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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Review Highlights

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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    2 people found this helpful  

    You are free to wear flip flops!

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNo dress code - you can wear whatever the hell you like provided it's not indecent.
    Quite flexible hours - nobody is watching over you to be sure you're at work at exactly 9:00. I usually come around 9:45-10, no issue.

    ConsNot much in the way career advancement - this is why some older more experiences folks started leaving.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome experience at Capital IQ

    Database Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAwesome company culture.. good work...

    ConsLow pay, not much non-work activities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good internship program

    Software Developer Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros- The program itself is well structured.
    - Get to choose which projects you want to work on (there is a list and each intern will give their top 3, it mostly worked out for my batch that everyone got something from that list)
    - Very casual dressing in a building full of formal dressers.

    Cons- HR can be a stickler.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet another floor! There is no space left for even new full time hires what more for interns!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    We are growing up!

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSenior management cares about the staff and is focused on addressing long standing gaps created by the old guard. Lots of positive change has been happening over the last year.

    ConsThe 1% that relied on nepotism and know they are exposed by the changes are good at making noise and hurting morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick the course -it's already much improved...

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    10 people found this helpful  

    Irrecoverable from Downward Spiral

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPrior to Sr. Management's misguided "house cleaning":
    *Hard work was acknowledged and rewarded
    *Work/life balance was actually taken seriously
    *Emphasis was placed on innovation and creativity

    ConsNow that almost EVERYONE from Technology (Development + Infrastructure) has quit since May 2011, there is hardly any knowledge transfer and an embarrassing zero mentor-ship. Turnover has become too much of a problem and has sent this company into a downward spiral that even those who have stuck around secretly acknowledge is irrecoverable.

    CIQ used to be a place of innovation and has now turned into a bureaucracy of cronyism. Each individual has his own personal agenda and strife is rampant. Total lack of communication as well, which has actually led to two different groups developing the same application without collaboration and neither side was aware of the other.

    To make things worse, an initiative to re-organize the company without serious foresight into the complications of integration from an IT perspective has cause numerous frustrations and missed deadlines.

    There's no turning back at this point - they just let way too many smart people leave at the wrong times. The saddest part is that this company will never fail - there is too much money that can be poured in. However, it has become and will remain a mediocre/ industry player (NOT the leader it used to be).

    Advice to Senior ManagementI cannot offer any. You've already destroyed what was once a great company. The fact that you do not even see what is wrong nor have done anything to address it is astounding. Just like King Midas, everything you've touched appears to be "turned to gold", when really, you've just permanently frozen everything. Yet all you see is gold and think you've done a wonderful job. Wake up and drink the coffee instead of the Kool-Aid. I hear they are still serving the Kool-Aid at TR.

    I feel sorry for you when the customers finally realize how much your choices and actions have stifled a great platform and they leave...

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

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    The DMV of Financial Services

    Database Engineer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIt used to be great to work here before everyone that knew technology quit

    ConsImagine every aspect of the DMV (slowness, incompetence and lack of motivation) and now apply that to a technology company and you have CIQ. In the past 4 months, 2/5's of the executive board have quit under Lou Eccleston and the technology organization has seen a 40% attrition rate. Anyone with any domain knowledge and technical expertise has quit leaving junior engineers without mentors and leaving the rest of the company without focus which is apparent in their lack of new development outside of boring maintenance projects

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut all senior management and start new.

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

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    Great Company

    Dbe (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere is a lot of flexibility. People are awesome. Culturee is great.

    ConsNot sure how easy it is to rise positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    business analyst

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Proslarge company with some resources

    Consvery unorganized for a large firm

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    terrific

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood people to work with, good hours

    Conslot of people are leaving

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Given Strong sense of independence and trust

    Intern (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe culture is not stressful and everyone is very trusting in your abilities

    Consneed a better way to train

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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