Datamonitor Reviews

Updated May 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work, Client interaction, Work Life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good place to learn in the initial part of your career (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • I have never hated a company and its arrogant senior management as much as i did in my last few months there (in 15 reviews)

  • Poor pay, internal politics and lack of strategic direction (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Lead analyst

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    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, family/oriented place.
    Relaxed working environment
    A company with self-belief to compete with the big guns

    Cons

    Can be too busy and disconnected sometime

    Advice to Management

    A good place to start and develop career.


  2. Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Clear career progression, and chance to move around the different departments. Fantastic bonus' for sales team

    Cons

    BD role severely lacks variation, and can feel like endless cold calling


  3. Top Heavy

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    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn vital skills, good industry exposure

    Cons

    Not a meritocratic environment. Too much back scratching as always.

    Advice to Management

    Meh


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  5. Spent two years working hard... Informa came along and destroyed it all

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training provided by experienced managers

    Cons

    No room for creativity. would not listen to any feedback. would not appreciate feedback which was directly from clients. Closed any door to allow the sales team improve the product. Would not offer any flexibility with pricing because they believed every company is as large as FTSE 100. If anyone wanted to complain they would say "doors are open, you can leave".

    In general, they mistreated everyone in the most politicaly correct manner.... I have never hated a company and its arrogant senior management as much as i did in my last few months there.

    Advice to Management

    managers continue working for the interest of developing your people, senior management: get real and look at what you have done to the business....


  6. Not recommended

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some nice members of the team

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor management, not up to scratch with other healthcare consulting companies - backward way of working


  7. Senior Sales Executive - London

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Training and work life balance, commission structure was good giving the opportunity for successful sales people to make big money. there was the opportunity to win great incentives

    Cons

    poor territory allocation, management sitting on past success instead

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and territory allocation, keep extra incentives, keep company values


  8. Good entry level job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn about markets very quickly, get to meet clients and have creative freedom with analyses

    Cons

    Poor pay, internal politics and lack of strategic direction

    Advice to Management

    Invest into the team and the firm


  9. Datamonitor Consumer: Fancy job titles but basic, quick sales focus

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed environment, micro-mgmt isn't excessive, flexible working conditions, good company benefits

    Cons

    targets unachievable given bad reputation of dm service & substandard products, as a result comm's low, there's budget to blow on team outings (read copious drinking) but not on a payrise, LOTS of office politics and managers have obvious favorites who reap benefits (target relief, more internal visibility, less micro-mgmt, etc), complete lack of transparency & communication, team structure and product strategy changed twice the same year, HR come across like your manager's friend

    Advice to Management

    look into your directors: it is sort of known on the salesfloor that most directors got their promotions by playing the right game not based on merit. Office politics is rife and it affects morale. Hire more people, divisions are under-sourced


  10. Great to get experience, but underpaid

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally more challenging roles than my class, and a great place to get dropped in at the deep end if you want to get experience.
    Teams are small, and the intellectual capital in them tends to be high, so it is a great place to learn and develop at the start of your career.

    Cons

    Poorly paid, and turnover is high, making the tone quite hard to deal with. As a general rule, everyone is tentatively looking for a new role and trying to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people a bit more.


  11. life long learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good to learn new skills, and develop them. Specially sales, negotiation etc.

    Cons

    Although working for datamonitor makes you learn lots of skills it can be quiet stressful at times.



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