S&P Capital IQ
3.3 of 5 202 reviews
www.spcapitaliq.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.3 202 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston

Lou Eccleston

(58 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    9 people found this helpful  

    Getting worse by the day...

    Client Development Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsBest co-workers that one could ask for, work/life balance is more like life/work, little to no accountability for your actions.

    ConsThe culture at CIQ encourages you to perform at a mediocre level. There are very smart people here who work their tails off, and it isn't rewarded in the slightest. Tenure seems to be the biggest factor when it comes to titles, compensation, respect, etc. Don't expect a shred of meritocracy at this company, and forget being adequately compensated for your job, this place has gone from being a standout firm to an absolute clown show in barely two years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and realize that unless you start respecting (and paying) your top talent, its all going to leave the building. You think losing 2-3 key people a week would send a signal.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    11 people found this helpful  

    Awesome Until Now...

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLots of fantastic, smart and passionate people. Very easy going and laid back without much bureaucracy...for now. It's awesome to own a project and see it through.

    ConsManagement is tearing the company apart and hemorrhaging the people that made Capital IQ great left and right through a poorly planned integration. Most people that are capable of assisting are just trying to position themselves in a better place rather than trying to keep everything together.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually do something with all the feedback that you have instead of steamrolling everyone and accepting your losses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    9 people found this helpful  

    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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    Great Start, then move on...

    Client Development Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgreat work/life balance, casual environment, good coworkers, mcgraw-hill benefits are really nice, great training

    ConsBonus compensation performance metrics are bogus, management is disconnected, unclear career path, its difficult to stand out among your peers

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe upfront with development analysts about their real job.

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    Young and dynamic company with smart people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat work hours that offers really good work/life balance. Flexibility and independence during business trips and managing client accounts.

    ConsThe corporate structure is quickly changing and the company is stratifying layers of hierarchies, it's becoming more and more "corporate".

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to talk to employees and really listen to feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    This Company is very dishonest

    Client Development Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPay is good, people are friendly

    ConsSeem to care to much about partying and wanting everyone to be the best of friends. The job is not protrayed correctly. If you are a client development analyst, you are a customer service representative. That title word means nothing, do you research first.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe clear about the position, misleading people about the job description is why your employees want to leave!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good for college hires

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Proscasual dress code, work hour flexibility, not much face time, friendly people, no one really cares what you're working on

    Consno room for growth, no one gets promoted, very flat organization, company doesn't value additional education, old-timers run the organization

    Advice to Senior Managementshould hire more outside talent as management here has a very narrow view of the company and the world outside

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIt's a young company with a lot of energy.
    The people are very smart and easy to get along with.
    Management seems to really care about their employees.

    ConsVery disorganized.
    Everyone needs to be copied on every email all the time (a slight exaggeration but it's very inefficient and causes more work)
    Meetings are overdone and ineffective.
    Can be ego-driven. Some people have issues with self-importance.
    Some people have too much work to do while others seem to have nothing. The work is not evenly distributed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement training is required. It would also help to move away from being such a flat organization- it would help define roles more clearly and help hold people accountable. One manager can not effectively manage 50 to 100 people.
    Processes need to be clearly defined. Growth happened so fast now it's really time to take a look at how to streamline things and become more effective.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Capital IQ is not where you want to be!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Centennial, CO

    ProsNothing comes to mind. Hard work, customer satisfaction and ethics are all lost on this company. They are based out of India and are costing us all jobs!

    ConsCapital IQ is on the edge of failure. They have a lack of focus on the customer and are only concerned about corporate profit which are down 40% from 2009. The product offering and data quality are well below industry standards and only matched by free internet products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith the recent reorganization you know the writings on the wall. McGraw-Hill will spin you off and sell Capital IQ. Unfortunately they will never be able to recover the inflated price they paid for you. Cents on the dollar!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People & Technology

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMcGraw Hill Benefits are great , Capital IQ people are fun, very social, and hard-working, Tech leadership is strong and resources are good.

    ConsDemands can be exhausting if you want a life or friends outside work

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage and listen to feedback, keep dedication to resources and hiring good people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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