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Markit Vice President Reviews

Updated February 5, 2017
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Markit CEO Lance Uggla
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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 (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Bayside, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in Bayside, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, a lot of movement and opportunity possible.

    Cons

    Project Management team lacked strong leadership.


  2. "So-So"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, free lunch, some nice people (some not).

    Cons

    Below average pay. Just an okay place to work . . . Nothing great, but also nothing terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers. Make the organization more flat.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Markit full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch, good break room amenities, gym reimbursement, good benefits, and you will learn some interesting things around financial services.

    Cons

    Career advancement is slow, pay is low, management needs better training, work life depends on which group you are in ( can work holidays or long hours seasonally), high turnover leaves more work on those who are still there, the kind of work being done out of Dallas in the managed services division is very cumbersome and repetitive leading to burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to make the work more interesting, take management training, get all lines of business to foster the right culture in the Dallas office, find ways to get people promoted and more involved quicker. Get pay on par with industry and don't factor in the "free" lunch.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Markit"

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    Current Employee - V P in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - V P in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, catered lunches, subsidized Gym memberships, casual work environment, open desk environment, friendly work environment, entrepreneurial work environment.

    Cons

    Communication and direction from senior leaders is lacking. Advancement opportunities are scarce and hard to come by at lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    Work closely with juniors to develop skills for career advancement. Revive the mentor-ship program and develop it to the point it can provide value to employees. Right now it stagnant and no one takes it seriously.


  6. "Global opportunities"

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    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.


  7. 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.


  8. "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


  9. "great experience and opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Markit (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ability to grow in a growing company

    Cons

    turnover and management, growing pains


  10. "Good Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Client Services in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Client Services in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Markit (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is growth potential as well as internal transfer potential so if you want to move to another part of the country or world that possibility exists.

    Cons

    My job has changed a lot


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A bouquet of chaos"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mid level colleagues are friendly for the most part, which makes the day-to-day work tolerable.

    There are a lot of moving parts and groups within the structure of the company. This makes for an exciting and challenging work environment. Its a technology company, with a banking feel, but not necessarily the strict rules or long hours.

    Cons

    While the environment is not toxic, it is dysfunctional. The travel policy is atrocious. If your position requires you to travel, it helps to be open-minded and easy-going because nothing about the policy is says "Corporate Travel".

    There are WAY too many managers managing other managers at this company, and no one is held accountable for missed objectives, rogue processes, bugs or data breaches.

    At some point, they are going to realize they have 10 people doing the exact same job for the exact same clients, but because there is a serious lack of communication, and an over-zealous upper management need to acquire companies without truly integrating them, its a problem. The clients will just have to deal with it until the execs grow the balls to resolve the issue...the "if it ain't broke..." mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Metrics based management without micro-managing should be the goal. Some companies have to "trim fat", this one really just needs to trim the bs. Otherwise, this is not a bad company to work for if someone is truly interested in working in the high-tech financial vender space.