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Markit Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • Heavy workload blurs the work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Don't see any asians in senior management (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Markit had very nice employee benefits, and they also paid very well.
    Furthermore, Markit has a great workplace environment. My co-workers were very friendly.

    Cons

    Markit is a financial services company. It's not a particularly fun or exciting industry, and the work I did was sometimes mundane and tedious.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have any advice to management. Markit seems to be a very well-managed, growing company. It was a very nice place to work with a friendly corporate culture.


  2. "Global opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relocation opportunities, work life balance, friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    some teams have longer hours than the others.pay not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Design department hires mostly young employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro of working at Markit is the use of their brand for future job applications. Markit is a marketing machine so most companies think you are a genius if you've worked at Markit.

    Cons

    They prefer to hire younger people as they are more likely to get them overworked. If you are 30 or above, you'll feel out of place there. Forget it if you have children as they don't provide flexibility for doctor's appointments.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be willing to listen and learn from their mistakes. Markit's culture needs to change from the top, and middle managers with attitudes should be replaced with professional ones.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Product Service Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Product Services Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Product Services Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros: fairly stress free, very nice people, develop VBA and SQL for future jobs in finance, relaxed dress, free lunch/ gym membership, lots of involvement in inter murals/charity/socials

    Cons

    Cons: lots of unqualified/complacent people (depending on group), low pay (depending on group), advancement seems limited, lots of middle managers.

    Advice to Management

    Base things not solely on time at the company, rather the production, work ethic, and potential of each employee.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away from this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Descent benefits and 401k match. Cup cake Tuesdays and Beer Fridays

    Cons

    Immature middle managers, No work life balance, poor communication

    Advice to Management

    Get managers who are mature and know how to manage people


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, most people are pretty nice. Good place to grow but you'll have to actively seek career advancement they won't hold your hand in that respect. The company is growing quickly and moving more people to the Dallas office.

    Cons

    Can be very siloed. People on different sides of the business often have no idea what the others do. The company is actively trying to remedy this issue. Management in the Dallas office is basically a game of musical chairs with essentially the same people taking turns managing different parts of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Increase REAL training programs and have a real plan to develop some of the young talent you have in house. I don't even think you realize how many talented young people you have.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, concept driven solutions"

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

    I have been working at Markit (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great ideas, concept and vision

    Cons

    Sub par implementation, design and support

    Advice to Management

    Talent retention

  8. Helpful (8)

    "No"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very very good medical benefits. Had there my baby and paid $500 out of 45K bill, good amount of sick days and personal days

    Cons

    If you are reporting to a bad manager, you are done. The team i worked for had very short vision for women, especially if you have a family. very obvious discrimination for women, would not ever promote you even if you work harder than 10 men. I am sure my salary was much less, accordingly. The projects are not very challenging and lots of short sided and useless managers. Many times managers are unprofessional. I am gone and i could not be happier.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Free snacks and beverages
    2. Excellent Medical/vision/dental insurance plans.
    3. Located in excellent location.

    Cons

    1. Not many folks will be lucky enough to work under a cool boss ! Sadly I was in the unlucky pool. No matter how hard I worked I was always looked down. I was once told that the only reason why I was working overtime because I didn't have the right skill set and/or knowledge. Who the hell in this world can speak like that !!
    2. Too many internal tools ! Once you let go off the company there isn't much to keep in your resume.
    3. Climbing up the ladder is a rare thing to see. Very little growth.
    4. Salaries are not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    I know you are running a business and not a charity trust but if an engineer is given importance first then the quality of work will equivalently be high. Try to teach mutual respect and empathy to one another, especially to upper management.


  10. "Good COmpany to work for (I was ther pre-IPO)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good People to work with
    Did I mention people are good?
    Growing Company

    Cons

    I was Pre-IPO, not sure how things have changed since then
    Salary and bonus were mediocre
    It's a good job I you can't and/or don't want to work in finance, but want to be close to what it would look like

    Advice to Management

    Good job overall. Try to pay people a bit better so that you don't lose the talented ones to banks.


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