S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
254 Reviews
3.4
254 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Imogen Dillon Hatcher
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Culture; good work/life balance; a good place to start (in 41 reviews)

  • good interpersonal skills and very friendly yet professional work environment (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development (in 11 reviews)

  • No growth options due to absence of good quality work (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    This is the best company to work with to start your career. The S&P brand name also is a plus.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    The culture in the company is very good. The management is good and easy to work with. The projects we get are well owned by us and give us a good knowledge.

    Cons

    The on site opportunities are not that good.
    There are recent changes in the higher managements which resulted in some policy changes and still they are in the evolution stage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Co.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Compensation is high

    Cons

    No cons as such
    A little bit of politics maybe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Bureaucracy at its finest

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Innovative company if you're in sales, marketing or product, good products, good salary, nice location in NYC

    Cons

    If you work in sales or in product the jobs are probably amazing. If you are behind the scenes working in tech or operations its a nightmare. So much bureaucracy so little time. The environment is fast paced, but the tech teams can't keep up. Management is old school S&P management so don't let the CIQ name fool you. Most of the good management left when they were forced to come together. It used to be a great place to work, now its terrible, with poor management and you have to basically ask to go to the bathroom. Too many micromanagers and managers who don't understand how to manage. Most managers are extremely passive aggressive and old school. If you are looking for a young innovative tech team to work on, this isn't it. If you are in product it will be an innovative team but your stuff won't be developed correctly or on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back off, let people do their jobs, technology management needs the big ole heave ho. Bring in young, smart people, instead of old school boys club cronies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very laid back environment, great people to work with, no more than 2 years

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are pleasant to work with.
    Cool new floor; looks like Google.
    Salary and benefits are really good.

    Cons

    QA department is run by strict women.
    Tasks can be repetitive and boring.
    Your job is never guaranteed; they do not give you a 2 week notice.
    Work on some weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a team/managers that have plans instead of wasting time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    great environment and work-life balance, nice folks

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great environment and work-life balance, nice folks

    Cons

    a bit slow development process. HR doesn't function very well, especially on the application of visa and GC procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    it was great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, quality of life, intellectual challenges

    Cons

    politics, old S&P legacy issues, lack of evolution

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK....but don't be too optimistic..

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    Former Employee - Director in London, AR
    Former Employee - Director in London, AR

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    positive work/life balance and atmosphere..

    Cons

    senior mgt, work life balance if you are a best friend..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up to other channels and listen more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to be average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, really nice perks such as Pool and Ping Pong. Trying to be innovative, and you have flexibility to try out new ideas as long as they are not too risky.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay well, and people are not ambitious. Most everyone is rather risk averse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Gone downhill by trying to be "cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    The culture is good - management has been trying to improve morale through events, benefits, and fancy new fad-office design - PS4s and X-Box Ones, treadmill and standing desks, etc.

    Cons

    The technology is dated and backwards, and strives towards modernizing/embracing newer, more productive patterns and libraries have been dragged down by management that either doesn't get it or actively stops innovation. It's gotten too big to be what it once was - a focused team that valued talent, brains, and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Evolving company - exciting time to help drive meaningful change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Employee-centric - willingness to invest in the person for the benefit of the business. Solid leadership with several difference makers. Probably the right work/life balance. Excellent IP with several unique and proprietary data sets. New management from the outside looks promising.

    Cons

    Less intense than past experiences. Firm is likely about to see significant organizational change that often results in irrational behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute the structural changes you know the business needs. Everything is in place to do that and while change is hard, opportunities like this don't occur often - seize the day!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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