S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
229 Reviews
3.4
229 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure (in 32 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 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good for some. Dead end for others

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The most casual dress code ever. Shorts and flip-flops in the summer. Jeans and sneakers in the winter. The hours tend to be 9-5 and bonus structure isn't all that bad compared to other industries.

    Cons

    Poor selection of management as well as very little room for growth. People are promoted into management positions based on how they performed in their previous role rather than looking at the persons and determining if they have the skills necessary to manage properly. In addition there is poor communication regarding the direction the company is heading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with the direction of the company and start hiring managers based on their management capabilities, not their operational capabilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It s mix of good and bad

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    Current Employee - JRA  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - JRA in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, pay for ever extra time you work

    Cons

    No growth, monotonous work, no skills enhancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    Very Great work life balance

    Cons

    US centres, difficult for a local to be promoted

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  5.  

    great environment

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    Current Employee - Risk Specialist  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    great place to work, nice environment. Great people, job is very interesting

    Cons

    hard to put new ideas in place unless you are top management but things are changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hard to put new ideas in place unless you are top management but things are changing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Its been a learning experience

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    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    transparency, cultured, growth oriented activities

    Cons

    fooding system in cafeteria, regional language centric people

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad decline... may be reversed?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&P Capital IQ full-time

    Pros

    There was a wonderful team at the company until 2011. At that point, the senior management left and was replaced with a corporate functionary who had failed in a similar position at Thomson and Bloomberg. There are still some great people left, however, and he was just removed from his job. The product is still a great one.

    Cons

    It has become a much less entrepreneurial place and a lot more CYA activity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stressful, bureaucratic with too much change

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities. Pay is ok, Friendly people and as it is part of the same group that also has S&P Ratings, S&P Indices and Platts there is the opportunity to work and network with some very smart individuals.

    Cons

    Terrible HR function, no career progression and other than learning about products there is limited opportunities for personal growth. Company value is to 'speak the truth' but doesn't seem to want to hear any dissenting information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The constant change is not just exhausting which would in itself be easy to cope with, it's just that the change is so confusing. All decisions are new york centric and give only career opportunities to US employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    No Personal growth - Lots of politics in here - better to go for an other job if you have a choice

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    Current Employee - Quality Analyst  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Few projects are good. Not all !
    We might not fall into those projects.

    Cons

    No Personal Growth
    Lots of Chowdary and non Chowdary politics in HYD center. They wont shows it but it runs behind !
    Good people left the company and are also leaving the company - high attrition rate
    Poor management
    Performance Rating is not based on actual performance. Again lots of politics here !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make things a bit transparent. Learn to appreciate people on their work.
    "Justice delayed is justice denied"
    The driving force for someone to work harder and achieve higher goals is appreciation of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Must stay here

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    Current Employee - Database Engineer II  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Database Engineer II in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning experience, good for new graduates right after college

    Cons

    a bit monotonous, less salary, not too many benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Team Leader

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    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    If you get a chance to be a part of the team who work on the real-time data, the experience is very good. On-shore teams are always helpful.

    Cons

    Growth is a major concern even if you are a top performer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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