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17 English questions out of 17

22 March 2019

What is the retirement plan like at Ipreo?

Pros

- It is a job, not a career. you won't improve your skills as much as you will do more work. It is good for a 6 months - 12 months, not more than that. - growth is very slow - you lose your 401k match if you stay less that 3 years at the company

Cons

- A company that has poor standards is a bad company in my opinion. a company that don't pay bonus for employees who resigns before the bonus payout which is March 15 of the next year is a shame. Even if the bonus is earned and the employee spent 12 months+ at the company, they won't pay out the bonus. I am writing this review and hoping (I doubt) someone will read this review because you cannot ask your employees for loyalty and hard work with such treatment.

Advice to Management

Sacrificing the company reputation for not paying bonuses that are earned based on good performance and hard work, is a shame. Earned bonus is an employee right and part of his/her contract with the company. I will give the CEO a thumb down because such HR/Payroll rules are decided at the top leadership level.

you lose your 401k match if you stay less that 3 years at the company

22 March 2019

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24 January 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Ipreo?

Pros

Good exposure to executives and real skill development

Cons

Management was self serving, long hours at times and terrible comp. Watched business be sold 3 times with no equity

Good exposure to executives and real skill development

24 January 2020

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7 August 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at Ipreo?

Pros

My team is amazing! Definitely a great opportunity for young professionals to learn about the capital markets and defined mobility internally.

Cons

There are a lot of verticals to the business and it is difficult to figure out what other opportunities lie within the company, since most of the work is very team-centric

Definitely a great opportunity for young professionals to learn about the capital markets and defined mobility internally.

7 August 2018

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2 February 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Ipreo?

Pros

The people were amazing! Great innovative projects using any tool or tech that made sense to solve problems. Great energy from most individuals and teams. Good compensation and benefits. Great office spirit and culture.

Cons

Great technical people made managers with no people skills

Great technical people made managers with no people skills

2 February 2019

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23 December 2018

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Ipreo?

Pros

There are some legitimately good people at the company. They are actively attempting to improve the culture of the company.

Cons

Us former employees have a term: 'The Ipreo Trap'. The nature of the work done in Global Market Intelligence is very niche -- meaning you will develop a set of skills that are virtually useless outside of an incredibly narrow field of employers, most of which were formed by former employees that were essentially unemployable in other professional lines of work. I arrived at Ipreo with extensive experience, but the decision to accept this offer over other high quality positions was nearly career suicide. While my background made me a good candidate for the role, the role itself does not translate to other fields. As a result, I was less employable with Ipreo (now part of IHS) than I was prior to joining the firm. It is the only time in my life where additional experience was detrimental. Global Market Intelligence (also known as Stock Market Surveillance) is a role that involves monitoring shares of publicly traded companies. Based various bits information, you attempt to determine which mutual funds or other investing institutions are buying or selling shares of a company. I find it odd that Ipreo has such good reviews and I am aware of their HRs efforts to improve standings on Glassdoor and Indeed. The truth is that while there are good people at the company that I thoroughly enjoyed working with, I had genuine concerns with management, the company's 'sweatshop' reputation is well deserved, and compensation is not in line with the incredibly high level of sophisticated client facing activity that is required on a daily basis -- which is virtually the only spin you could place on working in such a role. There is also a REMARKABLY politicized atmosphere. I had the prior experience required to escape a black hole situation, but I have seen those who -- either because they didn't have previous experience in another field or had simply worked at Ipreo too long -- see an absolute implosion of their careers. Those fresh out of college would love the faux Wallstreet environment and the idea of getting a foot in the door of the world of finance, but the firm is a pitcher plant of careers. I can only speak to the roles of Global Markets Intelligence and Corporate Analytics. I'm sure other roles such as AppDev, Compliance, Accounting, or any other back office role outside the revenue generating core of the firm. would have different experiences.

Advice to Management

-If the role is going to involve such a high degree of relationship management, improve compensation to a market rate. -Stretching teams across various locations is ineffective. You cant effectively managed if you only see your employees a few days a year. -Losses of clients resulting from bankruptcy or acquisition should not count against performance -- unless there is a salary that reflects this reality.

Based various bits information, you attempt to determine which mutual funds or other investing institutions are buying or selling shares of a company.

23 December 2018

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