Hanover Research

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Awesome Place to Work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Hanover Research full-time

Pros

Hanover is a fantastic company to be employed by. Completely dedicated to fast growth, there is always something going on - very conducive to personal growth inside the company. New positions are created all the time, yielding a great opportunity for internal promotion. The atmosphere is upbeat, energetic and fun, yet simultaneously laser focused on results and success. For young people looking to kick start a career, all while developing valuable business experience, this is an ideal place to work.

Cons

Their K Street Office overlooks the food trucks parked around Farragut Park, and sometimes that makes it extremely hard to concentrate around lunch time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to be proactive about improving. While significant strides have been made, complacency is no one's friend.

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    Well-rounded characters will flourish

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hanover Research full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, challenging, but ultimately rewarding job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hanover Research full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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