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S&P Global Market Intelligence Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Great management, great team, benefits are top notch, work life balance is the best I have ever seen (in 177 reviews)

  • Casual work environment, yet people are serious about their jobs (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Senior management - new, legacy and CEO - don't have a clue"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Arrive at 10 leave at 4-30
    Great sales staff especially in ApAC and non NYC USA

    Cons

    New management and CEO doesn't have a clue
    Aged platform which will never be Bloomberg
    No growth strategy all about cost cutting
    Too much politics
    No creativity and innovation
    Doesn't care about clients - general managers don't understand client work flows

    Advice to Management

    Please resign and get some new management that understands capital markets


  2. Helpful (3)

    "There are better places to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Market Intelligence (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay packages
    Decent working environment
    good work life balance

    Cons

    No job contentment
    No Growth
    No Learning after initial 6 -9 months
    Research profiles do not add much value to your profile so you kind of get stuck


  3. "HR Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Database Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-environment, atmosphere, Industry, Open door offices, Team-culture, Nice individuals to work with.

    Cons

    Disorganized HR Team, Horrible Interview and Candidate Management, No intimation of application updates and wages are way too low.

    Advice to Management

    HR team and the interviewing policies need to revamped.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Run....run far, far away..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are connected, the Pros of working here are enormous - very lax work hours (great work/life balance), if you are senior enough the pay is amazing considering the little that you do for it, you get to mistreat your team members, you get to belittle anyone you like (as long as they are below you in the hierarchy), fairly generous benefits (good stock awards for Sr Mgrs)...if you are not connected - not very many Pros - if you are not connected you are generally not in the senior roles, your pay isn't that great (actually you are underpaid here by about 25 - 40%), and while work life balance is quite astonishingly good (meaning you can be very flexible with your time, as long as they "like" you), you are tasked with doing mind numbing work, you don't learn much (by and large there are a fair number of very dim individuals in positions of power at this firm), and you certainly won't advance all that quickly (unless you fall into bucket #1 above) - or worse, because you are the only capable individual, you get to do all of the work without any recognition (this place is rife with individuals, esp in senior roles, taking credit for others' work, so do not expect your work to actually get you anywhere in this place)- all in all a great place to work for someone with few aspirations in life, not looking to put a whole lot of energy into what they do and are looking for a steady paycheck - this place is for you!

    Cons

    You're kidding, right? There are simply too many to list, however as a scratch of the surface, they are run by an inept management team that favors sycophants to people who, you know, actually are intelligent and can actually do things - there is a very strong "don't rock the boat" mentality there. The place prints money (due to the Ratings side of the house) and politics is HUGE there. If you were an ignorant, incapable individual and suddenly found yourself in a senior management role because one of your buddies pulled you in, why on earth would you do anything to upset the very sweet gig you have (see Pros for connected people above) - your number one job is to get rid of anyone who has one iota of intelligence more than you, for they may expose you to be the inept individual you are.

    Advice to Management

    Long walk, short pier - take a hike
    The management culture of any company is set by the executive suite - and this place surely suffered as a result. As was mentioned in a recently held meeting amongst the senior management: Lou is a capable sales man, and should have stayed in sales.....


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Depressing outside of India"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Capital IQ has an amazing Indian operation. Morale there remains pretty good. Do yourself a favor and sort the reviews by location and you will see that folks in India generally are happy and have good feelings about the business and even the CEO (who they don't know.)

    Cons

    Look at how people in NY feel. Most people disapprove of the CEO and wouldn't recommend the company to a friend. NY is where most of the sales, technology and product development is located. NY is also the same office as Lou the CEO and much of the senior managers. NY'ers have a much better sense of the level of incompetence, politics and lack of "realness" that the senior team has mastered. It is very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Read the reviews. React.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Pathetic pathetic...bunch of goons running the place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for unambitious people. If you are even 5% motivated and want to add value to your Resume dont join this place.

    Cons

    1) Management
    2)) People: Everybody is a junior who think they know it all...wrong on all levels...there are no good mentors and non technical people are given techincal jobs.
    3) Some business teams are good but majority have no vision

    Advice to Management

    Fire all and get a new management


  8. Helpful (8)

    "The company is going swiftly downhill since S&P take over"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - No pressure, Chill environment
    - Coworkers are nice

    Cons

    The company lacks vision or direction since the S&P take over. The CEO is arrogant and is not afraid to reduce salary across the board at the cost of driving every last talent away. Both of the guys who interviewed me quit within 6 month. People are leaving every week, it's truly sad. To cut cost, the company outsources a lot of development to india. The quality is greatly reduced. Then, as a bandaid fix, they hired Microsoft consultants at 500 dollars an hour, while handing out yearly raise less than the natural inflation rate!
    It feels like the upper management are clueless of what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. You guys are so terrible it's helpless!


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Product Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No dress code. Not a serious job (take that as you will). Good people.

    Cons

    The company is terrible. The leadership isn't there, the site is always broken, customers are leaving. They need to get back to basics- realizing that they are a software company. Too much emphasis on sales. You can't have 40% turnover in technology in under nine months and expect to be the same company. Too many old men making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront about the job people are applying for. I was an overachiever and even offered a promotion within the company which my boss blocked. It is a mess, don't work there.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Irrecoverable from Downward Spiral"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Prior to Sr. Management's misguided "house cleaning":
    *Hard work was acknowledged and rewarded
    *Work/life balance was actually taken seriously
    *Emphasis was placed on innovation and creativity

    Cons

    Now that almost EVERYONE from Technology (Development + Infrastructure) has quit since May 2011, there is hardly any knowledge transfer and an embarrassing zero mentor-ship. Turnover has become too much of a problem and has sent this company into a downward spiral that even those who have stuck around secretly acknowledge is irrecoverable.

    CIQ used to be a place of innovation and has now turned into a bureaucracy of cronyism. Each individual has his own personal agenda and strife is rampant. Total lack of communication as well, which has actually led to two different groups developing the same application without collaboration and neither side was aware of the other.

    To make things worse, an initiative to re-organize the company without serious foresight into the complications of integration from an IT perspective has cause numerous frustrations and missed deadlines.

    There's no turning back at this point - they just let way too many smart people leave at the wrong times. The saddest part is that this company will never fail - there is too much money that can be poured in. However, it has become and will remain a mediocre/ industry player (NOT the leader it used to be).

    Advice to Management

    I cannot offer any. You've already destroyed what was once a great company. The fact that you do not even see what is wrong nor have done anything to address it is astounding. Just like King Midas, everything you've touched appears to be "turned to gold", when really, you've just permanently frozen everything. Yet all you see is gold and think you've done a wonderful job. Wake up and drink the coffee instead of the Kool-Aid. I hear they are still serving the Kool-Aid at TR.

    I feel sorry for you when the customers finally realize how much your choices and actions have stifled a great platform and they leave...


  11. Helpful (11)

    "The DMV of Financial Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Database Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It used to be great to work here before everyone that knew technology quit

    Cons

    Imagine every aspect of the DMV (slowness, incompetence and lack of motivation) and now apply that to a technology company and you have CIQ. In the past 4 months, 2/5's of the executive board have quit under Lou Eccleston and the technology organization has seen a 40% attrition rate. Anyone with any domain knowledge and technical expertise has quit leaving junior engineers without mentors and leaving the rest of the company without focus which is apparent in their lack of new development outside of boring maintenance projects

    Advice to Management

    Cut all senior management and start new.


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