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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
265 Reviews
3.4
265 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good for fresh graduates. But no point in wasting too much time here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Great salary package (at least in India)
    Fixed timings, good facilities (commuting options available).
    Not much work pressure,

    Cons

    a) No learning. Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development. No training after initial 2 months-4 months.

    b) Stunning level of politics. Merit is no longer a consideration. Insecure/Arrogant senior management is more focused on surrounding themselves with mediocre cronies.

    c) Massive exodus of talent. Most of the technology team has quit as mentioned by other reviewers. Same trend beginning to appear in research/analytics.

    d) Lack of transparency and honesty (a marked change from the pre-2009 times). Management can't stop sending "communications" but these are almost always irrelevant (except for informing about yet another restrucring and/or senior level exit).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a disgrace. You'd burn the company down just to "manage" the ashes. Stop now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Unprofessional

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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

    Not too much work pressure

    Cons

    - Not a professional environment
    - Nothing for employees esp. new
    - No learning
    - Less leaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work, employees, environment and not on employee login logout time

  3.  

    neutral, no pressure no learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Data Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Data Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    No work Pressure and cool going life.

    Cons

    No learning, no growth, no devlopment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are the foundation of any co. success. should focus on people devlopment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Pays well enough.

    Cons

    Lou Eccleston, CEO, and Bob Coppola, CTO, in particular, are clueless to what really is going on within the company, and proven by their actions (or lack thereof), have no idea how to run a technology company.
    Resources are spread too thin and product development has essentially ceased to exist.
    Political nature of a large and old company makes it extremely inefficient to do almost anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring current or former Thomson employees. That company is a mess and we will just end up their same dismal position if we do not change our ways

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Boring, mundane work

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Rarely need to work overtime/weekends
    More freedom in terms of work hours than other jobs

    Cons

    Below market value pay (given the hrs, it's fair though)
    Most development work is borderline data entry/content management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    incoherent, disorganized, unrealistic expectations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Proofer Part-time
    Current Employee - Proofer Part-time

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours
    OK pay for the type of job
    seemed too good to be true at the beginning, and it was

    Cons

    Very lengthy unpaid training, abysmal tech support, not enough work at the end
    Required much deeper technical competence than in job description

    I'm still employed as proofer, which is contract work requiring good knowledge of English and ability to listen to boring earning calls all day. $20 an hour for part-time, at-home work. The proofing is not difficult, but their software is all over the map, different versions, doesn't load, nothing but frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline training process, don't hang new employees out to dry, better mentoring required

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    boring company, boring product

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, nobody seems to work very hard
    good people

    Cons

    the place lacks energy.
    the takeover by S&P has been unsettling. 2 very different cultures, products and sales approach coming together will always be challenging, but the S&P management does not make the best judgement on what should be done.
    After 9 months, people still did not get their comp plan
    too much politics in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people their comp plan sooner
    work on improving your performance on each product line rather than try to run the business and integrate all the companies and products all at once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Standardized way of working

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    A very friendly work atmosphere

    Cons

    Training sounds good but is in fact very poor. It all aims at becoming a robot. Absolutely no room for personal ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust individual talent and personality.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    As long you feel good that exp is useful for further jobs in that line.

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    you can know the various financial Statements submitted with SEC so you will have broad idea on various industries and sectors. Exposure to Financial and business/Industry Analysis

    Cons

    Not much growth and benefit of work experience gained in less in other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give expectation on Career path and growth with specific targets.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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