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Helpful (9)

This place is a joke

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Former Employee - Industry Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Industry Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Great place to start your career. The work and the exposure one gets is very valuable. In the first 2 months of my being there I was talking to senior executives in fortune 500 companies on a regular basis, not to mention being courted by the press and popular media for my opinion on industry trends - F&S for some mysterious reason has a good standing once you 'graduate' out of F&S and move on to the outside job market. People often welcome you and look upon you. A pay raise is a definitive possibility because of the absolutely low levels of compensation at F&S - If you are a young 20' something - which is wnat most people are - F&S is also a great place to mix work with pleasure. Lots of people meet their mates and future spouses there. - Work life balance is in abundunce.

Cons

- Management is unprofessional consisting mostly of blokes who have not worked a day outside of F&S all their lives - HR policies are weak. - Compensation is the lowest as it can be - There are smart people but mostly at the lowest level and they turn over very quickly. The dumb ones go on to become managers, partly because of how unmarketable they are in the external job market - Overall this is a very unprofessionally managed and run place which thrives on a simple business model. Hire a green horn straight from college, have him do research for a year, sell that research and make money and the green horn will then leave but who cares, the firm has already made money on him.

Advice to Management

I cant offer any advice to management because they are beyond repair. Krishna is a smart guy but the bloke has not worked anywhere else in his life so he does not have any idea of what world class companies look like.

Other Employee Reviews for Frost & Sullivan

  1. Helpful (7)

    Senior Management Incompetency at its highest

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industry Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Industry Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For a straight out of college person, it is a good place to kickstart your career and learn about a lot of markets. Research analysts do get a lot of exposure to mid and senior management at various fortune 500 companies on research projects.

    Cons

    Senior management is totally incompetent at communicating a vision. And the vision changes every 6 months. Managment never applied the growth consulting processes and framework they preach to their clients to their own company. Salaries were one of the worst compared to similar firms. People leaving the company for the most part got anywhere from 20-50% raises. Management did not care about retaining their best employees choosing to make it up by hiring more young inexperienced folks who do not need to be paid much. Analysts are expected to write reports and also act as sales folks. It is a sales driven company and all that matters is to make the margins and the revenue numbers at any cost. Compensation plans for sales people are way better than analysts.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people. Pay them the market average.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Not employee oriented

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At the time I was there had a lot of great people to work with.

    Cons

    The retention of employees was so low that the longer I worked there the less people I knew. Not an employee oriented company. Compensation level is way below the market. Shady operations with the oversees employees. Sahdy profit sharing. Have to fight for the commisions and bonuses. If left along, they will go unnoticed. No incentive to stay. If found a job elsewhere, Frost & Sullivan does not even try to retain, motivating they cannot afford to match the salary. Employees that left for other firms got an instant 20% or more in pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and treat them well.


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