IBISWorld

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Great opportunity, culture, and fun place to work

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Former Employee - Sales Manager
Former Employee - Sales Manager

I worked at IBISWorld

Pros

IBISWorld is best in class for industry information. The fast growth, unique company culture, and great people make IBISWorld a rewarding place to work. The sales professionals are compensated well and quotas are easily attainable.

Cons

Limited marketing support for sales professionals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

implement more feedback mechanisms for the customers on what they like, dont like, or would like to see in IBISWorld's products.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good for work-life balance, but limited internal opportunities

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    Current Employee - Lead Analyst
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst

    I have been working at IBISWorld

    Pros

    Good benefits, generous time off and flexibility (year 1 = 2 weeks vacation, year 2 = 3 weeks, year 3 = 4 weeks). Most of the job responsibilities are quota-based, so you can negotiate some flexibility into taking additional time off if necessary. Also, you get a lot of opportunities to do media work (articles and interviews) in business-related publications. Management is very relaxed and has kind of an Aussie/Frat feel, with company-provided drinks every Friday.

    Cons

    Opportunities for internal advancement are very limited, unless you're willing to be paid well below market. Compensation is about 20% below market relative to jobs with similar requirements. IT infrastructure is extremely poor and based in Australia. The company is family owned and senior management seems to lack foresight and business acumen. Also, senior management has a highly anachronistic attitude to employees (think 19th century factory workers), leading to very high rates of turnover, though former employees often take much better paying jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover is problematically high (at least for analysts) and directly related to poor compensation relative to jobs with similar requirements. Allowing more flex-time and striving to keep analysts would help improve quality, reputation and the strength of our network. Additionally, the company is excessively conservative financially, and should not shy away from IT investment or debt for expansion. There are plenty of ways to improve productivity, but they all require some upfront investment.

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good job for recent college graduate. Poor pay and limited room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBISWorld

    Pros

    Small company so opportunity to share ideas and feedback with senior management.

    Very Casual Work environment. Can wear shorts and flip flops to work and have happy hour on Fridays.

    Great colleagues who create a family atmosphere

    Cons

    There is a very poor management structure. There is a complete layer of middle managers that are inexperienced, who have no business sense, and for all intensive purposes unnecessary.

    There is no room for growth.

    Salary is extremely below average in comparison to equivalent positions at other companies in the area.

    The salary and limitations of most roles make this company a good place for a recent grad and not a mid-career experienced person.

    Promotion is often based on favoritism rather than performance and potential leadership qualities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a close look at middle managers from the VP level through the director title and re-evaluate their effectiveness and purpose. Invest in providing management with management skills education to overcome their inexperience.

    Show top talent they are valued and compensate them accordingly.

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