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S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 204 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston

Lou Eccleston

(59 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive salary, Great work life balance, perks, less pressure(in 29 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 13 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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    It was good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are looking as a Database related job, then this very very good company to work with databases.
    Very less work load.
    Very Friendly environment.

    ConsIf you are looking as a development perspective then its ok company to work.

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    Run....run far, far away...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsIf 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!

    ConsYou'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 Senior ManagementLong 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.....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Big company with no say

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsBig company with good benefits for direct employees

    ConsAcquired company cannot inherit the benifits

    Advice to Senior ManagementBenefits should be equal to all employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Your own performance amd interest matters

    Technology Quality Analyst (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    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 Senior Management- "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)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Till now its good to work here

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Prosgood 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

    Consno parking facility
    strictly follows goals

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing i faced till now

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work culture, lack of growth for certain divisions

    TQA (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros- Money
    - Cabs for shifts
    - Relaxed work culture

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRotational Grad Scheme
    More interaction with Manager
    Create clear progression/opportunity chart

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    Slow growth

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to incorporate training and other motivational factors

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Rudderless Ship

    Sales (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGood benefits, Brand Recognition, and many good people

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementMake 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to start.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsNo hidden Salary deduction
    Work Enviornment is good.
    Good Exposure.
    Hard work is somewhat recognized.

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

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