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Justin Ruthven
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    To be fair

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at IBISWorld full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay considering the quality of the work
    Very nice coworkers
    Casual work environment
    Benefits
    Hands-off management style for the most part

    Cons

    There are already a couple of reviews that go into detail about the problems analysts have here, so I don't want to repeat them too much. As an analyst, you have to come in with the right expectations. The work is certainly dull, and repetitive. And the career path here is a short one.

    What this means is that if you consider yourself a superstar, who wants to climb the ladder and put out respectable reports, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment. On the other hand, if this is your first job out of college you get paid around 50k to crank out easy reports, and you don't even need all that much economic/business experience to do it. You can come in 9-5, be left alone, and just cruise for a year or so until you move on. Like I said, its all about your mindset going in. I find that most of the turnover that occurred here was due to new hires setting very high expectations, only to realize there wasn't much room for growth.

    Management certainly favored the sales team, more of a chummy relationship. The analysts and editors were often forgotten for their efforts it seems; the pay disparity alone is something to look at.

    I feel obligated to write this review because I realized that a handful of negative reviews were removed from this page. I'm not sure how/why that occurred, but there has certainly been some heavy ratings inflation going on. If you see a review where the only con is "decor" or "growing pains," I would be just a little suspicious.

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    There appears to be sincere efforts to make the work environment fun and supportive. Things just somehow get lost along the way, as most of the analysts I worked with were often very disgruntled. As noted in the cons section, I can't help but feel there is some ratings inflation happening on this site - lets keep it honest, its a matter of integrity.

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