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Helpful (5)

Great product, but oh, the management!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Mintel

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Very good and growing reputation within relevant industries. Mostly best in class. London office is genuinely superb. Great people. Totally stable and hugely profitable.

Cons

The Peter Principle is alive and well there. Incompetent, myopic, micromanaging, demotivating commercial management. No clear roadmap for personal and professional growth.

Advice to Management

Grow up and realise you're not amateurs. Management need to stop hiding behind processes and start earning their salary.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Nice environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Mintel

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is very comfortable to work inside.

    Cons

    Think more about the salary for entry level.

  2. Helpful (2)

    I like it here - a lot, and the company has yet to realise its true potential, but will it still be a fun place?

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    Current Employee - Sales Development in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Development in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Mintel

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Positive, results-focused culture, offering a genuinely fun working environment.
    Great people to work alongside. Recruitment process focuses on personality and competency.
    Very positive remuneration incentives (in some cases).
    Best-in class products, with development at the heart.
    Expanding, dynamic business at global level.
    Flat management structure. No offices, agile workplace environment.

    Cons

    Recruitment policy does not match product ambition and corporate potential. Introspective and at times unambitious.
    Process obsessed at times.
    Management micromanage in some cases, and can be assumptive when assessing performance.
    Few significant benefits. No pension, healthcare scheme.
    No stated career development policy.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate ambition of the company and offer long term potential for staff.

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