits
    - Location

    Cons

    - No growth opportunities.
    - Not many projects to move around
    - Management is very top down.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I worked in an environment of sexism, racism, and hate that was mind blowing...in retrospect I should have sued...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best....thinking...nope, nothing...still thinking...nope can't come up with anything. Oh..workload extraordinarily heavy

    Cons

    See above...Racism, sexism, ability of manager to disseminate childish high school rules just mind bogg ling

    Advice to Management

    Racial and sexual discrimination are ILLEGAL


  3. "We've been sold"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    convenient commute. flexible environment. nice teams, mostly.

    Cons

    uncertain future. penny wise and pound foolish attitude about equipment and tools.

    Advice to Management

    You need a longer range vision if you expect to be competitive.


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  5. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Infrastructure Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Infrastructure Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers and environment to learn hands on.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Address lack of communication.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Uninteresting and sub-par"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in New Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in New Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, if you live north of 128. Made some good friends who have been working there for a long time.

    Cons

    Was never a great company to begin with. Most people blame the horrible ICE acquisition, I only feel it made matters worse. Managers/ directors tried to be Frank Underwood from House of Cards (and not in a cool way). Very hard not to lose motivation. Colleagues were good people personally but this work environment brought out their worst! Avoid this company at all costs unless you happen to live in the area and are too proud to collect unemployment.

    Advice to Management

    Shed the suits, shed the act. Who are you kidding.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company in cost cutting mode"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Nice potential to grow once integrated with ICE
    2. Challenging work environment
    3. Go getter attitude of employees
    4. Good medical and 401k plan
    5. Generous vacation policy, though it's changing now

    Cons

    Integration hiccups related to title, banding etc.
    Company is set to save money which can effect employees
    Workplace is not at all fancy with very small kitchens and almost negligible free food

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees. They are the ones driving and retaining customers.


  8. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dynamic high tech global company with excellent opportunities for development, in a highly competitive environment. International business experience and travel was an excellent learning experience.

    Cons

    Purchased by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) at the end of 2015 has led to multiple position eliminations and unpredictable job stability. The amount overtime work is prohibitive.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidation of roles and responsibilities of Interactive Data and ICE staff has not yet been achieved and departments have not yet meshed together. More frequent and more substantive commication from executive management would be appreciated.


  9. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and team environment. Hard work/production is rewarded.

    Cons

    Complicated and aggressive sales compensation model.


  10. "Data Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good family vibe, good work-life balance

    Cons

    lower than industry average pay, lack of advancement opportunities


  11. "About IDC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sr. Developer in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Sr. Developer in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Interactive Data full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment; excellent benefits; plenty of learning opportunities

    Cons

    no free lunches; no more internship opportunities for college kids


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