IFDS Group Reviews

Updated 13 Jun 2021

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3.3
64%
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IFDS Group President and Chief Executive Officer Katherine MacMillan (no image)
Katherine MacMillan
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and culture and workplace(in 22 reviews)

  • "Friendly colleagues and professional working environment(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management have clear "favourites"(in 22 reviews)

  • "Unrealistic management expectations and poor work/life balance(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Associate

      14 Dec 2018 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great Company good progress for career

      Cons

      Long hours hard work to do

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Limited progression

      13 May 2021 - Personal Assistant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Some supportive individuals within the Management Team

      Cons

      Lack of team work - working in silos

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Papering over cracks

      4 Feb 2020 - IAM Analyst 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      The genuine people there Career mobility

      Cons

      The company is great when you first start and you are lulled into a sense of belonging, but the internal politics soon rears it's ugly head. There are a lot of legacy failures longer serving staff members try to cover up and when it is questioned they bite back. This was not just my department but company wide. There are a lot of battles between senior staff over petty topics as well.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Sn Acc coordinator

      7 Apr 2020 - Senior Account Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fellow employees are great Great location central downtown

      Cons

      no work life balance at all

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      working at ifds in Toronto

      25 Feb 2020 - Senior Account Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people Central Toronto location

      Cons

      Work can be monotonous at times

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great as an entry level job to gain experience

      21 Aug 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great on CV Flexible if studying

      Cons

      Management is useless Not enough recognition for your hard work Can be hard to progress to a higher role unless you know people Pay is not in line with other competitors

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      It's Not What You Know. It's Who You Know

      14 Jul 2019 - Middle Management 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Small pockets of knowledgeable people

      Cons

      It's Not What You Know. It's Who You Know

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good to start into an office environment

      8 Mar 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's a good place to start out if you are new to financial services or an office environment

      Cons

      Very low pay and not competitive Feels like you are a sheep in a heard of many

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good insight into financial world

      11 Mar 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      + Good insight into financial environment + Generally friendly and helpful management + Relatively easy work + Some good benefits

      Cons

      - Monotonous work - Mostly dim coworkers - Slow, fragile systems - Lots of young staff leading to school like environment - Low wages

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      IFDS - Global company with wide opportunities.

      12 Sep 2013 - IT Graduate in Basildon, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      1. IFDS is a dark horse in the market of companies offering graduate schemes, however the company gives a variety of opportunities starting with personal development, numerous external trainings and leading to travelling to overseas offices. 2. Within the graduate program you are allowed to switch the role to try something new. 3. Not being located in London, office locations are still very close to the City and they are easily reached either by train or car. 4. There are great people working within the company, who are always ready and happy to help. It is not difficult to build valuable relationships with colleagues. 5. Working on projects implies gaining a lot of knowledge and broadens individual's mind significantly. Definitely a company to learn a lot.

      Cons

      1. It would benefit the company to improve planning. It can be frustrating to keep hearing 'we are working on it' and not seeing any movements in the right direction. 2. Cascading information should also be improved as it is noticeable that at some stages information is delayed or can be stuck at all. 3. Graduate program should provide equal specialised training to those enrolled on the program to ensure that if one moves departments he does not miss out.

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