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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    boring company, boring product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great experience, enjoy working in this environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Risk Intern in London, England
    Current Intern - Risk Intern in London, England

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open to new ideas
    Graet environment
    Space to develop yourself
    Sustainable growth

    Cons

    Difficult to get a permanent position unless there is an opening
    No bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Many talents are leaving the company because the HR and Finance department are not flexible enough to keep them in.

  3. Helpful (3)

    Standardized way of working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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 Management

    Trust individual talent and personality.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Friendly on the face of it but not so nice if you get on the wrong side

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Make decisions, stop talking all the time and doing nothing.

  6. a positive one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the culture of the people working here

    Cons

    the relocation package and handling of such is poorly dealt with

  7. Helpful (5)

    Immature management. Capital IQ needs to grow up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Best company I've ever worked for

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment and company culture as it compares to industry competitors. In my experiences, I've met and worked with many talented individuals. Much of the senior leadership is very interested in growing talent internally.

    Cons

    Managed service provider.... Took 10 days for a simple program to be pushed to my Desktop. Coming from another large Fortune 500 company, Ive noticed monumental differences in site support.

  9. Nice place

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome location, good benefit, relax environment, a lot of social activities, nice employees, don't need to dress up in Wall Street,

    Cons

    small office, not to much option for lunch, but you know it's Wall Street in Manhanton in New York City, every inch worth a feet, so it's fine.

    Advice to Management

    May be need to consider how to keep an eye on each project, at least for interns it doesn't feels like everyone is getting enough attention for their grow.

  10. Satisfying for the most part.

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Management does value tech and realizes they will build the future of the company. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Management seems indecisive on direction. New direction has been promised for about 7 months now and nothing has come. The new CEO seemed promising but nothing has happened yet. Patience goes only so far.

  11. Research Associate II

    • 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

    Pros

    Work Culture is great. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Learning and Development opportunities are not good.

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