Benenson Strategy Group

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Benenson Strategy Group Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
5 Reviews
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    Generally a Good Internship

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

    I have been working at Benenson Strategy Group as an intern for 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
  2. 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
  3.  

    Where else can you do amazing, life-changing work alongside great people?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Benenson Strategy Group full-time

    Pros

    The company culture is great. You work with incredibly smart people. Everyone is really cool. and friendly. The work is truly amazing. Regardless whether you're working mainly with corporate or political clients, you see how the work you do impacts the lives of people in the real world.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to stay late and it's tough to plan your personal life because the job requires you to be responsive to clients' needs...expect to cancel plans. But management is really good about giving you time off if you stayed late prior evening and they buy you dinner if you're in the office past 730.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep bringing really interesting clients and just always make sure that everyone knows how much you appreciate their work. It's a really nice organization and we appreciate how you guys are for us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Brilliant company, but prepare to work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Benenson Strategy Group full-time

    Pros

    Extremely smart colleagues, fascinating clients
    You will learn more here than at most any other similar shop
    You will never be laid off - only fired for underperforming

    Cons

    Tons of work - little time for personal life
    Some very difficult personalities
    Pay is not competitive with many other consultancies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify your top talent and reward the hell out of them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 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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