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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.3 205 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston

Lou Eccleston

(59 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure(in 29 reviews)

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment(in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development(in 13 reviews)

  • No Learning- After 6 months your learning curve falls and get ready to do the same stuff for the rest of your life(in 7 reviews)

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    3 people found this helpful  

    A mixed bag, some brilliant people in an environment that is struggling to find direction after internal re-org

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThere is a lot to learn here, the projects are challenging, and there are some really great people. Working in the heart of downtown Manhattan is pretty cool too.

    ConsThere was a re-org in 2011 and since then a lot of top talent has left the company. This left a knowledge vacuum that the company has been struggling to fill. So far, the upper management has done a horrible job handling this. They are very disconnected and uninspiring. They haven't focused on hiring new, smart people. They've ignored how bad the new outsourced MIS solution is. Basically, the current environment is one where its very hard to get work done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's been 2 years since the re-org. Stop ignoring the problems and writing them off as growing pains. Instead, solicit feedback from all tiers of employees and take meaningful action to correct the issues.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Talent is draining

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig name
    Stability
    People you can meet

    ConsTalent is walking out
    Top Down information lags significantly

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your employees better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Learn A Lot

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart and good people
    Interesting market
    Good technology

    ConsGoing through restructuring
    Uncertainty about future state

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    An evolving story ...

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBusiness leadership has been good at articulating strategy in the last few years. Urgency is there.

    ConsThere has been a fair amount of re-organizations due to leadership changes within the last 5+ years. Also, unless you are part of a key priority, you could be left behind. There has been a relatively high level of voluntary attrition to staff in the last year or so.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on ensuring there is a balanced scorecard on the key management team across all areas of the firm especially in areas where there is a greater than normal level of staff attrition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Mismanaged senior people

    Senior Sales Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosbenefits from parent are good

    Conslimited directtion from mgmt and product focus

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    At the cusp

    Sales (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCompany has a ton of assets. They just need to put them together, and get organized to take things to the next level.

    ConsThe game of fluffing the story up to make it sound better than it is goes up the chain so there is no focus on real problems. Too much spin. There also seems to be an affinity for hiring people that are under-achieving ivy league kids. Top of the pack get real jobs, and this company is clearly meant to succeed in a blue collar financial services way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house if someone is doing a poor job. Entitlement, and seniority should be cut off at inception.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Over glorified customer service agent

    Product Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood location.
    Very respected company
    Nice building in NY

    ConsFeel like a customer service agent.
    You do not even really need a college education to do this.
    This is not a 9-5 job, you will work some weekends and sometimes get late night shifts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop sugar coating this position. It is just a customer service job and let people know before day 1.

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    business analyst

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Proslarge company with some resources

    Consvery unorganized for a large firm

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work/life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe hours are not long and they are flexible with taking time off. The dress code is casual. The company is fairly young.

    ConsLimited opportunity for growth. Not always the most structured roles. Direction was not great when first started but they are improving. Can be boring work for a finance professional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more direction for new employees (it took me 6-12 months before I had any idea of what the role entailed).

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    A great company that is being torn up by senior management changes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsSmart engineers, competent tech leads, great variety of projects and opportunities, casual and fun atmosphere working on a popular and valuable product.

    ConsThe McGraw-Hill Financial reorganization has forced out all of our senior management and replaced them with people who have made it clear that they think of technology as a commodity and not one of our core strengths. The day-to-day work and environment for engineers hasn't changed much, but everyone thinks that it's only a matter of time before things get much worse.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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