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Cool place to start career

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Developer  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

- Great and understanding management.
- Friendly, almost like a family atmosphere.
- Fabulous offices.
- Free coffee machines scatter across the office.

Cons

- Lack of training plan what so ever. If you are lucky to work in good team you will learn a lot, but not from all of the senior level stuff in equal rate
- Lack roadmap to higher position/salary within department

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at career growth of your employees , help them develop. That will be beneficial for the business and for them.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people, atrocious management, random career progression

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mintel

    Pros

    Nice offices
    Nice workmates - on the whole really great people.
    A certain breadth of personal responsibility - you're trusted to just get on with your work. As long as you get the right manager. Get a bad one and you're either micromanaged to an early grave, or totally ignored. Pot luck.
    Free bagel for breakfast if you get in an hour early. Free tea and coffee.

    Cons

    No healthcare

    No pension

    No annual review progress at all - career progression is strictly deadman's shoes

    Upper management form an old-boy's club. They've all been there donkeys years. Employee management style may have worked well 10 years ago, but after significant company growth now fosters a sense of resentment.

    No inflationary pay increase - hearing the company made it's owner double digit million pounds in profit last year isn't really that comforting to people earning less in real terms because their pay wasn't increased to maintain parity with the national economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great product, but oh, the management!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Mintel

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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