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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
255 Reviews
3.4
255 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. 8 people found this helpful  

    Again, mismanaged and heading off a cliff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    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 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
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mismanaged senior people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    At the cusp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    Great place to start a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Balanced work-life
    - Friendly and relaxed work environment
    - Good pay for amount of hours worked

    Cons

    - Career path uncertain
    - S&P culture has changed the start-up atmosphere
    - NOT finance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, good pay, fun environment.

    Cons

    Lack of vision. Not aligned with MHP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to embrace change.

  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Boring, mundane work

    • 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 an 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
  10. 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
  11. 9 people found this helpful  

    Product Consultant

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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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