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S&P Ratings Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
282 Reviews
3.2
282 Reviews
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Neeraj Sahai
27 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, but still improving

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    The department I worked in was very disorganized.

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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Ratings

    Pros

    Great people, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Not as high of a pay as other options

  8.  

    Quant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Ratings

    Pros

    Casual culture, Great views, Friendly employees

    Cons

    Lack of exposure to other groups

  9.  

    Excellent Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Ratings

    Pros

    - fair pay
    -good hours
    -good people

    Cons

    -limited upside
    -continual changing of policies

  10.  

    director

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    • 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 Ratings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, low pressure

    Cons

    culture & value, politics, pay, growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career in financial services.

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

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities for personal growth, but you have to take the initiative. There are lots of training courses to help you to become a better analyst and to gain industry knowledge. Great work/life balance and not to much overtime.

    Cons

    Nepotism. You must have a mentor or a senior analyst to guide you, or speak up for you, or career advancement could be an upward struggle and you can be relegated to a secondary role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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