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Frost & Sullivan Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
382 Reviews
2.6
382 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good place to start a career in market research, good work life balance, great work culture (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 place

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience then move on to bigger and better things. You will gain the experience you need.

    Cons

    Salaries are low and executive team need to be on the same page. Left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate. Be competitive and take care of your good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not much outside the flexibility of how you spend your day

    Cons

    Too many...disorganized infrastructure, very poor management and training, lack of employee engagement and culture, low pay and terrible benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the complete opposite of what is currently being done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    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 (less than an 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Discouraging

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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