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S&P Global Platts Reviews

Updated Nov 15, 2019

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3.6
64%
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80%
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S&P Global Platts CEO Martin Fraenkel (no image)
Martin Fraenkel
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance, really good/nice people, great benefits(in 23 reviews)

  • "Company reorganizing with positive hopes to make healthy work environment and develop new business areas(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours as others said also contribute to bring out the worst in co-workers(in 8 reviews)

  • "too much change/turnover in senior management(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "I enjoy it here very much"

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    Current Employee - Senior Energy Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance, really good/nice people, great benefits

    Cons

    career opportunities within company can be vague but seeing good progress here with new internal career week program

    S&P Global Platts2019-07-22
  2. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    quarterly 15-minute massages, 4 weeks paid vacation, working remotely flexibility, nice and caring managers and employees

    Cons

    Notoriously underpays it's employees compared to other Price Reporting Agencies.

    S&P Global Platts2019-08-13
  3. "A decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Design and Production Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Platts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and good medical benefits.

    Cons

    No room for advancement and large workload with little staff.

    S&P Global Platts2019-11-15
  4. "Comfortable environment and good pay"

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    Former Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Platts part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice colleagues and excellent salary

    Cons

    office politics and poor communication

    S&P Global Platts2019-09-18
  5. "Great people. Great experience."

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at S&P Global Platts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, great commissions and nice place to work.

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement.

    S&P Global Platts2019-08-27
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, no direction from management"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with Work/life balance Affords great experience in energy fundamentals market - this job is a launchpad, not a career though

    Cons

    Pay is very low, raises hardly keep pace with inflation - promotions bring little monetary value, no incentive to work harder and longer hours Feedback from (some) managers is almost nonexistent Management seems to have little direction, akin to a rudderless ship Entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged but things take forever to get done Slow decision making process, bureaucratic Little upward mobility unless... someone leaves, which has become less frequent Management plays favorites

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    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to grow the company with no clear direction while mobility and opportunity languish below the executive level. Pay your employees more to inspire some motivation, the money is borderline insulting for what some people are capable of there. Decide if you want to train analysts to move on, or develop them there and provide opportunities. Lastly, town halls and company speak revolved around automating... things, taking the people out of the process - this is not exactly motivating language. Thankfully, initiatives in this vein that were discussed in 2016 and 2017 still have not come to fruition and still seem a long way off.

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    S&P Global Platts2019-08-26
  7. "Good work-life balance, positive office environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, positive office environment

    Cons

    somewhat outdated technology infrastructure, computers, software, etc.

    S&P Global Platts2019-04-27
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Journalism of sorts"

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    Current Employee - Associate Editor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment and work life balance. Unbelievable benefits compared to journalism.

    Cons

    Very niche writing that doesn't translate well to other fields. Lots of math required.

    S&P Global Platts2019-01-21
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Same old same ol"

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    Former Employee - Editor/Senior Pricing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Platts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    most other reporters were helpful; ability to travel

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility for reporters

    S&P Global Platts2019-01-30
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Brilliant people and information but ethically challenged"

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    Regional Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Platts for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing products and content aggregation.

    Cons

    Will absolutely create a predatory pricing structure and force sales and customers to sell/pay much more data as a result of loosely defining what is a user. This creates an adversarial atmosphere between clients and sales and when the client cancels (and they will), you the sales group are charged back for these losses regardless of which person sold it. There is no way an ethical person could work for S&P and... someone should replace them and put this firm out of business permanently. Come on Google put this together and add new content, pricing and structure to the energy and commodity markets .

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    Advice to Management

    Come clean and stop cheating your sales teams and clients alike. Make a wholesale change now or expect to be replaced like the buggy whip.

    S&P Global Platts2019-01-05
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