Frost & Sullivan Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
405 Reviews

2.6
405 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    nice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan part-time

    Pros

    nice people and working environment

    Cons

    limited improvement space and other limitations

  2.  

    Positive learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Frost & Sullivan full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn quickly and interface with Sr. Management

    Cons

    Various management styles-this can cause issues within the org

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training programs and implement better benefits to retain employees especially new employees is critical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good internship experience

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interns can take responsibilities and our ideas are valued. My supervisor was very nice. She taught me a lot of things including some Excel skills. I really enjoyed the experience.

    Cons

    The working hours are long, even for interns. People only focus on work in the office and they seem to only know and talk to the people in their own team or sector. Limited communication between different teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A growing company with open culture for working but lack of communication across sectors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan

    Pros

    Open culture and relatively independent space for working. Project oriented research and consulting demands high collaboration within the project team across regions.

    Cons

    Lack of communication across different sectors during my internship but it's typical of project oriented in counsulting firm, and maybe make sense but I was not much used to "island" culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bewildering Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Some talented staff but overworked. Nice client list (until they get burnt on missing deliverables).

    Cons

    No talented staff in management. Poor salary. Understaffed. Overly sales-focused. Outdated tech infrastructure. Overworked. Low morale. Bullies. Liars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think they'd listen... But, look at the long-term instead of the short-term. I had a very disappointing experience at Frost & Sullivan. I was overworked. When I asked for help, I was told "we're all overworked" or told I might be able to get help in a year or two. The sales staff dominated the culture -- meaning products were often invented after they were sold and no thought was put into project scope, needs, ethics, or deadlines. The print and web needs were all outsourced to India, which added more layers of complexity than it solved. A high staff turnover created managers unqualified to supervise most products. Working at Frost & Sullivan was an all around demoralizing experience. Some of the higher-level management use bullying and borderline abusive tactics to keep employees in line. I just can't believe this place has the gall to call itself a growth consultancy company when it can't hold onto talent and continues to invest in outdated technology tools. Just, ugh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    great place to get started

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great place to gain experience,if analyst, great place to gain exposure in the industry, company culture,

    Cons

    pay, they don't pay you what you are worth, reason why it is a place to gain experience and once gained move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees what they are worth, quit making it difficult for us to get our bonuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    They need to be investigated

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Location, self learning, self planning environment. You can motivate yourself and plan your career to move out of this company.

    Cons

    No career growth, poor pay, employee harassment, friends and family program. Folks in Palo Alto have been there for ages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your s**** or you will be reported.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not very professional

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    Current Employee - Sales, Account Management
    Current Employee - Sales, Account Management

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

    Pros

    Mid level management, consultants and analysts are generally pretty good folks and I have found them quite willing to assist. A great deal of autonomy if you are located in a remote office. Global presence which puts them ahead of many competitors.

    Cons

    Sr. Management is disconnected from the field as well as their client base and often does not keep their commitments to their employees. The general feeling is that you're fortunate to have a job and you need to endure what ever decisions management decides to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, especially customer facing representatives. Trust them to help guide your decisions. Be honest with your employees and pay them appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very cheap, little training, not much support, do not care about workers. CRM/Email system is outdated

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    not much, people can be nice

    Cons

    many, very disappointing company, offices are awful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO is does not seem to understand what is going on in his company.

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

    okay to start off right after school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Learning atmosphere.
    Exposure to Business Processes

    Cons

    Bad Pay.
    Its more like a "Family Run Business" where the Top Dogs take all the credit and money- Insiders like to call it Feroze and Sulaiman.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the politics and favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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