S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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S&P Capital IQ President Imogen Dillon Hatcher
Imogen Dillon Hatcher
38 Ratings

Pros
  • Probably the right work/life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • The Work environment is terrific (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is unorganized (in 11 reviews)

  • Absouletely no growth especially for cs people (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Educational and rewarding yet excessive politics and cultural change make for a challenging work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity is championed, creativity is desired, and he brand and leading products are premier in their markets.

    Cons

    Politics, corporate cultural change, the need for great innovation and transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Improve upon the pros listed and eliminate where possible the cons mentioned.


  2. Good place to start your career, but don't stay for long

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was fortunate to have managers who respected and rewarded the value-added work I performed. Work/life balance is good,Overall, this is a great company to get your feet wet in the financial services industry and learn about how professionals use market data vendors like CIQ to do their job. If that interests you, then go for it.

    Cons

    The company lack of culture and cohesion makes it feel like any other big company. You will also find the HR to be pretty useless (at least in my experience). The biggest detriment to the company is that it doesn't offer any real resources for career growth. If you're in your 20s-30s you know how important that is, so don't stick around for too long!

    Advice to Management

    none.


  3. Struggling to find a viable growth strategy

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere and culture were generally friendly and supportive. Solid support for a balance between work and personal life. No need to put in extra time at the end of each day doing busy work while waiting for the manager to leave.

    Cons

    As a result of the mortgage backed securities crisis, dozens of new lawyers were added to the company. This lead to an exaggerated level of caution, with every decision needing to be supported with a hefty paper trail. This paper trail needed to be kept in physical form, reviewed by a manager, as well as scanned into a doc management system.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick with it. Too much changeover in upper levels due to strategy misfires.


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  5. Good place to start, not necessarily to stay

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, decent pay and benefits, some interesting projects. Good place to start a career

    Cons

    Not very new technologies, lack of or unclear career paths, lots of changes in upper management

    Advice to Management

    Stop being hypocritical - lots of buzzwords that sound like major changes, but resistant to any actual progress


  6. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great work life balance, upward mobility if you shine bright enough.

    Cons

    no longer a start up culture.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Development Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Development Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will have S&P on your resume as a big industry name...period ..there are no other pros unless you manage to get a good manager which is extremely difficult.

    Cons

    Everything is based on friendships not on skill or experience. Comprised off of smaller companies acquired along the way mangers are inexperienced. Most managers do not allow employees access to the great company benefits or work life balance and the company turns a blind eye. HR is useless. Basically mangers do not believe in nor support company employee initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing inexperienced managers to manage large groups of people - let them manage projects instead. Also stop covering up bad business decisions by laying off talent since you cannot trust your managers to identify themselves as being the employees that need to be laid off.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Sinking Ship Without A Captain

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay Immediate 401K vesting Commission structure isn't on a net basis...meaning you can sell $100K, have $200K in cancels, and get paid your full commission....like I said, a sinking ship

    Cons

    - No culture - Legacy mindset - Product has not evolved (clients seem okay with that but it has a very early 2000s feel) - Management is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate your management. Wouldn't allow remote employees either. Also, order management and processes are super outdated. Salesforce poorly implemented and contracts are manually edited in MS Word....yikes.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not bad but not great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The office and coworkers are all very fun. Team outings, loose atmosphere, work is fun too.

    Cons

    Pay is very meh and the fact that Cap IQ is attached to the McGraw-Hill parent company isn't great. A lot of cheesy corporate events and what have you that aren't anything but torturous.

    Advice to Management

    Try paying more if you want to retain a higher percent of employees. Also, tell the higher ups that day-long "leadership training" events are incredibly dull


  10. less than 1 year in the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice. flexibility to switch to different roles.

    Cons

    change takes long time.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Senior management - new, legacy and CEO - don't have a clue

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Arrive at 10 leave at 4-30 Great sales staff especially in ApAC and non NYC USA

    Cons

    New management and CEO doesn't have a clue Aged platform which will never be Bloomberg No growth strategy all about cost cutting Too much politics No creativity and innovation Doesn't care about clients - general managers don't understand client work flows

    Advice to Management

    Please resign and get some new management that understands capital markets



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