S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
249 Reviews
3.4
249 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Culture; good work/life balance; a good place to start (in 35 reviews)

  • good interpersonal skills and very friendly yet professional work environment (in 23 reviews)


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

  • No Learning- After 6 months your learning curve falls and get ready to do the same stuff for the rest of your life (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expect to be treated like a newly-out-of college empolyee with no personal life

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

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Good technology - lots of projects to work on. There are a lot of employees, both young and older, so there are opportunities to learn from other people.

    Cons

    they hire lots of new college grads, hoping that they'll spend no time on personal life. There's also a lot of pigeon holing going on. Management can be a bit annoying at times -- there's a lot of cliqueishness going on. Too much focus on spending "face time" at work, and spending as much time as possible in the office. There should be a little more focus on keeping the good employees that they have, as there's lots of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen up -- learn how to manage your employees

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome first job.

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    Former Employee - Developer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Developer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    great work environment. competitive salary. great location. The benefits were stellar. I was treated very well as a new-comer.

    Cons

    more difficult to advance career. you feel a little dumber after working here. inexperienced lower- level management. have managers take a course on management. Simple things like taking notes at meetings and setting deadlines, with weekly reports, should seem obvious to managers, but are often overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and create new markets, not just expand market share in already saturated markets. The plan of taking away from competitors will only go so far.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    -There's a start-up type feel to the environment. Your friends will gawk at you when you tell them you can wear jeans and a T-shirt to work.
    -You get to liaise between different divisions quite easily (e.g. client development & product development)
    -You work with some very smart and enthusiastic individuals

    Cons

    -Upside potential is limited once you reach a certain level. The VP's who've been there, will always be there and will never leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -You've got to think of the future of this company and better incentivize mid-level managers. If you take a look around, it's a safe-haven for experienced professionals, but there's no upside for "homegrown" talent after they reach a certain level

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cliquish environment - not recommended for minorities and/or foreigners

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

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Capital IQ has very lax dress codes. On a hot summer day, it's common to see employees in sandals and shorts. Capital IQ, from time to time, has these 'Townhall' meetings on Fridays (typically) where employees, management, owners of the company get together for beers. These 'townhall' meetings usually coincide with important milestones of the company such as a big software release or the end of a raving month for sales. Management is generally OK with people taking their vacation at any time as long as you let them know ahead of time (a month or so, the earlier the better).

    Cons

    Employees, save managers and senior employees, don't get the respect they deserve. You can and will get funny looks. Occasionally, one may even be made a laughing stock (literally). The lack of professionalism in this respect is rather shocking. Ongoing popularity contests are part and parcel of the work environment here. In order for employees to gain recognition, they *will* have to engage in small talk involving baseball and the like, as well as going out to bars with senior managers. As a result, employees who do not fit in culturally are ostracized, and often have to endure subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) hostility in a less-than-diverse work environment.

    Senior employees and management are very self-centered in their approach to problems and ways of doing things. They are generally unaware of this. Alternative ideas or suggestions are often shot down almost purely due to this factor. Management has poor (over-aggressive) estimates for project management. Quality-assurance teams are completely out-sourced. Communication barriers and time zone differences can lead to frustrating and inefficient debugging cycles. CIQ doesn't have formal employee training. Their philosophy is similar to how eagles teach their younglings how to fly - survival of the fittest. You are expected to learn and adapt to many things in a short amount of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the level of professionalism amongst lower level employees. Promote diversity within the company. Provide more training for new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    CIQ

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Management cultivates a relaxed, comfortable environment and an strong team mentality is the result. Employees are always treated with respect.

    Cons

    Compensation at the firm is decent, but tends not to be in the same league as that of Capital IQ's clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My experience with management at Capital IQ has been generally positive over the past few years. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Capital iq

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Newark, NJ

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Work Culture is very good..Some Managers are very Knoledgeble and healpful..Work is Challenging everyday..

    Cons

    Boring work and the pay is not competitive and very less benefits..
    Interview process is very, very, very long and and its hard to get into Capital Iq
    Most of the work is done through Outsoursing ...from india.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to give some value to employees working there.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great People & Technology

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    McGraw Hill Benefits are great , Capital IQ people are fun, very social, and hard-working, Tech leadership is strong and resources are good.

    Cons

    Demands can be exhausting if you want a life or friends outside work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and listen to feedback, keep dedication to resources and hiring good people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Growing Pains with opportunities in NYC

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Denver, CO

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Capital IQ is not where you want to be!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Nothing comes to mind. Hard work, customer satisfaction and ethics are all lost on this company. They are based out of India and are costing us all jobs!

    Cons

    Capital IQ is on the edge of failure. They have a lack of focus on the customer and are only concerned about corporate profit which are down 40% from 2009. The product offering and data quality are well below industry standards and only matched by free internet products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the recent reorganization you know the writings on the wall. McGraw-Hill will spin you off and sell Capital IQ. Unfortunately they will never be able to recover the inflated price they paid for you. Cents on the dollar!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    GOOD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere
    flexible shifts
    open communication
    scope for learning

    Cons

    Performance appraisal are not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    No opinion of CEO

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