S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
234 Reviews
3.4
234 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Strong learning culture, friendly work environment (in 22 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.  

    Great for lifers, but avoid if you are still early in your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    The company has a pension plan with a decent match. Health benefits are great, and the compensation is good.

    Cons

    If you're a young ambitious person, I would really advise against joining. Be prepared to just coast along doing the same things, meaning bare minimum. It is very clear that the culture in this company rewards seniority over competency despite what they claim.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    eveything good work more have fun the place is beautiful..the good environment Do keep in mind that the company reviews on all these sites are posted by individuals, including possibly disgruntled employees. So, use them as a tool to help gather more information about a company, but don't count on them as 100% accurate, because every employee's experience is different.

    Cons

    Do keep in mind that the company reviews on all these sites are posted by individuals, including possibly disgruntled employees. So, use them as a tool to help gather more information about a company, but don't count on them as 100% accurate, because every employee's experience is different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work more

  3.  

    New management in Chicago is top notch!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great experience with a good learning curve

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Research Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Evolving business model, solid foundation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but nobody is home

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    A good start...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Research Associate-Grade 2

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    • Senior Management
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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
  11.  

    Nice place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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