S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
232 Reviews
3.4
232 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
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69 Ratings

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.  

    great environment

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    Current Employee - Risk Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    great place to work, nice environment. Great people, job is very interesting

    Cons

    hard to put new ideas in place unless you are top management but things are changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hard to put new ideas in place unless you are top management but things are changing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Team Leader

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    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    If you get a chance to be a part of the team who work on the real-time data, the experience is very good. On-shore teams are always helpful.

    Cons

    Growth is a major concern even if you are a top performer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Must stay here

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    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
  6.  

    interview

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    good salary, work culture, environment, hectic

    Cons

    no holidays, no holidays, no holidays

  7.  

    A relaxed Atmosphere to work, but limited opportunities to grow ..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good culture
    great peers
    Average management

    Cons

    average hikes
    uncertain promotion criteria
    less perks
    work gets monotonous pretty soon

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great for lifers, but avoid if you are still early in your career

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    The company has a pension plan with a decent match. Health benefits are great, and the compensation is good.

    Cons

    If you're a young ambitious person, I would really advise against joining. Be prepared to just coast along doing the same things, meaning bare minimum. It is very clear that the culture in this company rewards seniority over competency despite what they claim.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    research associate

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    great work life balance
    good salary

    Cons

    sluggish growth
    not challenging profile
    too long hierarchy

    Doesn't Recommend
    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. 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

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