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S&P Ratings Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
271 Reviews
3.2
271 Reviews
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Neeraj Sahai
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance plenty of mobility opportunities (in 62 reviews)

  • it's not competitive with the banks, but you really do get a 9 to 5 workday (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Lots of incompetent people especially S&P people who worked there for too long (in 21 reviews)

  • Senior management seriously disconnected with their employees (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company. Unfortunately, they have been going through reductions in staff.

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    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Ratings

    Pros

    Many products to sell and a great brand name. I sold company data and international securities identifiers.

    Cons

    Too much turnover lately. Company values have gone done on personal levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your good, tenured, and dedicated employees. Especially those who perform well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work less to advance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Ratings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, and good atmosphere to work in. People work together to work through problems, issue or enhancements to resolution.

    Cons

    IT Constraints, always looking to cut via the bottom line and not caring so much as to the knowledge being lost in some respects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut costs in letting go of areas where there are too many managers and less people working on the data

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Meet Some Wonderful Lifelong Friends Here

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Ratings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented staff for the most part, that didn't mind being innovative and interested in what their peers had to say.

    Cons

    Bonuses very reduced for the support staff over the years. The effectiveness of the annual review process appears to fluctuate between managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget those who are the foundation of your support, especially for annual/spot bonuses. No one works hard all year for just a box of chocolate.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was alright

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Ratings

    Pros

    Stable job with reasonable hours, IF you can handle workload Management encourages you to pursue projects out of interest.

    Cons

    Amount of work undertaken is not closely tied with bonuses or promotions.
    Management comes from former analysts, who may not be the best fit as managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tie work done more closely with promotion and bonus incentives

  6.  

    Good work/life balance, room for growth, culture changing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Ratings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    work/life balance, good compensation, access to high level clients, interesting work

    Cons

    bureaucratic, not always a meritocracy, disconnected managers, poor systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer middle managers, invest in infrastructure and your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good flexibility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Well, there's a benefit of monopoly, sort of. There's not a whole lot of competitors.
    Offices around the world. Flexibility on work locations and work/life balance.
    People are generally nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Regulations, a lot of it. You'll find a huge chunk of your time spent on it.
    Efficiency has been improving, but not enough. Some things are done in certain ways because they have been done in those ways for decades.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Do you fit the culture?

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, plenty intelligent coworkers, work life balance, and strong growth plans

    Cons

    Internal policy, regulation, shareholder focused, profit driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better focus on analytics and the people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Run Away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Ratings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary is excellent and hours are reasonable and somewhat flexible. Many departments allow for working from home. Many positions are union represented (The Newspaper Guild of NY). 100% match on 1st 6% of employee contributions to 401K plan.

    Cons

    Company is outsourcing many jobs. Bumping of lesser experienced employees is completely at the discretion of the manager of the lesser experienced employee leaving the senior employees in the lurch. No pension plan. Retirement plan is 401K plan and profit sharing only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the grass in India isn't greener and your customers are realizing this. This is going to end up biting you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Ratings

    Pros

    Good learning experience with nice work hours.

    Cons

    Not a long-term place to stay based on advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough consistency from the top down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    S&P Work Life Balance Limited Upward Mobility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Ratings full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to C-Suite Management
    Great way to build communication skills with colleagues and senior management
    Visibility in investor community
    Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility
    Antiquated or ineffective IT systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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