S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
254 Reviews
3.4
254 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Imogen Dillon Hatcher
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Culture; good work/life balance; a good place to start (in 41 reviews)

  • good interpersonal skills and very friendly yet professional work environment (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development (in 11 reviews)

  • No growth options due to absence of good quality work (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Standardized way of working

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    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 an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust individual talent and personality.

  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.  

    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
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  5. 5 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
  6.  

    Great Co.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Compensation is high

    Cons

    No cons as such
    A little bit of politics maybe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    This is the best company to work with to start your career. The S&P brand name also is a plus.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    The culture in the company is very good. The management is good and easy to work with. The projects we get are well owned by us and give us a good knowledge.

    Cons

    The on site opportunities are not that good.
    There are recent changes in the higher managements which resulted in some policy changes and still they are in the evolution stage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bureaucracy at its finest

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Innovative company if you're in sales, marketing or product, good products, good salary, nice location in NYC

    Cons

    If you work in sales or in product the jobs are probably amazing. If you are behind the scenes working in tech or operations its a nightmare. So much bureaucracy so little time. The environment is fast paced, but the tech teams can't keep up. Management is old school S&P management so don't let the CIQ name fool you. Most of the good management left when they were forced to come together. It used to be a great place to work, now its terrible, with poor management and you have to basically ask to go to the bathroom. Too many micromanagers and managers who don't understand how to manage. Most managers are extremely passive aggressive and old school. If you are looking for a young innovative tech team to work on, this isn't it. If you are in product it will be an innovative team but your stuff won't be developed correctly or on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back off, let people do their jobs, technology management needs the big ole heave ho. Bring in young, smart people, instead of old school boys club cronies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very laid back environment, great people to work with, no more than 2 years

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    People are pleasant to work with.
    Cool new floor; looks like Google.
    Salary and benefits are really good.

    Cons

    QA department is run by strict women.
    Tasks can be repetitive and boring.
    Your job is never guaranteed; they do not give you a 2 week notice.
    Work on some weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a team/managers that have plans instead of wasting time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Language Editor in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Language Editor in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    High salary for people fresh from college, will learn a lot of things

    Cons

    Not much opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent working environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    - Comfortable working environment
    - Decent pay especially for young joinees

    Cons

    - Work life balance can be affected at times
    - Need to be very proactive to learn new things

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