Decision Resources Group

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Decision Resources Group Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great work environment, but pay could be higher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers are smart, friendly, and hard-working

    Cons

    Consulting and pharma companies pay more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value analysts more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Global Consulting Services Internship

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    Current Employee - Global Consulting Services  in  Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Global Consulting Services in Yardley, PA

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    DRG is an excellent place to gain substantial industry knowledge while developing technical consulting skills. The projects worked on are extremely interesting, and the project team set-up allows for excellent collaboration, mentorship, and feed-back. Though pay may not be as competitive as other firms in the industry, the culture, work-life balance, and mentorship opportunities make DRG a competitive place to work. The availability of syndicated reports and experts in various fields of epidemiology enable quick and efficient project turnaround. The company has an incredibly academic feel, with various scheduled lectures and lunch-and-learns. The company is quickly growing, which may lead to promotions and increased benefits for current employees.

    Cons

    I find it a bit disadvantageous that DRG does not have offices within actual cities. Most employees that I worked with over the course of my internship program commute anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour and a half. Also, since DRG is so rapidly growing, the culture and customs are not standard across office locations. DRG could benefit through more cross-collaboration between different Global Consulting offices as well as between Global Consulting offices and Analytics and Market Research Teams. As the company continues to grow, I believe this is something that will occur naturally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are truly excellent, and enable employees to prosper in a challenging but nurturing environment. A push should be made to standardize office culture, making sure that junior level employees throughout DRG are able to receive appropriate mentorship in order to grow professionally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Was a great place to work, but as it grew, tensions rose

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    time off policies, good benefits, friendly coworkers, company values, work life balance

    Cons

    Poor communication, growing pains, seemed to become natural "to pass the buck" to different departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Exciting Summer at Decision Resources Group (DRG)!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Decision Resources Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As a summer intern at DRG, I was able to gain a broad exposure to the healthcare, life sciences, and pharmaceutical industries. The projects I was assigned to were interesting and unique, and the knowledge I gained was invaluable. On the whole, the ten-week internship experience was quite exciting!

    Cons

    The main challenge working at DRG is that the firm is undergoing a few growing pains; namely, through the consolidation of all of their various acquisitions (ex. PharmaStrat, Millennium Research Group, etc.), cultural clashes are present. Different offices have vastly different, almost polar opposite, working cultures and environments. Before picking an office, make sure to not only learn about the work being done there, but also about the office culture/environment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If possible, consolidate the office cultures ASAP. This will ensure that all interns, new hires, and experienced hires undergo a similar experience working at DRG. The interns in the Burlington, MA office this summer had a very different experience when juxtaposed with the Yardley, PA office intern, and that greatly affects talent retainment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Light at the end of a tunnel of SIGNIFICANT corporate change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time

    Pros

    The company has undergone SIGNIFICANT changes over the past 18 months, with a complete overhaul in corporate leadership and a vastly different org structure now in place. But, light is emerging at the end of the tunnel of change....the new Executive Team is a strong group of intelligent, capable leaders that will undoubtably lead the company towards substantial growth in the coming years. The "general masses" of employees are still adjusting to the significant corporate changes, but things are beginning to function more smoothly in the new corporate structure. Tremendous opportunity for growth lies ahead, and the new corporate culture is perfect for someone looking for a fast-paced evironment where a "can do" attitude is greatly welcomed.

    Cons

    As stated previously, the "general masses" of employees are still adjusting to the significant corporate changes. Many people are still tryig to figure out the new org structure and how their day-to-day job relates to the "bigger picture".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new company vision and strategy need to be simplified so that it is easily understood by the average employee, and they are able to relate their job performance to the overall corporate vision and strategy. Additionally, Senior Management needs to recognize that employees have weathered SIGNIFICANT corporate changes over the past 18 months, and that if additional notable changes are forthcoming, people way get weary of continual change which, in turn, could hamper buy-in towards the overall company vision and strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Growth, Leadership and Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time

    Pros

    DRG has been going through changes over the last few years, and it's very exciting to see the growth happening. The leadership team is driving the company to the forefront of our industry. Employees add value and are heard when suggesting ideas.

    Cons

    Need stronger and consistent training courses for those rising to the top through promotion/joining mid- to senior-level in career. However, they are on their way to putting this into place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great culture and place to grow your career

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    Current Employee - Current Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company with fun culture, excellent benefits, and ample opportunity to develop and grow. DRG is very much in a growth stage which is exciting to be part of. Employees are encouraged to share ideas and given the right amount of autonomy to make valued contributions.

    Cons

    The company is growing at a rapid pace and needs to develop better processes and strategies that will enable it to meet stakeholder demands efficiently. Need to develop better succession planning for workforce to reduce turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent with employees in terms of where we are headed as a company and what is to be expected with the organizational structure as we continue to grow and expand. Employees want to know what's in it for them and how their roles might evolve over time. Keep them in the loop with the LT's decision-making process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Where companies like Google go for answers

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    DRG has the most intelligence housed in the minds and hearts of the analysts. it is a pleasure to run the sales and marketing organization as we have great products and people power to offer our clients. the new senior team was hand picked for having the right style and competency to complete the organization

    Cons

    DRG moves fast, and the pace sometimes is a bit much. as we restructure every group to meet the changing demand of our customers the rate of change can be unsettling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the faith as we are the company to watch for the future state of how things should be run

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay place to work- good to begin a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Decision Resources Group

    Pros

    Training, growth, the company has a lot of syndicated resources that help with client projects. Overall growth plan seems really really ambitious for a short time frame of 5 years.

    Cons

    Too much change and not enough transparency between offices. Burlington is headquarters. If you're interviewing here..research the individual companies before accepting an offer. Decision Resources is made up of smaller companies (abacus international (UK), Healthleaders interstudy (TN), pharmastrat (PA/NJ) manhattan research (NY), relay technologies, etc) and company culture varies by office/location. Each company also does different types of work. Consulting is based in MA, PA/NJ and the UK and management varies in each location... do your research by searching each company so you know if you're being lied to/what to expect. Limited ability to transition between roles across different offices... can only be promoted if senior managers like you personally. Pay is way below market for consulting. Long hours expected in consulting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency, be watchful of the senior leadership you have in each location to ensure they are spreading the word down the ladder. Don't lie to recruit talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lack of leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are really what makes the company. The people at DR are extremely smart and are great to work with and learn from and there is a team-oriented atmosphere.
    Flexible with working from home and work hours in general.
    Many people move to the client side at pharma companies after DR, so it is a good place to get experience for that if that is your ultimate goal.

    Cons

    Upper management is completely out of touch. They set unattainable goals for the business, which sets them up for failure (and ultimately means your bonus is going to be pitiful).
    There is no communication of what is going on in the company.
    Resources are very stretched and many people are overworked because, as people leave, those positions are not always backfilled.
    Everything is based on sales doing well but sales does not have it together and doesn't look to be turning it around anytime soon.
    In the 3 years that I have been there, there have been at least 4 reorganizations. Change is constant and often not well thought out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are what makes you great. Tell your employees what is going on. Notice when they are unhappy and take steps to fix it. Fix the sales department and the pricing of products. Focus on doing a few things well instead of trying to fix everything at once and accomplishing nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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