Frost & Sullivan Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
367 Reviews
2.6
367 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and medium to small scale of pressure (in 37 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Senior management gives impractical instructions or demands (in 32 reviews)

  • No performance bonus, no company bonus, no training for personal and professional development (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    Average

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan

    Pros

    Good Salary and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Family based business and hence strict heirarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexibility

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    Low salaries, incompetent HR, little job satisfaction

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job was relatively easy.

    Cons

    Really low salaries.
    Very political.
    Quality of work was not very good.
    So many layers that promotions did very little.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give analysts more tools to do their job.
    hire good analysts and pay them market value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Pockets of excellence, hit or miss

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a good environment to learn the basics about how a market research/consulting firm works. And managers are more than happy to give you a lot of responsibilty early on if you prove yourself (and sometimes even if you don't).

    Cons

    The bottom line is all about money at this company. And when the company has a bad quarter/year, the employees suffer. Morale is generally extremely low, because you just never have a sense of how the company is doing--really--and unexpected layoffs are frequent and generally done without warning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep good people, you need to invest in them, in terms of training and other professional development avenues (like coaching/mentoring and/or continuing education). Before coming to F&S, I was on the "management track" in my previous company. Once I got to Frost, I realized that not only was there very little room for advancement, I had no desire to manage people in that type of environment. The only reason I've stayed as long as I have, is I've been waiting for a job that's a "perfect fit" (and there's a dearth of job opportunities in San Antonio), but my patience is running very thin at this point and I'm getting closer to accepting "just something" because at least it'll be at a different organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Principal Consultant

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Research wing was solid with many talented professionals.

    Cons

    The events team could not spell the word collaboration if it fell in their laps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people. Stop managing by the stop watch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Cheap. Cheap as in the quality of "product" offered to customers and the management mentality.

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Join if f you have nothing else going in this job market. Like they say, anything is sweet to a starving man.

    Cons

    An operational mess. Mostly incompetent organization and management because all they consider when hiring is paying you low. You have to go through an onerous loop (PO, etc) to buy even a pin. Primitive operations systems including the cludgy Lotus for email and group comm. No perks to talk of. Forget work-life balance, it is generally miserable to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and trust your employees, particularly your analysts because it is their intellect you depend on (and "productize"); cut the politically-correct stuff because it is evident you do not believe it yourself; focus on quality and less on faking it and "selling" anything and everything to make money. That is, be honest to promote the building of credibility in the market. An analysis/research company should be respected for their neutrality and not for the publicity services that can be bought. Get rid of Lotus and the incompetent, inefficient operations resources (homegrown software platform and people).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Certainly not for the long haul

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    somewhat entrepreneurial with a fair amount of flexibility to do the work
    decent brand in the market
    international projects and a variety of industries

    Cons

    no real training to do the job
    morale is pretty bad in the office
    mismatch between pronounced strategy and day to day decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus and strengthen your core product which is research
    decide on the strategy and get operations in line with it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    RUN

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    Current Employee - Events Coordinator  in  Rockville Centre, NY
    Current Employee - Events Coordinator in Rockville Centre, NY

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A few decent co-workers. Any talent leaves within a few months- they are unable to retain talent, decent employees.

    Cons

    As a survivor who has made it out of this absolute nightmare I beg that you take my advice and look elsewhere for employment, anyplace is better than here.

    HUGE EGOS! Any new ideas are laughed at and you’re told what to do with little or no room for innovation or improvement. This place is a black hole! Do NOT work here.

    The organization needs to be re-engineered in order to stay relevant. They do not allow the younger generations and rising stars to have a voice and shape the company's future. This company needs to stop having closed door conversations with the same people, old ideas lead to poor solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Below poor leadership. Very toxic environment!

    Commit to change and innovation as leading companies do today. Address unethical and unprofessional behavior diligently. There are some real bullies at the top getting away with actions that are unacceptable. Hire professionals that people will respect and look up to. Thoughtful and sharp leadership is urgently needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The working atmosphere is good.

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant Intern  in  Shanghai, Cleveland, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant Intern in Shanghai, Cleveland, NC

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are really smart and well-rounded.

    Cons

    It's hard to explore knowledge in a specific industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Discouraging

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    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company offers a flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Where to start; inefficient management, lack of internal resources, compensation holdbacks, etc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for early career experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan

    Pros

    Good place for early career experience but probably not great beyond 2 years. You'll learn some basics about business and market modeling which is useful.

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of cold calling and sometimes a little shady tactics to get information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify your stars sooner and make sure they're compensated well.

    Neutral Outlook

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