IFDS Reviews

Updated May 4, 2020

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3.5
54%
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75%
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IFDS President and Chief Executive Officer Katherine MacMillan (no image)
Katherine MacMillan
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and work environment(in 20 reviews)

  • "Very good working environment and fixed hours, for a basic position there are no big requirements(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company and good people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very friendly and welcoming people - Lots of social and community involvement initiatives to participate in - Great learning opportunities offered onsite

    Cons

    - More flexible work arrangements

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  2. "Financial Services, Record Keeping, Transfer Agency"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Financial Services, Record Keeping, Transfer Agency

    Cons

    Compensation is slightly below average

  3. "No work life balance"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    * Many social events * Location is very accessible

    Cons

    * Terrible work-life balance * Very repetitive work * Not much room for growth

  4. "3"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Business Solution Architect in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at IFDS full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and client focussed

    Cons

    No Work life balance and over committing managers

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hunger games"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location downtown, food court nearby, shops

    Cons

    I brought fresh perspectives but these were not acknowledged. Hunger games in effect. Limited opportunities. Poor management at all levels.

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  6. "Client Account Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with. Always willing to go the extra mile

    Cons

    Growth, Communication and planning

  7. "Fairly decent place to work."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is good. Working from home option is available. Courses compensation available. Great place to work if you are interested in finance field.

    Cons

    Not a good life/work balance. Very busy and fast paced. A bit disorganized as far as systems /teams are concerned. Minimal growth opportunities.

  8. "None"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AML Officer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None its a very low end in financial institution with a very technical background (fintech)

    Cons

    Low salary, poor management, no life work balance

  9. "IFDS is a great place to work!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and supportive of one another.

    Cons

    Communication needs to be improved by management.

  10. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary compensation

    Cons

    Very old software application and no learning opportunities

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