S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
266 Reviews
3.4
266 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 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 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.  

    I've been at CIQ for 3 years and will be there for a while more!

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

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, low pressure

    Cons

    can make you stagnant if you dont have other goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    An emerging company

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong professional leadership that is moving the company in a stronger more focused direction. The work-life balance is very reasonable and the benefits program is on the generous side.

    Cons

    Company remains in a state of flux with a variety of key strategic directions yet to be fully articulated. Current leadership appears strong - but the uncertainty creates some pause that needs to be eliminated quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the culture of old (CIQ). Eliminate much of the P&C control that stalls and delays innovation and be more open to using partners to maximize the value of the data and to allow 3rd parties to innovate with us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to start as a fresher.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Lot of things to learn, good compensation for freshers, good work life balance

    Cons

    office culture, no competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on office culture, women empowerment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Needs a lot of improvement in the Senior Management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation. A lot of knowledgeable individuals who are always willing to help but their numbers seems to be dwindling. You can gain a lot of financial knowledge from the people working here, but the work itself is too company-specific and gets monotonous soon. Opportunities to learn - few and far.

    Cons

    Though the job is not stressful, there are no true weekends. Senior management is of no help right now. The senior management is too stagnant the grass root workers are suffering because of no growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need leaders who more directly involved and connected to the employees. Too many communications are being relegated to people who are holding the tag of 'seniors' yet have no idea of how to handle people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Neutral

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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, no work pressure, good pay

    Cons

    no growth, repetitive work, gets monotonous

  11.  

    It might be a place where you can find a sense of belonging. The timing/location is important

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    The culture is pretty good. People generally have a good sense of humor. Work and life balance is pretty good. Opportunities for internal transfer

    Cons

    May not be much room for career growth

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