S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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S&P Capital IQ President Imogen Dillon Hatcher
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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. Good place to start your career, but don't stay for long

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Sinking Ship Without A Captain

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 Also, order management and processes are super outdated.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.


  3. Place to learn for a couple of years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work hours and events

    Cons

    too many "restructures" i.e. firing people because they dont make money on any products too many upper management folks eating up all the money in the company that leaves nothing for people that actually work pay much below market average

    Advice to Management

    too many "restructures" will be disastrous


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  5. Helpful (3)

    A mess since S&P acquired Cap IQ

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    S&P was a great company

    Cons

    Ruined by their acquisition of Cap IQ


  6. Junior Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company was full of young people to socialize with - overall college-like atmosphere with little or no oversight from management.

    Cons

    Little to no oversight or direction from anyone due to constant turnover in management. One new senior level manager would come in and within 2 weeks would hire 10 of his friends from a former employer.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent. At one time this company was run by executives who worked their way through the ranks and had a personal interest in the long term success of the company, now you are lucky if someone stays for a full year!


  7. Research Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere Good for junior undergrads

    Cons

    Not too much professional development Lack of senior management

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional


  8. Its not worth your time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent starting salary. Good Work life balance.

    Cons

    Everything else. Its a monotonous place & not worth the time investment.


  9. Started out pretty good, but towards the end it was complete mess

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ping pong table, pool table, video games. Work hrs are pretty manageable

    Cons

    Dead end job, no vision in place, way too much miscommunication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and look at the big picture, instead of just profits, then maybe people will stay longer than 1-2 yrs at the company


  10. Trying to Move Forward

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, and Time off were best.

    Cons

    Not as proactive as it once was in being innovative.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not a good place anymore

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and friendly environment

    Cons

    No matter how great you do. Your bonus and your hike is decided already and the freshers are penalized the most

    Advice to Management

    You take the brightest minds and do not provide them a good career path.



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