Ipreo Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2020

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3.5
64%
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87%
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Ipreo CEO Scott Ganeles
Scott Ganeles
226 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company culture and work/life balance(in 36 reviews)

  • "Friendly work environment, success oriented, easy to talk to team members and ask questions(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "The one thing I have noticed is that there is high turnover(in 23 reviews)

  • "Long hours without great processes or transparency(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipreo full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    no complaints about it currently

  2. "Back then it wasn't great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GMI Analyst 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ipreo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good exposure to executives and real skill development

    Cons

    Management was self serving, long hours at times and terrible comp. Watched business be sold 3 times with no equity


  3. "Learning how to lead vs manage would go a long way"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipreo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Parts of the Raleigh culture are great: community-oriented; fun office; flexibility for WFH Some of the IHS influence seems to be for the better, benefits-wise. And it seems like the IHS Markit influence will teach the legacy Ipreo how to be more grown up.

    Cons

    Ipreo legacy is behind in salary compensation. They are losing talent because of it. They have too many managers, not enough leaders. "Manager" or "director" shouldn't be the next level of promotion unless you know how to properly communicate with people. Much of the leadership doesn't listen to employees. It's been an ongoing initiative, but it rarely felt as if they were doing anything about it realistically. Development and reviews are lost on many of the directors and some of the managers. Taking a class and checking a box is not the same thing as sitting down with someone and talking through the development. There shouldn't be surprises in reviews, but this happened all too often while I was there to myself and others I have spoken to.

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  4. "Work with Some good PPl but not great pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Ipreo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Generally Good people - A lot of Smart team members -Challenges on the Daily Job

    Cons

    -Low pay overall compared to average

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bad Experience"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Level Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ipreo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - It is a job, not a career. you won't improve your skills as much as you will do more work. It is good for a 6 months - 12 months, not more than that. - growth is very slow - you lose your 401k match if you stay less that 3 years at the company

    Cons

    - A company that has poor standards is a bad company in my opinion. a company that don't pay bonus for employees who resigns before the bonus payout which is March 15 of the next year is a shame. Even if the bonus is earned and the employee spent 12 months+ at the company, they won't pay out the bonus. I am writing this review and hoping (I doubt) someone will read this review because you cannot ask your employees for loyalty and hard work with such treatment.

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Do NOT work here!"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ipreo full-time

    Pros

    -my colleagues were great

    Cons

    -management is ineffective and uneducated -HR is unprofessional and completely incompetent -salaries are well below what they should be -very high turn over rate

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  7. Helpful (17)

    "It's a Trap!! Run away as fast as you can..."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GMI Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipreo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some legitimately good people at the company. They are actively attempting to improve the culture of the company.

    Cons

    Us former employees have a term: 'The Ipreo Trap'. The nature of the work done in Global Market Intelligence is very niche -- meaning you will develop a set of skills that are virtually useless outside of an incredibly narrow field of employers, most of which were formed by former employees that were essentially unemployable in other professional lines of work. I arrived at Ipreo with extensive experience, but the decision to accept this offer over other high quality positions was nearly career suicide. While my background made me a good candidate for the role, the role itself does not translate to other fields. As a result, I was less employable with Ipreo (now part of IHS) than I was prior to joining the firm. It is the only time in my life where additional experience was detrimental. Global Market Intelligence (also known as Stock Market Surveillance) is a role that involves monitoring shares of publicly traded companies. Based various bits information, you attempt to determine which mutual funds or other investing institutions are buying or selling shares of a company. I find it odd that Ipreo has such good reviews and I am aware of their HRs efforts to improve standings on Glassdoor and Indeed. The truth is that while there are good people at the company that I thoroughly enjoyed working with, I had genuine concerns with management, the company's 'sweatshop' reputation is well deserved, and compensation is not in line with the incredibly high level of sophisticated client facing activity that is required on a daily basis -- which is virtually the only spin you could place on working in such a role. There is also a REMARKABLY politicized atmosphere. I had the prior experience required to escape a black hole situation, but I have seen those who -- either because they didn't have previous experience in another field or had simply worked at Ipreo too long -- see an absolute implosion of their careers. Those fresh out of college would love the faux Wallstreet environment and the idea of getting a foot in the door of the world of finance, but the firm is a pitcher plant of careers. I can only speak to the roles of Global Markets Intelligence and Corporate Analytics. I'm sure other roles such as AppDev, Compliance, Accounting, or any other back office role outside the revenue generating core of the firm. would have different experiences.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ipreo

    Pros

    Lot of younger people, easy to meet people.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy makes it difficult to climb latter, hard to separate yourself, reviews are extremely subjective.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Director"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipreo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance, casual environment

    Cons

    Not many procedures, lack of organization

  10. "Great company, great culture"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipreo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent people and interesting work

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to relevant jobs

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