S&P Ratings

www.standardandpoors.com
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Great way to build up your financial skills

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Rating Specialist
Former Employee - Rating Specialist

I worked at S&P Ratings full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The people are extremely helpful and open, including senior directors.
Access to global analysts
Good name to have in your resume

Cons

The salary is not competitive for being in the financial services sector
Highly bureaucratic company, everything takes time
With the new regulation, doing the job is more about ticking boxes and reviewing checklist to ensure that every angle has been covered rather than focusing on value added analysis

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Enjoyable

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    Former Employee - Ratings Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Ratings Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at S&P Ratings

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Great analytical training

    Cons

    salary, location, lack of progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve internal opportunities job board

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to finish your career but definitely not for ambitious hard working people

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at S&P Ratings

    Pros

    9 to 5 work day, good atmosphere, 5 to 6 weeks of holidays, famous place to work, nice to have it on the CV, not very stressful.

    Cons

    Low salary, mediocrity instead of meritocracy. No place for ambitious individuals. Very difficult to obtain a promotion. A new comer from another company with 2 years of experience will obtain a title you need to wait for at least 5 years if you start in the company.
    A new comer with 5-7 years of experience is viewed as 10-15 S&P years of experience by senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to change the whole management spirit where being good is badly viewed. Start rewarding fidelity to the company, the huge turnover is a best sign that nobody (with less than 10 years of experience) wants to stay there. One third of all analysts leave company every year.

    Approves of CEO
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