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Great hours, decent pay, lots of politics and big shakeups.

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Current Employee - IT Person  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - IT Person in New York, NY

I have been working at S&P Ratings full-time for more than a year

Pros

The hours are great, and the pay is decent... it's not competitive with the banks, but you really do get a 9 to 5 workday. The building empties out at 5pm.

Cons

There are a lot of interoffice politics. They are gutting entire departments to "shake up" things, especially things like IT which is being *entirely* outsourced. Progression is really slow up the ladder as well, as it's a place that doesn't judge you on the merits of your work for promotion, but rather the amount of time you're there. Better off leaving and taking a lateral move, then coming back 3 levels higher. It's a HEAVILY meeting dominated culture, where you talk about things for weeks or months at a time before actually doing ANYTHING.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Faster promotions for those that deserve it. The best employees aren't going to wait around to get one, they want to see that their work is rewarded or they will find somebody else who will. The politics and meetings kill productivity, and should be eliminated.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great work life balance in the city

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Ratings as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    S&P gives you the benefits of working with some of the best financial minds on wall street and at the same time also allows you a decent amount of time to spend with family and friends!

    Cons

    The range of financial products / industry exposure that one can work on is limited compared to most investment banks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice Place to Work

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    Current Employee - IT  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Ratings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    S&P is a really good company to work for. The number of employees who have stayed with the company exemplifies that. The work/life balance is excellent and includes options for telecommuting, compressed schedules and flexible hours based on the needs of your role. There are plenty of career opportunities internally and many people take advantage of them. People are professional and motivated.

    Cons

    The company is going through many changes. It is hard to know what kind of company it will be to work for when things settle down. The uncertainity has many people uncomfortable about the future and their own job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be penny wise and pound foolish. Manages changes carefully.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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