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Disappointed; thought it would be more than it is and was told that it would be more than it has been!

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Current Employee - Content Analyst
Current Employee - Content Analyst

I have been working at Hanover Research

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Young company with young employees
Work with interesting clients--primarily non-profits in higher ed
Work with smart co-workers with good collegiality

Cons

Senior management is out of touch and ambivalent to employees
Promises are made and then taken away
Often unrealistic expectations are put upon employees
No opportunities for professional advancement/development
Distant, erratic, and aloof CEO

Advice to Management

Please listen to employees ideas and concerns and be honest with potential employees during the interview. Better communication will help employee retention, which is horrible currently. It is hard to invest in Hanover when Hanover doesn't seem to invest in its employees.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    For researchers, company has potential

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hanover Research

    Pros

    Colleagues are smart, creative, interesting, nice
    Generally interesting project requests
    Pay is better than some organizations
    Advancement opportunities
    Good work/life balance
    Low-key & low-stress work environment

    Cons

    Smart, creative researchers under-utilized
    Pay could be better (see: CEB, ABC)
    Management is not transparent at all
    Minimal set expectations/feedback for researchers
    Little/no sharing between sales and research sides
    Advancement opportunities due in part to turnover
    No training or development aside from OTJ

    Advice to Management

    Managers could improve employee engagement and overall happiness at work by seeking more researcher input and by providing more clear expectations and feedback on projects - currently, employees feel under-valued because they are not regularly thanked for their work or, if it's not good, given very much feedback on how to improve.

    Overall, don't expect the moon from this small organization. As an employee: if you can upward manage well, can speak up for yourself, and are truly a self-starter, then this organization will be a good fit.


  2. Helpful (7)

    A Pleasant Atmosphere for Young Professionals

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Hanover Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere was challenging, but the company skews young, which made it an enjoyable place to work. It's almost a built in social group.

    Cons

    The project timelines are very short - approximately one week to generate extensive research.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure any changes are possible given the model of the company; however, in an ideal world, giving researchers either more time or more guidance on projects would be ideal. The best way to do so is to foster internal communication between researchers. Giving researchers an hour of protected time at the beginning of each week to meet with a mentor or other teammates would be an excellent idea. Structuring these meetings so that every member had to discuss a success and a problem with their current work could be a promising model.

    Hanover Research Response

    Jan 11, 2015CHRO

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the work atmosphere and spending time with your colleagues. Our clients and partners set very high expectations in terms of ... More


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