Independent Project Analysis

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Current Employee - Project Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Project Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Independent Project Analysis

Pros

Intellectual challenge, lots of travel opportunities

Cons

Poor performance management and rewards

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more competitive with bonuses and reward better performers

Disapproves of CEO

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    Great company, exposure, work environment, etc.; but with limited earning and advancement potential.

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at Independent Project Analysis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule that is productivity based. You must maintain hours budgeted for accounts you are assigned, so if you work fast you can work less and if you work slow you will have to work more to keep up (and charge 40 hours a week either way). For this and other reasons, your performance is measured with actually data; so this means you experience less micro managing and your hard work shows! You also meet a lot of industry professionals around the world and learn a great deal every day about different processes and project management systems.

    Cons

    There are only a few levels of advancement available within the company and there are no annual pay raises to keep up with inflation. Raises and promotions can raise your salary, but in order for the company to make money on projects there is a limit to how much you can be paid. However starting salaries are competive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IPA needs to systematically charge clients more every year to keep up with inflation, and then some, as more value is added to projects as the project database and research expands. This will then facilitate yearly pay raises to maintain your staff and spend less on training new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    So Much Potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Analyst
    Former Employee - Project Analyst

    I worked at Independent Project Analysis

    Pros

    Excellent place to learn and grow of straight out of school. You will develop a handful of very useful skills and be exposed to some interesting and intelligent colleagues and clients. You are in front of clients month one, unlike most places that ease you in. Analysts are eligible for a 4 month paid sabbatical after 6 years of service with a one year payback commitment following the leave. Good soft benefits.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunity for advancement or for salary increase. Most careers are stagnant. The CEO is brilliant, but emotionally immature. The way to succeed there is to lay low, never question conventional wisdom, kiss the big man's backside unapologetically, hope he notices you, and puts you on the fast track. Otherwise, you have no shot. The management team is capable and smart, but are figureheads not real decision makers. A bit too high school cliquish, gossipy and snarky. I was uncomfortable with some of the smoke and mirrors (e.g. implying decades old models were current, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. The model is hire young, cheap, smart peopled train them. Promote a few to management. Let the rest choose to stay and accept their lot (no raise, no advancement, limited recognition) or leave. Then you replace them with the new crop. It's all very much intentional. It's not a mentality that cares about people. But this is business, right?

    No opinion of CEO
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