S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
221 Reviews
3.4
221 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
Lou Eccleston
65 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure (in 30 reviews)

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development (in 14 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 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    We are growing up!

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Senior management cares about the staff and is focused on addressing long standing gaps created by the old guard. Lots of positive change has been happening over the last year.

    Cons

    The 1% that relied on nepotism and know they are exposed by the changes are good at making noise and hurting morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick the course -it's already much improved...

  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 10 people found this helpful  

    The DMV of Financial Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It used to be great to work here before everyone that knew technology quit

    Cons

    Imagine every aspect of the DMV (slowness, incompetence and lack of motivation) and now apply that to a technology company and you have CIQ. In the past 4 months, 2/5's of the executive board have quit under Lou Eccleston and the technology organization has seen a 40% attrition rate. Anyone with any domain knowledge and technical expertise has quit leaving junior engineers without mentors and leaving the rest of the company without focus which is apparent in their lack of new development outside of boring maintenance projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut all senior management and start new.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility. People are awesome. Culturee is great.

    Cons

    Not sure how easy it is to rise positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    business analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    large company with some resources

    Cons

    very unorganized for a large firm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrific

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    good people to work with, good hours

    Cons

    lot of people are leaving

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Given Strong sense of independence and trust

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    The culture is not stressful and everyone is very trusting in your abilities

    Cons

    need a better way to train

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    The hours are not long and they are flexible with taking time off. The dress code is casual. The company is fairly young.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth. Not always the most structured roles. Direction was not great when first started but they are improving. Can be boring work for a finance professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more direction for new employees (it took me 6-12 months before I had any idea of what the role entailed).

  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Getting worse by the day...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Best co-workers that one could ask for, work/life balance is more like life/work, little to no accountability for your actions.

    Cons

    The culture at CIQ encourages you to perform at a mediocre level. There are very smart people here who work their tails off, and it isn't rewarded in the slightest. Tenure seems to be the biggest factor when it comes to titles, compensation, respect, etc. Don't expect a shred of meritocracy at this company, and forget being adequately compensated for your job, this place has gone from being a standout firm to an absolute clown show in barely two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and realize that unless you start respecting (and paying) your top talent, its all going to leave the building. You think losing 2-3 key people a week would send a signal.

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

    Awesome Until Now...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Lots of fantastic, smart and passionate people. Very easy going and laid back without much bureaucracy...for now. It's awesome to own a project and see it through.

    Cons

    Management is tearing the company apart and hemorrhaging the people that made Capital IQ great left and right through a poorly planned integration. Most people that are capable of assisting are just trying to position themselves in a better place rather than trying to keep everything together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do something with all the feedback that you have instead of steamrolling everyone and accepting your losses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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