S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 30 July 2014
Updated 30 July 2014
216 Reviews

3.3
216 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    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.  

    Useful training yet very short and not as opportunity orientated as it is made to seem

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    Former Employee - Product Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Corporate environment
    Good colleagues
    competitive salary for the job that you actually do

    Cons

    Pigeon Hole job fully orientated in sales
    Success very dependent on Manager
    HR department could definitely improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotational Grad Scheme
    More interaction with Manager
    Create clear progression/opportunity chart

  3.  

    Slow growth

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    • 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
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  5.  

    A Rudderless Ship

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    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
  6.  

    Great job right out of college, not much beyond that

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    The team you work with becomes like family. Depending on the department and manager, they can be extremely flexible with you in terms of working from home. There are also some great travel opportunities, depending on your position.

    Cons

    Too many changes. The company is confused with who they are and who they want to be. Nothing fulfilling about your everyday work. There are no straight duties for your job description, they are always changing while you take on more responsibility and your salary remains close to the same .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to really look at the bigger picture, they are so focused on the client that they ignore the employees that gather and retain the clients. There is also a lot of decisions made without consulting the people those decisions affect. Advice would be to listen to your employees, they can also have great ideas!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The company had a good culture but the work wasn't very exciting.

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    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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good tech culture.
    Friendly people willing to help and talk to you.
    Good hours.

    Cons

    Work not exciting.
    Employees left after a few years - high turnover.
    Senior management is hired from outside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more within the company.

  8.  

    :P

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    good initial package upto 4-5lacs

    Cons

    bad attitude toward the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    check ur attitude

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good products - terrible management

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    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

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

    Pros

    The company has some very good products and has made some good acquisition in the past that will help existing solutions develop further. The Capital IQ brand is still held in high regard with clients.

    Cons

    The management are all legacy S&P and so they bring with them the culture that was always the problem with that company - lack of vision, lack of care for staff, lack of ambition, lack of humanity., and worst of all they will back-stab clients at the drop of a hat. If you like kissing your superiors back-side then this is the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop living in the 80's and wizen up. Your staff are your most valuable asset so use them wisely. And stop nickel and dimming your clients and stabbing them in the back at every contract renewal/discussion - that's what's destroying your reputation in the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Product Consultant

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    Current Employee - Product Consultant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    It's an easy job with short hours. The people are fun and like-minded.

    Cons

    The group is terribly managed, and there is no real growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't waste time here. Not worth it.

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    • 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 3 years

    Pros

    chilled out work environement and less pressure

    Cons

    no learning and frustated employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some learning environment for the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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