S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. JDA - FADIM

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No responsibilities, No pressures:) , very limited responsibilities to even Ass Mgr.

    Cons

    No growth, no learning centres, no trainings, no people development, very long heirarchy. One should never expect growth here.

    Advice to Management

    Very poor HR magmt, need to develop lot many things in Hyd.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Depressing outside of India

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Capital IQ has an amazing Indian operation. Morale there remains pretty good. Do yourself a favor and sort the reviews by location and you will see that folks in India generally are happy and have good feelings about the business and even the CEO (who they don't know.)

    Cons

    Look at how people in NY feel. Most people disapprove of the CEO and wouldn't recommend the company to a friend. NY is where most of the sales, technology and product development is located. NY is also the same office as Lou the CEO and much of the senior managers. NY'ers have a much better sense of the level of incompetence, politics and lack of "realness" that the senior team has mastered. It is very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Read the reviews. React.

  3. Helpful (5)

    Unorganized and Terrible Working Conditions

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There were some nice restaurants near the headquarters. that's about it. It was absolutely the worst experience i have ever had in my 15 years in the financial industry.....True nightmare

    Cons

    Senior management is unorganized. They do not know how to properly give direction or set clear goals. There is no set training process and lower end managers are left to fend for themselves. There is also heavy favortism and sexism. Management doesn't encourage employee growth or career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees when they ask for clear goals. They need direction. There is a reason why there is such high turnover, it is because senior management doesn't have a clue with what they are doing. Learn to pay attention to the staff. Also, all teams should have managers to go to for direction....when one manager leaves it is vital that he/she is replaced or substituted immediately. If you want to keep your top talent, you will need to start paying closer to market rates

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Pathetic pathetic...bunch of goons running the place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for unambitious people. If you are even 5% motivated and want to add value to your Resume dont join this place.

    Cons

    1) Management
    2)) People: Everybody is a junior who think they know it all...wrong on all levels...there are no good mentors and non technical people are given techincal jobs.
    3) Some business teams are good but majority have no vision

    Advice to Management

    Fire all and get a new management

  6. Helpful (8)

    Again, mismanaged and heading off a cliff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Expert On Everything At the Company in New York, NY
    Former Employee - General Expert On Everything At the Company in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, over the past 1 1/2 years

    Cons

    Paranoid culture, cost cutting with ill reward, talented employees leaving, lack of product innovation

    Advice to Management

    You are likely in the wrong business and are set up for failure. CEO is a glorified talk-show host.

  7. Helpful (8)

    The company is going swiftly downhill since S&P take over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - No pressure, Chill environment
    - Coworkers are nice

    Cons

    The company lacks vision or direction since the S&P take over. The CEO is arrogant and is not afraid to reduce salary across the board at the cost of driving every last talent away. Both of the guys who interviewed me quit within 6 month. People are leaving every week, it's truly sad. To cut cost, the company outsources a lot of development to india. The quality is greatly reduced. Then, as a bandaid fix, they hired Microsoft consultants at 500 dollars an hour, while handing out yearly raise less than the natural inflation rate!
    It feels like the upper management are clueless of what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. You guys are so terrible it's helpless!

  8. hyderabad ciq

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - JRA in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - JRA in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    i worked for years in hyderabad capital iq
    pros
    no career growth
    no leaves
    no week offs
    ot ot ot

    Cons

    cons
    ha ha ha fit for labors not employees
    hourly to daily ot weeklu ot
    over time
    managers shout for silly things
    no professionalism
    every one talks in telugu including MD
    HR role is Nill need some reference material to educate them
    comes to TL's ha ha ha OMG they are dummy

  9. Helpful (9)

    Product Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No dress code. Not a serious job (take that as you will). Good people.

    Cons

    The company is terrible. The leadership isn't there, the site is always broken, customers are leaving. They need to get back to basics- realizing that they are a software company. Too much emphasis on sales. You can't have 40% turnover in technology in under nine months and expect to be the same company. Too many old men making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront about the job people are applying for. I was an overachiever and even offered a promotion within the company which my boss blocked. It is a mess, don't work there.

  10. Helpful (10)

    Irrecoverable from Downward Spiral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Prior to Sr. Management's misguided "house cleaning":
    *Hard work was acknowledged and rewarded
    *Work/life balance was actually taken seriously
    *Emphasis was placed on innovation and creativity

    Cons

    Now that almost EVERYONE from Technology (Development + Infrastructure) has quit since May 2011, there is hardly any knowledge transfer and an embarrassing zero mentor-ship. Turnover has become too much of a problem and has sent this company into a downward spiral that even those who have stuck around secretly acknowledge is irrecoverable.

    CIQ used to be a place of innovation and has now turned into a bureaucracy of cronyism. Each individual has his own personal agenda and strife is rampant. Total lack of communication as well, which has actually led to two different groups developing the same application without collaboration and neither side was aware of the other.

    To make things worse, an initiative to re-organize the company without serious foresight into the complications of integration from an IT perspective has cause numerous frustrations and missed deadlines.

    There's no turning back at this point - they just let way too many smart people leave at the wrong times. The saddest part is that this company will never fail - there is too much money that can be poured in. However, it has become and will remain a mediocre/ industry player (NOT the leader it used to be).

    Advice to Management

    I cannot offer any. You've already destroyed what was once a great company. The fact that you do not even see what is wrong nor have done anything to address it is astounding. Just like King Midas, everything you've touched appears to be "turned to gold", when really, you've just permanently frozen everything. Yet all you see is gold and think you've done a wonderful job. Wake up and drink the coffee instead of the Kool-Aid. I hear they are still serving the Kool-Aid at TR.

    I feel sorry for you when the customers finally realize how much your choices and actions have stifled a great platform and they leave...

  11. Helpful (2)

    Organization suits for below average people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to get job
    Easy work
    Cool going

    Cons

    Worst Corporate culture
    High level politics
    Poor pay
    Poor in team work

    Advice to Management

    Better to review recruitment policy while recruiting people in Management team.
    Have to check the attitude of the person along with qualification which is not happening now.

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