S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
250 Reviews
3.4
250 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Imogen Dillon Hatcher
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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. 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome company culture.. good work...

    Cons

    Low pay, not much non-work activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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 (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
  3.  

    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 (more than an 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...

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  5. 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 (less than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrific

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    good people to work with, good hours

    Cons

    lot of people are leaving

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

    Given Strong sense of independence and trust

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    The culture is not stressful and everyone is very trusting in your abilities

    Cons

    need a better way to train

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    The hours are not long and they are flexible with taking time off. The dress code is casual. The company is fairly young.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth. Not always the most structured roles. Direction was not great when first started but they are improving. Can be boring work for a finance professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more direction for new employees (it took me 6-12 months before I had any idea of what the role entailed).

  9. 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
  10. 11 people found this helpful  

    Awesome Until Now...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Lots of fantastic, smart and passionate people. Very easy going and laid back without much bureaucracy...for now. It's awesome to own a project and see it through.

    Cons

    Management is tearing the company apart and hemorrhaging the people that made Capital IQ great left and right through a poorly planned integration. Most people that are capable of assisting are just trying to position themselves in a better place rather than trying to keep everything together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do something with all the feedback that you have instead of steamrolling everyone and accepting your losses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 9 people found this helpful  

    A great company that is being torn up by senior management changes

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Smart engineers, competent tech leads, great variety of projects and opportunities, casual and fun atmosphere working on a popular and valuable product.

    Cons

    The McGraw-Hill Financial reorganization has forced out all of our senior management and replaced them with people who have made it clear that they think of technology as a commodity and not one of our core strengths. The day-to-day work and environment for engineers hasn't changed much, but everyone thinks that it's only a matter of time before things get much worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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