S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
255 Reviews
3.4
255 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Culture; good work/life balance; a good place to start (in 41 reviews)

  • good interpersonal skills and very friendly yet professional work environment (in 27 reviews)


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

  • No growth options due to absence of good quality work (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bureaucracy at its finest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company if you're in sales, marketing or product, good products, good salary, nice location in NYC

    Cons

    If you work in sales or in product the jobs are probably amazing. If you are behind the scenes working in tech or operations its a nightmare. So much bureaucracy so little time. The environment is fast paced, but the tech teams can't keep up. Management is old school S&P management so don't let the CIQ name fool you. Most of the good management left when they were forced to come together. It used to be a great place to work, now its terrible, with poor management and you have to basically ask to go to the bathroom. Too many micromanagers and managers who don't understand how to manage. Most managers are extremely passive aggressive and old school. If you are looking for a young innovative tech team to work on, this isn't it. If you are in product it will be an innovative team but your stuff won't be developed correctly or on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back off, let people do their jobs, technology management needs the big ole heave ho. Bring in young, smart people, instead of old school boys club cronies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK....but don't be too optimistic..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in London, AR
    Former Employee - Director in London, AR

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

    Pros

    positive work/life balance and atmosphere..

    Cons

    senior mgt, work life balance if you are a best friend..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up to other channels and listen more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Gone downhill by trying to be "cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    The culture is good - management has been trying to improve morale through events, benefits, and fancy new fad-office design - PS4s and X-Box Ones, treadmill and standing desks, etc.

    Cons

    The technology is dated and backwards, and strives towards modernizing/embracing newer, more productive patterns and libraries have been dragged down by management that either doesn't get it or actively stops innovation. It's gotten too big to be what it once was - a focused team that valued talent, brains, and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overly corporate and aged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Established company with solid technology and huge data sets.

    Cons

    Huge loss of technical knowledge and know how. Could only imagine what would happen if something happened and no one knew how to fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees to retain them longer in order to get well trained and knowledgeable people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A Rudderless Ship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Brand Recognition, and many good people

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with their people, especially in the Sales arena. Processes such as Salesforce, have been implemented so poorly that using them actually make the sales, account management, order fulfillment, and billing effort more difficult and far less efficient. The company is also very poor at developing career paths for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a better effort in recognizing that many of your long-standing employees actually ARE valuable, possess needed experience, clearly demonstrate loyalty, and really do add to the long term success of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great job right out of college, not much beyond that

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    The team you work with becomes like family. Depending on the department and manager, they can be extremely flexible with you in terms of working from home. There are also some great travel opportunities, depending on your position.

    Cons

    Too many changes. The company is confused with who they are and who they want to be. Nothing fulfilling about your everyday work. There are no straight duties for your job description, they are always changing while you take on more responsibility and your salary remains close to the same .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to really look at the bigger picture, they are so focused on the client that they ignore the employees that gather and retain the clients. There is also a lot of decisions made without consulting the people those decisions affect. Advice would be to listen to your employees, they can also have great ideas!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    The company had a good culture but the work wasn't very exciting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good tech culture.
    Friendly people willing to help and talk to you.
    Good hours.

    Cons

    Work not exciting.
    Employees left after a few years - high turnover.
    Senior management is hired from outside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more within the company.

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Product Consultant

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's an easy job with short hours. The people are fun and like-minded.

    Cons

    The group is terribly managed, and there is no real growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    A good company to work for at one time but management has changed it for the worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great entry level work, resume builder, benefits, telecommuting.

    Cons

    The company is too political, and to get ahead, you must kiss up to your manager and/or management. Lou Eccleston and his Thomson cronies have not brought any value or market driven products to the marketplace. As a result, he has taken the easy route by making a name for himself by reorganizing and most importantly, cutting costs. Reducing staff, salaries, & compensation is the standard which has made for a very unhappy, insecure workforce that is fearful of losing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    McGraw Hill needs to change management and create a culture that values and rewards it's employees from the bottom up. The company needs to make a real investment in market research in order to better understand the needs and wants of customers in order to bring real, market driven products instead of forcing unwanted products to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Boring, mundane work

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Rarely need to work overtime/weekends
    More freedom in terms of work hours than other jobs

    Cons

    Below market value pay (given the hrs, it's fair though)
    Most development work is borderline data entry/content management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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