CBI Research Reviews

Updated April 14, 2014
Updated April 14, 2014
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Management doesn't do enough for their employees

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

    I worked at CBI Research full-time

    Pros

    Casual Dress Environment
    Right off of the Highway
    Compensation for some positions

    Cons

    Health Insurance is more like "don't get sick insurance" because of the cost
    Mgmt is a little lost and could be better
    Compensation in some positions is poor
    Some positions are higher stress than they need to be
    Vacation time is below average and they nickel and dime you with it. (Have a dr's appt? You have to take a half day rather than coming in late or leaving early and making up the time.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with more respect. They're not children. They bring in the money.
    Get some quality health insurance. Yes, it'll cost you more but aren't your employees worth it? The company is better since the departure of a previous executive and as a result you took away a perk without replacing it with something else. Not a good way to treat your employees. You could have a really positive work environment and you seem not to want it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    CBI stands for Corrupt Business Inc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at CBI Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Other than casual dress, I'm hard-pressed to find something positive to say about this company

    Cons

    Great compensation if you get the right programs and work 12-15 hour days without lunch breaks and don't care about a work life balance. If you like to travel to decrepit hotels with roaches then this is the place for you. Horrible office atmosphere. Senior staff that is tenured and can't be bothered to train the new hires. The leadership is just plain embarrassing with the exception of a few good people holding the company together. The visit from the CEO of Advanstar was laughable and the future of the company is very bleak. Expect an endless list of priorities with threatening deadlines that are difficult to manage and impossible to meet. Good luck asking for an org chart, there is zero room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is horrible, they make the employees who aren't rolling in the money feel like they are the lowest on the totem pole. There's a reason that the turn over here is out of control. HR doesn't care, management's style of bullying employees out the door is like a twisted version of survivor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ability to earn well at a price

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at CBI Research

    Pros

    Strong earnings potential
    Peers are awesome.

    Cons

    Very unexciting, artificially stressful and slow adopting work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the unnecessary stress and create a more collaborative and friendly environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good place to work...if you can handle it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Woburn, MA

    I worked at CBI Research

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Collaborative team environment
    High earnings potential

    Cons

    High workload; one size fits all model
    Poor orientation and training
    Outdated support and sales/marketing tools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update technology capabilities to decrease workload on all departments; outdated processes are decreasing quality of products.
    Increase the number of managers and their responsibilities to streamline internal communication, problem solving and the production process

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