S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
222 Reviews
3.4
222 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure (in 30 reviews)

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development (in 14 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.  

    Was a great place to work before management changed

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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 full-time for more than a 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
  2.  

    Good Start

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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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, but best people have left

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    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
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  5. 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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    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 for 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Talent is draining

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    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
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mismanaged senior people

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    Great Place to Learn A Lot

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    • 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
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    At the cusp

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Company has a ton of assets. They just need to put them together, and get organized to take things to the next level.

    Cons

    The game of fluffing the story up to make it sound better than it is goes up the chain so there is no focus on real problems. Too much spin. There also seems to be an affinity for hiring people that are under-achieving ivy league kids. Top of the pack get real jobs, and this company is clearly meant to succeed in a blue collar financial services way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house if someone is doing a poor job. Entitlement, and seniority should be cut off at inception.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over glorified customer service agent

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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

    Good location.
    Very respected company
    Nice building in NY

    Cons

    Feel like a customer service agent.
    You do not even really need a college education to do this.
    This is not a 9-5 job, you will work some weekends and sometimes get late night shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sugar coating this position. It is just a customer service job and let people know before day 1.

    No opinion of CEO

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