S&P Capital IQ

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Cliquish environment - not recommended for minorities and/or foreigners

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Former Employee - Junior Developer in New York, NY
Former Employee - Junior Developer in New York, NY

I worked at S&P Capital IQ

Pros

Capital IQ has very lax dress codes. On a hot summer day, it's common to see employees in sandals and shorts. Capital IQ, from time to time, has these 'Townhall' meetings on Fridays (typically) where employees, management, owners of the company get together for beers. These 'townhall' meetings usually coincide with important milestones of the company such as a big software release or the end of a raving month for sales. Management is generally OK with people taking their vacation at any time as long as you let them know ahead of time (a month or so, the earlier the better).

Cons

Employees, save managers and senior employees, don't get the respect they deserve. You can and will get funny looks. Occasionally, one may even be made a laughing stock (literally). The lack of professionalism in this respect is rather shocking. Ongoing popularity contests are part and parcel of the work environment here. In order for employees to gain recognition, they *will* have to engage in small talk involving baseball and the like, as well as going out to bars with senior managers. As a result, employees who do not fit in culturally are ostracized, and often have to endure subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) hostility in a less-than-diverse work environment.

Senior employees and management are very self-centered in their approach to problems and ways of doing things. They are generally unaware of this. Alternative ideas or suggestions are often shot down almost purely due to this factor. Management has poor (over-aggressive) estimates for project management. Quality-assurance teams are completely out-sourced. Communication barriers and time zone differences can lead to frustrating and inefficient debugging cycles. CIQ doesn't have formal employee training. Their philosophy is similar to how eagles teach their younglings how to fly - survival of the fittest. You are expected to learn and adapt to many things in a short amount of time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase the level of professionalism amongst lower level employees. Promote diversity within the company. Provide more training for new employees.

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    Awesome first job.

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    Former Employee - Developer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Developer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    great work environment. competitive salary. great location. The benefits were stellar. I was treated very well as a new-comer.

    Cons

    more difficult to advance career. you feel a little dumber after working here. inexperienced lower- level management. have managers take a course on management. Simple things like taking notes at meetings and setting deadlines, with weekly reports, should seem obvious to managers, but are often overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and create new markets, not just expand market share in already saturated markets. The plan of taking away from competitors will only go so far.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expect to be treated like a newly-out-of college empolyee with no personal life

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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

    Pros

    Good technology - lots of projects to work on. There are a lot of employees, both young and older, so there are opportunities to learn from other people.

    Cons

    they hire lots of new college grads, hoping that they'll spend no time on personal life. There's also a lot of pigeon holing going on. Management can be a bit annoying at times -- there's a lot of cliqueishness going on. Too much focus on spending "face time" at work, and spending as much time as possible in the office. There should be a little more focus on keeping the good employees that they have, as there's lots of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen up -- learn how to manage your employees

    No opinion of CEO
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