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  1.  

    Mixed bag, but overall good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technology Business Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great place to start career in terms of experience, giving interns, RAs and analysts (all in their 20s) significant exposure to intensive writing, modeling, custom project work and communication with many executives in tech world
    -For a small company, a very impressive client list that buy syndicated material / custom project work (by my count, a few dozen from the Fortune 500)
    -Small company size also allows a lot of room to take tech research; upper management is extremely approachable about work ideas & willing to institute new project provided a vendor is willing to buy them
    -Company tries best to align work with your work interests, although supply issues don't always make it feasible
    -Current Director of Operations Josh Farina is one of the friendliest / most caring people I have ever had the pleasure to work with; while company gets crazed at time with work, he's the glue that holds company's sanity together as middle man between senior mgmt. and analysts et al
    -Overall, very friendly co-workers
    -Notable perks: Lots of vacation time (15 days to start +1 additional every year worked); company takes off every holiday (even Columbus Day and Black Friday); Free tickets to Hampton Ballroom Casino; great dental plan w/ Guardian in place

    Cons

    -Company has a take on work first, allocate time later mentality & periodically have to work late weeks as a result. The four practices are not created equally, and some (especially software) have a much harder time with work control
    -Directions given and methodologies used for custom projects often feel jumbled / unsophisticated and too often feels like quality work is not being delivered
    -Company is trying to better integrate between practices, but senior level sometimes snipe across practices; RAs use to work all in one room but over past year have been moved into practice halls & company has lost a lot of commradarie in this area
    -Pay is not very competitive; No grad school pay if you are seeking that
    -Lack of perks include: No 401k matching; most married people are on spouse's health plan due to high premiums; vacation time subject to syndicated work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Headhunt a few extremely talented people from top research companies (IDC, Gartner etc.) to help institute better practices for modeling / report / project quality. Emphasize project planning ahead of actually taking on projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Very Positive.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Hampton, NH
    Current Employee - Intern in Hampton, NH

    I have been working at Technology Business Research

    Pros

    Technology Business Research is a great place to work because of its relaxed and accommodating culture, as well as the support provided by upper management.

    Cons

    The business is small but growing which means some of the work related processes are less organized or structured as opposed to a more developed company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From what I have observed management at Technology Business Research is moving the company in the right direction, as we just past the $10 million revenue mark this past year.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great company to learn and develop key professional skills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industry Analyst  in  Hampton, NH
    Current Employee - Industry Analyst in Hampton, NH

    I have been working at Technology Business Research

    Pros

    Regular recognition in the press and a fairy high level of national exposure

    Cons

    The company was very cheap on things like travel budget and raises. But it was a small company that needed to be cost conscious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to improve their role as mentors to the more junior analysts.

    Recommends
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    Great Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Technology Business Research as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small firm that cares about eachother. Great atmosphere. Great benefits for a small firm.

    Cons

    Competitive market, but TBR should do well in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
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