Business Monitor International
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Business Monitor International full-time (more than an year)Pros
Started out with a CS job and was given opportunity to try the Account Management role for a few months - after which I was given the choice to continue with my original role or progress upwards.
Direct managers were on hand to provide training, guidance and advice. Any approvals or special requests were answered promptly.
During my year with BMI I grown immensely career wise and this was mostly due to the help I was given by the Sales team, managers, analysts and the previous CEOs. The only way I got the help was because I listened to the rules and asked for help when I needed it.Cons
As with other growing companies, revenue is important. Therefore chasing deals and opportunities, shorter turn around times are daily occurrences in the sales team.
The analysts are sometimes being pegged to do pieces not in their tone of voice which for some may not work well.
Disclaimer: my reason for leaving had nothing to do with the cons, I was given an opportunity to move into a different industry which I wanted to break into for a long time.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Continue having reach out 1:1s with your global offices. It helps having to find out the good, bad and ugly.
Change the commission structure for account managers - client retention is not only a key factor but it helps to grow your customer base organically.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Business Monitor International in October 2014.Interview Details
There were two rounds and I was contacted through a recruiter. Before they invite you to the first round, you need to go do a writing assessment that's answering two five hundred word essays. The first round was an in-person in NYC and I had to commute there (though haven't heard anything about reimbursement specifically). Was straightforward - one hour of interviewing then a one hour writing assessment, again. Then, if they like you they contact you about a week later and invite you to do a Skype interview. Then, that is the last round. Was fairly quick.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- None. Some technical economics questions but mostly was just a discussion of world affairs. Answer Question
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Business Monitor was founded in 1984 by Richard Londesborough and Jonathan Feroze, the company's joint CEOs, who both continue to play a full role within the company. Our customers and clients span more than 140 countries worldwide, including more than half of the Global Fortune 500 companies. Businesses, banks, financial service companies, governments, academia and research centres have all come to rely on our analysis, data and forecasts - and have done so for 30 years. The company was awarded the Queen's Award for Export Achievement in 1997. Business Monitor is a wholly...