IFDS Group Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 15 Apr 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people can be great. The experience can be very varied.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great. Certain depts have terrible managers especially when dealing with staff. Senior management have clear "favourites". Very difficult to get ahead based on merit.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Staff, Terrible Senior Management"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IFDS Group

    Pros

    A place where you will work hard and learn a lot.

    Cons

    In general, autocratic senior management. Don't really care about the company, just protecting their turf. Bully mentality.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Project Management"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a pay cheque to survive

    Cons

    Toxic environment and blame game does not promote free thinking. Senior management is a dictatorship and does not want to be challenged. Would not recommend this organization

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Management is a joke"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees I worked with were great, we always look for improvement and look for challenge in new technology. A lot of good people with good vision.

    Cons

    Senior management is absolute a joke. If they want to help their friends, they will just create a new position which is not necessary so they can have puppet to control. They recently make redundant with senior manager , telling everyone to keep quite about it. For over 10 years of services, no thank you just vanish! They are very tricky about how they charge clients and projects they just swap things around for fun. Many senior managers get promoted but they have no idea what they are doing , lower position has to tell them what is going on and telling them what to do ( This is because they are not selected by experiences but they selected by how close they are with the senior management ) If you are pals to them, you will be fine concepts Bully tactics - If you are against the senior management , they make sure your life at work is difficult. and if you start report this to HR, your secret won't save because they are friends! whatever you said, if will come back to bite you.

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  5. "CSM"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS Group full-time

    Pros

    Number one in the market, lots of new business coming in. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Very political Environment. High pressure. Low bonusses. Bad communication from Senior Management.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Negative atmosphere"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS Group full-time

    Pros

    met some amazing people here

    Cons

    senior management are quite cliquey

  7. "Project Lead/Jr PM"

    4.0
    Project Lead/Junior PM in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at IFDS Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment Great pay for contractors Room to grow but only to a certain extend Great for entry level roles

    Cons

    There is no PMO office No structure or procedure lack of ownership from Senior Managers

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Use to be good"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Laindon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IFDS Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Offices are local and most of the people there are good. The say thing is that one of the best things about working at the head office location is the canteen!!

    Cons

    Poor Technology More Senior Management No real focus on what they should be delivering No real recognition for long term staff that have been promised much for many years and still not being delivered

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    IFDS Group Response

    October 13, 2017HR Program Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Please note that IFDS in the UK – to which your feedback is intended – is now part of DST Systems, and is no longer affiliated with the IFDS organization, which is headquartered in Canada.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Nice people - bad management"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Client Services in Chelmsford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career development Training Qualifications paid for Good lower level management Interesting and varied Lower management really supportive

    Cons

    Poor pay Worklife balance none existent Senior management expect a lot from their staff without giving a lot No bonuses Awful systems

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "No clue"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    IT 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IFDS Group

    Pros

    Work life balance not too bad Core Funds work well established and understood, but rapidly falling behind the times.

    Cons

    Complete inability of senior management to run the organisation effectively No trust in internal employees, always looking to pay contractors or external consultants to do work at exorbitant rates - demotivating for full time staff. Absolutely zero cost control which is commercial suicide for an organisation that relies on keeping costs low for its business model to work Ageing and unreliable systems - IT resource constantly firefighting just to keep the lights on Much over-promotion (particularly in corporate services) - an organisation where being a Director means very little as there are so many of them. Over pay at the top, under pay at the bottom Relies on local employees who don't want to commute to London, but goodwill is rapidly running out

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