S&P Capital IQ
3.3 of 5 182 reviews
www.capitaliq.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2014
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75% Approve of the CEO

S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston

Lou Eccleston

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The company is going swiftly downhill since S&P take over

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than a year

Pros- No pressure, Chill environment
- Coworkers are nice

ConsThe company lacks vision or direction since the S&P take over. The CEO is arrogant and is not afraid to reduce salary across the board at the cost of driving every last talent away. Both of the guys who interviewed me quit within 6 month. People are leaving every week, it's truly sad. To cut cost, the company outsources a lot of development to india. The quality is greatly reduced. Then, as a bandaid fix, they hired Microsoft consultants at 500 dollars an hour, while handing out yearly raise less than the natural inflation rate!
It feels like the upper management are clueless of what they are doing.

Advice to Senior ManagementResign. You guys are so terrible it's helpless!

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

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Irrecoverable from Downward Spiral

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPrior to Sr. Management's misguided "house cleaning":
*Hard work was acknowledged and rewarded
*Work/life balance was actually taken seriously
*Emphasis was placed on innovation and creativity

ConsNow that almost EVERYONE from Technology (Development + Infrastructure) has quit since May 2011, there is hardly any knowledge transfer and an embarrassing zero mentor-ship. Turnover has become too much of a problem and has sent this company into a downward spiral that even those who have stuck around secretly acknowledge is irrecoverable.

CIQ used to be a place of innovation and has now turned into a bureaucracy of cronyism. Each individual has his own personal agenda and strife is rampant. Total lack of communication as well, which has actually led to two different groups developing the same application without collaboration and neither side was aware of the other.

To make things worse, an initiative to re-organize the company without serious foresight into the complications of integration from an IT perspective has cause numerous frustrations and missed deadlines.

There's no turning back at this point - they just let way too many smart people leave at the wrong times. The saddest part is that this company will never fail - there is too much money that can be poured in. However, it has become and will remain a mediocre/ industry player (NOT the leader it used to be).

Advice to Senior ManagementI cannot offer any. You've already destroyed what was once a great company. The fact that you do not even see what is wrong nor have done anything to address it is astounding. Just like King Midas, everything you've touched appears to be "turned to gold", when really, you've just permanently frozen everything. Yet all you see is gold and think you've done a wonderful job. Wake up and drink the coffee instead of the Kool-Aid. I hear they are still serving the Kool-Aid at TR.

I feel sorry for you when the customers finally realize how much your choices and actions have stifled a great platform and they leave...

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

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Getting worse by the day...

Client Development Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

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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Good for college hires

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

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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Capital IQ is not where you want to be!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Centennial, CO

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

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 work-life balance, but horribly terrible manager and significantly under paid

Client Development Associate (Current Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat team mates, great culture, great working environment

Consremarkably terrible manager to cope with. Heavily under paid. Don't think it would be a great place to work if your manager is trying to build up her reputation and look good with your sacrifice. working with a manager who doesn't give a sh*t about you is miserable.

Advice to Senior Managementfind someone who would really care for her subordinates and make them feel it's safe and worth putting 100% efforts working in your company.

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

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JDA - FADIM

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Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNo responsibilities, No pressures:) , very limited responsibilities to even Ass Mgr.

ConsNo growth, no learning centres, no trainings, no people development, very long heirarchy. One should never expect growth here.

Advice to Senior ManagementVery poor HR magmt, need to develop lot many things in Hyd.

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

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Organization suits for below average people

Junior Research Associate (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than a year

ProsEasy to get job
Easy work
Cool going

ConsWorst Corporate culture
High level politics
Poor pay
Poor in team work

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter to review recruitment policy while recruiting people in Management team.
Have to check the attitude of the person along with qualification which is not happening now.

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

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sinking ship

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt's certainly quite easy to have a great work life balance. From a workload perspective, it's quite a low pressure environment and the pay is average.

ConsPeople are leaving in droves leaving the future quite uncertain. Management has resorted to having some people escorted out by HR when they quit. This creates a bit of a a hostile environment and attitude towards management. Also it's confusing because people are leaving without any transition of their work and responsibilities. If you don't have a thick skin for corporate America, it may not be the place for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's not too late to admit your mistakes and try to turn things around.

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

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Immature management. Capital IQ needs to grow up

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

ProsVery good benefits package, courtesy of McGraw-Hill - employer's contribution to pension is very generous, healthcare, subsidised gym.
Decent offices.

ConsManagement run the company like some Jonestown cult. Unless you drink the Kool Aid, it's impossible to progress.
Favoured staff have jobs created for them for which they have no relevant experience or talent. The place is way-overstaffed.
Despite overt friendly atmosphere, when you scratch the surface you'll find that Capital IQ is a very nasty company. Colleagues spy on each other & report back to management if co-workers have taken too long lunch breaks (I'm not exagerating here).
Morale is extremely low.

Advice to Senior ManagementMcGraw-Hill Financial needs to step in & take control & inject some maturity into this place. Hopefully Peter Deboer can help Capital IQ grow up.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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