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  1.  

    Given a lot of freedom and participation as an intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Ratings as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a good community there; I truly felt like I was part of the team. I was told about what was needed and had the choice to choose my own work as long as it had value. From what I heard, when there were big losses in the 2008 crisis, they definitely seemed to do their best to retain as many people as possible by putting them in other roles.

    Cons

    A few people seemed to be upset that it was not as cutthroat and quick advancing as (other?) finance firms. It did feel more cushy than innovative, though everyone in my department had talent and worked hard. It was just more 9-5 work than round the clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standard and Poor's needs to get it's tech up. There was some old technology being used when I was there, but they are working to modernize (there was a CEO change and the new one seems to be more on top of that).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The culture is changing, which may be a good thing

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

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

    Pros

    The teams are very collegial; Analysts get high level access to industry leaders, great place to learn about different sectors; There is no pressure to generate revenue or compromise analytical rigor.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic; applying methodology requires a nuanced view; Many have been slow to adjust to changes; the technology is dated/slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update technology; let analysts do their jobs; hire more administrative staff to handle appropriate level work;

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    HR not sensitive to serious supervisor behavior complaints

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple C-suite executives from different organizations.

    Cons

    Senior management is not sensitive to employee treatment and has not addressed (multiple) complaints against abusive supervisors.

    Current management is disconnected with 'mentality' of certain industries, as demonstrated by current efforts to reduce employee population of analysts with the most industry experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more responsive to employee (current and former) complaints about abusive behavior.
    Consult industry specialists to gauge potential impact of across-theon-board cost-saving actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company, but still improving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great resources available for those who want to further their career.
    Great team based atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lots of room for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    S&P is a great place to work with great work/life balance and brilliant coworkers

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

    I have been working at S&P Ratings full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - competitive compensation
    - great work/life balance
    - brilliant, pleasant co workers
    - big on giving back to the community and volunteering

    Cons

    - commute
    - expenses conscious upper level management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This was a Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Office Clerk in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Office Clerk in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Ratings as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    From the area it's located in to the buildings interior, from your peers to your overseeing management, from the work load to the praise received for complete assignments, S&P was a wonderful experience for me...

    Cons

    If I still worked at Standard & Poor's I may not have been able to give a con. However, not working amongst my old Team is the only standing issue for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for your continued mentoring!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great corporations

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

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

    Pros

    You learned a lot from the many people who you were in contact with.

    Cons

    Getting everything done by the end of the day. But I got it done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was a very good place to work. However, things are changing for the worse almost everyday.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Managers are very considerate of employees' time and commitment outside of work. Work hours are very reasonable for a company in the financial services industry. Benefits are average to slightly above average.

    Cons

    The organization is in a state of flux. There are significant changes taking place on almost a weekly basis. Perks, training, promotions going forward will likely get worse. Work processes are complicated and duplicative. It is a good training ground for a young person. However, I would advice people to leave within 3-5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There used to be a very strong work and positive work culture. However, frequent top level executive changes have near decimated that.

  10.  

    The department I worked in was very disorganized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Ratings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was some flex time and the physical layout was very nice, in a nice area by the water at South Ferry in NYC

    Cons

    Because of the disorganization, work hours were often very long. Some of the management were not at all well trained in leadership, communications, and project planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of how middle management is actually supervising staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Generally satisfied.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is generally supported.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy to deal with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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