S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
248 Reviews
3.4
248 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work despite recent integration pain

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible and entrepreneurial work environment. Lot's of potential to grow the business by putting together solutions from businesses acquired over the years but not yet fully integrated

    Cons

    Hard to get paid well. Varying quality of senior management team. Culture clash between "lifers" and new young blood mostly brought in through acquisitions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire on merit for senior positions and not just based on past loyalties

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unorganized and Terrible Working Conditions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Manager
    Former Employee - Research Manager

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Fire all and get a new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Learn A Lot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Smart and good people
    Interesting market
    Good technology

    Cons

    Going through restructuring
    Uncertainty about future state

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    An evolving story ...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Business leadership has been good at articulating strategy in the last few years. Urgency is there.

    Cons

    There has been a fair amount of re-organizations due to leadership changes within the last 5+ years. Also, unless you are part of a key priority, you could be left behind. There has been a relatively high level of voluntary attrition to staff in the last year or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on ensuring there is a balanced scorecard on the key management team across all areas of the firm especially in areas where there is a greater than normal level of staff attrition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Again, mismanaged and heading off a cliff

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    • Culture & Values
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mismanaged senior people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    benefits from parent are good

    Cons

    limited directtion from mgmt and product focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    A good company to work for at one time but management has changed it for the worse

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    • Senior Management
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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great entry level work, resume builder, benefits, telecommuting.

    Cons

    The company is too political, and to get ahead, you must kiss up to your manager and/or management. Lou Eccleston and his Thomson cronies have not brought any value or market driven products to the marketplace. As a result, he has taken the easy route by making a name for himself by reorganizing and most importantly, cutting costs. Reducing staff, salaries, & compensation is the standard which has made for a very unhappy, insecure workforce that is fearful of losing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    McGraw Hill needs to change management and create a culture that values and rewards it's employees from the bottom up. The company needs to make a real investment in market research in order to better understand the needs and wants of customers in order to bring real, market driven products instead of forcing unwanted products to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    At the cusp

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

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

    Pros

    Company has a ton of assets. They just need to put them together, and get organized to take things to the next level.

    Cons

    The game of fluffing the story up to make it sound better than it is goes up the chain so there is no focus on real problems. Too much spin. There also seems to be an affinity for hiring people that are under-achieving ivy league kids. Top of the pack get real jobs, and this company is clearly meant to succeed in a blue collar financial services way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house if someone is doing a poor job. Entitlement, and seniority should be cut off at inception.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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