S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
221 Reviews
3.4
221 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    a positive one

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    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
  2. 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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    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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Immature management. Capital IQ needs to grow up

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    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.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Sales  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Sales in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    Good Culture, colleagues, flexible hours

    Cons

    Not much to mention about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on talent development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Young team, strong management, teach everything on the job

    Cons

    Very long training process, some days are wasted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use better motivation tactics, not scare tactics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    Very Great work life balance

    Cons

    US centres, difficult for a local to be promoted

  8.  

    No compains

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    they have a good working enviroment

    Cons

    they need more internatinal presence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower the gravity center, send locals to the regions in a developing economies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Its been a learning experience

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    transparency, cultured, growth oriented activities

    Cons

    fooding system in cafeteria, regional language centric people

  10.  

    It s mix of good and bad

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad decline... may be reversed?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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

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