S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated 26 August, 2014
Updated 26 August, 2014
217 Reviews

3.3
217 Reviews
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S&P Capital IQ President Lou Eccleston
Lou Eccleston
63 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

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

  2.  

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

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    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If 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!

    Cons

    You'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 ManagementAdvice

    Long 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.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but nobody is home

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

    A good start...

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    • 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
  6.  

    Big company with no say

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Big company with good benefits for direct employees

    Cons

    Acquired company cannot inherit the benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits should be equal to all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Research Associate-Grade 2

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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 for 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
  8.  

    Your own performance amd interest matters

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Quality Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Technology Quality Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - "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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Till now its good to work here

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    good 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

    Cons

    no parking facility
    strictly follows goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing i faced till now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good work culture, lack of growth for certain divisions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TQA  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - TQA in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    - Money
    - Cabs for shifts
    - Relaxed work culture

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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