S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
224 Reviews
3.4
224 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
Lou Eccleston
66 Ratings

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.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    Your own performance amd interest matters

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Till now its good to work here

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

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

    Pros

    good worklife balance
    cab facility for 6-2 and 2-10 but not for general shift and even no parking facility as it depends on the level and role

    Cons

    no parking facility
    strictly follows goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing i faced till now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work culture, lack of growth for certain divisions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TQA  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - TQA in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    - Money
    - Cabs for shifts
    - Relaxed work culture

    Cons

    - No motivation to work hard
    - No reward for exceptional work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Slow growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Salary is the only motivating factor, other things better not to mention

    Cons

    It take ages to reach to respectable/responsible position, Monotonous work profile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to incorporate training and other motivational factors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A Rudderless Ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, Brand Recognition, and many good people

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with their people, especially in the Sales arena. Processes such as Salesforce, have been implemented so poorly that using them actually make the sales, account management, order fulfillment, and billing effort more difficult and far less efficient. The company is also very poor at developing career paths for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a better effort in recognizing that many of your long-standing employees actually ARE valuable, possess needed experience, clearly demonstrate loyalty, and really do add to the long term success of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to start.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    No hidden Salary deduction
    Work Enviornment is good.
    Good Exposure.
    Hard work is somewhat recognized.

    Cons

    Mostly maintenance jobs.
    Hike is not good if you are from good col.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to start your career in Financial Industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, Learn Basics

    Cons

    Lack of Opportunity & Growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked there for net one year and during my period i have learned a lot about finance .

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asset Management Executive  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Asset Management Executive in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The advantages to work with capital iq is you are free to learn all aspects of financial statements practically how a data can be processed by the people manually which was i think the best part of the company and i got the the best working staff there all employees whether they are senior or manager level very cooperative and supportive now coming to the compensation they were giving a satisfactory remuneration to all employees as per there work load and talent.

    Cons

    The only con which i felt was working in shifts specialty night shifts was hard to awake all night and processing difficult data it provokes errors also .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not think a year is enough to provide any advice or suggestion to any big organisation .

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Place to work with Slow Pace of Growth

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

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You can work here at easy pace. Good Male-Female Ratio. Healthy Work Environment. It is a safe place to work for long years without many worries.

    Cons

    No growth options due to absence of good quality work. Promotions are very difficult (almost negligible) after a certain level.

    Redundant Work in most cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide better growth options to employees. The current policy is not healthy for employees. It will boost the morale of the people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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