S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
229 Reviews
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229 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
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Pros
  • Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure (in 32 reviews)

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment (in 21 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 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run....run far, far away...

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are connected, the Pros of working here are enormous - very lax work hours (great work/life balance), if you are senior enough the pay is amazing considering the little that you do for it, you get to mistreat your team members, you get to belittle anyone you like (as long as they are below you in the hierarchy), fairly generous benefits (good stock awards for Sr Mgrs)...if you are not connected - not very many Pros - if you are not connected you are generally not in the senior roles, your pay isn't that great (actually you are underpaid here by about 25 - 40%), and while work life balance is quite astonishingly good (meaning you can be very flexible with your time, as long as they "like" you), you are tasked with doing mind numbing work, you don't learn much (by and large there are a fair number of very dim individuals in positions of power at this firm), and you certainly won't advance all that quickly (unless you fall into bucket #1 above) - or worse, because you are the only capable individual, you get to do all of the work without any recognition (this place is rife with individuals, esp in senior roles, taking credit for others' work, so do not expect your work to actually get you anywhere in this place)- all in all a great place to work for someone with few aspirations in life, not looking to put a whole lot of energy into what they do and are looking for a steady paycheck - this place is for you!

    Cons

    You're kidding, right? There are simply too many to list, however as a scratch of the surface, they are run by an inept management team that favors sycophants to people who, you know, actually are intelligent and can actually do things - there is a very strong "don't rock the boat" mentality there. The place prints money (due to the Ratings side of the house) and politics is HUGE there. If you were an ignorant, incapable individual and suddenly found yourself in a senior management role because one of your buddies pulled you in, why on earth would you do anything to upset the very sweet gig you have (see Pros for connected people above) - your number one job is to get rid of anyone who has one iota of intelligence more than you, for they may expose you to be the inept individual you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long walk, short pier - take a hike
    The management culture of any company is set by the executive suite - and this place surely suffered as a result. As was mentioned in a recently held meeting amongst the senior management: Lou is a capable sales man, and should have stayed in sales.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    great work-life balance, but horribly terrible manager and significantly under paid

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    Current Employee - Client Development Associate  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    great team mates, great culture, great working environment

    Cons

    remarkably terrible manager to cope with. Heavily under paid. Don't think it would be a great place to work if your manager is trying to build up her reputation and look good with your sacrifice. working with a manager who doesn't give a sh*t about you is miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find someone who would really care for her subordinates and make them feel it's safe and worth putting 100% efforts working in your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Unstable career abrupt changes and biased managers politics big tim

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    No work pressure and chilled out atmosphere
    Work only for money

    Cons

    Managers throw people out in less than a day whenever they wish to..so very unstable company
    Growth - forget it
    Learning - totally zero
    Work - data entry type not that good
    Politics and managers are biased
    Training - zero after initial training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    JDA - FADIM

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Jda  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Jda in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    No responsibilities, No pressures:) , very limited responsibilities to even Ass Mgr.

    Cons

    No growth, no learning centres, no trainings, no people development, very long heirarchy. One should never expect growth here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very poor HR magmt, need to develop lot many things in Hyd.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Depressing outside of India

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

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

    Pros

    Capital IQ has an amazing Indian operation. Morale there remains pretty good. Do yourself a favor and sort the reviews by location and you will see that folks in India generally are happy and have good feelings about the business and even the CEO (who they don't know.)

    Cons

    Look at how people in NY feel. Most people disapprove of the CEO and wouldn't recommend the company to a friend. NY is where most of the sales, technology and product development is located. NY is also the same office as Lou the CEO and much of the senior managers. NY'ers have a much better sense of the level of incompetence, politics and lack of "realness" that the senior team has mastered. It is very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the reviews. React.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unorganized and Terrible Working Conditions

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    Former Employee - Research Manager
    Former Employee - Research Manager

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There were some nice restaurants near the headquarters. that's about it. It was absolutely the worst experience i have ever had in my 15 years in the financial industry.....True nightmare

    Cons

    Senior management is unorganized. They do not know how to properly give direction or set clear goals. There is no set training process and lower end managers are left to fend for themselves. There is also heavy favortism and sexism. Management doesn't encourage employee growth or career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the employees when they ask for clear goals. They need direction. There is a reason why there is such high turnover, it is because senior management doesn't have a clue with what they are doing. Learn to pay attention to the staff. Also, all teams should have managers to go to for direction....when one manager leaves it is vital that he/she is replaced or substituted immediately. If you want to keep your top talent, you will need to start paying closer to market rates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pathetic pathetic...bunch of goons running the place!

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

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for unambitious people. If you are even 5% motivated and want to add value to your Resume dont join this place.

    Cons

    1) Management
    2)) People: Everybody is a junior who think they know it all...wrong on all levels...there are no good mentors and non technical people are given techincal jobs.
    3) Some business teams are good but majority have no vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all and get a new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Again, mismanaged and heading off a cliff

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    Former Employee - General Expert On Everything At the Company  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - General Expert On Everything At the Company in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    None, over the past 1 1/2 years

    Cons

    Paranoid culture, cost cutting with ill reward, talented employees leaving, lack of product innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are likely in the wrong business and are set up for failure. CEO is a glorified talk-show host.

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

    The company is going swiftly downhill since S&P take over

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - No pressure, Chill environment
    - Coworkers are nice

    Cons

    The company lacks vision or direction since the S&P take over. The CEO is arrogant and is not afraid to reduce salary across the board at the cost of driving every last talent away. Both of the guys who interviewed me quit within 6 month. People are leaving every week, it's truly sad. To cut cost, the company outsources a lot of development to india. The quality is greatly reduced. Then, as a bandaid fix, they hired Microsoft consultants at 500 dollars an hour, while handing out yearly raise less than the natural inflation rate!
    It feels like the upper management are clueless of what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. You guys are so terrible it's helpless!

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

    Product Consultant

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    Former Employee - Product Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No dress code. Not a serious job (take that as you will). Good people.

    Cons

    The company is terrible. The leadership isn't there, the site is always broken, customers are leaving. They need to get back to basics- realizing that they are a software company. Too much emphasis on sales. You can't have 40% turnover in technology in under nine months and expect to be the same company. Too many old men making decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront about the job people are applying for. I was an overachiever and even offered a promotion within the company which my boss blocked. It is a mess, don't work there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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