Hanover Research

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Sales is social, research is not...

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Current Employee - Research in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Research in Washington, DC

I have been working at Hanover Research full-time

Pros

It is a paycheck at the end of the (bi) week.

Cons

95% independent work (could be a + if you like that) and you can go all day without speaking with anyone even though they are sitting right next to you. I consider myself an independent person, but it's a little too much for even me. While I understand it's research, this quiet environment still baffles me. It's hard to know your coworkers, people leave without saying bye...and you realize this the next day when their desk is clear.

Work is hit or miss and can be frustrating. Shifting from topic to topic each week gets old, especially since subjects are rather obscure areas (majority B2B, little B2C).

If you are considering applying, consider what type of work environment you like. I'm writing this because if you have an offer and are unsure, you are unsure for a reason and move on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

CDs need management skills. This would benefit communication with researchers and also with client interaction.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Hanover Research Response

May 24, 2013CHRO

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you found the work at Hanover to be more isolating and less predictable than you had anticipated. Autonomy and variety are characteristics of ... More

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work, good environment, good pay, great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Content Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Content Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Interesting research reports with typical 4-7 day turnaround.
    Supportive team atmosphere.
    Good work life balance.
    Young, but not too young, office environment.
    Free snacks and coffee/tea, breakfast meetings, occasional pizza day (that makes a difference).
    Occasional early Friday for research teams meeting goals.
    Health benefits, 401k matched 2% by Hanover, life insurance, good PTO.
    Flexibility for remote work.

    Great atmosphere, definitely recommend it.

    Cons

    Very quiet atmosphere.
    Looking at a computer all the time.
    It can be challenging to focus on only one project at a time for so many hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define what career paths there are for committed researchers other than content director.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Exceptional colleagues at a fast growth company in the heart of Washington, DC.

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    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    A young, ambitious and exciting place to work with well educated and friendly colleagues. The renewed commitment of the company to put in world class training, recruit and develop the best talent in the DC labor market makes the potential of this business all the more exciting.

    Cons

    Like any growth company, you have to be on board for the wild ride of fast paced changes and aggressive goals. The opportunity and pay make it worth though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The changes are making a difference, keep pushing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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