Platts Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. Good pay, mediocre management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Platts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, including 401(k) with a 6% match.

    Cons

    Management disorganized, HR system is a nightmare. Unclear opportunities for advancement.


  2. Nice company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Platts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, flexible timing, motivated environment.

    Cons

    relationship between technology and business.


  3. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Windsor, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Windsor, CO

    I worked at Platts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company overall, great benefits, and quality people.

    Cons

    Smaller departments have a hard time getting attention from upper management unless they are working on a multi-million dollar project. You need to learn to make do with what you have.


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  5. Good benefits, poor management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Platts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life environmental.

    Cons

    Management seems to struggle to find a consistent business plan other than acquisitions and then has trouble integrating acquisitions. In the process some existing business lines are neglected. Management style is very top down, despite affirmations to the contrary.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and believe in your employees.


  6. Organization in transition

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Platts full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, company growing, McGraw Hill Financial supports volunteering

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs, lots of politics


  7. Don't Get Sick

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales - Strategic Accounts in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales - Strategic Accounts in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Platts (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and good benefits

    Cons

    I worked very long hours for Platts for 8 years and I was a top producer on the sales side. However, while I was out getting treatment for cancer, they laid me off. Because I was on disability at the time, they denied me my severance package. No compassion or care for an employee going through a devastating time. I was left with no income for 2 months during a review of my short term disability. Completely heartless company.

    Advice to Management

    Review your policies, as I'm quite certain it's illegal to deny a severance package to someone who is sick when you lay them off.


  8. Don

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Editor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Editor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Platts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Located in DC, matching 401k ...for now.

    Cons

    Routinely fire people, then people get fed up and quit. You're left to do the work of 3 people. It's been like this for 3 years and counting. The phrase "We're a team" is pure rubbish.

    Advice to Management

    You're the problem.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, except a few bad eggs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Platts full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upper management is very involved in creating a better culture Fun work environment

    Cons

    The mid-level managers were either way too hands off or way too hands on-- there didn't seem to be any happy medium. I was forced to work with people who still didn't know how to do their jobs after 2 years of being there and it made it really tough for everyone else to perform. Then I had to work with people who worked for micromanagers, so they were too timid and scared to do anything.

    Advice to Management

    Get your mid-level leaders to the same level of quality leadership that you perform... The senior leaders were exemplary in motivating and educating, but they didn't seem to understand that their mid-level managers were actually inhibiting performance.


  10. I was a reporter.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Platts full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Platts provided a friendly, casual work environment where you could surround yourself with intellectual challenges fostered by a collaborative culture. The staff comprised some of the best in the field, and the company provided ample room to grow.

    Cons

    The biggest downside was a bureaucratic culture that came with the territory of being part of a large multinational conglomerate. That amplified everyday frustrations such as dealing with HR or tech support to a degree those accustomed to smaller companies might find offputting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but try to cut down on some of the corporate red tape. Granted I left before the McGraw-Hill split so it's entirely possible this problem already has been addressed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Non-Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Platts full-time

    Pros

    Loads of flexibility with understanding managers who trust you to get the job done without breathing down your neck.

    Cons

    very little upward mobility. and if you're based in asia, abandon any thoughts of advancement unless you're willing to relocate.



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