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S&P Global Platts Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good work life balance, well compensated, lots of travel (in 9 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours and good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work-life balance, high pressure (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours and unethical treatment by managers is far more common than upper management is lead to believe (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Platts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many career opportunities and excellent benefits. Great people and we still keeping in-touch after all these years.

    Cons

    Not that many offices in the bay area.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Platts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Horrible place to work. No one cares, no training a all.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "No Longer an American Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    International Travel, break room has a coffee machine.

    Cons

    Although others on "the street" think that this is an American company, the truth is that there are less American employees than "international" employees. Most employess reside in London.

    I found it very interesting that the president of the company supports the "Make America Great" campaign but does not "Walk the Talk" Most of the American employees are very young, straight out of college "kids".

    Management takes full advantage of these inexperience employees. Long hours and unethical treatment by managers is far more common than upper management is lead to believe. Work life balance is nonexistent.

    Management especially in the marketing department, is very rude and disrespectful to "American" employees, often times cursing during departmental meetings, displaying behavior that would normally get you fired at any reputable company. Upper management tends to turn a blind eye because they view the employees as "kids" who do not know any better.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously look into how the "kids" are treated especially by the London managers. Work on establishing a fair and balanced work place. Get rid of verbally abusive managers. It's time to grow up. I wish this was the American company that it use to be when I was hired.


  4. "Loved Platts"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great breadth of opportunities, great people, good work life balance, excellent benefits, good market opportunity

    Cons

    Slower pace, somewhat bureaucratic, at times difficult to coordinate across time zones and geographies (Singapore, London, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to reduce information barriers between offices and departments, enable faster change and implementation of projects


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Anonymous"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and managers, managers seem very open to feedback, flexible schedule as far as hours and working from home, learning a ton about energy markets, challenging and generally interesting work, good selection of employee resource groups

    Cons

    Lower salary than most industry competitors, some daily work can be very high stress, some technology is outdated which can make day to day work a struggle

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary to be more competitive with industry peers; implement upgrades to technology at a faster pace so there are minimal disruptions for day-to-day work


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Lot of Opportunity to make an Impact"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Platts (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Platts has some outstanding people working for them and I really enjoyed learning and growing professionally over the 5 years I worked there. There is a lot of positive change occurring within the marketing group. If you like fast paced working environment, international travel and fun smart people then this is the company for you. Really good benefits, very flexible work from home policy, nice vacation package. I was not looking to leave, I got headhunted out:) Love my new job but still miss my team.

    Cons

    Systems are a bit dated and not all connected but management is working on improving this. For some constant organizational change is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Platts need to decide on a path and allow it to bake. Get new organizational structure in place and then move full steam ahead. Continue to improve internal technology enhancements for more repeatable processes.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company, great team.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at the moment that is not a pros.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "LNG Shipping Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Shipping Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Shipping Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn alot
    Freedom to do things your way as long as results justify
    Relaxed environment
    Friendly co workers

    Cons

    Pay less than market rate
    Progress up the ladder will be slow.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Dull and Uninspiring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Platts is a McGraw Hill Financial company, which is a good brand to have on your resume.

    Good compensation/bonus structure

    Cons

    The New York office is dull. There is absolutely nothing exciting about this company. Headquarter for Platts is in London, so NYC is very small and quiet. The overall feeling is that people work here when they are ready to retire or die a slow death. No work life balance in some teams. Experience varies by manager/director - some are horrible at communicating and really high strung. Others have a life outside of work and are happy.

    Also, there are a lot of restructurings going on which of course leads to low employee morale...


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Stuck in Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Working with smart and talented people. Wide range of businesses provide multiple avenues for career advancement or pursuit of specific interests.

    Cons

    Quality of senior leadership varies - some are polished and dynamic, others have limited skill sets and aren't suited for their roles. Leadership is not communications savvy, lacking enthusiasm for employee-focused efforts and urgency for external media. Tech-wise, the place is a backwater for its market share and ambitions. Organization is being run way too lean in some places.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. Don't make major shifts in strategy without walking employees through the reasons and what it means to them. Encourage collaboration and exploration - not one where employees are worried about making a mistake.


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