S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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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. Growing Pains with opportunities in NYC

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    If 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 Management

    Listen 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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    This Company is very dishonest

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Development Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Development Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, people are friendly

    Cons

    Seem 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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (11)

    Awesome Until Now...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

    Actually do something with all the feedback that you have instead of steamrolling everyone and accepting your losses.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    Boring, mundane work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 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 a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Pays well enough.

    Cons

    Lou Eccleston, CEO, and Bob Coppola, CTO, in particular, are clueless to what really is going on within the company, and proven by their actions (or lack thereof), have no idea how to run a technology company. Resources are spread too thin and product development has essentially ceased to exist. Political nature of a large and old company makes it extremely inefficient to do almost anything.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring current or former Thomson employees. That company is a mess and we will just end up their same dismal position if we do not change our ways


  7. Helpful (8)

    A good company to work for at one time but management has changed it for the worse

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

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great entry level work, resume builder, benefits, telecommuting.

    Cons

    The company is too political, and to get ahead, you must kiss up to your manager and/or management. Lou Eccleston and his Thomson cronies have not brought any value or market driven products to the marketplace. As a result, he has taken the easy route by making a name for himself by reorganizing and most importantly, cutting costs. Reducing staff, salaries, & compensation is the standard which has made for a very unhappy, insecure workforce that is fearful of losing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    McGraw Hill needs to change management and create a culture that values and rewards it's employees from the bottom up. The company needs to make a real investment in market research in order to better understand the needs and wants of customers in order to bring real, market driven products instead of forcing unwanted products to customers.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Product Consultant

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    Current Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's an easy job with short hours. The people are fun and like-minded.

    Cons

    The group is terribly managed, and there is no real growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention.


  9. The company had a good culture but the work wasn't very exciting.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good tech culture. Friendly people willing to help and talk to you. Good hours.

    Cons

    Work not exciting. Employees left after a few years - high turnover. Senior management is hired from outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more within the company.


  10. Great job right out of college, not much beyond that

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The team you work with becomes like family. Depending on the department and manager, they can be extremely flexible with you in terms of working from home. There are also some great travel opportunities, depending on your position.

    Cons

    Too many changes. The company is confused with who they are and who they want to be. Nothing fulfilling about your everyday work. There are no straight duties for your job description, they are always changing while you take on more responsibility and your salary remains close to the same .

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to really look at the bigger picture, they are so focused on the client that they ignore the employees that gather and retain the clients. There is also a lot of decisions made without consulting the people those decisions affect. Advice would be to listen to your employees, they can also have great ideas!


  11. A Rudderless Ship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Brand Recognition, and many good people

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with their people, especially in the Sales arena. Processes such as Salesforce, have been implemented so poorly that using them actually make the sales, account management, order fulfillment, and billing effort more difficult and far less efficient. The company is also very poor at developing career paths for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make a better effort in recognizing that many of your long-standing employees actually ARE valuable, possess needed experience, clearly demonstrate loyalty, and really do add to the long term success of the company.



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