Zacks Investment Research
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    little growth opportunity for new employees

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsLearn a lot of things on financial markets, established financial products. Good for the entry level job seeker to start a career.

    ConsFew growth opportunity for new employees. Bad management system. Benefit package sucks. You need to pay a lot for your own insurance every month.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMust have better promotion rules.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I sold institutional level software research to the small and mid-sized advisor market.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to present & create a awareness of a new offering.

    ConsMore commitment to improve product, marketing efforts, and perception.

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    Lacking leadership

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsNot Many. There was nothing I can say I enjoyed other than my co-workers.

    ConsTerrible company culture, pay subpar. Bad management and even worse owners.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great for learning, poor for working

    Research Sales (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIf you want to learn about investment research, Zacks will inundate you with data & information. They have access to a mountain of fundamental data, wall street research, models, and tools and software to keep you extremely busy...but it's also all over the place and hard to put it all together.

    They highly encourage innovation and every level of management encourages fresh thoughts. If you have a good ideas, they WILL LISTEN and probably act on it.

    ConsWoefully underpaid and terrible benefits. no 401k matching of any kind, if you have a family, the medical plan is out of control expensive. People are easily and frequently fired and leave for a better paying job. Top management really doesn't care about it's people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop outsourcing every job to India; you have lost and will lose extremely talented and devoted employees because we all feel the hammer coming sooner or later.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Management is Terrible

    IT Administrative (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThere are some good guys that work for the company and are very easy to get along with.

    ConsIT Management has compound issues. IT is split between 2 departments with no over-recing goal of actually improving the company. Management drives out competent talent or fires them for wanting to do job correctly. Those that are qualified and stay get stifled and just do bare minimum to make it bearable. IT constantly battles with business instead of tryin to support nd make things better. I.E. - making poor choices and not growing but stagnating so goals cant be met.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIT Management just needs to change, the two individuals that are currently running are not equipped to do so.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Seem to be actively outsourcing all departments to India - as mush as possible anyway.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsDowntown location. Competitive pay. Flexible working hours.

    ConsFocus on outsourcing departments to India. Owner feels that he has had some success in outsourcing some now he wants to do more to cut costs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focus and keep moving forward. Balance is the key to having successful projects.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsN/A prefer not to discuss

    Cons- not transparent decision making structure
    - management lives in its own world
    - poor ethics
    - no team work

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany has great potential, but it will take getting fresh team with people who want to grow professionally and whats more important, have the opportunity to grow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No room for advancement, poor management, employees are treated as faceless numbers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you want to work at a place where below average effort and quality of work is tolerated this is the place.

    ConsLow pay.
    No room for advancement.
    Dysfunctional work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop following the same self destructive decision patterns.

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    No promotion, no salary increase, no bonus, limited pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can read newspaper, browse web and enjoy your day there without anyone checking your work;
    you get free benefit by telling lies such as I am sick

    Consideas are usually not respected;
    personal contribution not rewarded;
    VP makes all the say, even when they make stupid decisions - and by the way, you are often the last one to know anything about it;
    people are let go without giving a second chance

    Advice to Senior ManagementLen oversees everything, but he is too old and old-fashioned that he barely gives a shXt to employee's complains;
    and, he takes a close control of budget, so don't ever expect him to give you raise, or even support your green card application!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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