Datamonitor

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Datamonitor Reviews in London, UK

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
84 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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
  • And the senior management is not very great, with little or no future planning (in 15 reviews)

  • Extremely high turnover, around 1/2 of company are there for less than a year then 1/4 are deadwood who have been there for 5 (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    Pros

    Learn vital skills, good industry exposure

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not recommended

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

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good entry level job

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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest into the team and the firm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people a bit more.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    life long learning experience

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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 3 years)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pockets of brilliance, then brilliant, then dead

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

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time

    Pros

    The beating heart of Datamonitor, last seen around the time that the last Datamonitor CEO left in 2011, has stopped.

    Cons

    The cons are possibly only noticeable to those who knew what Datamonitor once was, it was a place with soul, somewhere to enjoy working with a bunch of enthused and talented people interested in getting the best for their customers. That the current CEO from IBI scored 0 approvals for so long on glassdoor, and has since been substituted by the CEO of informa despite still working there, speaks volumes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Momentum is only possible if teams care about each other, try to rebuild an environment where staff care about what they do - if not, it is the customer who loses out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Short termism previals

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

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy working hours
    Nice colleagues
    Good working location

    Cons

    Extremely poor middle and senior management
    Repetitive jobload
    Poor promotion prospects
    Extremely high turnover, around 1/2 of company are there for less than a year then 1/4 are deadwood who have been there for 5+ years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay of lower level staff
    Do some work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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