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Zacks Investment Research Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
27 Reviews
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27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Incredible insight

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Zacks Investment Research in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Zacks Investment Research in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Caterd to your success and total outlook in investments

    Cons

    Would like option to change all banking info for persoal accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up all the great skills and thanks for the much success in my current position to keep me informed on whats going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Zacks Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research

    Pros

    - Good co-workers
    - Hard working atmosphere
    - Nice staff

    Cons

    - Disorganized
    - Poor benefits
    - Not a place to grow a career

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for a short assignment, but not a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research

    Pros

    Great location, reasonable work life balance, monthly bonus based on company performance, few meetings and no bureaucracy

    Cons

    Terrible benefits: no 401k match, expensive insurance, little time off or flexibility; constant technology issues; abrasive and demeaning culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more vacation time or allow people to negotiate for more; encourage teamwork

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Zacks review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good training ground for an entry analyst, while still in undergrad
    Many opportunities to apply academic skills and test in real life experiences
    Also, would not take this as a full time job unless you are really into researching
    I am looking to be a trader, and it's great to pick up on some research skills, they offer many products for institutional investors

    Cons

    Not as open communication as desirable, between different sectors and framing a big picture of the market, even if on a weekly basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect all different sectors and synthesize info from each sector
    Management can also be more helpful in terms of framework of researching
    First couple of weeks could have been a lot easier in transitioning if a basic framework was recommended

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting and fun sometimes.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research

    Pros

    Flexibility with time off and understanding of peoples situations in life. Great people to work with and network with. T

    Cons

    VERY hard if at all possible to move up. They told me that during the interview and they meant it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slightly crazy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research

    Pros

    Some very intelligent and hard working people people in upper management.

    Cons

    Slight miscommunication between the different departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe too laid back. It's ok to let some people go if they are not delivering.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Its always been great at Zacks as you got to learn so much!!!!

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, better understanding of Excel

    Cons

    Work Politics, People there are very much partial some times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A learning experience with good working atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good working atmosphere, job satisfaction, great learning experience

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities, salary structure overall is not up to the mark as per current market scenario, minimal market exposure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salary structure overall is not up to the mark as per current market scenario and should be uplifted to make job profiles more attractive to the existing employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    pretty good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research

    Pros

    friendly place to work at mos of the times. it's a good combination of corporate(mid sized company) and family business (privately owned).

    Cons

    the management doesn't treat you with respect unless they are your peers or above their level. they are very cheap. i heard that one time, before i joined, the admin team came by each station/desk and collected all the post its not being used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop treating your subordinates like pawns and bring more respect to the table. show more concern about who work for you.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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