IRI
2.8 of 5 154 reviews
www.iriworldwide.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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4 people found this helpful  

Could be great, but still need to address lots of things

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

Pros-Worklife Balance
-Some great co-workers who are very intelligent, engaged and love what they do
-Exciting industry with some great clients
-Base Pay I feel is good
-Enjoy the day to day of the job
-Feel proud to work for this company
-Like the new management team and the strategic plan for where they are taking IRI

Cons-Lots of technology issues plague the organization
-High turnover, particularly on the client facing side
-Benefits are atrocious.
-Very high insurance payouts
-Only 3 weeks of vacation for your first 8 years
-401k match is very low. Only 25% matching up to 6 percent, so only a 1.5% match.
-50% of your bonus pay-out is in "options" not cash. So you don't see any payout until if and when GMC sells the company or we go public.

For example, at many of our clients or at other vendors which do similar types of work the benefits are far superior. (Pension plans, or 5 weeks of vacation and 6% 401k match at a place like dunnhumby or one of the ad agencies.) People like the work here, but when they see far superior pay-outs and benefits elsewhere that's why we have sooo many people are constantly leaving.

Advice to Senior ManagementAddress the poor benefits or people will continue to leave for better options at clients or other vendors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Not what I expected

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at IRI full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: The new CEO, Andrew Appel is the best thing that's happened to IRi in a long… Cons: Employees are unwilling to share information with new folks as that's their only job security. Management hasn't figured out how to make their budget… Advice to Senior Management: My advice would be to take a hard look at the people that work for the company today and recognize how smart and talented they… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    3 people found this helpful  

    No growth, low salary, awesome colleagues, good work/life balance

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I have been working at IRI full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good work life balance if you are in the right team. Colleagues are very nice and helpful but… Cons: There is almost zero growth and people in general do not seem to be driven to be innovative. There is very little room for doing… Advice to Senior Management: If you want to grow and increase profits, hire ambitious, innovative and driven employees. The company seems to offer really low salaries and zero growth… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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