S&P Capital IQ – Why Work For Us?


About S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ is the powerful new combination of offerings previously provided by Capital IQ, elements of S&P including Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor, enterprise solutions such as S&P Securities Evaluations and Compustat, research offerings including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and fund research.

Unique Offerings
With an unprecedented combination of capabilities under one roof, S&P Capital IQ is an integral part of global economies, industries, businesses and markets, and provides insight that few others can offer today.

History & Heritage
S&P Capital IQ was created in 2010 in response to the rapidly changing and challenging needs of our global financial clients. The firm brought together many of the key research, analytic and strategic capabilities of Standard & Poor's with Capital IQ, an innovative provider of the most accurate and timely financial information. Headquartered in New York City, S&P Capital IQ has 7,000 employees in 20 countries, providing on-the-ground access to every economy, market and region on the globe.

We combine what we learn from every corner of the world-millions of data points from millions of sources, and distill it down into one thing: the perfect solution at that precise moment for our client.

What We Can Do
Whether it's helping to identify new investment ideas, understanding the hidden value in a transaction or enterprise, providing strategies that both mitigate risk and unlock opportunity, or delivering proprietary research and analytics on multi-asset class holdings, S&P Capital IQ works shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to deliver workflow-specific solutions.

Looking Forward
But that's just the beginning. S&P Capital IQ continues to evolve and grow-organically and through strategic acquisitions-all designed to meet our prime objective: turning financial intelligence into financial wisdom for our clients.

We look forward to working with you.


Health Benefits

Health benefits at McGraw Hill Financial vary depending on your country of work.

For U.S. employees who want to know more about our full range of our medical, dental, and vision plans, view our brochure (PDF).

Non-U.S. employees should talk to their recruiter during the interview process to understand the offerings in their country.

Retirement Benefits

McGraw Hill Financial's retirement benefits necessarily vary depending on your country of work.

For U.S. employees, some of the basics are:

401(k) Savings. The company will contribute an amount equal to 100% of the first 6% of Eligible Pay you contribute each pay period as tax-deferred contributions.* Eligible employees may invest up to 25% of their eligible pay up to the IRS contribution limit of $17,500 for 2013.

Profit Sharing. The Company may contribute to your retirement income through discretionary profit sharing contributions.

Employee Stock Purchase. Employees may purchase common stock of McGraw Hill Financial through a payroll deduction plan, with no brokerage or commission fees to the employee. 

*These updates do not apply to the Standard and Poor's 401(k) Savings and Profit Sharing Plan for Represented Employees, which covers Guild employees.

Work Life

McGraw Hill Financial knows that you don't leave half of yourself at the door when you come to work each day. And that to be truly effective at work, you have to feel truly effective at home. That's why the Corporation provides you with a diverse array of programs and policies to support you in all your roles...at every stage of your life. These programs and policies are what we call "WorkLife."

Our WorkLife benefits include:

  • On the Job. Flexible work arrangements; maternity, paternity, adoption and emergency dependent care leave; and volunteer opportunities.
  • At Home. Support for child and eldercare, adoption assistance, fertility, pregnancy, and special needs children
  • Mind, Body and Healthy Living. Employee Assistance Program, flexible spending accounts, fitness discounts, smoking cessation, custom care
  • Financial. Financial Literacy workshops and materials, Employee Credit Union, pre-tax commuting benefits, insurance discounts, legal services
  • Tuition and Continuing Education. Tuition refund up to $5,000 per year, student loan programs, discounts on McGraw-Hill materials and test prep services
  • Entertainment, Cultural, and Shopping Discounts. Free or reduced entry to museums, zoos, and cultural institutions, discounts from major retailers and travel services
  • Maternity Management Program, Backup Dependent Care Program, Lactation Program

Paid and Unpaid Time off

All full-time employees are granted paid vacations depending on the length of their service. Holidays depend on the country and business unit, but most U.S. business units observe New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Friday, and Christmas Day. Employees are also eligible to take three floating holidays throughout the year for religious observances, dependent care, vacation, or to meet other time-off needs.

Learning & Development

Learning and development for all employees is one of our highest business priorities. 

At S&P Capital IQ, we make it a priority to invest in our employees continuously, just as we invest in our brands and products.  We provide the tools, resources, and opportunities to ensure everyone feels able to develop their skills, utilize their experience, and make important contributions every day.


> Performance Management

> Leadership Development

> The Learning Management System

> Global Mentoring Programs

> Cultural Communication Programs 

> High-Profile Speakers & Learning Events

Diversity & Work/Life Initiatives 

The diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our employees give our business a vital competitive edge.  S&P Capital IQ is committed to enabling all employees to succeed in a dynamic environment where inclusion is the norm, differences are respected, and diverse contribution is of paramount importance.

S&P Capital IQ knows that you don't completely set aside your personal life and concerns when you come to work each day.  We recognize that to be truly effective at work, you have to feel truly effective at home.  That's why we provide with a diverse array of programs and policies to support you in many of life’s most important duties...at every stage of your life.




Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CRS)

Through our CRS efforts, McGraw Hill Financial minimizes our environmental footprint and drives sustainability through our operations—from our facilities to our supply chain; we adhere to the strongest principles of corporate governance and ethics; and we support our employees' commitment to giving back to their communities.


> Arts & Entertainment Discounts

> Volunteer Opportunities (including Global Volunteer Day)

> Grants/Matching Gift Programs

> Green Teams

Employees of S&P Capital IQ and the entire McGraw-Hill Financial organization enjoy corporate-negotiated discounts with a host of vendors.

> Personal Employee Discounts (with Apple, Dell, Verizon, AT&T and many more)

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
Lou Eccleston
69 Ratings

    Evolving company - exciting time to help drive meaningful change

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

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


    Employee-centric - willingness to invest in the person for the benefit of the business. Solid leadership with several difference makers. Probably the right work/life balance. Excellent IP with several unique and proprietary data sets. New management from the outside looks promising.


    Less intense than past experiences. Firm is likely about to see significant organizational change that often results in irrational behavior.

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    Execute the structural changes you know the business needs. Everything is in place to do that and while change is hard, opportunities like this don't occur often - seize the day!!

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S&P Capital IQ Interviews

Updated Oct 10, 2014
Updated Oct 10, 2014

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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 weeks after the application I had phone interview with an HR. Questions were about work authorization, nothing about the job. Next week I had an interview at the office one by one with the team director, VP of marketing and another team director. They were all so nice. I thought it went well. I received a really kind rejection email that the director explained that they found someone else who has a technical skill that is important for the position.

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S&P Capital IQ Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Corporations for Hispanics, PODER Enterprise Magazine, 2009
CSR Index 50 List, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and Reputation Institute, 2009
50 Best Companies for Family-Building Benefits, Conceive Magazine, 2010
100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 2009
100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 2010
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Additional Info

Website www.spcapitaliq.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By McGraw Hill Financial
Founded 2004
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance

Getting some business intelligence is a capital idea. Capital IQ provides business research and analysis covering some 60,000 public companies and more than 2.2 million private firms through its Web-based Capital IQ Platform. Its data includes financial information, executive contacts and profiles, merger and acquisition activity, and research reports. In addition, the company provides data feeds and software applications to help its customers organize and sift through the data. All total, Capital IQ serves more than 3,400 clients, including investment banks, investment... More

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