S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
234 Reviews
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234 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment (in 22 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. 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    a positive one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    the culture of the people working here

    Cons

    the relocation package and handling of such is poorly dealt with

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Immature management. Capital IQ needs to grow up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Very good benefits package, courtesy of McGraw-Hill - employer's contribution to pension is very generous, healthcare, subsidised gym.
    Decent offices.

    Cons

    Management run the company like some Jonestown cult. Unless you drink the Kool Aid, it's impossible to progress.
    Favoured staff have jobs created for them for which they have no relevant experience or talent. The place is way-overstaffed.
    Despite overt friendly atmosphere, when you scratch the surface you'll find that Capital IQ is a very nasty company. Colleagues spy on each other & report back to management if co-workers have taken too long lunch breaks (I'm not exagerating here).
    Morale is extremely low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    McGraw-Hill Financial needs to step in & take control & inject some maturity into this place. Hopefully Peter Deboer can help Capital IQ grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best work places

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TQA in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - TQA in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    The Work environment is terrific. It is one of the best payers in its category and lives up to its name in it.
    The office culture is very professional and the company takes good care of its employees.

    Cons

    The learning curve is not that great. It tends to slack down after time. This limitation specially applies for a manual qa as majority of the work is black box with limited automation exposure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    MBA Finance with 17 month experience in Fixed Income

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working Culture, Salary, Training, Infrastructure and Flexibility

    Cons

    Have not looked into any cons so far

  7.  

    Nice experience,people are really good professionals.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice people,
    Flexible work hours.
    Good Working environment

    Cons

    Overall everything is fine at the company..

    Recommends
  8.  

    Evolving company - exciting time to help drive meaningful change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Employee-centric - willingness to invest in the person for the benefit of the business. Solid leadership with several difference makers. Probably the right work/life balance. Excellent IP with several unique and proprietary data sets. New management from the outside looks promising.

    Cons

    Less intense than past experiences. Firm is likely about to see significant organizational change that often results in irrational behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute the structural changes you know the business needs. Everything is in place to do that and while change is hard, opportunities like this don't occur often - seize the day!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture
    Light work
    Enjoy with work
    Everything is nice

    Cons

    Less salary as compare to Big Buckets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the building for technology floor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    very good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    great place to work, in NY you can make a career and grow with the company

    Cons

    several changes on management, to much burocracy

  11.  

    Good work culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Great Work exp and Team structure

    Cons

    not much career growth, rare promotions

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