SNL Financial Employee Reviews

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Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Charlottesville, VAMay 11, 2016
Good Learning Environment
Great Work/Life Balance
Compensation and Benefits are below average.
Job Advancement is very limited.
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Good place to get started, but not good for long-term
Associate editor (Former Employee) –  Charlottesville, VAMay 6, 2016
SNL Financial hires a lot of young people, so it has something of a hip, laid-back environment at first. But day-to-day operations are dull and monotonous.

Managers are far to busy with meetings and planning how to manage, but are not so effective at actually creating a motivating work environment. Can be overly critical and sticklers for petty minutiae.

There is no loyalty or consideration for how long you have worked there. If you have any problems with management, they will fire you rather than address the problem.

Bi-annual ratings are a joke - supposedly based on a confusing set of "metrics," but mainly based on whether your manager likes you.

Don't expect to get paid even an average salary for your position.
Pros
You may get some free snacks
Cons
You will be overworked
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Management style issues
IVR Developer (Current Employee) –  Denver, COApril 15, 2016
Not a good company to work for. You don't work with your actual manager, which makes the life style at SNL not desirable.

A lot of members of my team left and are leaving, simply due to non efficient project managers.
Pros
Pay
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Management
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Great place to work if you can get hired int he United States
Assistant Content Manager / Audit Team (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIDecember 14, 2015
At first, it was an amazing place to work. pay was great, benefits were great, bonus pay was great. I just didn't have Job Security, as we were acquired in 2011 and slowly felt that we would eventually loose our jobs.
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Decent place
Manager Operations (Former Employee) –  Charlottesville, VANovember 11, 2015
SNL is a great firm to work with and I personally loved working there. There is a certain level if pressure involved in the job but the payouts and benefits are equally worthwhile.
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Disconnected from important company information
OFFICE COORDINATOR / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 2, 2015
The New York Office is often overlooked for important employee information. Headquartered in Charlottesville Virginia, with all HR done in the Middle East made employee benefits and questions difficult to answer.
Pros
Office location
Cons
Poorly communicated information
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Be careful at SNL
IT Service Desk Administrator (Former Employee) –  Charlottesville, VAAugust 27, 2015
SNL Financial is staffed by some of the finest people you will ever know. However, it is an absolute pressure cooker and micromanagement, especially in IT is the order of the day.

Do not expect a rapid rise in position here. They will promise you the world in the interview.
Pros
Decent pay for the area, potentially lucrative bonus structure.
Cons
Micromanagement, unrealistic expectations, mandatory overtime is commom among the salaried positions. High stress environment.
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Productive and casual work place
Sr. Product Operations Specialist (Current Employee) –  Charlottesville, VAAugust 21, 2015
To start the day, depending on what department you are in, you read the news, finding out is happening in the industries covered by SNL. Address client concerns/questions, meet with team members and review projects to work on.

The hardest part of the job is scheduling meetings that work for all managers. The company is global and there is a specific time that other offices work, this is more challenging, but the employees are delightful to work with.

The most enjoyable is the casual atmosphere that lingers throughout the office. Everyone is friendly, social and business minded.
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Meritocratic Culture
Content Manager, Media & Communications Sector (Former Employee) –  Charlottesville, VAFebruary 18, 2015
Worked with a lot of young, laid-back yet smart people. Provides a lot of potential as far as upward mobility and rewards those who perform well.
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SNL provided a challenging work environment
Global Institutional Subject Matter Expert - Sales (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 4, 2014
I was always learning from my managers, colleagues as well as our clients. I became very well versed with how banks, insurance companies, asset managers, investment banks, etc. as well as the different departments at these institutions, not only in the US but also in Europe.
Pros
Travel across the country
Cons
Very fast paced and long working hours
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Productive place to work
Associate (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJuly 29, 2014
I enjoyed working for SNL Financial. Let you have input on how workflow was handled.
Pros
Team players
Cons
Not enough growth in the Milwaukee Office
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A good Company to work with
Sales Demonstration Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Charlottesville, VAMarch 30, 2014
A good Company to work with. I like the Work/Life balance and the overall job culture of the organization.
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Not family friendly
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Charlottesville, VAFebruary 19, 2014
I was in a position where the group were composed of people who did not have children or understood work life balance. It was high stressed and not comfortable to be able to do your best. There was no room for new ideas because the bosses have there own ideas and will not listen to others
Not compensated well. Was made to see that bonuses were easy to achieve.
Pros
location was great
Cons
no balance for anything other than work
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Could be the best place to work with some improvements
Several (Former Employee) –  PakistanFebruary 7, 2014
A great place to learn new things but there is need to bring more work-life balance. There are certain weak policy areas that accompanied with not-so-good management is the major reason of employee turnover.
Pros
Nature of work, Fast paced environment
Cons
Weaker policies, not so good management.
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Learning experience surrounding small banking industry.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Charlottesville, VAJanuary 29, 2014
Typically had a goal of making 20 phone calls/day and 10-20 emails/day. Most days consisted of getting as many potential clients to view demonstrations of the product as possible via phone calls, and then performing said demonstrations. Learned how to read a call report, and evaluate a small bank's reported financials in order to better understand their potential need for SNL's small bank platform.

Management had previously agreed to sales goals that were clearly unrealistic prior to my arrival. This was evident in the entire sales team underperforming, and the massive incentives to meet quota provided in Q4.

SNL's company culture was very fun and relaxed. Everyday I found myself coming to work in order to be around the people who I worked with.

The hardest part of the job was handling the uninterested and often hostile replies of small bankers.

The most enjoyable part of the job was making a sale.
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Fast Paced, High Demand, Limited Appreciation
Associate Director, Planning & Analysis (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAOctober 18, 2013
Fast paced environment with limited recognition or appreciation of efforts. Not recommended for long term career planning.
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Wonderful place to work
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Charlottesville, VAAugust 27, 2013
SNL financial gave me big oppertunity to learn various new things.
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Not a job for everyone
Bank Rates Associate (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 28, 2012
This is the most low brow place I have ever had the displeasure of working for. There was no air conditioning in the summer for quite some time, no heat in the winter, the office furniture and chairs I can only assume are from the early 90's, management has had no formal training, there is a definite unbalance in the way workers are treated-if you're not a personal friend of management, then get ready to get the short end of the stick.
Pros
free to wear whatever you want, no attendance policy
Cons
uneven workload, management
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