There are newer employer reviews for Harris Interactive

1 person found this helpful

They work hard and not sure it's productive

Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Rochester, NY
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Rochester, NY

I have been working at Harris Interactive as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

People generally nice. Casual atmosphere.

Cons

Old systems cobbled together require a lot of workarounds to produce results. Lots of hostilities simmering under the surface makes for a strange atmosphere. Some management folks are all show and no output, kept their jobs due to longevity rather than talent. Their people work hard to make them look good.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Harris Interactive full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary, mostly nice people to work with, rapid tech changes. Small teams were mostly cohesive and helpful, but there were politics and occasional competition.

    Cons

    Little input to upper management. Smallish company, with distanced big company feel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to line staff, they are the ones doing the daily work.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Harris Interactive is too internally focused, and as such, has lost its focus and its value proposition to clients

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at Harris Interactive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clients, close working teams, qualified experienced researchers. I think Harris has had tremendous equity in its human resources.

    Cons

    Too much focus on selling products versus solving client problems; bottom line is all that counts, and unfortunately the company has lost sight of its long -term vision. Imagine, pulling out of one of the only growth markets (e.g. Asia) because the current ops were not profitable? Penny-wise and pound- foolish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Syndicated products may help gross margin and sales in the short run but will not position the company for sustainable performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Harris Interactive

Work at Harris Interactive? Share Your Experiences

Harris Interactive

 
Click to Rate
or

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