Benenson Strategy Group Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Revolving Door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Benenson Strategy Group full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment; co. trains all new employees thoroughly. Collaborative atmosphere amongst analysts and upper management. Excellent benefits and company regularly has small events in-office for staff.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate clearly, communication is touted as transparent but is not. Office environment can be very tense at times. Staff is frequently changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach: keep an open, transparent dialogue. Don't leave staff guessing and stressing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. High profile, long hours, deeply unsatisfying - creative thinking extinguished, not encouraged

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Benenson Strategy Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Your resume will look very good - clients are extremely high profile. The yearly holiday outing is a lot of fun, especially when it's service-oriented.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a myth. Investment banking hours without the corresponding salary. Creativity is spurned, rather than encouraged - bureaucracy and adherence to the process rule the day, rather than thinking about problems in interesting and new ways.

    When you mess up, you are made to feel stupid. Personalities here can be extremely difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to pay more. It's just not feasible to keep graduates from top universities around when the work-life balance is miserable and the pay also sucks. Also be more transparent about salary structure - is it worth it to stick around?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Generally a Good Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Benenson Strategy Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Few or no general office tasks
    -You can learn a lot if you want to
    -Great people
    -Plenty of exposure to both political and corporate work
    -Snacks and monthly office party

    Cons

    -The internship does provide good initial training, but lacks structure after than. This is not really problematic but it is something they should work on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Ensuring that all the interns are good takes more than 1 phone interview and a brief writing test

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great clients and good politicians that BSG Represents - EXTREMELY LOW PAY

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Benenson Strategy Group full-time

    Pros

    They do good work
    You will learn a lot about market research
    Very nice office at 777 third

    Cons

    They spend wayyyyy too much on perks and tricking (i.e. 15K plug and play table, 1K chairs each) but have below average bonuses and salaries, FAR below for the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise your pay at all levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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