Wilshire Associates

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Hard Work doesn't pay

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Current Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Wilshire Associates full-time

Pros

You get the opportunity to work with very smart and hard working consulting analysts

Cons

Where to start... #1) The harder you work and the better you are the more work you get piled onto your plate so you can't learn anything that will benefit you. #2) The people who watch youtube, play video games, sleep, take 3 hour lunches, arrive at 8:30 and leave at 4:30, everyday are the ones who get less work. #3) everyone got the max raise and max bonus in 2012 given #1 & #2.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Establish a form of management. Treat employees as they are valued. Only employees that stay are the ones who do nothing.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place, great location, mediocre management

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Wilshire Associates

    Pros

    Small office environment, awesome office location almost on the beach, lots of great people, albeit some junior staff are underpaid. you can stand out if you work hard AND brown nose the right people, private equity funds business is a cash cow, basically runs itself and investors are locked up for 10 years, very relaxed day to day work environment, 8-5 job.

    Cons

    Nature of their work does not really foster ambition and development aspirations, as work is fairly low in complexity, decisions are made over the course of quarters. in this sense, hard to advance since good opportunities to take charge are rare. Not the most innovative business model (anymore) and the firm is not aggressive in developing new business opportunities. management does a poor job communicating and providing leadership, guidance and tutelage, operations management lacks motivation, lots of people just coming in for their daily grind and going home. definitely do not recommend working here if you have less than 5 years experience since you will be paid very little with few options to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a stable, steady business that employees stable, steady people. Communicate better with employees, especially new hires so they know what exactly what they're getting into. Be honest with yourselves first about what this company is and does, then be honest to the applicants about their career prospects there.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience with upper management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Wilshire Associates

    Pros

    - Environment is great, accessible to beach and open shopping areas.
    - Nice view in office and some of the cubicles.

    Cons

    - Need to pay parking by yourself ($100+ or more), no compensation on parking fee.
    - No 401k match or pension.
    - Bonus is paid once a year (in Dec) but they can decide to laid you off before you got your bonus or they can send you a laughable pay check after you have put a lot of efforts the whole year.
    - Bad to work as a technical staff there because you are not the revenue generator.
    - Too much politics going on for simple kind of person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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