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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 204 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston

Lou Eccleston

(59 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure(in 29 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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    3 people found this helpful  

    Product Consultant

    Product Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt's an easy job with short hours. The people are fun and like-minded.

    ConsThe group is terribly managed, and there is no real growth potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention.

    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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    Talent is draining

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig name
    Stability
    People you can meet

    ConsTalent is walking out
    Top Down information lags significantly

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your employees better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    S&P Capital IQ

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-Life Balance, Training, Culture and Location.

    ConsIntegration with the rest of the company especially the S&P side of the business and transparency from HR and upper management.

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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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    5 people found this helpful  

    Unorganized and Terrible Working Conditions

    Research Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThere were some nice restaurants near the headquarters. that's about it. It was absolutely the worst experience i have ever had in my 15 years in the financial industry.....True nightmare

    ConsSenior management is unorganized. They do not know how to properly give direction or set clear goals. There is no set training process and lower end managers are left to fend for themselves. There is also heavy favortism and sexism. Management doesn't encourage employee growth or career advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the employees when they ask for clear goals. They need direction. There is a reason why there is such high turnover, it is because senior management doesn't have a clue with what they are doing. Learn to pay attention to the staff. Also, all teams should have managers to go to for direction....when one manager leaves it is vital that he/she is replaced or substituted immediately. If you want to keep your top talent, you will need to start paying closer to market rates

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work despite recent integration pain

    Middle Management (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexible and entrepreneurial work environment. Lot's of potential to grow the business by putting together solutions from businesses acquired over the years but not yet fully integrated

    ConsHard to get paid well. Varying quality of senior management team. Culture clash between "lifers" and new young blood mostly brought in through acquisitions

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire on merit for senior positions and not just based on past loyalties

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pathetic pathetic...bunch of goons running the place!

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood for unambitious people. If you are even 5% motivated and want to add value to your Resume dont join this place.

    Cons1) Management
    2)) People: Everybody is a junior who think they know it all...wrong on all levels...there are no good mentors and non technical people are given techincal jobs.
    3) Some business teams are good but majority have no vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire all and get a new management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Learn A Lot

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart and good people
    Interesting market
    Good technology

    ConsGoing through restructuring
    Uncertainty about future state

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    An evolving story ...

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBusiness leadership has been good at articulating strategy in the last few years. Urgency is there.

    ConsThere has been a fair amount of re-organizations due to leadership changes within the last 5+ years. Also, unless you are part of a key priority, you could be left behind. There has been a relatively high level of voluntary attrition to staff in the last year or so.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on ensuring there is a balanced scorecard on the key management team across all areas of the firm especially in areas where there is a greater than normal level of staff attrition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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