S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 26 October 2014
Updated 26 October 2014
236 Reviews
3.4
236 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Culture; good work/life balance; a good place to start (in 35 reviews)

  • good interpersonal skills and very friendly yet professional work environment (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development (in 11 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 8 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in London, England

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotational Grad Scheme
    More interaction with Manager
    Create clear progression/opportunity chart

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good products - terrible management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    boring company, boring product

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, nobody seems to work very hard
    good people

    Cons

    the 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 ManagementAdvice

    give 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Standardized way of working

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in London, England

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A very friendly work atmosphere

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust individual talent and personality.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions, stop talking all the time and doing nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not great, not bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Manageable pressure, friendly people and lot of opportunity to meet new people

    Cons

    Bonuses and hikes are not good. Even though you have put a lot of effort, it is usually predetermined and there is not enough transparency yet. Although they claim to have a lot of transparency but there isn't much. There has been a lot of cost cutting going around and therefore the company isn't what it use to be. I feel prior to 2012, there it was a really good time to work but things are not going great for now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Overly corporate and aged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Established company with solid technology and huge data sets.

    Cons

    Huge loss of technical knowledge and know how. Could only imagine what would happen if something happened and no one knew how to fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees to retain them longer in order to get well trained and knowledgeable people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It s mix of good and bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - JRA in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - JRA in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, pay for ever extra time you work

    Cons

    No growth, monotonous work, no skills enhancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    No Personal growth - Lots of politics in here - better to go for an other job if you have a choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Few projects are good. Not all !
    We might not fall into those projects.

    Cons

    No Personal Growth
    Lots of Chowdary and non Chowdary politics in HYD center. They wont shows it but it runs behind !
    Good people left the company and are also leaving the company - high attrition rate
    Poor management
    Performance Rating is not based on actual performance. Again lots of politics here !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make things a bit transparent. Learn to appreciate people on their work.
    "Justice delayed is justice denied"
    The driving force for someone to work harder and achieve higher goals is appreciation of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great for lifers, but avoid if you are still early in your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    The company has a pension plan with a decent match. Health benefits are great, and the compensation is good.

    Cons

    If you're a young ambitious person, I would really advise against joining. Be prepared to just coast along doing the same things, meaning bare minimum. It is very clear that the culture in this company rewards seniority over competency despite what they claim.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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