S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 206 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston

Lou Eccleston

(59 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Young and dynamic company with smart people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat work hours that offers really good work/life balance. Flexibility and independence during business trips and managing client accounts.

    ConsThe corporate structure is quickly changing and the company is stratifying layers of hierarchies, it's becoming more and more "corporate".

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to talk to employees and really listen to feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    This Company is very dishonest

    Client Development Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPay is good, people are friendly

    ConsSeem to care to much about partying and wanting everyone to be the best of friends. The job is not protrayed correctly. If you are a client development analyst, you are a customer service representative. That title word means nothing, do you research first.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe clear about the position, misleading people about the job description is why your employees want to leave!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for college hires

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Proscasual dress code, work hour flexibility, not much face time, friendly people, no one really cares what you're working on

    Consno room for growth, no one gets promoted, very flat organization, company doesn't value additional education, old-timers run the organization

    Advice to Senior Managementshould hire more outside talent as management here has a very narrow view of the company and the world outside

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt's a young company with a lot of energy.
    The people are very smart and easy to get along with.
    Management seems to really care about their employees.

    ConsVery disorganized.
    Everyone needs to be copied on every email all the time (a slight exaggeration but it's very inefficient and causes more work)
    Meetings are overdone and ineffective.
    Can be ego-driven. Some people have issues with self-importance.
    Some people have too much work to do while others seem to have nothing. The work is not evenly distributed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement training is required. It would also help to move away from being such a flat organization- it would help define roles more clearly and help hold people accountable. One manager can not effectively manage 50 to 100 people.
    Processes need to be clearly defined. Growth happened so fast now it's really time to take a look at how to streamline things and become more effective.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was fun.

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood pay, decent amount of work.

    ConsNot enough work sometimes. Could have a better work environment for interns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave interns take on more responsibility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Capital IQ is not where you want to be!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Centennial, CO

    ProsNothing comes to mind. Hard work, customer satisfaction and ethics are all lost on this company. They are based out of India and are costing us all jobs!

    ConsCapital IQ is on the edge of failure. They have a lack of focus on the customer and are only concerned about corporate profit which are down 40% from 2009. The product offering and data quality are well below industry standards and only matched by free internet products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith the recent reorganization you know the writings on the wall. McGraw-Hill will spin you off and sell Capital IQ. Unfortunately they will never be able to recover the inflated price they paid for you. Cents on the dollar!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing Pains with opportunities in NYC

    Director of Marketing (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsIf you are working for the company in NYC, there are many opportunities to contribute. The company is growing quickly and management has high hopes to expand market share as quickly as possible. New ideas are desired and senior management by-in will help drive ideas. Those who are well liked are rewarded accordingly.

    ConsIf you are outside of the NYC office, there is little professional growth unless you desire to relocate. Communication from senior management to outlying offices is sparse and at times non-existent. The company is growing so fast that it has affected the quality of products being delivered to certain target markets. These growing pains will hopefully subside as they make their way through the transition from a small company to a large company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. There are many talented people in other cities besides NYC that are eager to participate and make the company better. People are your biggest asset; treat them so.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People & Technology

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMcGraw Hill Benefits are great , Capital IQ people are fun, very social, and hard-working, Tech leadership is strong and resources are good.

    ConsDemands can be exhausting if you want a life or friends outside work

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage and listen to feedback, keep dedication to resources and hiring good people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Capital iq

    Research Associate (Former Employee) Newark, NJ

    ProsWork Culture is very good..Some Managers are very Knoledgeble and healpful..Work is Challenging everyday..

    ConsBoring work and the pay is not competitive and very less benefits..
    Interview process is very, very, very long and and its hard to get into Capital Iq
    Most of the work is done through Outsoursing ...from india.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to give some value to employees working there.

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    Cliquish environment - not recommended for minorities and/or foreigners

    Junior Developer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCapital IQ has very lax dress codes. On a hot summer day, it's common to see employees in sandals and shorts. Capital IQ, from time to time, has these 'Townhall' meetings on Fridays (typically) where employees, management, owners of the company get together for beers. These 'townhall' meetings usually coincide with important milestones of the company such as a big software release or the end of a raving month for sales. Management is generally OK with people taking their vacation at any time as long as you let them know ahead of time (a month or so, the earlier the better).

    ConsEmployees, save managers and senior employees, don't get the respect they deserve. You can and will get funny looks. Occasionally, one may even be made a laughing stock (literally). The lack of professionalism in this respect is rather shocking. Ongoing popularity contests are part and parcel of the work environment here. In order for employees to gain recognition, they *will* have to engage in small talk involving baseball and the like, as well as going out to bars with senior managers. As a result, employees who do not fit in culturally are ostracized, and often have to endure subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) hostility in a less-than-diverse work environment.

    Senior employees and management are very self-centered in their approach to problems and ways of doing things. They are generally unaware of this. Alternative ideas or suggestions are often shot down almost purely due to this factor. Management has poor (over-aggressive) estimates for project management. Quality-assurance teams are completely out-sourced. Communication barriers and time zone differences can lead to frustrating and inefficient debugging cycles. CIQ doesn't have formal employee training. Their philosophy is similar to how eagles teach their younglings how to fly - survival of the fittest. You are expected to learn and adapt to many things in a short amount of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the level of professionalism amongst lower level employees. Promote diversity within the company. Provide more training for new employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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