Decision Resources Group Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
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Pros
  • There is a lot of flexibility as well, which helps with maintaining a work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • The company gives a lot of flexibility with work schedule, allowing for people to work from home when needed (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work life balance - a couple of years ago, DR was thought to have better (in 2 reviews)

  • the poor salary compared with many other companies, but the pros more than make up for this shortcoming (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Growing company that is focused on investing in people, ideas, and the future.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group

    Pros

    Fast paced, great leadership, flexible, meritocracy; The organization is shifting its focus from more of a holding company to an integrated unit, which is positioning the firm for growth in the long term.

    Cons

    This is an organization for someone that has to be willing to embrace change and accept that there may not always be set policies and procedures in place given the shifting dynamics and re-positioning. If you are looking for an established company with existing structures in place, DRG is probably not for you. If you are looking to build those structures, than DRG would be a great fit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think holistically about finding ways to accommodate different lifestyles and individuals as they face different phases of their career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great experience, great people

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    Former Employee - Previous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Previous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Decision Resources Group

    Pros

    Great office culture, friendly co-workers, nice compensation.

    Cons

    Stress...worked a lot of nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should be improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. High growth company with big-time ambitions

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

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of investment in future growth. Many opportunities to be part of new products, services, and customer solutions. High growth industry with lots of future prospects

    Cons

    Lots of change - the "old way" doesn't cut it anymore, so you have to be used to consistently changing how you do your job to react to changing customer preferences

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your best people and encouraging ongoing change management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Staid, calm, professional: but don't be surprised when fellow employees suddenly vanish

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

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

    Pros

    High-quality products, well respected in the marketplace
    Reasonable hours and work expectations
    Decent salaries
    Office is quiet
    Many intelligent and devoted professionals to interact with
    Everyone seems to work pretty hard and be devoted to their jobs
    Burlington location easily accessible by car and public transportation, despite being in the suburbs

    Cons

    Quiet is good, but too much is dull. Not a lot of socializing, people tend to have families and leave immediately after work
    HR department has lots of big initiatives, but tends not to handle normal processes with much competence
    Over the past year a number of people, many of them senior, have been laid off unexpectedly. Any photos of them or references to them are quickly purged.
    An entirely new leadership team is still feeling its way, and seems unable to make serious decisions.
    No real training or skill development opportunities.
    The location (next to the Burlington Mall) is less than exciting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision and implement it without immediately changing your minds.

  6. 5 people found this helpful

    Great job to start a career in pharmaceuticals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Decision Resources Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Provides great commercial opportunity and market access experience within the pharmaceutical industry across major therapeutic areas
    Consulting team has really smart and talented people, with a variety of skill sets. About half of them have some post graduate higher education.
    Consistently recruits people who, besides being smart, are extremely collegial, collaborative and fun to work with!
    Market research /syndicated research is very well respected within the industry as the premier source of market research information

    Cons

    Poor salary and very poor bonus compared to industry standard.
    Poor work life balance - a couple of years ago, DR was thought to have better work life balance compared to other consulting firms (this served as a justification for the pay being less than average by consulting standards ) However, in recent years, that has changed very significantly, and will continue to change given the firm's aggressive growth targets.
    The above two reasons, combined, prevent it from being a suitable place for work for more than a few years.
    Performance review and feedback system is not transparent, even though systems are in place, feedback is often not candid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make compensation (base and bonus) more competitive to other consulting firms.
    Have a structured and transparent performance review and feedback system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    Not as good as it thinks.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time

    Pros

    This company reminds me of Jurassic park. The promise starts out great but the reality is pretty scary. For someone right out of college, it is a good first job and stepping stone to someplace better.

    Cons

    Middle managements is not as good as it thinks it is and upper management does not know the difference. This company has a lot of unhappy people who are telling one another how happy and good they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things cannot get better until you recognize you have a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Corporate machine with flat / declining growth, poor product, leadership clueless - look elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Decision Resources Group full-time

    Pros

    Relatively good work life balance. It started off well until DRG started removing the brand of individual companies. Compensation can be negotiated to be fairly high if you come from outside of DRG to a senior position. Substantial information sources on the industry across therapeutic areas, but you could find this information out relatively easily with a public information aggregation tool.

    Cons

    Once the poison of the head office starts trickling down into the acquired companies run for the hills and start interviewing elsewhere, however exit options must be manufactured by you unless you want to go to corporate pharma. You will be put in your place and start to see your intellectual freedom erode. Management will set meaningless topics for reports and expect you to push them out with basically no substantial material to support. Proprietary information has very little value, and as more and more information + analysis becomes easier to access for lower prices, DRG's value proposition will fall on its face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourselves, poor management is clearly in place. Ben Horowitz's "The Hard Thing about Hard Things" would be a good start to understand how to manage a company in war time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great people, flexible schedule, booming industry

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    Current Intern - Intern
    Current Intern - Intern

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Healthcare is a booming industry in Nashville and DRG is making it's presence known at a great time. The people here are super nice, intelligent, and easy to work with. They made me feel very welcomed right away as a new employee. We are also offered a flexible schedule and the ability to work from home. We have undergone some serious growth but as far as I can tell, I'm very pleased with the way upper management is handling it and all of the changes (I'm a new employee, so I may not have felt the growing pains that DRG veterans have).

    Cons

    To be completely honest, regardless of all of the perks, healthcare is boring. It just is. I've also been told that pay is not quite as competitive as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe try to generate a more fun, quirky culture to make what is a typically boring day something to look forward to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, good experience

    Cons

    low pay; analysts are disposable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your analysts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    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 (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

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