S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
217 Reviews

3.3
217 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
Lou Eccleston
63 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great Start, then move on...

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    great work/life balance, casual environment, good coworkers, mcgraw-hill benefits are really nice, great training

    Cons

    Bonus compensation performance metrics are bogus, management is disconnected, unclear career path, its difficult to stand out among your peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront with development analysts about their real job.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I worked with nice and smart people, and balanced my work and life well.

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

    Pros

    1. Flat structure
    2. Nice and helpful co-workers & supervisors
    3. a bit laid back

    Cons

    I don't really have any to be honest. It's a great company and especially great for entry level. However, recently, because of the some management level changes, some employees are leaving.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    "Young and hungry but trying to do a lot"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    - Young, smart environment
    - Culture oriented
    - Flexibility in job

    Cons

    - Opaque discretionary bonus process
    - Often inefficient
    - Senior mgmt is a clic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set product vision and then execute

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Young and dynamic company with smart people

    • 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

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to talk to employees and really listen to feedback.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    This Company is very dishonest

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Pay is good, people are friendly

    Cons

    Seem 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for college hires

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should hire more outside talent as management here has a very narrow view of the company and the world outside

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting

    • 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

    It'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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was fun.

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

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Good pay, decent amount of work.

    Cons

    Not enough work sometimes. Could have a better work environment for interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have interns take on more responsibility.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Capital IQ is not where you want to be!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Nothing 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!

    Cons

    Capital 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 ManagementAdvice

    With 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Growing Pains with opportunities in NYC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Denver, CO

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for S&P Capital IQ? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.