S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
232 Reviews
3.4
232 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Probably the right work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment (in 21 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.  

    Stressful, bureaucratic with too much change

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities. Pay is ok, Friendly people and as it is part of the same group that also has S&P Ratings, S&P Indices and Platts there is the opportunity to work and network with some very smart individuals.

    Cons

    Terrible HR function, no career progression and other than learning about products there is limited opportunities for personal growth. Company value is to 'speak the truth' but doesn't seem to want to hear any dissenting information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The constant change is not just exhausting which would in itself be easy to cope with, it's just that the change is so confusing. All decisions are new york centric and give only career opportunities to US employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Boring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Product in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    You never get fired, unless you do something very inappropriate.

    Cons

    Politics in incompetent management

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ggood company just to start

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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

    nice package for freshers, good place for old age people to work

    Cons

    so many, no employee delight, never felt like working in a MNC, terrible for leave approvals, less opportunity for growth, no learning, no sense of belongingness, cost cutting is on peak, just work and go back home specially in FITC department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please improve your policies you guys are managing a MNC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I have been working in S&P Capital IQ for last one year

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    package only nothing else to say

    Cons

    performance appraisal,politics,no growth,lack of MNC culture in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please avoid politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good for some. Dead end for others

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

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

    Pros

    The most casual dress code ever. Shorts and flip-flops in the summer. Jeans and sneakers in the winter. The hours tend to be 9-5 and bonus structure isn't all that bad compared to other industries.

    Cons

    Poor selection of management as well as very little room for growth. People are promoted into management positions based on how they performed in their previous role rather than looking at the persons and determining if they have the skills necessary to manage properly. In addition there is poor communication regarding the direction the company is heading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with the direction of the company and start hiring managers based on their management capabilities, not their operational capabilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad decline... may be reversed?

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

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    There was a wonderful team at the company until 2011. At that point, the senior management left and was replaced with a corporate functionary who had failed in a similar position at Thomson and Bloomberg. There are still some great people left, however, and he was just removed from his job. The product is still a great one.

    Cons

    It has become a much less entrepreneurial place and a lot more CYA activity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Must stay here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Engineer II in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Database Engineer II in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning experience, good for new graduates right after college

    Cons

    a bit monotonous, less salary, not too many benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Team Leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    If you get a chance to be a part of the team who work on the real-time data, the experience is very good. On-shore teams are always helpful.

    Cons

    Growth is a major concern even if you are a top performer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good for junior level people looking for a career path. Not a lot of opportunity for senior level people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for a senior level person

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A relaxed Atmosphere to work, but limited opportunities to grow ..

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture
    great peers
    Average management

    Cons

    average hikes
    uncertain promotion criteria
    less perks
    work gets monotonous pretty soon

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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