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IFDS Reviews

Updated Nov 25, 2019

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3.9
78%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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IFDS CEO Katherine MacMillan (no image)
Katherine MacMillan
22 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. "Great company and good people"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    - It would be great to see more cohesion with the leadership team and a stronger presence/ communication of our values

    IFDS2019-11-05
  2. "IFDS is a great place to work!"

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    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.

    IFDS2019-10-28
  3. "Good Company"

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    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

    IFDS2019-10-02
  4. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Service Support Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a good company in financial sector

    Cons

    no comments as people were so friendly

    IFDS2019-08-03
  5. "Good people work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Professional leaders, and friendly culture. Great people work here. - It's not just a job, they focus on broader community involvement through the social committee/iCare. - Benefits: $2500 tuition reimbursement, fitness subsidy.

    Cons

    - Mid-size company - less career opportunities, unless you focus on your own development and "own" your career.

    IFDS2019-07-19
  6. "Mutual Funds Industry Experience"

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    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to understand the Transfer Agency component of the mutual fund industry. Experience with systems development and client management. You can make some life-long friends from your work colleagues.

    Cons

    Some difficulty with advancing your career. Work-life balance can be challenging. Not many perks besides salary and bonus.

    IFDS2019-07-17
  7. "Very good experience working here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    - Great Salary - Great people to work with - Tons to learn

    Cons

    No cons to note down.

    IFDS2019-07-02
  8. "Stressful job with an ok pay"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Delivery Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company with a lot of various positions. Constant learning opportunities. Casual dress code. Possibility to work from home several times a week

    Cons

    You are expected to be online 24/7 in case of emergency. Client support can be required any time of the day. There is no overtime pay. It is considered to be incorporated into your salary

    IFDS2019-06-04
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Watch your back"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable staff and colleagues are very resourceful.

    Cons

    Tense working environment, internal politics always at play. If you’re not in the clique you’re out.

    IFDS2019-05-26
  10. Helpful (2)

    "My opinion"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IFDS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people that work there are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Politics. Process. Lack of leadership direction.

    IFDS2019-04-30
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