S&P Capital IQ
3.3 of 5 181 reviews
www.capitaliq.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.3 181 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston

Lou Eccleston

(51 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure"
    in 23 reviews
  • "good interpersonal skills and very friendly yet professional work environment"
    in 16 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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8 people found this helpful  

Boring, mundane work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsRarely need to work overtime/weekends
More freedom in terms of work hours than other jobs

ConsBelow market value pay (given the hrs, it's fair though)
Most development work is borderline data entry/content management.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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

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incoherent, disorganized, unrealistic expectations

Proofer Part-time (Current Employee)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ as a contractor for less than a year

Prosflexible hours
OK pay for the type of job
seemed too good to be true at the beginning, and it was

ConsVery lengthy unpaid training, abysmal tech support, not enough work at the end
Required much deeper technical competence than in job description

I'm still employed as proofer, which is contract work requiring good knowledge of English and ability to listen to boring earning calls all day. $20 an hour for part-time, at-home work. The proofing is not difficult, but their software is all over the map, different versions, doesn't load, nothing but frustration.

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline training process, don't hang new employees out to dry, better mentoring required

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

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boring company, boring product

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 3 years

Prosrelaxed atmosphere, nobody seems to work very hard
good people

Consthe place lacks energy.
the takeover by S&P has been unsettling. 2 very different cultures, products and sales approach coming together will always be challenging, but the S&P management does not make the best judgement on what should be done.
After 9 months, people still did not get their comp plan
too much politics in the office

Advice to Senior Managementgive people their comp plan sooner
work on improving your performance on each product line rather than try to run the business and integrate all the companies and products all at once.

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

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Standardized way of working

Product Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time for less than a year

ProsA very friendly work atmosphere

ConsTraining sounds good but is in fact very poor. It all aims at becoming a robot. Absolutely no room for personal ability.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust individual talent and personality.

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As long you feel good that exp is useful for further jobs in that line.

Analyst (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

Prosyou can know the various financial Statements submitted with SEC so you will have broad idea on various industries and sectors. Exposure to Financial and business/Industry Analysis

ConsNot much growth and benefit of work experience gained in less in other industries.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive expectation on Career path and growth with specific targets.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome Until Now...

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

ProsLots of fantastic, smart and passionate people. Very easy going and laid back without much bureaucracy...for now. It's awesome to own a project and see it through.

ConsManagement is tearing the company apart and hemorrhaging the people that made Capital IQ great left and right through a poorly planned integration. Most people that are capable of assisting are just trying to position themselves in a better place rather than trying to keep everything together.

Advice to Senior ManagementActually do something with all the feedback that you have instead of steamrolling everyone and accepting your losses.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Friendly on the face of it but not so nice if you get on the wrong side

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

ProsThey are willing to promote people quickly, although this generally means that positions needing experience and qualifications are held by unqualified staff.

ConsThey love to talk about how scrappy they are, but the complete opposite is the truth - there's no energy or buzz in the office, it's like working in a retirement home which is bizarre considering most employees are in their twenties.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake decisions, stop talking all the time and doing nothing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This Company is very dishonest

Client Development Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

ProsPay is good, people are friendly

ConsSeem to care to much about partying and wanting everyone to be the best of friends. The job is not protrayed correctly. If you are a client development analyst, you are a customer service representative. That title word means nothing, do you research first.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe clear about the position, misleading people about the job description is why your employees want to leave!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Growing Pains with opportunities in NYC

Director of Marketing (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at S&P Capital IQ

ProsIf you are working for the company in NYC, there are many opportunities to contribute. The company is growing quickly and management has high hopes to expand market share as quickly as possible. New ideas are desired and senior management by-in will help drive ideas. Those who are well liked are rewarded accordingly.

ConsIf you are outside of the NYC office, there is little professional growth unless you desire to relocate. Communication from senior management to outlying offices is sparse and at times non-existent. The company is growing so fast that it has affected the quality of products being delivered to certain target markets. These growing pains will hopefully subside as they make their way through the transition from a small company to a large company.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. There are many talented people in other cities besides NYC that are eager to participate and make the company better. People are your biggest asset; treat them so.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Pay master - healthy work life balance

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood Pay
Healthy Work Life Balance

ConsSlow Growth
Lack of learning oppurtunities

Advice to Senior Managementstrong requirement of introducing learning and knowledge improvement of employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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