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Inclusive work environment, while also providing plenty of opportunity to work outside a single department.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 17, 2018
This position provided some hands-on experience in the website building area. Also provided a unique opportunity to work with the manager of Emerging Markets. Providing support on that level is something that has stuck with me throughout my career as an Administrative Assistant.
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Great place to work at all levels of employment
Senior Director, Business Development (Former Employee) –  New York,NYAugust 10, 2018
Definitely the leader in the industry. Very strong management and leadership teams values employees as the most important resource. Excellent training and career development opportunities encouraged throughout the company,
Pros
Training and career development
Cons
Difficult to change career focus across department
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Wall street
Main Switchboard Operator & Receptionist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 7, 2018
I was great full to start my career here on Wall Street New York City it was all it’s been portrayed as in the movies fast paced and cut throat I left to start my family or I would have worked there for many years
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All
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None
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Flexible and forward thinking company
Lead Usability Engineer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 6, 2018
A company that promotes work-life balance by providing work schedule flexibility. Remote work is permitted only if authorized by an immediate supervisor.
Pros
Health benefits, Free coffee and fruit, as well as, schedule flexibility
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Work Life at S&P Global Ratings
Delivery Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 30, 2018
**This review is relevant to S&P Global Ratings IT and Data groups**

Overall S&P Global Ratings is a good place to work. As with any company though, there are pros and cons. In the case of S&P, the balance of these pros and cons is shifting rapidly at the moment.

Pros
- Good compensation (bonuses have improved in recent years)
- Decent benefits (though they seem to diminish every year)
- Company culture is friendly and pretty relaxed - lots of nice people
- Excellent office location in downtown Manhattan
- The company has substantial resources so scarcity of resources is not generally an issue


Cons
- Continuous churn in senior management creates confusion
- Regular layoffs have hit staff morale hard and created uncertainty
- Focus on costs has moved a lot of IT work away from NYC
- Regulation has made life very process heavy
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Great work life balance
Internal Investment Consultant/Wholesaler (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 10, 2018
S&P Global is a great company to work for, they dont over work you and let you prioritize your personal life. Lots of intelligent co-workers to learn from.
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Company stripping union employees with constant reorgs
Ex employee (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 6, 2018
Company reorgs constantly at the whim of whatever new business initiative someone woke up with that month. Tough to keep up with the flip-flop of concentrations and attempts to catch up to softwares already in use elsewhere.
There is fear and low moral as they are decimating the Guild with layoffs and have almost eliminated their most senior employees. Shame on them for not compensating almost - there future retirees and for putting them in a market where their age is a disadvatage. No thanks for supporting the company for the better part of their adult lives. They say they value their employees, but it's just hot air.
Tip: It's a get-in, get-out for those coming in. Get what you can from it and move on.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
No loyalty or value for employees
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Not the place it used to be
Senior Application Developer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 28, 2018
S&P used to be focused on grooming employees (managers and direct reports) to manage larger responsibilities. It used to be a place that cared about the business and its needs.

S&P has changed into a dungeon of fear and instability. The company has restructured IT within Ratings many times over the past 5 years.

If committing to a business long term is your goal, S&P may not be the best place for you. If you are looking to learn as much as you can and live within 2-3 years then it may work.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Dishonest communication
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Great place to work
Senior Director, Quality Assurance and Metrics (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 28, 2018
Great place to work. Fantastic people. Good life-work balance. Employees have some good training opportunities. I would strongly recommend this company.
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Great for Finance career
Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 22, 2018
Acquired following skills while working there: Financial Analysis – Product Development – Planning and Execution – Workflows - Process Improvement – Matrix Management – Business Writing
Data Quality Assurance – Project Management
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Good Starting Position
Credit Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 21, 2018
I was hired as a Credit Analyst. It's a good place to start out of college because there is a month of training and a structured mentorship program. The company culture can be beige but that is perhaps expected with a financial services firm.
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Hard working company
Pega Lead Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 18, 2018
S&P is the hub of multi tasking , No body has time time think of smart work. Wall street culture of rude and mean. There is no place for good people. Better think and join.
Cons
Wall street culture of rude and mean.
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Process Improvement
Global Director of Business Analysis (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 7, 2018
Strong focus on delivering complex projects and process improvement. Sometimes the consensus nature committee mentality could slow things down but it is not necessarily a bad thing.
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Ever changing.
IT (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 5, 2018
Ever changing and challenging. Frequent leadership changes..... In the midst of transforming to an operating company. Numerous operational challenges.
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Fairly good people and above average compensation
Vice President, Analytics Engineering Systems (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJune 1, 2018
Their compensation is good and the people that they hire tend to be really talented. They grow by acquisition which is both interesting and challenging. It seems as if they have been fortunate in the people who they gain by acquisition as most stay and do well
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Unproductive
Director, IT (Former Employee) –  New JerseyMay 31, 2018
Lots of meetings to talk about the same topics. Very limited career advancement and a ton of micro-management/Bureaucracy. IT is outdated and programs are implemented without thorough thought.
Pros
Well recognized company
Cons
Bureaucracy
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Outstanding Job - training and advancememnt
Sales Director (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 31, 2018
I spent 16 years at S&P. I was recruited by Dow Jones, probably should have stayed with S&P - best management I ever had, training, flexibility, advancement and fair wages.
Pros
wonderful management, training, flexibility, advancement and fair wages.
Cons
commute from NH to Boston was difficult
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Badly managed
Data Analyst, Access to Reference Data Project (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 17, 2018
Environment is decent enough. No cafeteria but plenty of possibilities around. Management seems to lurch from one ill-conceived idea to the next with no foloow-through.
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Company in transition, again
Fulfillment Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Centennial, COMay 9, 2018
Company frequently reorganizes, leadership changes frequently. Many legacy processes and platforms that were not adequately supported.
Co-workers were great people, we all got along really well.
Pros
Nice co-workers
Cons
Leadership changes frequently
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A good environment to learn the financial industry.
Vice President Ratings Data & IT (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 26, 2018
S&P Global is a good environment for to learn the financial industry and to expand your financial career. Co-workers are supportive, helpful and work together to achieve common goals.
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