Beroe Inc.

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Beroe Inc. Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
90 Reviews
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90 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good if you have common sense (in 6 reviews)

  • Beroe's work culture is very chilled out with none of the senior managers pressuring you but helping you along in achieving your targets (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is absent - need to work several weekends (in non a/c office (in 9 reviews)

  • Stupid Mindless Middle Management - WHAT DO DL's/TL's and ARM's do (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Work Culture; 2. flexibility; 3. Salary; 4. Transparency

    Cons

    Very good place to work and there are no Cons to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is clear with vision and mission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to start once career in the consulting/market research realm.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Domain Lead in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Domain Lead in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beroe offers a unique platform for its employees to learn on the job many aspects of management studies,enhance presentation/interpersonal skills & work on highly challenging/rewarding business requirements.The operational structure also allows employees to work towards becoming subject matter experts/thought leaders and thereby help in personal branding.
    Compensation packages are highly attractive.Meritocracy triumphs.Company on an expansion mode therefore greater opportunities for all grades of employees.

    Cons

    Lack of on-site opportunities,only few display inspiring workmanship ,lacks mix of top talent(recruits from top b schools /tech institutions is low)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To provide more decision making powers with the middle level management.Be realistic about quality expectations & be more pragmatic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Healthy and Refreshing Atmosphere with a Good Mix of "Learning Opportunities" and "Life Beyond Work"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Good infrastructure
    - Competitive learning environment
    - Very healthy culture with people from different parts of India
    - Flexi work timings
    - Merit based promotions – robust growth path
    - Wonderful townhalls
    Overall, a very good experience for me in my professional career spanning close to six years across various parts of India

    Cons

    - None of alarming nature; Small hurdles are part of each and every organisation's evolution which Beroe will also overcome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am pretty impressed to be honest with the current management in their passion, dedication and acumen. Wish you all the very best to take the company forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging & Flexible Work Place !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beroe is a great place to work. The flexibility and freedom given to employees is exhilarating. This is one of those organizations which provides employees with ample opportunities to explore and be the best that they aspire to be. Organizational hierarchy is literally non-existent and anyone who has a brilliant idea is being given the opportunity to walk up to any execs and share the same. Employees are always encouraged to provide honest opinions and are not seen differently when they have difference of opinion on work related matters (if it is rationale).

    Anyone with the zeal and enthusiasm to produce best work is always noticed and appreciated. To sum up, Beroe is the best place for people who is self motivated and likes to free hand at work.

    Cons

    The enablers provided to analyst should be made more sturdy.
    The quarterly targets set should be re-done so that its more reasonable and achievable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee friendly: Company with a positive vibe; Recent org structure poses new career opportunities + immense training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast growth opportunities; Compensation based on you level target and performance - staright forward; Direct interaction with the clients/stakeholders brings you on limelight - gives you the feel of ownership for every project you do; Independent work culture; Training modules added based on your career path chosen - Global Category analyst/Domain Lead pathways; Appreciation guaranteed for best work - Showcase; Zero politics - you work you gain; No stringent in and out timings - Can work anytime you wish. Work & Fun at the same time guaranteed! Resolve your personal and professional constraints in a best possible manner; Very safe place to work especially for ladies who work longer hours are offered good cab facilities; Anytime perks at the pantry;

    Cons

    Constricted delivery timelines- sometimes; Same category receives as many projects or sometimes not even one, however this persists for short time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Non Confining Career Path. Good place to start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Domain Lead - Laboratory Operations
    Current Employee - Senior Domain Lead - Laboratory Operations

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beroe is a good platform for freshers to start career in market research and to specialize in procurement. A well defined career path supports employees to venture into their areas of interest and look for a long term association. Beroe's work culture motivates employees to define one's own working style and encourages creativity and innovation.

    Cons

    For those who are not willing to take up challenging assignments and constantly learn, Beroe might not be the right place.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Beroe is a great place to be in BUT some top executives and majority of the middle management make it pointless

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Learning Curve
    Nice Work Atmosphere
    Great Work Life Balance
    Some Nice Org Initiatives - Category Specializations, Thought Leadership
    No Formals or No Strict Clock in and Clock Out
    HR system is streamlined

    Cons

    Stupid Mindless Middle Management - WHAT DO DL's/TL's and ARM's do ?? do ? Really !
    Few recently promoted ARM's are empty on the top floor - and when THEY dictate how an analyst should write article or whitepaper - it is just plain sad.
    If they joined Beroe right now, most of them will stay at L1 or L2 level for years together. Even their communication skill is SAD !
    Most current TL and ARM joined Beroe at the right time and hence the movement within the company
    Insecurity among the TL and ARM is very high and hence they try and send away any analyst that has high visibility or is remotely smart
    Finally, recent bad reviews actually triggered some top executives to ask few of us in analyst cadre to write a "neutral" review on Glassdoor ? Why the Insecurity ? Oct 27th, 28th, 29th, November 4th ? - spate of reviews because we were asked to do so !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beroe SHOULD do something to evaluate and put these TL 's or ARM's in PIP and review their individual performance and chase away few of them
    See what is going on in each vertical or team. Some teams have TL's and ARM who would have fitted well in the "traditional industry" landscape and not in a place like Beroe. Their EGO's and insecurities need to be massaged by each analyst in their team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Beroe Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and townhall party

    Cons

    Low pay and tough level movements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lower down the office politics

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Senior Research Analyst

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

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great work environment - very conducive for a fresher, great learning curve, direct client interaction, ownership and credit for work
    fast growth - provided you work hard and smart
    its still maintains it's start up feel - you can walk into anyone's cubicle for a discussion, no formal lines of authority
    young crowd - energetic, lots of fun initiatives, frequent org level events
    pretty liberal - no qualms about your work timing or leave approval, provided you don't push it too much.
    good pay - among the best paying companies for the line of work in the industry

    Cons

    frequent change of policy leads to uncertainty and confusion
    the role of the middle management is redundant - analyst frequently feel that they are left to report to people who are essentially mail pushers, hence any guidance or support extended is often mocked at.
    highly lacking in analyst support - analyst need better tools, access to better databases, training for research tools
    need to better define and help analyst in building their category expertise - not step in only at the evaluation phase and throw in some random pretentious suggestions.
    no clear demarcation of the difference in role or nature of reports executed for different analyst levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing beyond that which has already been brought to it's notice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Growth with Challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Growing organization, as a result growth opportunities for employees at every level. High performers have doubled their salaries in 24 months.
    2. Young,dynamic and multicultural environment. People from all over the country with varied background - engineers, MBAs, commerce grads, ex-consulting folks.
    3. Flexible atmosphere in terms of timings, work from home etc.
    4. Learning opportunities with exposure to finer procurement details of varied industries and geographic. Direct interaction with clients.
    5. Highly transparent, objective and quantified performance review mechanism with no room for subjectivity or manager bias.
    6. Decent exposure. Org pays for foreign trips to attend conferences and effectively build your own brand in the industry.
    7. Extra curricular activities like sports olympiads, carnivals and CSR initiatives. Quarterly team outings and six monthly office parties.

    Cons

    Many of the negatives are actually a by-product of the positives and some failures at a personnel level.

    1. Faster growth has meant the senior leadership is very nimble to respond to the environment and this has meant rather frequent policy, org and personnel changes.
    2. The rapid rise has again led to many analysts quickly becoming people managers while they are ill-prepared for it.
    3. Work-life balance takes a hit sometimes when important projects from important clients come in and an 'all hands on deck approach has to be adopted.'
    4. Relatively lesser and varied internal training opportunities.
    5. Location, location and location. Though it can be overcome once you settle in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Think through the changes. Take your time planning and threshing them out before implementation. Folks at the analysts level do not have your level of clarity and insight in the objectives and vision and hence the more you guys can figure out the finer details of the changes and future implications, the better.

    2. Get a solid knowledge management program. With attrition in the high 20s, there's tremendous knowledge loss when people leave. Arrest that by investing in a good KM system, not the ad-hoc, badly managed system in place right now.

    3. Listen to the analysts and DLs more. These are the foot soldiers of the organization. Get a better grievance redressal mechanism in place.

    4. The senior management and exec team sometimes feels like a boys club with old (family?) relationships. Get more diversity in. Higher more women at senior positions for rising female analysts to look upto.

    5. Get better enablers. Period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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