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S&P Global Market Intelligence Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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3.5
67%
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S&P Global Market Intelligence CEO Martina Cheung (no image)
Martina Cheung
64 Ratings
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  • "No growth, night shifts for no reason(in 55 reviews)

  • "People from SNL side are harassing CIQ folks like anything(in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Risk Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked for 5 years and 3 positions, great company, career development, knowledgeable and ambitious people to work with, great location and facilities, good benefits, high culture, highly recommended

    Cons

    sometimes too many changes but that's today's environment, no cons really

    Advice to Management

    retain your employees (especially seniors)

    S&P Global Market Intelligence2018-07-04
  2. "Dissapoited..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - fruits in the office - intelligent & very well educated colleagues (not really in the London marketing ofice though), but in other dfepartments for sure... - nice location & building in London - international company - nice Christams party

    Cons

    a lot of mess (been there during the integration smaller company that took over into S&P Global Market Intelligence) - they advertise jobs saying they want dynamic people, but I am pretty sure if you were a dynamic one they would get rid of you, because they wish they were dynamic, but they are not...so dynamic is threatening to them - toxic internal politics, they even mention this in their job ads for senior... employees that they want people that know how to navigate internal politics... if you are more junior and you are not realizing this, and if you work hard & have integrity ...it will not lead you far.....employees talk openly about someone else being managed out, because they didn’t want to play games, you are part of a one big game - Exaggerated job titles for what they actually do - everyone is a manager or a director there:)...also all seniors are true leaders (I thought the fundamental value of a true leader was integrity! before working at S&P) - the main value of the company is INTEGRITY, but if you have one & you are not senior...you might be made to resign, because this company is all about saying the right things to the right people and having integrity would bring a lot of crap out, which management dont want to hear about....Also, I am not sure how this INTEGRITY value works in England to be honest (I have just visited the Cambridge English Dictionary and they say that INTEGRITY = the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change) and now I am thinking how does it work with ‘royal highness’ employees and their culture where they don’t speak their minds (which is against HONESTY & INTEGRITY) and tell you lies into your face in order to be polite (most of the international employees find it very offensive actually). Myself, I had a situation when I was working on a project with ‘royal higness’ and I asked them if they were going to do their part as we discussed and they said they will/would (but actually they never intended to do it they just said it because 'royal highness' do it in order to be polite into your face, but of course they never did it), when I confronted them that the value of the company is being honest, integrity and speaking the truth (and I specifically pointed that these are the values of S&P Global market Intelligence) I was the one to have troubles (total joke!!!!). I understand that you can not change their culture of the 'royal highness', but sorry INTEGRITY is not a value of this company (I tested it and got ‘made to resign’ also because of the INTEGRITY) and if you think that it would be offensive to tell ‘royal highness’ off to follow these values of the company, you should change INTEGRITY value to e.g: Customer first or smth like that – you will sound more credible as a global business and will ensure that you attract employees that not neceserly have integrity. The second value of the business is Excellence, and now I am thinking that it is great when you are 'Royal Highness'(could be American as well) and excellent, but not great and not acceptable if you are excellent and from Eastern Europe – of course 'Royal 'want you to be excellent, but ideally you should not own your excellence and not speak out about these, so that 'royal highness' (which is usually more senior, but has less qualifications or doesnt have any) can take advantage of and present your successes as theirs (cause for them it would be not acceptable to admit that someone from Eastern Europe is smarter than them of course). The Final value of the company is RELEVANCE – you can understand it in many ways, sorry but marketing department in the London office was also like a joke at some times…they advertise they want people with MBAs and so on but never met any senior marketing leader in London with one, some of them don’t have any qualifications (joke, from my experience in regards to working with 'royal highness' is that they think they don’t have to study at all – cause they think they are so smart and born leaders, and they have no-accent, kings, but all working for American companies:), you will see in many American companies 'Royal highness' employees in the senior positions without any qualifications – joke!!!! – even though Americans advertise they want people with MBAs, the whole world is study hard, but 'royal highness' working for an international/global/American company don’t have to😉😊😊 - no comments) - marketing department living out of the glory of all intelligent people in other departments – Working with 'Royal Highness', I also found out that for them the whole world is rude (Europeans, Americans, French, Dutch, etc) and they are the only ones polite, but will be the first ones to backstab you (they are sooo good at this - we know this from their history) – in a polite way-of course, so everything looks right on the paper and is legal - HR no comments- dont know what they are doing there, it seems that they are there just to hire and fire people...they will always support management, even though they know they are wrong, they know the employment law so well so that they know all the tricks to use against employees, but everything is legal on the paper - a lot of smaller integrated company employees took over the senior roles, but my experience with one of them was not good. They were lacking of managerial skills that could be damaging for your own career and development, and you were being treated as the one to test on and develop their managerial skills, use to do things outside of your job spec, also as soon as they realized that they messed you up or that you were confident they started playing stupid games to get rid of you (with help of HR that knows how to legally get rid of people)... - if you are senior and you challenge status Quo, you will be a true leader…but if you are more junior (could be by job title) and you will challenge a status quo, you will be fired - it was supposed to be an international environment but if you are a cosmopolitan and truly international, it will not work, because you need to play the rules of Royal Highness in the London office (my experience was that most of them were ignorant- unless you were Swedish or American (but these pay them so it is another story) and not interested in other cultures, they just walked around saying the right things, because they had to – so calculated & you feel it, but of course they didnt mean it. - Also dont work too hard (especially if you are Eastern European - I know we love working hard, cause if you do, 'Royal Higness' wil get rid off you...cause working hard could lead you to being Excellent - as per the value of the company - and you cant be better than them - that would be offensive for them...you can work hard, but you shoudnt own your successes then you should be fine.... Note: This review of my experience at former employer is truthful according to my own experience. Others may have different opinion.

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    Advice to Management

    - tell the 'Royal Higness' to get qualifications like everyone else if they want to work for an international company, you ask your own ppl to do MBAs and so on, but you let 'Royal Higness' without any qualifictations or without relevant ones ?! (also basic CIM is not MBA)- joke- kings working for american company! I understand this is their country, and they should be given jobs first in their own country, but why... cant they study like everyone else and get relevant qulifications like everyone else, including Americans????!!!! Cause they were running the world long time ago and they still live in their royal fantasy world?! Cmon....Kings, but all working for american companies these days.... - Remove INTEGRITY from your values or change it to smth else - it is not the value of your company and it i s not working in the English culture

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    S&P Global Market Intelligence2019-10-27
  3. "mediocre in every way"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - very good work-life balance, mostly because often there is no real job to do - incredible pay-to-effort ratio

    Cons

    - poor quality of human talent, especially in EMEA - the division rides on massive margins from the ratings business and the fundamental data platform is a neglected child - culture of closeness, animosity and nepotism - omnipresent toxic internal politics - senior management detached from front-line reality - back office functions are an indescribable mess

    S&P Global Market Intelligence2019-08-26
  4. "Good company - Limited growth if you're not into sales"

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Relaxed atmosphere - Flexible working hours - Good benefits - Lots of standardised processes which makes it well organised

    Cons

    - Limited career growth if you do not want to be a sales director or manager - A lot of politics going on - Relatively hierarchical: treatment of junior employees is sometimes poor

    Advice to Management

    Focus more strongly on a career path for those not interested in Sales Be more accessible to employees Reward high performers and offer them a career path

    S&P Global Market Intelligence2019-07-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Could be a good place for you to work depending on what it is that you're looking for"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time

    Pros

    Easygoing environment, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Unorganized and constant structural changes that lead to high turnover. Numerous people that should have been dismissed seem to survive and get promoted to management roles if they align themselves with right people. Not meritocracy driven

    Advice to Management

    Employment survey is useless if no action gets taken afterwards

    S&P Global Market Intelligence2019-07-21
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away from the Client Services Associate Programme for S&P Global Market Intelligence"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -nice colleagues, fresh grads, young team

    Cons

    -when you are hired, you are not told that you work in a Call Center. The job is resetting passwords, helping people fix their Excel and going on live chat. -Like a callcenter you will need to be constantly “auxed in”, and your managers will track how many calls you handle and how long you are active on the phone. -Your performance will be tracked via a survey sent out to clients, similar to any call center... survey you have received. -Lunch rotas will be done for you -This is not a development- or trainee programme, all you do is taking phone calls and chatting with clients, there won’t be any rotations in the so called “programme” -You will be pushed into another support role in commercial with no say over segment, upon completion of the “programme”. -If you have a degree, and are actually looking for a graduate scheme where you’ll have training, development and the chance to understand various business operations, then this is NOT for you. -If you have prior experience in a callcenter or tele-phone sales / support and you are looking to further develop your skills within that area, then by all means go for it. - in all ways, you are treated as a child, you aren’t given any responsibilities or freedom

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    S&P Global Market Intelligence2019-05-01
  7. "Stressful place for long term"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities to move jobs are plentiful, lots of networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Reorg happen every 18m at least so you must always be ready to jump every 12m

    Advice to Management

    Give more long term hopes to people so they can focus

    S&P Global Market Intelligence2019-02-01
  8. "Great company... not much upward salary growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I love this firm. I had the pleasure of working with one of the best commercial teams in the company and the culture, the banter and the support was just great. Managers were supportive and flexible and the job offered a lot of independence.

    Cons

    The hierarchy is too tall, so unless you're well positioned politically, the salary growth can be rather limited.

    Advice to Management

    While you invest considerable resources training and upskilling your staff, you lose out in terms of paying them for those new skills. Please reconsider your compensation policies.

    S&P Global Market Intelligence2018-11-23
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place To Start A Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence full-time

    Pros

    Good training scheme, good work/life balance/fun culture

    Cons

    poor pay, poor progression, SNL ruined the atmosphere of the office

    S&P Global Market Intelligence2018-08-03
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Fake news!"

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    I have been working at S&P Global Market Intelligence

    Pros

    You have to go back a few years to before SNL!

    Cons

    It’s amazing reading these reviews since it’s so clear to determine which ones originate from the brain washed members of the SNL Clan and those of the more independently able employees. Read the 4 and 5 star references and they are written by individuals lacking the ability to articulate more than a few words of praise to their esteemed SNL leaders. To find out what’s the real environment of this business be... advised to seek the views of those who were here before the “narrow-minded” Charlottesville crew took over.

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    Advice to Management

    None really - they have been made aware of this on numerous occasions but remain duped. Very sad indeed but the damage was done some three years ago now.

    S&P Global Market Intelligence2018-09-04
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