S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 23 August 2014
Updated 23 August 2014
218 Reviews

3.3
218 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure (in 30 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 14 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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  1.  

    Stressful, bureaucratic with too much change

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for 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.  

    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
  3.  

    Must stay here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Senior Team Leader

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    interview

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    good salary, work culture, environment, hectic

    Cons

    no holidays, no holidays, no holidays

  8.  

    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 for 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
  9.  

    research associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great work life balance
    good salary

    Cons

    sluggish growth
    not challenging profile
    too long hierarchy

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Research Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The office is at the heart of downtown manhattan near the east river. Friendly colleagues and very beautiful office.

    Cons

    Work has been offshored to India and environment became cut throat as everyone is worried about their jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be personal growth and development for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Evolving business model, solid foundation

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

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance is decent. Growing so likely some opportunity in niches if you can find it.

    Cons

    Still trying to figure out direction, which leads to some discontinuity.
    Trying to change culture there as many of the employees are lifers that are stuck doing business a certain way as opposed to determining best course for future of company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to take some risks to grow the company. Otherwise, it guarantees mediocrity and inhibits growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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