Hanover Research

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3 people found this helpful  

Great starter job, with opportunities for growth

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

I have been working at Hanover Research full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great flexibility with work schedules, and my colleagues are intelligent, kind, and fun. The workload is typically quite varied, so it's a chance to learn about different research/writing styles and about a lot of different subjects.

Cons

Upper management can be a little naive when it comes to understanding the researcher's perspective, so it requires initiative on the employee's part to talk about one's needs, wants, and desires related to any aspect of work. The receptivity of upper management varies greatly across Content, HR, and C-suite level positions. Tread with care.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the researchers. They're where innovation will come from - they want to help, but they're not heard. If you let this go too long, it will create an unbreakable culture of sulking and dissatisfaction.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    A great company for young researchers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Researchers have a lot of freedom as long as work is done well and on time. Researchers manage their own projects and have the opportunity to design and carry out projects from beginning to end. Hanover encourages methodological creativity and innovation in the research process.

    This is a young company filled with young people. Performance trumps age and experience.

    The business model is profitable and there are few competitors. Most of Hanover's challenges have been caused by rapid growth.

    Cons

    Hanover is a great place for self-starters that like to manage themselves. Hanover is a poor fit for people that need frequent collaboration, management, or assistance. While help is always available, you are still very much on your own.

    Career pathing is unclear. Many employees have found success by carving out new roles or becoming experts in niche research methodologies. Hanover is trying to become more transparent in its promotion process.

    The research office can be too quiet and Hanover does not promote many social events. There is a core happy hour group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Content team needs more incentives for performance, similar to what the sales team has. The sales team needs more research knowledge and career support, similar to what the content team has. Most of these issues will be ironed out over time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lonely work in the middle of a crowd

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Hanover Research full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move upward if you do not make mistakes
    Good location

    Cons

    People in Research are stacked on top of one another in one giant room. You get very little privacy, yet you interact with no one and spend the whole day looking at the computer screen. Some of the work is boring, like looking up random things on google and citing them on a report. Upper management lacks communication skills (lots of fake smiles and politeness, no constructive feedback). High employee turnover. Behind all the smiles, the company seems to have a ruthless culture, taking in recent graduates who have nowhere else to go, and getting rid of people who struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people who can communicate well and actually help build professional skills.

    Doesn't Recommend

    Hanover Research Response

    Jun 20, 2013CHRO

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

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