S&P Capital IQ
3.3 of 5 183 reviews
www.capitaliq.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated Mar 10, 2014
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3.3 183 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston

Lou Eccleston

(51 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great job right out of college, not much beyond that

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

ProsThe 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.

ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementUpper 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!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at S&P Capital IQ as an intern for less than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more within the company.

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:P

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

Prosgood initial package upto 4-5lacs

Consbad attitude toward the employees

Advice to Senior Managementcheck ur attitude

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Good products - terrible management

Senior Director (Former Employee)

I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe company has some very good products and has made some good acquisition in the past that will help existing solutions develop further. The Capital IQ brand is still held in high regard with clients.

ConsThe management are all legacy S&P and so they bring with them the culture that was always the problem with that company - lack of vision, lack of care for staff, lack of ambition, lack of humanity., and worst of all they will back-stab clients at the drop of a hat. If you like kissing your superiors back-side then this is the company for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop living in the 80's and wizen up. Your staff are your most valuable asset so use them wisely. And stop nickel and dimming your clients and stabbing them in the back at every contract renewal/discussion - that's what's destroying your reputation in the market.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't waste time here. Not worth it.

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

Proschilled out work environement and less pressure

Consno learning and frustated employees

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate some learning environment for the employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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New York, NY

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good for fresh graduates. But no point in wasting too much time here.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

ProsGreat salary package (at least in India)
Fixed timings, good facilities (commuting options available).
Not much work pressure,

Consa) No learning. Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development. No training after initial 2 months-4 months.

b) Stunning level of politics. Merit is no longer a consideration. Insecure/Arrogant senior management is more focused on surrounding themselves with mediocre cronies.

c) Massive exodus of talent. Most of the technology team has quit as mentioned by other reviewers. Same trend beginning to appear in research/analytics.

d) Lack of transparency and honesty (a marked change from the pre-2009 times). Management can't stop sending "communications" but these are almost always irrelevant (except for informing about yet another restrucring and/or senior level exit).

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are a disgrace. You'd burn the company down just to "manage" the ashes. Stop now.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unprofessional

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

ProsNot too much work pressure

Cons- Not a professional environment
- Nothing for employees esp. new
- No learning
- Less leaves

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on work, employees, environment and not on employee login logout time

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neutral, no pressure no learning

Junior Data Analyst (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsNo work Pressure and cool going life.

ConsNo learning, no growth, no devlopment

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are the foundation of any co. success. should focus on people devlopment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

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

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementMcGraw 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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