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Not A Place for Sales

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Former Employee - Account Director  in  Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Account Director in Cambridge, MA

Pros

Company has a great reputation that they need to live up to. Good benefits. Sharp analysts, but their availability is limited. Health benefits are excellent, as is vacation and holidays, but there is not enough time to take vacation.

Cons

No work life balance in sales. Revenue has been decreasing so the pressure on sales is amazing with constant updates. Pay is low for the industry. High turnover in sales and analysts for a reason.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Time for the founder with his outdated ideas to retire.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Amazingly fulling work, but lack of focus and marketing support makes it hard to get things done.

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    Current Employee - Research Director  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Director in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    - As an analyst, you get paid to research and help clients on topics your passionate about.
    - The work can be incredibly fulfilling and access to top tier press and execs is unparallel.
    - A very strong promote from within culture and somewhat of a meritocracy for analysts.
    - Great benefits and personal time off; but tricky to use all of the time given.
    - Excited about recent leadership changes and hope we continue to hire execs from outside.

    Cons

    - Too many priorities that makes it difficult for research managers and their teams to focus.
    - All research teams and analysts goaled but some get more marketing support than other.
    - Lack of investment in the core product and website that,hampers analyst and sales performance.
    - Recent sales changes have impacted company wide performance; but optimistic it's fixable.
    - Lack of product marketing making it difficult for sales to sell without tapping analysts for help.
    - Long hours and travel like a consultant but compensation isn't as comparable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of good, and lots of not so good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great low and mid-level people to work with. Analysts are a bit entitled but mostly good colleagues

    Cons

    Bad habit of internal promotion as a reward for long service, rather than getting the right person for the job. Evident at higher levels of management in the company, at the director level and above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great analysts do not make great managers or leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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