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A great group of smaller companies trying to figure out how to be a big single company

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Research Director
Current Employee - Senior Research Director

I have been working at GfK full-time (less than a year)

Pros

There are a lot of really smart people working at the company. And it has significant access to diverse and global study resources.

Cons

The company is going through a growing spurt in that many smaller companies are trying to develop a single culture and identity. This leads to a fractured workforce and inefficient work plans because there is little understanding of what others in the company are doing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The bureaucratic hoops that workers need to go through kills morale.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    life/work balance is way out of balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GfK full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of work. Encourage socializing.

    Cons

    Too many executive VP. Need more help in operations. Work is not evenly distributed. Work to all hours in evening and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hiring of staff below Researchers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of integration to get done after acquisition.

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at GfK full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Really good and supportive folks, who know market research thoroughly. It's a large organization with lots of resources to leverage. There are many hurdles that small companies often must wrestle with that Custom Research has managed.

    Cons

    There is so much to learn and so many good professionals with whom to collaborate, it can be somewhat daunting to find ones way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider Steve Jobs' advice about focusing on how less is more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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