S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
217 Reviews

3.3
217 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. 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
  2.  

    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
  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.  

    Its been a learning experience

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    • 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

  6.  

    No Personal growth - Lots of politics in here - better to go for an other job if you have a choice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Few projects are good. Not all !
    We might not fall into those projects.

    Cons

    No Personal Growth
    Lots of Chowdary and non Chowdary politics in HYD center. They wont shows it but it runs behind !
    Good people left the company and are also leaving the company - high attrition rate
    Poor management
    Performance Rating is not based on actual performance. Again lots of politics here !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make things a bit transparent. Learn to appreciate people on their work.
    "Justice delayed is justice denied"
    The driving force for someone to work harder and achieve higher goals is appreciation of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sad decline... may be reversed?

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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
  8.  

    Must stay here

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    • 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
  9.  

    Senior Team Leader

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    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Good for junior level people looking for a career path. Not a lot of opportunity for senior level people

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    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

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