International Fund Services Reviews

Updated May 13, 2020

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2.8
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International Fund Services Senior Vice President & Head of Global Sales  Scott FitzGerald   (no image)
Scott FitzGerald
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance is achievable, I guess(in 11 reviews)

  • "they are flexible re option to work from home on occasions and provide good management support(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard work is nor appraised or recognised(in 6 reviews)

  • "Very long hours, can find a reluctance with management when I go to leave at 5, training not great at all(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for if you want a relaxed environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at International Fund Services

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, easygoing, and job is not stressful

    Cons

    Minimal career growth opportunities for ambitious individuals

  2. "Operations associate II"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Associate II in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -WFH full time. -4 weeks vacation + 3 personal days + 5 sick days + birthday day off Decent place to start your career and get your foot in the door if you’re looking to gain some product exposure. I got good enough work experience to now work at a hedge fund. Coworkers were mostly good people to work with and supported each other (this is excusing upper management)

    Cons

    Little to 0 room for growth after your first year or 2. Yearly bonuses and raises are minimal and they had a freeze on promotions for 2.5 years out of my 3 years working there. They make it clear that they aren’t hiring replacements in New York. If people leave and are looking to Indian resources to replace the production. I don’t know who I’m writing this review for because they made it very clear they are not hiring in New York. The atmosphere is toxic at this point as most of my group as left and grew frustrated with the lack of appreciation of our work.

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  3. "Poor place to begin career"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Specialist, Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Relaxed environment outside of tax season/estimate season. Plenty of WFH and flex time.

    Cons

    Training is abysmal. Reviews are overly harsh. This is not a place to come before gaining more meaningful experience in public accounting. They will expect you to know how to do things with the smallest amount of informal training, then grill you for not knowing how to do it, and suggest maybe you should sit for your CPA to learn (yet the company provides little to no support for CPA candidate classes/exams sponsorship). There is a core group that has been with the company for years, and advancement from the lower level is damn near impossible. There are accountants there with little knowledge themselves, but merely got in when things were better.

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  4. "Great place to start out of college"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Officer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, work from home, vacation days, benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours, a lot of turnover, lack of quality workers, sub par culture

  5. "A Generic Office Job"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Option to work from home. 401k immediately vested. Generally young middle management. The locations in Boston are very close to public transport and food. There will always be something to do so extreme boredom at work is actually not a worry.

    Cons

    Functional silos. Multiple old technology platforms used for daily work. The workplace itself is relatively quiet and dull. Trying to use State Street's internal social network platform is extremely difficult.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company culture is toxic. Pros do not come close to outweigh the cons."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a pretty good work life balance, lots of vacation, WFH and very good benefits. OT available for certain situations.

    Cons

    Pay and culture. Mid-level management does not care about their employees. If you want to come in, punch the time clock and not speak to anyone, this is your job. If you want to have friendly colleagues and management who will at the very least say good morning and good night as they come and go, this is not the place for you. Whether that is a pro or con, is up to you. I regularly have gone days where my mangers who sit within arms reach do not even say a word to me when he/she arrives/leaves. Extremely depressing work environment.

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  7. "NAV Specialist"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time

    Pros

    Great people, trading desk environment

    Cons

    Overtime likely at month end

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  8. "Good place to work. Learned a lot"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of training. Good exposure to products and technology.

    Cons

    Tough industry to work in.

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  9. "VP Software Delivery Manager"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    4 Weeks + Birthday + 3 Personal days off! New CIO is starting the shake things up in what seems like a positive disruption.

    Cons

    Work is not very interesting. ESP our new internal data mart is intended to dumb down the work even further. Very political environment No sense of job security, we are just numbers. 99% of IT work force are out and in sourced are from India. 0 diversity. $/person is most important attribute for work force.

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  10. "Trade Operations Specialist"

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

    I worked at International Fund Services

    Pros

    Solid opportunity to see a multitude of product types and portfolio strategies, depending on your client base. This position can be a good launchpad into other jobs

    Cons

    High turn-around, long hours. Culture can be tense, and/or negative.

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