S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 205 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston

Lou Eccleston

(59 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure(in 29 reviews)

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment(in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development(in 13 reviews)

  • No Learning- After 6 months your learning curve falls and get ready to do the same stuff for the rest of your life(in 7 reviews)

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    Useful training yet very short and not as opportunity orientated as it is made to seem

    Product Consultant (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsCorporate environment
    Good colleagues
    competitive salary for the job that you actually do

    ConsPigeon Hole job fully orientated in sales
    Success very dependent on Manager
    HR department could definitely improve

    Advice to Senior ManagementRotational Grad Scheme
    More interaction with Manager
    Create clear progression/opportunity chart

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    Good products - terrible management

    Senior Director (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company has some very good products and has made some good acquisition in the past that will help existing solutions develop further. The Capital IQ brand is still held in high regard with clients.

    ConsThe management are all legacy S&P and so they bring with them the culture that was always the problem with that company - lack of vision, lack of care for staff, lack of ambition, lack of humanity., and worst of all they will back-stab clients at the drop of a hat. If you like kissing your superiors back-side then this is the company for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop living in the 80's and wizen up. Your staff are your most valuable asset so use them wisely. And stop nickel and dimming your clients and stabbing them in the back at every contract renewal/discussion - that's what's destroying your reputation in the market.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    boring company, boring product

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    Prosrelaxed atmosphere, nobody seems to work very hard
    good people

    Consthe place lacks energy.
    the takeover by S&P has been unsettling. 2 very different cultures, products and sales approach coming together will always be challenging, but the S&P management does not make the best judgement on what should be done.
    After 9 months, people still did not get their comp plan
    too much politics in the office

    Advice to Senior Managementgive people their comp plan sooner
    work on improving your performance on each product line rather than try to run the business and integrate all the companies and products all at once.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Standardized way of working

    Product Consultant (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsA very friendly work atmosphere

    ConsTraining sounds good but is in fact very poor. It all aims at becoming a robot. Absolutely no room for personal ability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust individual talent and personality.

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    Friendly on the face of it but not so nice if you get on the wrong side

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsThey are willing to promote people quickly, although this generally means that positions needing experience and qualifications are held by unqualified staff.

    ConsThey love to talk about how scrappy they are, but the complete opposite is the truth - there's no energy or buzz in the office, it's like working in a retirement home which is bizarre considering most employees are in their twenties.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake decisions, stop talking all the time and doing nothing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Slow growth

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsSalary is the only motivating factor, other things better not to mention

    ConsIt take ages to reach to respectable/responsible position, Monotonous work profile.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to incorporate training and other motivational factors

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Rudderless Ship

    Sales (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGood benefits, Brand Recognition, and many good people

    ConsManagement is out of touch with their people, especially in the Sales arena. Processes such as Salesforce, have been implemented so poorly that using them actually make the sales, account management, order fulfillment, and billing effort more difficult and far less efficient. The company is also very poor at developing career paths for their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake a better effort in recognizing that many of your long-standing employees actually ARE valuable, possess needed experience, clearly demonstrate loyalty, and really do add to the long term success of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great job right out of college, not much beyond that

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe team you work with becomes like family. Depending on the department and manager, they can be extremely flexible with you in terms of working from home. There are also some great travel opportunities, depending on your position.

    ConsToo many changes. The company is confused with who they are and who they want to be. Nothing fulfilling about your everyday work. There are no straight duties for your job description, they are always changing while you take on more responsibility and your salary remains close to the same .

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to really look at the bigger picture, they are so focused on the client that they ignore the employees that gather and retain the clients. There is also a lot of decisions made without consulting the people those decisions affect. Advice would be to listen to your employees, they can also have great ideas!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The company had a good culture but the work wasn't very exciting.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsGood tech culture.
    Friendly people willing to help and talk to you.
    Good hours.

    ConsWork not exciting.
    Employees left after a few years - high turnover.
    Senior management is hired from outside the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more within the company.

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    :P

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood initial package upto 4-5lacs

    Consbad attitude toward the employees

    Advice to Senior Managementcheck ur attitude

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