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Updated January 16, 2018
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Intercontinental Exchange Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher
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Pros
  • Relaxed work environment, good work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits and decent starting salary (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance could be better (in 22 reviews)

  • The "never work from home" policy was bearable when stock bonuses were being given out (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Mind-blowing culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Whip-smart colleagues and an intense customer focus means that you'll get five years experience in one year.

    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart. Hard-charging. No passengers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Good but just got less good..."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, staff is friendly, work environment is casual.

    Cons

    ICE just cut employees Equity Bonus. The deciding factor to work for ICE was the exceptional bonus plan (20% cash bonus plus 20% restricted stock bonus for a lower base pay) annually. They just stopped the stock bonus....now they are not exceptional but just like everyone else. I'm sure there will be people leaving in 2018. The "never work from home" policy was bearable when stock bonuses were being given out....now not so much. And they cut the stock bonuses right when their corporate tax rate drops to 21%. I think it's greedy.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst Review"

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

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

    Pros

    1. On-average pay rate comparing to the industry, but consider there are fewer holidays (5 days floating and around 4 days for Federal) and less bonus than the industry as well
    2. Nice pantry

    Cons

    1. Small team with negative office politics. You basically must suck up 'the only one' to get meaningful tasks. Otherwise, no matter how hard you work, you are not recognized or appreciated.
    2. No loyalty to its employee, I have seen across different departments at ICE that the company laid off almost the entire team, except one or two staff who are very good at blabbering on and on about how important their tedious work is, and then hired a bunch of newbies without much training.
    3. Besides the laid-off of senior employees, the turn-over rate is still astonishingly high among the newbies.
    4. Few career advancement opportunities. Sure, the office structure is flat. However, there are also no promotion/growth opportunities.
    5. Lack of appreciation or support; micromanagement
    6. No education reimbursement or training/mentorship/diversity programme.
    7. Stock bonus, not any more

    Overall, i think the hostile environment is mainly cultivated by the employees' fear of losing their jobs for some legitimate reason and the limited promotion/growth opportunities under heavy office politics. No sense of teamwork/loyalty would be nurtured in this kind of environment. I would agree with most other reviews 'put up with it for one year and then leap'.


  4. "ICE Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Auditor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Auditor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange (More than a year)

    Pros

    salary
    people
    great office space
    interesting projects
    Stock options

    Cons

    Workload
    no work from home
    lack of travel
    less flexibility
    few holidays


  5. "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work at!

    Cons

    No cons at all !


  6. Helpful (1)

    "An Honest and fair review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Learning opportunities of the financial market
    * Decent pay
    * Diverse workforce and Helpful co-workers
    * Experience that will develop your memory skills, technical skills , ability to multi task and adapt in a fast pace environment
    *Gym is great, cafeteria food is affordable

    Cons

    *High Stress environment
    *High employee turn over
    *Poor training
    * Some Unprofessional co-workers
    * Poor Work Life Balance


  7. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

    Pros

    great culture, friendly people and work

    Cons

    lack of strategy in work

    Advice to Management

    continue working with employees

  8. "Work hard, get experience"

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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 Intercontinental Exchange full-time

    Pros

    Get your hands on lots of cutting edge market technologies and strategies

    Cons

    You are expected to do the equivalent work of at least two people


  9. "Quantitative Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good location

    Cons

    Lazy, slow, bad IT suport

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste time on boring stupid things, do something creative, valuable.


  10. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intercontinental Exchange full-time

    Pros

    Exciting environment to be around everyday.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth


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