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S&P Global Ratings Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
S&P Global
1860
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Financial Analytics & Research
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
S&P Global Ratings and its predecessor organizations have been in business for more than 150 years. We are the world’s leading provider of credit ratings. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector ... Read more

Mission: Our aim is to be the leading provider of global credit benchmarks and research across industries, asset classes and geographies that investors, businesses and markets use to foster economic development and growth around the world. We meet this need by providing high-quality ... Read more

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    S&P Global: Technology & Innovation

    Technology underpins everything we do at S&P Global and is essential to our ability to deliver the data, analysis and insights our clients rely on. Find out more about how data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more is transforming the way we power the markets of the future.

  • S&P Global launches #ChangePays showcasing the benefits of greater participation of women in the workforce.

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    Like most elections, the 2018 U.S. midterms served as a modern Rorschach test-people saw whatever story served their purposes and credibly made cases of where they won, where they did not, and what it meant looking ahead for 2020. What is not up for debate, however, is that women made their indelible imprint on this election.

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S&P Global Ratings – Why Work For Us?



At S&P Global, we don’t give you intelligence—we give you essential intelligence. We’re the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets.

Your work here will have a measurable impact on the global markets and clients we serve. Whether it’s analyzing data, innovating technology, or developing market insights, our essential intelligence makes the world a better, more understandable place.

We are S&P Global. We set the world in motion. 



Interested in learning more or working for S&P? Visit our Careers website.


Health Benefits

Health benefits at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and McGraw Hill Financial vary depending on your country of work.

For U.S. employees who want to know more about our full range of our medical, dental, and vision plans, view our brochure (PDF).

Non-U.S. employees should talk to their recruiter during the interview process to understand the offerings in their country.

Retirement Benefits

McGraw Hill Financial's retirement benefits necessarily vary depending on your country of work.

For U.S. employees, some of the basics are:

401(k) Savings. The company will contribute an amount equal to 100% of the first 6% of Eligible Pay you contribute each pay period as tax-deferred contributions.* Eligible employees may invest up to 25% of their eligible pay up to the IRS contribution limit of $17,500 for 2013.

Profit Sharing. The Company may contribute to your retirement income through discretionary profit sharing contributions.

Employee Stock Purchase. Employees may purchase common stock of McGraw Hill Financial through a payroll deduction plan, with no brokerage or commission fees to the employee. 

*These updates do not apply to the Standard and Poor's 401(k) Savings and Profit Sharing Plan for Represented Employees, which covers Guild employees.

Work Life

McGraw Hill Financial knows that you don't leave half of yourself at the door when you come to work each day. And that to be truly effective at work, you have to feel truly effective at home. That's why the Corporation provides you with a diverse array of programs and policies to support you in all your roles...at every stage of your life. These programs and policies are what we call "WorkLife."

Our WorkLife benefits include:

  • On the Job. Flexible work arrangements; maternity, paternity, adoption and emergency dependent care leave; and volunteer opportunities.
  • At Home. Support for child and eldercare, adoption assistance, fertility, pregnancy, and special needs children
  • Mind, Body and Healthy Living. Employee Assistance Program, flexible spending accounts, fitness discounts, smoking cessation, custom care
  • Financial. Financial Literacy workshops and materials, Employee Credit Union, pre-tax commuting benefits, insurance discounts, legal services
  • Tuition and Continuing Education. Tuition refund up to $5,000 per year, student loan programs, discounts on McGraw-Hill materials and test prep services
  • Entertainment, Cultural, and Shopping Discounts. Free or reduced entry to museums, zoos, and cultural institutions, discounts from major retailers and travel services
  • Maternity Management Program, Backup Dependent Care Program, Lactation Program

Paid and Unpaid Time off

All full-time employees are granted paid vacations depending on the length of their service. Holidays depend on the country and business unit, but most U.S. business units observe New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Friday, and Christmas Day. Employees are also eligible to take three floating holidays throughout the year for religious observances, dependent care, vacation, or to meet other time-off needs.


 


Corporate responsibility is a part of everything we do across S&P and our parent company, McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI), and aligns with our three core values of integrity, transparency and fairness. Below are examples that demonstrate some of the ways we serve our communities and contribute to society:

Strengthening Communities. Our employees give back in a variety of ways, including matching gift programs, charitable events and grants focused on creating economic opportunities by providing fundamental financial knowledge and tools. Here are just some of the ways we help strengthen communities around the world:

  • We partner with Kiva, the world’s largest micro-lending site, where loans as small as $25 help alleviate global poverty and change lives. In 2013 alone, hundreds of S&P Ratings employees joined the MHFI Kiva Lending Team, making loans to entrepreneurs around the world. 
  • S&P employees joined more than 300 MHFI employees globally as judges in the MHFI & SIFMA InvestWrite competition, a national writing competition challenging more than 20,000 elementary, middle and high school students each year to research and present an investment strategy demonstrating their understanding of the core concepts of the stock market.
  • In 2013, employees in New York City packed 18,000 meals for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Beyond New York, S&P employees in London and Hyderabad, India, assembled 700 essential needs kits for the homeless and taught 8,500 students the importance of environmental stewardship. 

 In addition to these examples, our employees also give back through mentoring programs, disaster relief giving and much more. 

 Helping the Environment. Our products and services give investors the ability to make better decisions based on environmental and broader sustainability considerations. Further, we measure the performance of companies that have demonstrated superiority in environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibility. We’re also supporting green initiatives in two tangible ways:

  • We have established an Environmental Finance Global Industry Focus Team to promote the global consistency and rigor of our environmental finance sector analysis. We also collaborate with key partners in the green investment community including the World Economic Forum Green Growth Action Alliance, the Climate Bonds Initiative, and the Oxford University Stranded Assets Programme. 
  • In 2014, Neeraj Sahai, our President, was appointed to the advisory council of the recently launched United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP) Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. The Inquiry will engage, inform and guide policymakers, financial market actors and other stakeholders concerned with the health of the environment and its potential to shape the future economy.

We remain committed to corporate responsibility through our practices, products and thought leadership and look forward to our ongoing role in enabling the sustainable growth of markets and communities around the world.

Learn more at https://www.mhfi.com/corporate-responsibility


For McGraw Hill Financial, diversity is a core value reflected in our leadership's commitment to an inclusive workplace that values each individual and their contributions and enables them to reach their full potential.

As global competition increases, our commitment to a diverse and inclusive work environment becomes ever more critical to our future success. In an increasingly global marketplace, the diverse characteristics, perspectives, ideas and backgrounds that our employees bring to the table give us a vital competitive edge in anticipating and exceeding our customers' needs.

Learn more at https://www.mhfi.com/about/diversity

Employee Resource Groups:

Through grassroots-driven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we recognize and support diversity in the workplace. These groups enable employees to connect and discuss a shared set of interests, experiences and perspectives and have been been vital in fostering a mentoring culture throughout McGraw Hill Financial.

Employee Resource Groups

There are currently seven ERGs serving our diverse employees.

APEX: Asian Professionals for Excellence

APEX was founded to enable Asian and Asian-Americans at McGraw Hill Financial to share knowledge and make a strong, valued contribution to the Corporation's global growth agenda. Successful global growth requires diverse talent, strong leadership and an innovative mindset. APEX is focused on helping Asian-American employees be successful by offering opportunities to advance their capabilities and develop their leadership skills.

BEAM: Black Employees at McGraw Hill Financial

BEAM is a group organized to embrace cultural diversity in the workplace. Its purpose is to nurture an environment of integrity, excellence, respect, teamwork and leadership consistent with McGraw Hill Financial's business and diversity initiatives and to seek to promote the spirit of inclusion, awareness and understanding within McGraw Hill Financial.

EASE: Enable Achieve Succeed Empower

This is a brand new employee resource group at McGraw Hill Financial. The mission of EASE is to create an environment that empowers people impacted by disabilities to reach their full potential and to positively affect our markets and communities. EASE is open to McGraw Hill Financial employees of all abilities.

GLBT & ALLIES: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender 

GLBT & ALLIES is dedicated to maintaining a supportive work environment in which GLBT employees are able to reach their full potential. The company's success is built upon attracting, supporting, and growing our most valuable asset -- our employees.

HHN: Hispanic Heritage Network

HHN is committed to enhancing the professional and social experience of employees of McGraw Hill Financial's Hispanic community; broadening and deepening the company's understanding of business opportunities in the US-Hispanic market; promoting the recruitment of talent from the larger Hispanic community; and supporting McGraw Hill Financial's core values of diversity and its corporate image.

LEAD: Learning, Empowering, and Accelerating Digital

LEAD is designed to enhance employees' digital development and provide a venue where employees can network and build communities around all things digital. LEAD is committed to creating a digital culture that inspires employees to innovate and contribute to the digital growth of the organization and, in the process, accelerate their own digital development, career opportunities and networks. 

WINS: Women's Initiative for Networking and Success

WINS is committed to creating a culture that inspires women to develop their leadership abilities, seize growth opportunities, and increase their knowledge of McGraw Hill Financial for organizational and personal success, driven by our global commitment to serving and celebrating the community of women.

Veterans’ Resources at MHFI

VALOR (“Veterans and Allies Leading for Organizational Results”) is an Employee Resource Group in development by the Advisory Group. VALOR will provide a variety of support for veterans and their families. The group will have a designated veteran leader for each business unit, match new-hire veterans to a veteran employee, provide mentoring programs as part of the greater McGraw Hill Financial Mentoring Program, develop unique networking across all our business units, and provide professional development and other services for veterans as well as for those who currently serve in the National Guard or the Reserve.

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    Pros

    -Good enough salary to live in Manhattan
    -Great exposure to markets
    -Historically a great brand

    Cons

    -Company has re-invented itself in recent years (lots of new staff and new criteria) but could come up on top once the dust settles
    -"Sink or swim" mentality with new associates going into rating committees. People are expected to learn things fast AND then apply learnings quickly case by case in each committee.
    -Company has so much data other market observers would love to have, but company does not do a good job in being "academic/white paper" driven with all the great data company has. Example: Are bigger companies more credit worthy just because of the fact they're big or is that a misconception?

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    Create more layers for promotion

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S&P Global Ratings photo of: Employee's in S&P's Paris office participated in Odyssea, a sports charity initiative that raises money for breast cancer research.
S&P Global Ratings photo of: S&P Ratings opened a new Shanghai office in January 2014.
S&P Global Ratings photo of: S&P Ratings opened a new Shanghai office in January 2014.
S&P Global Ratings photo of: S&P Ratings opened a new Shanghai office in January 2014.
S&P Global Ratings photo of: S&P Ratings opened a new Sydney office in September 2013.
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    Resume review followed by a phone interview. If all goes well then an in person interview is done. Typically, interview with 1-3 UX team members a mid-level manager and sometimes a VP.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your process for doing user centered design?   2 Answers
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S&P Global Ratings Awards & Accolades

  • Best Online Professional Financial Information Service(Content Categories), SIIA - Codie Awards, 2008
  • Best 100 Corporate Citizens, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, 2011
  • Sustainability Leader, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 2010
  • Newsweek Green Rankings, Newsweek, 2010
  • Maplecroft CII Leaders Index, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, 2010
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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