S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
232 Reviews
3.4
232 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
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Pros
  • Probably the right work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment (in 22 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 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good for a while

    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and a fun working environment. Products are ones that clients need and see the value in. 401k match is good.

    Cons

    Are not a sales organization and therefore treat sales people like nuisances. Managers have a tendency to manage to their superiors instead of in support of those reporting to them.

  2.  

    S&P Capital IQ

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

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

    Pros

    Backing of the S&P name

    Cons

    No good career path options

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Was a great place to work before management changed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Culture, office, work load, time in office (very flexible on when to come and when to leave). As long as you got your work done on time, people were cool with you.

    Cons

    Mgmt switched over in early 2012 leading to huge turnover. New leaders were stuffy and resistant to feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Start

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career.
    Good amount of young professionals.

    Cons

    Hard to progress in the company.
    The department I was in had a lot of internal conflicts. Management did little to nothing to resolve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company to create a career paths for people which can eliminate bias and conflicts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, but best people have left

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    Good company with a few good people remaining. Still have some strong products and solutions but not very innovative anymore. Safe place to work and company isnt going anywhere anytime soon (up or down)

    Cons

    Senior leadership isnt very strong and product development is lacking. Growth is flatlining.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A mixed bag, some brilliant people in an environment that is struggling to find direction after internal re-org

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn here, the projects are challenging, and there are some really great people. Working in the heart of downtown Manhattan is pretty cool too.

    Cons

    There was a re-org in 2011 and since then a lot of top talent has left the company. This left a knowledge vacuum that the company has been struggling to fill. So far, the upper management has done a horrible job handling this. They are very disconnected and uninspiring. They haven't focused on hiring new, smart people. They've ignored how bad the new outsourced MIS solution is. Basically, the current environment is one where its very hard to get work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's been 2 years since the re-org. Stop ignoring the problems and writing them off as growing pains. Instead, solicit feedback from all tiers of employees and take meaningful action to correct the issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Talent is draining

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Big name
    Stability
    People you can meet

    Cons

    Talent is walking out
    Top Down information lags significantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great Place to Learn A Lot

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

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Smart and good people
    Interesting market
    Good technology

    Cons

    Going through restructuring
    Uncertainty about future state

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    An evolving story ...

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

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Business leadership has been good at articulating strategy in the last few years. Urgency is there.

    Cons

    There has been a fair amount of re-organizations due to leadership changes within the last 5+ years. Also, unless you are part of a key priority, you could be left behind. There has been a relatively high level of voluntary attrition to staff in the last year or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on ensuring there is a balanced scorecard on the key management team across all areas of the firm especially in areas where there is a greater than normal level of staff attrition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mismanaged senior people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    benefits from parent are good

    Cons

    limited directtion from mgmt and product focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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