S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
254 Reviews
3.4
254 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.  

    HR Review

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    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
  2.  

    Boring

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

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

    Pros

    You never get fired, unless you do something very inappropriate.

    Cons

    Politics in incompetent management

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overly corporate and aged

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Established company with solid technology and huge data sets.

    Cons

    Huge loss of technical knowledge and know how. Could only imagine what would happen if something happened and no one knew how to fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees to retain them longer in order to get well trained and knowledgeable people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for some. Dead end for others

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The most casual dress code ever. Shorts and flip-flops in the summer. Jeans and sneakers in the winter. The hours tend to be 9-5 and bonus structure isn't all that bad compared to other industries.

    Cons

    Poor selection of management as well as very little room for growth. People are promoted into management positions based on how they performed in their previous role rather than looking at the persons and determining if they have the skills necessary to manage properly. In addition there is poor communication regarding the direction the company is heading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with the direction of the company and start hiring managers based on their management capabilities, not their operational capabilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Young team, strong management, teach everything on the job

    Cons

    Very long training process, some days are wasted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use better motivation tactics, not scare tactics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sad decline... may be reversed?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    There was a wonderful team at the company until 2011. At that point, the senior management left and was replaced with a corporate functionary who had failed in a similar position at Thomson and Bloomberg. There are still some great people left, however, and he was just removed from his job. The product is still a great one.

    Cons

    It has become a much less entrepreneurial place and a lot more CYA activity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Must stay here

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    Current Employee - Database Engineer II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Database Engineer II in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning experience, good for new graduates right after college

    Cons

    a bit monotonous, less salary, not too many benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for junior level people looking for a career path. Not a lot of opportunity for senior level people

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for a senior level person

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The office is at the heart of downtown manhattan near the east river. Friendly colleagues and very beautiful office.

    Cons

    Work has been offshored to India and environment became cut throat as everyone is worried about their jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be personal growth and development for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    New management in Chicago is top notch!

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    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The people in the office are excited to come to work. We are having a record year in 2014, and us younger team members feel we have great leaders and mentors.

    Cons

    If you aren't going into the sales path it might be difficult to move up quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider increasing compensation for teams that over perform.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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