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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
252 Reviews
3.4
252 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Imogen Dillon Hatcher
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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.  

    Not great, not bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Manageable pressure, friendly people and lot of opportunity to meet new people

    Cons

    Bonuses and hikes are not good. Even though you have put a lot of effort, it is usually predetermined and there is not enough transparency yet. Although they claim to have a lot of transparency but there isn't much. There has been a lot of cost cutting going around and therefore the company isn't what it use to be. I feel prior to 2012, there it was a really good time to work but things are not going great for now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overly corporate and aged

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    • 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
  7.  

    It s mix of good and bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - JRA in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - JRA in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, pay for ever extra time you work

    Cons

    No growth, monotonous work, no skills enhancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Useful training yet very short and not as opportunity orientated as it is made to seem

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Corporate environment
    Good colleagues
    competitive salary for the job that you actually do

    Cons

    Pigeon Hole job fully orientated in sales
    Success very dependent on Manager
    HR department could definitely improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotational Grad Scheme
    More interaction with Manager
    Create clear progression/opportunity chart

  9.  

    Slow growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Salary is the only motivating factor, other things better not to mention

    Cons

    It take ages to reach to respectable/responsible position, Monotonous work profile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to incorporate training and other motivational factors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Great job right out of college, not much beyond that

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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