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International Fund Services Reviews

Updated 30 May 2019

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2.6
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Scott FitzGerald
15 Ratings
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  • "Hard work is nor appraised or recognised(in 6 reviews)

  • "Very long hours, can find a reluctance with management when I go to leave at 5, training not great at all(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It is not a decent job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Fund Accountant in Sydney

    I have been working at International Fund Services

    Pros

    It is a good step to entry finance industry and international bank

    Cons

    Limited career path and not very good paid

    International Fund Services2012-01-07
  2. "It’s nice environment office"

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    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is alright

    Cons

    More training structure needs to be in place

    International Fund Services2019-05-30
  3. "Operations associate II"

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate II in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -WFH full time. -4 weeks vacation + 3 personal days + 5 sick days + birthday day off Decent place to start your career and get your foot in the door if you’re looking to gain some product exposure. I got good enough work experience to now work at a hedge fund. Coworkers were mostly good people to work with and supported each other (this is excusing upper management)

    Cons

    Little to 0 room for growth after your first year or 2. Yearly bonuses and raises are minimal and they had a freeze on promotions for 2.5 years out of my 3 years working there. They make it clear that they aren’t hiring replacements in New York. If people leave and are looking to Indian resources to replace the production. I don’t know who I’m writing this review for because they made it very clear they are not hiring...

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    Advice to Management

    Get to understand your employees and support their growth. Invest the young and motivated as opposed to waiting for the older folk to leave to avoid paying severance. Fill in lower management on the future instead of being vague and giving blanket answers of “we need to cut costs and invest in technology”. Give the employees some kind of reason to be optimistic about the future.

    International Fund Services2019-04-15
  4. "Poor place to begin career"

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    Former Employee - Tax Specialist, Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Relaxed environment outside of tax season/estimate season. Plenty of WFH and flex time.

    Cons

    Training is abysmal. Reviews are overly harsh. This is not a place to come before gaining more meaningful experience in public accounting. They will expect you to know how to do things with the smallest amount of informal training, then grill you for not knowing how to do it, and suggest maybe you should sit for your CPA to learn (yet the company provides little to no support for CPA candidate classes/exams sponsorship)....

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring young employees you cannot train and have no interest in developing.

    International Fund Services2019-02-13
  5. "Great place to start out of college"

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    Current Employee - Officer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, work from home, vacation days, benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours, a lot of turnover, lack of quality workers, sub par culture

    International Fund Services2018-11-09
  6. "A Generic Office Job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Option to work from home. 401k immediately vested. Generally young middle management. The locations in Boston are very close to public transport and food. There will always be something to do so extreme boredom at work is actually not a worry.

    Cons

    Functional silos. Multiple old technology platforms used for daily work. The workplace itself is relatively quiet and dull. Trying to use State Street's internal social network platform is extremely difficult.

    Advice to Management

    As of now, upper management should be much more transparent about which jobs will move and disappear over time. People fear turnover because it is such an unknown and the timeline for moving jobs overseas is unclear. Future job security, especially at entry levels, where people would like to see a chance to grow, is iffy.

    International Fund Services2018-05-21
  7. "Senior Fund Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Fund Accounting Supervisor in Kraków
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not much - it was a decent first job, which did not teach me anything of value except for how to survive in a corporate environment Work-life balance is achievable, I guess.

    Cons

    Well, let's see - pay on low levels is pretty much average, bonuses are poor. The biggest issue is related to too agressive hiring targets thus turnover, immature if not ridiculous (and illiterate) managers and directors, lack of proper structure and development plans are the typical issues which one will face. You can get promoted just for hanging on there and keeping your mouth shut as people leave all the time and...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting idiots. Start investing in experienced managers and directors who will change this chaos into something that might start making some sense again.

    International Fund Services2018-05-22
  8. "Better Fund companies to work for"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and progress

    Cons

    Expect overtime especially in SJRQ

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better systems

    International Fund Services2018-04-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company culture is toxic. Pros do not come close to outweigh the cons."

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Fund Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a pretty good work life balance, lots of vacation, WFH and very good benefits. OT available for certain situations.

    Cons

    Pay and culture. Mid-level management does not care about their employees. If you want to come in, punch the time clock and not speak to anyone, this is your job. If you want to have friendly colleagues and management who will at the very least say good morning and good night as they come and go, this is not the place for you. Whether that is a pro or con, is up to you. I regularly have gone days where my mangers who...

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    Advice to Management

    Change the culture from the top. Most of senior level management are like-able, relatable people. But mid level management are extremely selfish, anti-social which overall fosters an unhealthy work environment.

    International Fund Services2017-10-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Tedious working hours and no appreciation"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Fund Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A good name on your CV They have a nice canteen Standard benefit packages Can work from home depends on the team

    Cons

    Very long hours Leave at 6 is regarded as under performers No appreciations from hard work and long hours Just a number in the team, no team bond culture. Turnover is very high. Not many ppl stay there over 1-2 years

    Advice to Management

    It's the culture, always like this.

    International Fund Services2017-08-24
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