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Markit On Demand Reviews

Updated January 19, 2017
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  1. "Amazing company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NOC Operator in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - NOC Operator in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Markit On Demand (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment is fantastic, everyone here is very friendly and willing to share their knowledge with a smile. The company offers many training classes you can sign up for. The dress code is very relaxed, just dress like an adult. Markit expects a lot of work out of you and you will work long hours but Markit takes really good care of their employees.

    Cons

    The largest complaint I had, yes I am using past tense as it has been fixed, is that Markit is a global company and my manager was over sea's. This caused many issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep management local.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Every bit of average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Markit On Demand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - laid back atmosphere
    - 35hrs/week
    - new offices (but boring)
    - managers seem to be good people
    - daily food trucks on site
    - stocked kitchens
    - location (brewery and coffee shop close by)

    Cons

    - low pay
    - rarely get to WFH
    - old tech, hard to push new ideas
    - advancement seems difficult
    - culture here is lacking, people avoid interaction
    - too many internal tools to learn
    - very few brilliant developers/leaders
    - little investment in training
    - crazy turnover
    - hire people off streets after pushing them through internal boot camp (Dev U)

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your developers! Send us to conferences, gives us a budget for books and other materials, and just pay us more! We let good developers with years and years of experience with our tools and clients walk out the door.


  3. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Markit On Demand full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot if you are not well versed in the technology world, great first step company.

    Cons

    The siloing of teams causes frustration and would be great if teams where more focused on the project team rather than the silo team.


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  5. "Good place to work with plenty of opportunities!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Markit On Demand full-time

    Pros

    This is a challenging place to work and there are many ways to make an impact. Learning, mentoring, and mobility within the company are encouraged. The parent company is growing in an industry that's ripe with potential.

    Cons

    Always seem to be transitioning, and while perks and pleasantries may come and and go, there is one thing that will never take the backseat, this quarter's profit.


  6. "Good, but not great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Lafayette, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Lafayette, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Markit On Demand full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of latitude given to all developers. As long as the web application is .NET, how you go about building it is up to you and your lead. The custom tooling is also wonderful and in-depth. Cross team communication is very good.

    Cons

    New hires are very junior and don't often bring new ideas with churn. The old developers used to be innovators but without that influx of ideas, the rate of innovation is exceptionally slow. Especially since the browser requirements of banks is in the stone age, if you want to use a technology developed in the past five years, it has to be backwards compatible.

    The pay is also very low.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of problems to solve"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Markit On Demand full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Many different types of projects for different clients keeps things interesting
    * Many technical improvements come organically, giving junior and mid-levels an opportunity to shine
    * Backend capabilities are organized into services
    * Web Development is split into segments according to various work streams
    * Most of the time, people don't seem to push over 40 hours per week

    Cons

    * Far less efficient than they could be
    * Client work trumps all, pushing internal work to the side and creating massive amounts of technical debt
    * Too much client work in the system
    * Backend services are not discoverable and have no standards for interface design, making it slow to work with a new service
    * No senior technical leaders; too wrapped up in management duties
    * Weak engineering culture
    * Rarely hire seniors on any team
    * Can't retain seniors
    * It feels like upper management operates based on instinct and reaction rather than learning lessons from other companies. There are precedents for many of the problems they face, but they aren't being leveraged.

    Advice to Management

    * Be smarter about resourcing. Too much client work in the system means that projects are done poorly, creating unexpected work later. It also means there is no time for internal work that could speed up projects in the future.
    * Invest in the team. Allow a group of sharp developers to focus solely on tools and support. With strong tooling and documentation, development time will decrease dramatically.
    * Keep looking around for solutions to your problems. The challenges you face with work volume have been solved before; you don't need to figure them out for yourself. Read lots of books and talk to other companies.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "It's a job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    For entry level employees coming in through the DevU program the training seems to be amazing. Fully stocked kitchen - not sure if that is a pro or a con...

    Cons

    Lot's of proprietary, in-house tools and tech that to Markit might seem amazing, to developers coming from other companies seem clunky, out-dated and not worth the effort. Fully stocked kitchen...

    Advice to Management

    While developer managers may have been working at Markit for many years - perhaps this is the only programming job they have ever had or perhaps they have been working here so long they do not remember what it's like to works else where - it would be good for them understand that developers from other companies will have no idea about all of your internal tools and will need quite a bit of training.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "It's a place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Markit On Demand full-time

    Pros

    The only reason I can come up with to work there is if you need a job.

    Cons

    Horrible treatment of employees. People were just riding it out hoping to find another place. I was lied to about the position, had no training, my manager hated me. Overall, there was nothing positive about it.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how your employees are actually liking it there. The ones I talked to weren't and it was just a job until they had enough experience to get the hell out of there.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "High turnover"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Markit On Demand full-time

    Pros

    There are many exceptional and hard-working Software Engineers. The offshore testers and team leads in India are very competent and impressive.

    Cons

    The company seems to be struggling financially. The pay is low. The company claims to embrace diversity, but it's cliquish. The large, onsite testing department is 100% manual -- which is very inefficient, slow and expensive. A couple of Project Managers were completely unprepared for their role; they could not understand the gist of the new enhancements, yet alone keep track of all of the development tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Outsource 100% of the Boulder testing department and emphasize test automation. Use the savings to significantly increase the pay of the Software Engineers. Train the Project Managers to use Agile or some process, and verify their skills. Establish a single, company-wide policy for working at home that applies equally to every employee. Stop rewarding people who don't show up at the office most of the time.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Super cliquey and"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Markit On Demand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great "extras" (parties, ice cream truck, free food), great people for the most part, great women's forum. Nice facilities.

    Cons

    Lack of training, super clique-y vibe, tons of young 20-somethings running around with Director titles looking down on everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your training.


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