S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
224 Reviews
3.4
224 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
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66 Ratings

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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Pays well enough.

    Cons

    Lou Eccleston, CEO, and Bob Coppola, CTO, in particular, are clueless to what really is going on within the company, and proven by their actions (or lack thereof), have no idea how to run a technology company.
    Resources are spread too thin and product development has essentially ceased to exist.
    Political nature of a large and old company makes it extremely inefficient to do almost anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring current or former Thomson employees. That company is a mess and we will just end up their same dismal position if we do not change our ways

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    At the cusp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great place to start a Career

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

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

    Pros

    - Balanced work-life
    - Friendly and relaxed work environment
    - Good pay for amount of hours worked

    Cons

    - Career path uncertain
    - S&P culture has changed the start-up atmosphere
    - NOT finance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 8 people found this helpful  

    Boring, mundane work

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

    Rarely need to work overtime/weekends
    More freedom in terms of work hours than other jobs

    Cons

    Below market value pay (given the hrs, it's fair though)
    Most development work is borderline data entry/content management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

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

    Excellent work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 less than a year

    Pros

    1. Flexible working hours
    2. No bossism
    3. Balanced life and no pressure at all

    Cons

    Policies and system could be better organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome experience at Capital IQ

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Database Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome company culture.. good work...

    Cons

    Low pay, not much non-work activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    You are free to wear flip flops!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 dress code - you can wear whatever the hell you like provided it's not indecent.
    Quite flexible hours - nobody is watching over you to be sure you're at work at exactly 9:00. I usually come around 9:45-10, no issue.

    Cons

    Not much in the way career advancement - this is why some older more experiences folks started leaving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    We are growing up!

    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Senior management cares about the staff and is focused on addressing long standing gaps created by the old guard. Lots of positive change has been happening over the last year.

    Cons

    The 1% that relied on nepotism and know they are exposed by the changes are good at making noise and hurting morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick the course -it's already much improved...

  10. 10 people found this helpful  

    Irrecoverable from Downward Spiral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years

    Pros

    Prior to Sr. Management's misguided "house cleaning":
    *Hard work was acknowledged and rewarded
    *Work/life balance was actually taken seriously
    *Emphasis was placed on innovation and creativity

    Cons

    Now that almost EVERYONE from Technology (Development + Infrastructure) has quit since May 2011, there is hardly any knowledge transfer and an embarrassing zero mentor-ship. Turnover has become too much of a problem and has sent this company into a downward spiral that even those who have stuck around secretly acknowledge is irrecoverable.

    CIQ used to be a place of innovation and has now turned into a bureaucracy of cronyism. Each individual has his own personal agenda and strife is rampant. Total lack of communication as well, which has actually led to two different groups developing the same application without collaboration and neither side was aware of the other.

    To make things worse, an initiative to re-organize the company without serious foresight into the complications of integration from an IT perspective has cause numerous frustrations and missed deadlines.

    There's no turning back at this point - they just let way too many smart people leave at the wrong times. The saddest part is that this company will never fail - there is too much money that can be poured in. However, it has become and will remain a mediocre/ industry player (NOT the leader it used to be).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I cannot offer any. You've already destroyed what was once a great company. The fact that you do not even see what is wrong nor have done anything to address it is astounding. Just like King Midas, everything you've touched appears to be "turned to gold", when really, you've just permanently frozen everything. Yet all you see is gold and think you've done a wonderful job. Wake up and drink the coffee instead of the Kool-Aid. I hear they are still serving the Kool-Aid at TR.

    I feel sorry for you when the customers finally realize how much your choices and actions have stifled a great platform and they leave...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility. People are awesome. Culturee is great.

    Cons

    Not sure how easy it is to rise positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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