S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
217 Reviews

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Pros
  • Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure (in 30 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 14 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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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    The company is going swiftly downhill since S&P take over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in 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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Resign. You guys are so terrible it's helpless!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Irrecoverable from Downward Spiral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Prior 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

    Cons

    Now 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 9 people found this helpful  

    Getting worse by the day...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Wake 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for college hires

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should hire more outside talent as management here has a very narrow view of the company and the world outside

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Capital IQ is not where you want to be!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Nothing 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!

    Cons

    Capital 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 ManagementAdvice

    With 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Big company with no say

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Big company with good benefits for direct employees

    Cons

    Acquired company cannot inherit the benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits should be equal to all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    great team mates, great culture, great working environment

    Cons

    remarkably 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    JDA - FADIM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Jda  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Jda in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very poor HR magmt, need to develop lot many things in Hyd.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Organization suits for below average people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Easy to get job
    Easy work
    Cool going

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    People 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 ManagementAdvice

    It's not too late to admit your mistakes and try to turn things around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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