Frost & Sullivan Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Pros
  • work life balance is there to an extent (in 39 reviews)

  • Good place to learn if you are self-motivated (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management gives impractical instructions or demands (in 31 reviews)

  • No performance bonus, no company bonus, no training for personal and professional development (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Good starting point

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, nice office atmosphere, good working equipment

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of communication all around

    Advice to Management

    Implement more HR programs


  2. Highly Recommend working here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville Centre, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville Centre, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great training, amazing culture, caring managers, long term career growth, value their employees, encourage creative, out of the box ideas

    Cons

    Divisions are in different offices, so don't get to see everyone all the time, but do have inter-department meetings often

    Frost & Sullivan Response

    Jun 4, 2015 – Partner

    Thank You. We agree on all fronts.


  3. Good for your first job

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time

    Pros

    The people within the Event group make the job a lot more tolerable. There's not much communication between the other groups on the research side. It's a good foot in the door/first job to gain some experience, but for the pay and amount of work put int, may not be a great fit for seasoned sales associates. - Upper management does a good job of communicating goals.

    Cons

    - Often not given the tools needed to improve individual skills, or be more efficient in day to day tasks - protected accounts can make it hard to build a pipeline of repeat business - not enough focus on goals and development

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and try to supply some of their needs. also invest in your employees and the infrastructure more. Much better CRM's, Mail clients and technology which would improve employee productivity and effectiveness.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time

    Pros

    Good stepping stone to start out on your career. good environment to learn about industry. Good client base

    Cons

    bureactraic environoment. not many perks or good salary levels. Motivational levels not at the highest.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Not sure you can run too fast.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Places like this exist to hire the unemployable.

    Cons

    - leadership does not believe - and I quote - that CXOs use the internet - technology infrastructure is from 1995 including CRM, web to lead and other systems that are not integrated across the company. They use Lotus Notes and Saleslogix and neither talk to one another. I don't know any leading company - especially one espousing "GROWTH LEADERSHIP" that uses systems like this. It's frightening. - Website strategy is non-existent, they hire poor performing analysts and other slackers to take on web site design and strategy. - Same goes for marketing - move poor performing analysts into senior SVP roles to "take care of the problem" - this is a research report company wanting to be a consulting company competing with the likes of Gartner. Gartner is 3 Bill+, Frost is under 125Mill on a good day. - Awards are bogus, false and an insult to any company with any level of integrity. The analysts pick which companies they feel will pay the most and they write the awards. There is no "competitiveness" or quality control. It's a total revenue game. No integrity. - There is not one person in leadership who has worked or led any worthwhile company outside of where they are now. And I would not call this place worthwhile. Cheap, mediocre, lack of integrity and character are all words that one could use to describe this place. I won't mention the soul sucking and depressing offices they have all over the US and the world. It's a disgrace. If a person has any self-dignity, they won't ruin their career by going here. You will learn nothing and in fact, regress. When you leave, no one will hire you because you will have zero new skills. On the flip side, the good news is: there will ALWAYS be a place for the unemployable. At least we won't have to pay for their food stamps.

    Advice to Management

    None. You won't listen. Part of the problem. You should shut down or sell. Retire and do everyone including your customers a favor.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Slow Progression

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    Current Employee - Growth Diagnostic Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Growth Diagnostic Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good to gain experience and some of the employees are good people

    Cons

    No good incentive plan in place and slow career progression. Company does not spend necessary money on employee or business development

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees by providing a motivating incentive plan.

    Frost & Sullivan Response

    Jun 4, 2015 – Partner

    Frost & Sullivan offers a number of unique careers, be it, vertical in where you are or horizontal in where you want to go. We encourage you to talk to your management and provide them a better ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    Senior Research Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home Exposure to MNCs Exposure to media outlets for individual branding Good stepping stone for career

    Cons

    Long working hours. Intermediate managers take credit for no work. Lack of industry knowledge. Report quality is poor in comparision to industry peers. Reseach Managers bias research metrics to close business with key accounts for which they get commission. Awards program is a scam. Highly profitable and low billable cost. Target companies willing to pay. Best research members leave. Investments are made into sales, though without research the sales team have nothing to sell. Benefits are poor. Salaries are capped until you leave and then counter offers are put on the table.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the company and bring people who care about growing a company


  9. good starting place to watch and learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    learning curve, ability to rise up fast

    Cons

    management politics, not so great benefits


  10. Great first job out of school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good training and great colleagues

    Cons

    Poor management and long term vision


  11. Helpful (2)

    The Worst.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home when needed

    Cons

    Sorority mentality, bullying and ridiculous SOP's. No support of any kind during onboarding experience. You either fit in.... or you dont. Like high school



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