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Index Exchange Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2019

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4.1
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Index Exchange CEO Andrew Casale
Andrew Casale
105 Ratings
Pros
  • "Everyone works hard but has a great work life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • "Benefits - Free lunch on Friday, stocked kitchen with drinks, great medical insurance programs, gym reimbursements, commuter benefits program, etc(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "A few growing pains but all being addressed by management(in 14 reviews)

  • "IX is a toxic work environment, don't work here if you care about,your career or your mental health(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Great environment"

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

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

    Pros

    - Very flat structure - entry level roles get to work/collaborate with C level executives - Transparent environment - hold monthly company wide meetings to share what each division is currently focusing on - Great work culture, very casual and friendly - Flexible work hours and free food

    Cons

    - Growing pains with building out upper management, though there has been definite progress in the last 6 months - Career pathing could be improved - Team onboarding could be improved

    Index Exchange2018-10-02
  2. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Index Exchange full-time

    Pros

    Fair compensation, great work-life balance + perks, friendly + engaged staff, dynamic environment

    Cons

    Technical debt presents headwinds to onboarding of new engineers

    Index Exchange2019-08-03
  3. "Good place to work, nice benefit"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, nice benefit

    Cons

    legacy system is hard to work on and working content is shifting pretty often. If you like switch between different tasks. This is an ideal place

    Index Exchange2019-08-12
  4. "Great environment Very nice company"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch,drinks and snacks One by one meetings Great management organization Flexible schedule Free parking

    Cons

    I didn’t see any until now.

    Index Exchange2019-07-16
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company that takes care of it's employees"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Index Exchange full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is the first time I've given a 5 star rating ... for anything. That's not to say the company is perfect, but the cons are small enough that I don't feel it's fair to take a full star for them. With that... - Work / life balance is insane. Attention is paid to not over-committing, timelines are generous, arranging time away from the office (WFH, sick/personal days, vacation, etc) is trivial, and the hours are extremely...

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    Cons

    I can't say there's none, but I don't think any is significant enough to be a deal breaker. Here's some: - Sometimes Product can be a bit on the difficult side. It's not unheard of in the industry, but this place isn't immune to it either. - The legacy code needs to go away sooner, or needs to be fixed as it's slowing down delivery across the board, and it's just painful to work in. - There's times when the...

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    Index Exchange2019-04-25
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overall it was OK but boring"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kitchener, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Index Exchange full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Varied opportunities for work Decent entry level pay Decent work conditions Catered lunch

    Cons

    Very political atmosphere, advancement was more on who you were on the good side of.

    Index Exchange2019-03-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great working environment"

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

    I have been working at Index Exchange full-time

    Pros

    * Work-life balance is great now. There were problems before but now are long gone. * Flexible hours * No toxic office culture, young atmosphere. * Managers are nice and knowledgeable, lots of support * Lots of people to learn from, great diversity * Transparency, frequent internal AMAs with senior management, open doors policy * Frequent events, weekly paid recreational activities off site (soccer...

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    Cons

    * Some of the Toronto teams are not downtown (if you like downtown)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Index Exchange2019-02-27
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and lots to learn"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Index Exchange full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great coworkers who are willing to teach, mentor, and collaborate - Managers who care about your career development and create goals for you to achieve them - friendly and inclusive culture - lots of swag from projects and orientation - free lunch (in some offices)

    Cons

    - divided between business and engineering - slow to react issues (processes and culture) - pay can be improved

    Advice to Management

    - listen to more engineers on addressing technical debt - encourage more collaboration among some teams - highlight the value that IX brings to the world

    Index Exchange2019-03-11
  9. "Great work place with work environment"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great devices provided for engineers 2. Great frequency for 1 on 1 talking with manager 3. Great snacks and drink provided 4. Easy to communicate with manager and solve problem in time

    Cons

    1. The location of company need to be improved 2. Provide training to not professional team member 3. Create more professional agile team 4. Provide training to the person who do not respect female, should be addressed seriously on this problem.

    Index Exchange2019-03-04
  10. "Cool place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Index Exchange

    Pros

    Free lunch, free breakfast, good people

    Cons

    projects can be boring, depending on what team you get placed on

    Index Exchange2019-02-28
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