IBISWorld

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Potential to be better

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Industry Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Industry Analyst in Santa Monica, CA

I worked at IBISWorld full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Same pretty smart coworkers
Friendly people
Relaxed hours
Good bonus

Cons

Management a bit slow
Few opportunities to move up
Raises are low

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have more stringent hiring,

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company for recent college grads

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at IBISWorld full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance -- workload is like 40-45 hours per week (for the industry research part of the firm); Fridays end promptly at 4:30pm (sometimes earlier)

    Coworkers -- very diverse, fun, and young crowd; management is very down-to-earth and approachable

    Location -- Santa Monica, 1 block from the promenade, 2 blocks from the beach with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby

    Media experience -- most analysts (as early as a couple of months in) do phone, radio, tv interviews with well-known and respected news outlets (e.g., NPR, CNBC, Nytimes etc.)

    Opportunities to work/travel abroad or across the country (for those that stay with the company for at least a couple of years)

    Cons

    It's difficult to get promoted, and promotions are largely based on tenure (instead of merit). Nevertheless, the company has developed a business model that requires minimal upper-level management, while still allowing it to achieve substantial revenue growth -- you can't really blame them if this works for the bottom line.

    Analyst salaries are low, but bonus opportunities are high; the monthly bonus opportunity can range from around 0-35% of base, depending on the workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base salaries (and decrease bonuses, if necessary) - employees will be happier to receive a more predictable monthly income, and the constant points struggle will diminish.

    Receptionists/lower-level staff should do dish and fridge cleanup. If you don't do the recommendation above, at least do this one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good insurance, great people

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

    I worked at IBISWorld full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overall, I think the company is good to work for...
    -Good health insurance, which is cheap for employee contribution
    -Great people to work with
    -Free beer and chips, etc every Friday
    -Good office location
    -Lots of learning opportunities, learn about alot of industries

    Cons

    -Hierarchy narrows quickly, so it can be hard to move up in some departments
    -IT team is in another country and slow to respond

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    Neutral Outlook
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