S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
234 Reviews
3.4
234 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Probably the right work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment (in 22 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.  

    Evolving business model, solid foundation

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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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is decent. Growing so likely some opportunity in niches if you can find it.

    Cons

    Still trying to figure out direction, which leads to some discontinuity.
    Trying to change culture there as many of the employees are lifers that are stuck doing business a certain way as opposed to determining best course for future of company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to take some risks to grow the company. Otherwise, it guarantees mediocrity and inhibits growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but nobody is home

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good equipment and software

    Cons

    No sense of team, vague management direction, no training, zero growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a training budget and spend it. Individual training is good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A good start...

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    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Culture; good work/life balance; a good place to start.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunity; poor company direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 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.  

    A Rudderless Ship

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    overall, positive; but after almost five years it has become hard to justify staying

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great culture, great people, great work/life balance.

    Cons

    upper management doesn't have a good handle on where to take things.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for a while

    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and a fun working environment. Products are ones that clients need and see the value in. 401k match is good.

    Cons

    Are not a sales organization and therefore treat sales people like nuisances. Managers have a tendency to manage to their superiors instead of in support of those reporting to them.

  9.  

    S&P Capital IQ

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Backing of the S&P name

    Cons

    No good career path options

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere, people, and software are great

    Cons

    Busy Manhattan office is really busy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great job right out of college, not much beyond that

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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