S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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S&P Capital IQ President Imogen Dillon Hatcher
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Pros
  • Probably the right work/life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • The Work environment is terrific (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is unorganized (in 11 reviews)

  • Absouletely no growth especially for cs people (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Sinking Ship Without A Captain

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay Immediate 401K vesting Commission structure isn't on a net basis...meaning you can sell $100K, have $200K in cancels, and get paid your full commission....like I said, a sinking ship

    Cons

    - No culture - Legacy mindset - Product has not evolved (clients seem okay with that but it has a very early 2000s feel) - Management is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate your management. Wouldn't allow remote employees either. Also, order management and processes are super outdated. Salesforce poorly implemented and contracts are manually edited in MS Word....yikes.


  2. Helpful (3)

    A mess since S&P acquired Cap IQ

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Director in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    S&P was a great company

    Cons

    Ruined by their acquisition of Cap IQ


  3. Place to learn for a couple of years

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work hours and events

    Cons

    too many "restructures" i.e. firing people because they dont make money on any products too many upper management folks eating up all the money in the company that leaves nothing for people that actually work pay much below market average

    Advice to Management

    too many "restructures" will be disastrous


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  5. Junior Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company was full of young people to socialize with - overall college-like atmosphere with little or no oversight from management.

    Cons

    Little to no oversight or direction from anyone due to constant turnover in management. One new senior level manager would come in and within 2 weeks would hire 10 of his friends from a former employer.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent. At one time this company was run by executives who worked their way through the ranks and had a personal interest in the long term success of the company, now you are lucky if someone stays for a full year!


  6. Started out pretty good, but towards the end it was complete mess

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ping pong table, pool table, video games. Work hrs are pretty manageable

    Cons

    Dead end job, no vision in place, way too much miscommunication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and look at the big picture, instead of just profits, then maybe people will stay longer than 1-2 yrs at the company


  7. Trying to Move Forward

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Pay, and Time off were best.

    Cons

    Not as proactive as it once was in being innovative.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Terrible Management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Development and Sales
    Current Employee - Client Development and Sales

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work/life balance, exposure to a variety of investment vehicles and investment professionals

    Cons

    Management is terrible, unorganized, unaccountable, unprofessional, not present, untrustworthy, and dishonest

    Advice to Management

    Multiple scenarios where regional managers were dishonest and did not keep their word, even when communication was documented via email. Choose your leaders more thoroughly.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Bureaucracy at its finest

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    positive work/life balance and atmosphere..

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    open up to other channels and listen more


  11. Gone downhill by trying to be "cool"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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.



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