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Interesting work, but hard to progress

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Former Employee - Senior Research Executive
Former Employee - Senior Research Executive

I worked at Ipsos full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Interesting work across a variety of subject areas and clients
- Lots of variety
- Opportunities to manage projects and work with people of different levels
- Senior colleagues were generally supportive in client meetings and set up
- Interesting lunchtime seminars
- Casual dress on Fridays and there used to be free fruit, but they took that away to save money

Cons

- It's hard to get promoted here unless you are a very outgoing person or friendly with the directors. Even if you work very hard and have no problems with your work, if you do not portray a confident and outgoing persona you will find it hard to progress.
- No formal off in lieu policy or other compensation for working late in the office or at focus groups, so it is down to individual managers' discretion as to whether or not you can come in late the next day etc.
- Time sheets must be filled in to account for everything you do.
- Too many computer systems, e.g. it can take ages just to get a quote for fieldwork.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think more about the steps people need to take for promotion, as it is unclear. People who are quieter but do a good job and develop good relationships with their clients should not be overlooked.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Account Group Manager  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Group Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, innovative leadership based upon founding owner in France

    Cons

    Going through big shifts as it manages global growth plan

    Recommends
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    Good institutional knowledge, but very bottom line driven

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Depending on the division, a lot of institutional knowledge due to their specialization approach. You will gain very solid research skills based on your specialty. Strong reputation.

    Cons

    Very bottom line driven and senior management will not hesitate to reduce head counts if budget is not met. Company claims to be innovative but that is not necessary the perception outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do a better job at promoting Ipsos as an innovative company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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