S&P Global Platts Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 20 Jun 2020

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  • "Uncertainty in career progression(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Laid back management Legacy driven Lacks vision

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great platform to start in commodities, but extremely toxic culture"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Platts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and meet people to start a career in oil, passionate and knowledgeable colleagues, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Upper management lacks vision, incentives not competitive, poor policing of HR policy implementation, no progression, CEO is entirely clueless, toxic brand but a necessary evil so external engagements can be very hostile, slow and resistant to change, back-end IT infrastructure poor

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    S&P Global Platts Response

    June 10, 2020Talent Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. S&P Global is committed to a strong corporate culture with a strategic vision for our future success. We know our people are what take us from good to great and have dedicated resources to support their personal and professional growth. These commitments are company-wide and supported by all levels of leadership. S&P Global Platts is investing in a number of strategic projects and have made great progress with the recent launch of our new Platts Platform and retirement of legacy systems. We acknowledge that this is a process and there is still more work to be done. Our revenues are split equally around the world and we are focused on empowering our leadership team around the world to make decisions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Miserable place"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Editor in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts for less than a year

    Pros

    - Slightly higher than average salary

    Cons

    - Completely zero employee welfare - Completely zero work-life balance

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at S&P Global Platts full-time

    Pros

    Put effort into diversity and work life balance.

    Cons

    Difficulty in having honest difficult conversations about strategy. It ends up decided in irony towers that pushed down to foot soldiers.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Needlessly political"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S&P Global Platts full-time

    Pros

    -Decent pay, especially if you come from a journalism background -Good work life balance

    Cons

    - limited progression - in the beginning, there's lots to learn and people seem reasonably smart -past a year, and you realise that this company absolutely cannot innovate, particularly because it is filled with senior leadership who have been there for years and are more interested in securing their position and surrounding themselves with a group of friends, rather than hiring or nurturing genuinely competent people. Having done their time, they now sit around making decisions from the London office that often do not make any sense for fast moving commodity markets. Additionally, for many of these markets, Asia is where you see all the action. However, many major decisions for Asia are made in London by people who have no understanding of the nuances of these markets or how these Asian commodity markets work. Nonetheless, top down decisions are carried out, regardless of market or employee feedback. - The culture is tense and many people keep to themselves, intent on carrying out their jobs without scrutiny. -There is a culture of hiring managers who have connections with leadership, but often have insufficient competence for the job. This is part of the organizational rot that is eating away at this company. This leads to the next point. - Bullying and micromanagement is common across many teams, and little has been done to remedy it. Bullying managers are kept on, and shuffled on to other roles (Catholic priest-style) in the organisation.

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    S&P Global Platts Response

    August 15, 2019Talent Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review. At S&P Global, our people come first. We are happy to hear that our improved practices and benefits have made a difference! As a global company with team members all over the globe, we are all committed to developing both our managers and team members to foster a positive and inclusive work environment where success is seen at all levels of our organization globally. S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to the EEOC policies and making all employment decisions without discrimination. We have a zero tolerance policy for workplace bullying of any kind, and advise our people to report any instances to our People Team or Employee Relations.

  6. "Company Review"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at S&P Global Platts full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    The salary is really uncompetitive

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Heaven for workaholics"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting! Fast paced mix of pricing analyst and journalism

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, high pressure

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Wouldn't recommend if you are ambitious and want a career"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, extremely flexible, relaxing work environment. Can start at 10am and go for 2 hour lunch break no questions asked. Place to retire or for employees with young families.

    Cons

    Low career progression, low pay, people are not very ambitious

  9. "Decent work environment, but lacking direction"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, pretty standard 9 to 5 for most weeks Generally friendly work environment Recommend for more junior employees looking for experience and exposure

    Cons

    Mediocre pay, less than equivalent firms in NY Senior management seems to be unsure which direction to take the firm...major projects go on for months and then are abruptly halted. Rapid changes/restructures have made career progression uncertain

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Too much politics"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Reporter in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, nice office, some good people

    Cons

    Too much politics and hypocrisy

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