S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 3 November 2014
Updated 3 November 2014
248 Reviews
3.4
248 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK....but don't be too optimistic..

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in London, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Director in London, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    positive work/life balance and atmosphere..

    Cons

    senior mgt, work life balance if you are a best friend..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up to other channels and listen more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Gone downhill by trying to be "cool"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    The culture is good - management has been trying to improve morale through events, benefits, and fancy new fad-office design - PS4s and X-Box Ones, treadmill and standing desks, etc.

    Cons

    The technology is dated and backwards, and strives towards modernizing/embracing newer, more productive patterns and libraries have been dragged down by management that either doesn't get it or actively stops innovation. It's gotten too big to be what it once was - a focused team that valued talent, brains, and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Overly corporate and aged

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    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

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