Frost & Sullivan Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
365 Reviews
2.6
365 Reviews
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Frost & Sullivan Chairman David Frigstad
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and medium to small scale of pressure (in 34 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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Employee 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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    learning lesson

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time

    Pros

    Some coworkers and a true learning experience if you end up in the "right" team and role.

    Cons

    The company creates a great deal of BS processes that tie up employee time and aren't productive even if there are solid intentions behind them. Good employees are often not retained, leaving for better pay and opportunities to advance. Promotions are overlooked for years and career tracks often sidelined. Comp plans given for a current calendar year typically half or 3/4 a way into the year instead of 1/1 or before then for upcoming year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your good employees better- value them. You would get more out of your employees and keep the good ones, not just the complacent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Open minded company

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very open minded and try new things.

    Cons

    Not enough positive feedback from management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some benefits but generally poor communication

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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

    Flexibility, the ability to work remote after getting established, the pay is good for someone right out of college

    Cons

    Lack of communication and short-sightedness; some people seem to be in positions they are unable to handle while others take up their slack

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the long term impact of work rather than cheap, speedy output.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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