There are newer employer reviews for Hanover Research
There are newer employer reviews for Hanover Research

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

Well-rounded characters will flourish

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Hanover Research full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

-Forward-thinking. Young, but experienced and passionate professionals that are not hesitant to try new tactics to ensure the company prospers -Limited bureaucracy -Ability to be an integral part of multiple new initiatives -Heavily rewarded for hard-work and ambitious attitude - Vital knowledge in the spectrum of research methodologies across all industries. Really see the full cycle of supporting prospective clients. -Unique mentoring from Development Directors that want to see you succeed

Cons

Because Hanover is growing at such a fast rate it is hard to put a definitive professional development plan in place. While entry-level employees receive a modest training early in positions, next-level positions lack a structured plan to strive for and achieve a registered skill set.

Advice to Management

Possibly implement some sort of matrix that employees can track themselves along to see where they lie currently in their development and what is required for promotion. Not just noting performance metrics but also indicators of communication, mentorship, community outreach, etc.

0 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
  1. Helpful (1)

    The Lazy Need Not Apply

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Associate

    I have been working at Hanover Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This company is experiencing fast growth, which means busy people and major opportunities for employees. We're about to break into the top 50 research firms in the country and we just hit 100 employees with no slowing down in sight. Most of us have had the chance to take ownership of some really exciting work; if you have a good idea and you're willing to log the hours, Hanover is a place where you can leave your mark. Hanover's generous with the job perks and the atmosphere is very social. We all have tons of work to do, but smart, interesting coworkers mean plenty of social breaks from the daily grind.

    Cons

    Everyone here is over capacity, which is great as far as growth opportunities are concerned, but frustrating until you're paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    I'm going to echo the communication issues. There are too many secrets around here and there's not enough communication between departments.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Fast paced, challenging, but ultimately rewarding job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hanover Research full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hanover is split between development and research This review is specific to the research side: - Fast promotion track. Near perfect meritocracy. - Challenging but varied work. No project is the same. - Quick turnaround projects. Make work less tedious. - Build market research skills. If you seek initiative. - Helpful and laid back coworkers. No politics. - Fast paced environment. There is no room for boredom. - Good benefits. Free health and dental insurance. - Being part of a growing company. Hardly any bureaucracy.

    Cons

    - Low starting salary. Though pay increases at a rapid rate if performing well (~10% per increase). - No professional dev. program/external training opp. Need to implement. - Not enough vacation time. 15 combined sick & PTO days. - No client facing experience. Until Content Director position. - Solitary research work. By design, group work hardly occurs.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management: Invest in human capital. Good researchers, you want to keep them happy. This means allowing them ample opportunities to get more training (e.g. relevant classes, conferences, etc.), more vacation days, and pay them better. Believe it or not, this will benefit you in the long run. Also think about career paths for researchers who are not interested in client facing roles. Advice for future researchers: those who take initiative, come up with ways to improve the company, and work hard will get rewarded. Those who need more handholding and are not productive will not go far and will be dissatisfied.


There are newer employer reviews for Hanover Research
There are newer employer reviews for Hanover Research

See Most Recent

Work at Hanover Research? Share Your Experiences

Hanover Research

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.