S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
236 Reviews
3.4
236 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Culture; good work/life balance; a good place to start (in 35 reviews)

  • good interpersonal skills and very friendly yet professional work environment (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development (in 11 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 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Evolving company - exciting time to help drive meaningful change

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

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

    Pros

    Employee-centric - willingness to invest in the person for the benefit of the business. Solid leadership with several difference makers. Probably the right work/life balance. Excellent IP with several unique and proprietary data sets. New management from the outside looks promising.

    Cons

    Less intense than past experiences. Firm is likely about to see significant organizational change that often results in irrational behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute the structural changes you know the business needs. Everything is in place to do that and while change is hard, opportunities like this don't occur often - seize the day!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Young team, strong management, teach everything on the job

    Cons

    Very long training process, some days are wasted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use better motivation tactics, not scare tactics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    New management in Chicago is top notch!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people in the office are excited to come to work. We are having a record year in 2014, and us younger team members feel we have great leaders and mentors.

    Cons

    If you aren't going into the sales path it might be difficult to move up quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider increasing compensation for teams that over perform.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A sweet option for part-timers/flexible proofreader types

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, (sometimes) interesting content, not too taxing.

    I work as a proofreader for the transcription department. I listen to the audio of a conference call or presentation and check the accuracy of a transcription. Pretty straightforward, easy work, and most of the calls are pretty interesting. The work is cyclical, tied to quarterly earnings reports of publicly-traded companies, so it's not full time (more like 26-32-ish weeks out of the year), but when there's work, there's plenty of work. Pay is decent but it would be hard to have this be a single job. That's not their fault though, they're very upfront about the amount of work, and most of their people do this as a second/side job so they're usually pretty understanding so long as you stick to what you promise.

    Cons

    Not a full-time job but can eat up too much time when it's busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The coaching opportunities were a good idea and should be continued/expanded.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Startup Fun Culture with perfect Professionalism and Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ as an intern

    Pros

    Its the perfect mix of a professional work culture and startup fun. You learn a lot, get mentored a lot, get challenging work but see people full of energy around you playing games, shouting, laughing, throwing jokes, making fun - that is you never get bored.
    There will never be a lack of energy and fun
    There will never be a lack of learning and quality work

    Cons

    Don't go by the negative reviews. I had really low expectations from the company after reading them but am so glad now that I joined it

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start a Career

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

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

    Pros

    - Balanced work-life
    - Friendly and relaxed work environment
    - Good pay for amount of hours worked

    Cons

    - Career path uncertain
    - S&P culture has changed the start-up atmosphere
    - NOT finance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrific

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    good people to work with, good hours

    Cons

    lot of people are leaving

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Young and dynamic company with smart people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to talk to employees and really listen to feedback.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company overall

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

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

    Pros

    Very Great work life balance

    Cons

    US centres, difficult for a local to be promoted

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    great environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk Specialist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great place to work, nice environment. Great people, job is very interesting

    Cons

    hard to put new ideas in place unless you are top management but things are changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hard to put new ideas in place unless you are top management but things are changing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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