S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
250 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. 10 people found this helpful  

    Getting worse by the day...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Best co-workers that one could ask for, work/life balance is more like life/work, little to no accountability for your actions.

    Cons

    The culture at CIQ encourages you to perform at a mediocre level. There are very smart people here who work their tails off, and it isn't rewarded in the slightest. Tenure seems to be the biggest factor when it comes to titles, compensation, respect, etc. Don't expect a shred of meritocracy at this company, and forget being adequately compensated for your job, this place has gone from being a standout firm to an absolute clown show in barely two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and realize that unless you start respecting (and paying) your top talent, its all going to leave the building. You think losing 2-3 key people a week would send a signal.

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

    Good for college hires

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    casual dress code, work hour flexibility, not much face time, friendly people, no one really cares what you're working on

    Cons

    no room for growth, no one gets promoted, very flat organization, company doesn't value additional education, old-timers run the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should hire more outside talent as management here has a very narrow view of the company and the world outside

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Capital IQ is not where you want to be!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Nothing comes to mind. Hard work, customer satisfaction and ethics are all lost on this company. They are based out of India and are costing us all jobs!

    Cons

    Capital IQ is on the edge of failure. They have a lack of focus on the customer and are only concerned about corporate profit which are down 40% from 2009. The product offering and data quality are well below industry standards and only matched by free internet products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the recent reorganization you know the writings on the wall. McGraw-Hill will spin you off and sell Capital IQ. Unfortunately they will never be able to recover the inflated price they paid for you. Cents on the dollar!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cliquish environment - not recommended for minorities and/or foreigners

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Capital IQ has very lax dress codes. On a hot summer day, it's common to see employees in sandals and shorts. Capital IQ, from time to time, has these 'Townhall' meetings on Fridays (typically) where employees, management, owners of the company get together for beers. These 'townhall' meetings usually coincide with important milestones of the company such as a big software release or the end of a raving month for sales. Management is generally OK with people taking their vacation at any time as long as you let them know ahead of time (a month or so, the earlier the better).

    Cons

    Employees, save managers and senior employees, don't get the respect they deserve. You can and will get funny looks. Occasionally, one may even be made a laughing stock (literally). The lack of professionalism in this respect is rather shocking. Ongoing popularity contests are part and parcel of the work environment here. In order for employees to gain recognition, they *will* have to engage in small talk involving baseball and the like, as well as going out to bars with senior managers. As a result, employees who do not fit in culturally are ostracized, and often have to endure subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) hostility in a less-than-diverse work environment.

    Senior employees and management are very self-centered in their approach to problems and ways of doing things. They are generally unaware of this. Alternative ideas or suggestions are often shot down almost purely due to this factor. Management has poor (over-aggressive) estimates for project management. Quality-assurance teams are completely out-sourced. Communication barriers and time zone differences can lead to frustrating and inefficient debugging cycles. CIQ doesn't have formal employee training. Their philosophy is similar to how eagles teach their younglings how to fly - survival of the fittest. You are expected to learn and adapt to many things in a short amount of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the level of professionalism amongst lower level employees. Promote diversity within the company. Provide more training for new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pathetic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Gurgaon, Uttar Pradesh (India)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Gurgaon, Uttar Pradesh (India)

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

    Pros

    Good initial package.
    Very professional looking organisation.
    Smart crowd.
    Good infrastructure and nice atmosphere.
    Ample space for parking and activities.
    Inhand is good initially.

    Cons

    Absouletely no growth especially for cs people.
    Even after 5 years my package is same.
    Work is based on old technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring some useful work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    a DBA's review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator/Developer
    Current Employee - Database Administrator/Developer

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

    Pros

    hike more thn wht othr compnies offer

    Cons

    no training no learning no growth ! u ll get stuck here !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

    Unstable career abrupt changes and biased managers politics big tim

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  10.  

    JDA - FADIM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Organization suits for below average people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Easy to get job
    Easy work
    Cool going

    Cons

    Worst Corporate culture
    High level politics
    Poor pay
    Poor in team work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to review recruitment policy while recruiting people in Management team.
    Have to check the attitude of the person along with qualification which is not happening now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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