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Markit Reviews

Updated August 1, 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. 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.


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Product analyst"

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    Former Employee - Product Analyst
    Former Employee - Product Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Place to work.
    Good salary for beginners.
    Not a lot of work load.
    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    HR Department not very good, too slow.
    Too much of grapevine.

    Advice to Management

    Try and fix you HR department .


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Go elsewhere if you want to learn and be challenged"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. You can take all your vacation, sick, and personal days. Generally friendly culture and lots of younger employees.

    Cons

    Individual skill-level is generally unimpressive. Lots of people who do not want to work hard and do not care for learning new skills. Basically full of people who could not get a front-office job at a bank or a job at a reputable tech company. No training. Business model relies on product monopolies, which makes the work boring and predictable.

    Advice to Management

    Senior managers are quite literally useless. The young employees do the work and deliver value while the senior manager take credit. They have no discernible skills beyond being "presentable" in front of clients. High turnover will continue and many people will leave once the sell their IPO stock.


  5. "Entrepreneurial"

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work across business units.

    Cons

    Undergoing constant reorganization of the sales team.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Poor support for web devs."

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Produce cutting edge applications. very open door - flat hierarchy

    Cons

    Friction with transition to agile methodologies.
    Internal systems are highly proprietary.

    Advice to Management

    Many valuable developers were allocated to management duties and not available to work on development. Hire professional managers, and let developers develop.


  7. "AVP"

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

    Pros

    Great intelligent people to work with. Work life balance is there and not a stressful environment.

    Cons

    Tough to advance internally and limited salary jumps.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more for all the hard work they are doing for your products. Higher salaries will retain junior talent.

  8. "Place to get experience but not for long term growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great exposure to financial market

    Cons

    bureaucracy, politics, performance may not be rewarded appropriately

    Advice to Management

    need to focus more to build a strong management team to succeed in the long run, maybe hire a management consulting firm if needed


  9. "AVP"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work life, exciting culture

    Cons

    clearer path for growth, focus on employees

    Advice to Management

    focus on employees and customers


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to work if you're on the right team"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good office, friendly environment, good with foreign visas, good work life balance

    Cons

    Politics, too many middle managers promoted due to time spent with the firm, cumbersome promotion policy. Too much attention given to appearance vs performance.
    Management not technical, missing out on innovation opportunities. Sale driven product development..

    Advice to Management

    Get quality recruits, move away from banking culture, dismiss promotion by experience, make managers and product managers read innovator's dilemma. Get more technical execs as opposed to sales/mba to sustain growth.


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