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IFDS Reviews

Updated Nov 25, 2019

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3.1
57%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
Approve of CEO
IFDS CEO Katherine MacMillan (no image)
Katherine MacMillan
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and work environment(in 21 reviews)

  • "Very good working environment and fixed hours, for a basic position there are no big requirements(in 17 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Cirencester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IFDS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Varied work, great Fun. Valued as a team member

    Cons

    None None None None Parking

    IFDS2019-09-08
  2. "Not my cup of tea"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Call Center Customer Service Representative in Basildon, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can't think of any, not for me.

    Cons

    Lots of children work here

    Advice to Management

    Too strict

    IFDS2019-10-27
  3. "Great as an entry level job to gain experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS full-time for more than a year

    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

    Advice to Management

    Give ur staff the recognition they deserve and actually have an understanding of what ur staff do on a daily basis they

    IFDS2019-08-21
  4. "Some great people with bad management structure above"

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure in Basildon, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large environment. Plenty of money at the time. Some interesting exciting technology. Good team.

    Cons

    Not great work / life balance. Terrible blame culture. Terrible senior management. Out of control environment

    Advice to Management

    New management structure. Treat staff fairly. Remove blame culture and focus on results by leading correctly.

    IFDS2019-07-22
  5. "It's Not What You Know. It's Who You Know"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small pockets of knowledgeable people

    Cons

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

    IFDS2019-07-14
  6. "Depends on management"

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    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Chelmsford, England

    I worked at IFDS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good premises and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Ridiculous quality checking , systems very manual.

    Advice to Management

    Need to ensure the quality checking reports are consistent

    IFDS2019-05-23
  7. "Good insight into financial world"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time for more than a year

    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

    IFDS2019-03-11
  8. "Good to start into an office environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at IFDS full-time

    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

    Advice to Management

    Focus on individuals more

    IFDS2019-03-08
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS

    Pros

    Great Company good progress for career

    Cons

    Long hours hard work to do

    IFDS2018-12-14
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Customer Service Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Team members are a great bunch

    Cons

    Management treats employees like slaves... questions about how many toilet breaks one has had. 5 minutes off the phone and you are in trouble. if you are logged as being 2 minutes late you have to make up the calls but if a call comes in 2 minutes before time and last 10 minutes no recognition or overtimepaid

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are overzealous and make the work environment feel like a prison.

    IFDS2018-09-25
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