S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
231 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Probably the right work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development (in 11 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 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    New management in Chicago is top notch!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Client Development Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    The people in the office are excited to come to work. We are having a record year in 2014, and us younger team members feel we have great leaders and mentors.

    Cons

    If you aren't going into the sales path it might be difficult to move up quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider increasing compensation for teams that over perform.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience with a good learning curve

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Flexible timings and helpful mentors

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity otherwise no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The office is at the heart of downtown manhattan near the east river. Friendly colleagues and very beautiful office.

    Cons

    Work has been offshored to India and environment became cut throat as everyone is worried about their jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be personal growth and development for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Evolving business model, solid foundation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is decent. Growing so likely some opportunity in niches if you can find it.

    Cons

    Still trying to figure out direction, which leads to some discontinuity.
    Trying to change culture there as many of the employees are lifers that are stuck doing business a certain way as opposed to determining best course for future of company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to take some risks to grow the company. Otherwise, it guarantees mediocrity and inhibits growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but nobody is home

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good equipment and software

    Cons

    No sense of team, vague management direction, no training, zero growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a training budget and spend it. Individual training is good.

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

    A good start...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    Culture; good work/life balance; a good place to start.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunity; poor company direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Research Associate-Grade 2

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Work culture, timings, cab Facility

    Cons

    Work becomes tedious and after 6-7 months in the organisation you stop using your brain. After a point its all mechanical work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expecting your juniors or sub-ordinates to pamper you and do chamchagiri. Give promotion and bonus on the basis of merits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good training, flexible timings, helpful seniors, above average pay

    Cons

    Promotion and promotional hikes are less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more people working and less people managing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run....run far, far away...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are connected, the Pros of working here are enormous - very lax work hours (great work/life balance), if you are senior enough the pay is amazing considering the little that you do for it, you get to mistreat your team members, you get to belittle anyone you like (as long as they are below you in the hierarchy), fairly generous benefits (good stock awards for Sr Mgrs)...if you are not connected - not very many Pros - if you are not connected you are generally not in the senior roles, your pay isn't that great (actually you are underpaid here by about 25 - 40%), and while work life balance is quite astonishingly good (meaning you can be very flexible with your time, as long as they "like" you), you are tasked with doing mind numbing work, you don't learn much (by and large there are a fair number of very dim individuals in positions of power at this firm), and you certainly won't advance all that quickly (unless you fall into bucket #1 above) - or worse, because you are the only capable individual, you get to do all of the work without any recognition (this place is rife with individuals, esp in senior roles, taking credit for others' work, so do not expect your work to actually get you anywhere in this place)- all in all a great place to work for someone with few aspirations in life, not looking to put a whole lot of energy into what they do and are looking for a steady paycheck - this place is for you!

    Cons

    You're kidding, right? There are simply too many to list, however as a scratch of the surface, they are run by an inept management team that favors sycophants to people who, you know, actually are intelligent and can actually do things - there is a very strong "don't rock the boat" mentality there. The place prints money (due to the Ratings side of the house) and politics is HUGE there. If you were an ignorant, incapable individual and suddenly found yourself in a senior management role because one of your buddies pulled you in, why on earth would you do anything to upset the very sweet gig you have (see Pros for connected people above) - your number one job is to get rid of anyone who has one iota of intelligence more than you, for they may expose you to be the inept individual you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long walk, short pier - take a hike
    The management culture of any company is set by the executive suite - and this place surely suffered as a result. As was mentioned in a recently held meeting amongst the senior management: Lou is a capable sales man, and should have stayed in sales.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Your own performance amd interest matters

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Quality Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Technology Quality Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    - One of the best salary packages in India for a QA at any level
    - If you spend a good 2-3 years, your opinion about things matters and this feels very satisfying
    - Managers are very approachable and there is no attitude when it comes to helping the colleagues
    - Your self performance is valued a great deal (many people might not agree to this but its true, that if you are doing better than your peers then you are trusted with more responsibilities)
    - The domain knowledge is very good
    - Lateral movement across QA teams (this was pretty less earlier but is now beginning to increase)
    - X-Box is there :)

    Cons

    - People at the senior level (below the team lead) tend to micro manage things which is many times ignored by leads. This is actually the primary reason for new hires to think of an unfriendly and hostile environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - "Work from Home" is very very strict in gurgaon. Its almost not allowed. This should be a bit more flexible

    - On-shore visits should be increased for QA and should be uniform accross teams (right now there are very few teams that get this opportunity)

    - More opportunities for QA to move to another role (such as BA or Dev)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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