S&P Capital IQ
3.3 of 5 201 reviews
www.spcapitaliq.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.3 201 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston

Lou Eccleston

(58 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Strong learning culture, friendly work environment"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development"
    in 13 reviews
  • "No Learning- After 6 months your learning curve falls and get ready to do the same stuff for the rest of your life"
    in 7 reviews
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    Was a great place to work before management changed

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCulture, office, work load, time in office (very flexible on when to come and when to leave). As long as you got your work done on time, people were cool with you.

    ConsMgmt switched over in early 2012 leading to huge turnover. New leaders were stuffy and resistant to feedback.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A sweet option for part-timers/flexible proofreader types

    Transcription Proofreader (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay, (sometimes) interesting content, not too taxing.

    I work as a proofreader for the transcription department. I listen to the audio of a conference call or presentation and check the accuracy of a transcription. Pretty straightforward, easy work, and most of the calls are pretty interesting. The work is cyclical, tied to quarterly earnings reports of publicly-traded companies, so it's not full time (more like 26-32-ish weeks out of the year), but when there's work, there's plenty of work. Pay is decent but it would be hard to have this be a single job. That's not their fault though, they're very upfront about the amount of work, and most of their people do this as a second/side job so they're usually pretty understanding so long as you stick to what you promise.

    ConsNot a full-time job but can eat up too much time when it's busy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe coaching opportunities were a good idea and should be continued/expanded.

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood place to start your career.
    Good amount of young professionals.

    ConsHard to progress in the company.
    The department I was in had a lot of internal conflicts. Management did little to nothing to resolve it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany to create a career paths for people which can eliminate bias and conflicts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No new product developments, existing portfolio is pretty solid though

    Software Lead (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood compensation, great learning opportunities, great people used to be working here, however have left the company in recent months.

    ConsHighly bureaucratic, simple things cannot get done due to multiple hurdles, infrastructure operations outsourced to a terrible vendor, senior management is out of touch with recent technological advancements, lot of politics played by middle management employees due to job insecurity.

    Advice to Senior Managementstreamline the senior management by paying closer attention to the actual work being done by the so-called "directors" and "senior directors".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, but best people have left

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company with a few good people remaining. Still have some strong products and solutions but not very innovative anymore. Safe place to work and company isnt going anywhere anytime soon (up or down)

    ConsSenior leadership isnt very strong and product development is lacking. Growth is flatlining.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Start-up that has become more corporate to compete with other big data providers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat learning opportunities, forward-thinking company, generally a very dynamic atmosphere where people who believe in the brand often stay for many years

    ConsThe transition to become fully integrated into its parent company, S&P, was not received well by a majority of employees, causing many key leaders and talented employees to leave

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    The company had a good culture but the work wasn't very exciting.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood tech culture.
    Friendly people willing to help and talk to you.
    Good hours.

    ConsWork not exciting.
    Employees left after a few years - high turnover.
    Senior management is hired from outside the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more within the company.

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    A mixed bag, some brilliant people in an environment that is struggling to find direction after internal re-org

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere is a lot to learn here, the projects are challenging, and there are some really great people. Working in the heart of downtown Manhattan is pretty cool too.

    ConsThere was a re-org in 2011 and since then a lot of top talent has left the company. This left a knowledge vacuum that the company has been struggling to fill. So far, the upper management has done a horrible job handling this. They are very disconnected and uninspiring. They haven't focused on hiring new, smart people. They've ignored how bad the new outsourced MIS solution is. Basically, the current environment is one where its very hard to get work done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's been 2 years since the re-org. Stop ignoring the problems and writing them off as growing pains. Instead, solicit feedback from all tiers of employees and take meaningful action to correct the issues.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Depressing outside of India

    Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCapital IQ has an amazing Indian operation. Morale there remains pretty good. Do yourself a favor and sort the reviews by location and you will see that folks in India generally are happy and have good feelings about the business and even the CEO (who they don't know.)

    ConsLook at how people in NY feel. Most people disapprove of the CEO and wouldn't recommend the company to a friend. NY is where most of the sales, technology and product development is located. NY is also the same office as Lou the CEO and much of the senior managers. NY'ers have a much better sense of the level of incompetence, politics and lack of "realness" that the senior team has mastered. It is very sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead the reviews. React.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Startup Fun Culture with perfect Professionalism and Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIts the perfect mix of a professional work culture and startup fun. You learn a lot, get mentored a lot, get challenging work but see people full of energy around you playing games, shouting, laughing, throwing jokes, making fun - that is you never get bored.
    There will never be a lack of energy and fun
    There will never be a lack of learning and quality work

    ConsDon't go by the negative reviews. I had really low expectations from the company after reading them but am so glad now that I joined it

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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