Compare Octopus vs IFDS BETA

See how working at Octopus vs. IFDS compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Octopus vs. IFDS. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Octopus

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IFDS

Employee Ratings

  • Octopus scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 170 reviews)
Octopus employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than IFDS employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 318 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Octopus employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than IFDS employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Octopus employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than IFDS employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Octopus employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than IFDS employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Octopus employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than IFDS employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Octopus employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than IFDS employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Octopus Ceo Simon Rogerson
82%
82%Simon Rogerson
Octopus employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than IFDS employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
IFDS Ceo Katherine MacMillan
78%
78%Katherine MacMillan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Octopus employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than IFDS employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
64%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Octopus employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 25% higher than IFDS employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
41%

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What Employees Say

  • "Flexible working" was the most mentioned Pro at Octopus.
  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at IFDS.
  • IFDS had 13 more reviews than Octopus that mentioned "Senior management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 13 reviews)
"Social events"(in 9 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 20 reviews)
"Working environment"(in 18 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 9 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 22 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 17 reviews)
Featured Review
"Manager"2 May 2017

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Octopus full-time

Pros

Lovely modern and bright offices in a good area, many very friendly and helpful people and a great deal of opportunity to work in a variety of up-and-coming sectors. Generous salary and benefits.

Cons

Personally I didn't like the Octopus culture - although I think it varied depending on what part of the company you worked for and many others loved it. Very few women in senior positions and bad... decision making processes.

Advice to Management

Give department managers the ability to make decisions and stick to them.

"Good bonuses"16 Nov 2020

Current Employee - Technology

I have been working at IFDS full-time

Pros

Location is great and people are nice

Cons

Project estimates are overly complicated

Job Postings

Octopus has 41 more recently posted open jobs than IFDS.