S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
252 Reviews
3.4
252 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.  

    a DBA's review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Database Administrator/Developer
    Current Employee - Database Administrator/Developer

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

    Pros

    hike more thn wht othr compnies offer

    Cons

    no training no learning no growth ! u ll get stuck here !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pathetic

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Gurgaon, Uttar Pradesh (India)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Gurgaon, Uttar Pradesh (India)

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

    Pros

    Good initial package.
    Very professional looking organisation.
    Smart crowd.
    Good infrastructure and nice atmosphere.
    Ample space for parking and activities.
    Inhand is good initially.

    Cons

    Absouletely no growth especially for cs people.
    Even after 5 years my package is same.
    Work is based on old technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring some useful work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    HR Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Database Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work-environment, atmosphere, Industry, Open door offices, Team-culture, Nice individuals to work with.

    Cons

    Disorganized HR Team, Horrible Interview and Candidate Management, No intimation of application updates and wages are way too low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR team and the interviewing policies need to revamped.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Run....run far, far away...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    If you are connected, the Pros of working here are enormous - very lax work hours (great work/life balance), if you are senior enough the pay is amazing considering the little that you do for it, you get to mistreat your team members, you get to belittle anyone you like (as long as they are below you in the hierarchy), fairly generous benefits (good stock awards for Sr Mgrs)...if you are not connected - not very many Pros - if you are not connected you are generally not in the senior roles, your pay isn't that great (actually you are underpaid here by about 25 - 40%), and while work life balance is quite astonishingly good (meaning you can be very flexible with your time, as long as they "like" you), you are tasked with doing mind numbing work, you don't learn much (by and large there are a fair number of very dim individuals in positions of power at this firm), and you certainly won't advance all that quickly (unless you fall into bucket #1 above) - or worse, because you are the only capable individual, you get to do all of the work without any recognition (this place is rife with individuals, esp in senior roles, taking credit for others' work, so do not expect your work to actually get you anywhere in this place)- all in all a great place to work for someone with few aspirations in life, not looking to put a whole lot of energy into what they do and are looking for a steady paycheck - this place is for you!

    Cons

    You're kidding, right? There are simply too many to list, however as a scratch of the surface, they are run by an inept management team that favors sycophants to people who, you know, actually are intelligent and can actually do things - there is a very strong "don't rock the boat" mentality there. The place prints money (due to the Ratings side of the house) and politics is HUGE there. If you were an ignorant, incapable individual and suddenly found yourself in a senior management role because one of your buddies pulled you in, why on earth would you do anything to upset the very sweet gig you have (see Pros for connected people above) - your number one job is to get rid of anyone who has one iota of intelligence more than you, for they may expose you to be the inept individual you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long walk, short pier - take a hike
    The management culture of any company is set by the executive suite - and this place surely suffered as a result. As was mentioned in a recently held meeting amongst the senior management: Lou is a capable sales man, and should have stayed in sales.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    great work-life balance, but horribly terrible manager and significantly under paid

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    great team mates, great culture, great working environment

    Cons

    remarkably terrible manager to cope with. Heavily under paid. Don't think it would be a great place to work if your manager is trying to build up her reputation and look good with your sacrifice. working with a manager who doesn't give a sh*t about you is miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find someone who would really care for her subordinates and make them feel it's safe and worth putting 100% efforts working in your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Unstable career abrupt changes and biased managers politics big tim

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    No work pressure and chilled out atmosphere
    Work only for money

    Cons

    Managers throw people out in less than a day whenever they wish to..so very unstable company
    Growth - forget it
    Learning - totally zero
    Work - data entry type not that good
    Politics and managers are biased
    Training - zero after initial training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    JDA - FADIM

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Jda in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Jda in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    No responsibilities, No pressures:) , very limited responsibilities to even Ass Mgr.

    Cons

    No growth, no learning centres, no trainings, no people development, very long heirarchy. One should never expect growth here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very poor HR magmt, need to develop lot many things in Hyd.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Depressing outside of India

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Capital 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.)

    Cons

    Look 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 ManagementAdvice

    Read the reviews. React.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unorganized and Terrible Working Conditions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Manager
    Former Employee - Research Manager

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

    Pros

    There 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

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1) 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 ManagementAdvice

    Fire all and get a new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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