Greenwich Associates Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Greenwich Associates Senior Managing Director Steven C. Busby
Steven C. Busby
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Pros
  • Some analysts are intelligent and you have access to senior management/consultants (in 6 reviews)

  • Casual dress policy was great, as was half day Fridays during the summer (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours - almost as long as at an investment bank, but without the pay (in 7 reviews)

  • Low Pay compared to other firms (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Executive Interviewer

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stamford, CT
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some the studies can be very interesting

    Cons

    Can be a lot of work for very little pay

  2. Business Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with are incredibly smart and it's a culture where everyone goes out of their way to help colleagues. The firm has an impressive list of clients which makes the work we do more interesting and relevant. There is a lot of emphasis on social and educational events which is nice.

    Cons

    The work environment is very demanding and management puts a lot of emphasis on change, so change happens often. Some find constant change frustrating but others (like me) find it refreshing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving change but understand the impact it has on the organization and better align comp with those who are enabling the most important changes. Better communicate the rationale and implications of change. It's clear to some but not others.

  3. A great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Though the work is challenging, Greenwich is a great place to begin your career. For those people willing to work hard and put in the effort, you'll get access to senior people both internally and externally very early on in your career. And the team environment is great - no one takes themselves too seriously!

    Cons

    Obviously it's a client service organization, so the hours can be long. It's a small company so there aren't written rules/procedures for most things, so you need to be a self-starter to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving people opportunities to move up in the organization. One of the things that attracted me to GA was the fact that a number of MDs had join Greenwich early in their career.

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  5. easy money, low stress environment very flexible scheduling and nice place to work i love it sooooooo much you should wo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    laid back vibe super friendly managers and staff super cool place awesome stuff yeah lots of great stuff at greenwich associates

    Cons

    the calls can be awkward, rude and uncomfortable, people are very stupid and annoying on the phone when they are trying to act funny

  6. Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Summer Fridays, Smart People, Wanted us to succeed

    Cons

    Low pay, far from NYC,

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract talent from NYC make it easier for people to commute

  7. Challenging work; Highly intellectual employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Especially the people, work-life balance, challenging work but you learn a tremendous amount

    Cons

    Lack of training and the technology is outdated

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great first job. Advancement for self promoters."

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    Current Employee - Client Associate Level II in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Client Associate Level II in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to many different businesses: Consulting, Market Research, Financial Services, Relationship Management
    Lots of responsibility early on, ambitiousness rewarded
    Heavy client interaction
    Very intelligent consultants who are knowledgeable about the space and passionate about their jobs
    Right direction with talent management and firm transformation
    Awesome company parties
    Advancement and promotions are forthcoming for high performers

    Cons

    IT systems are outdated and break often
    Cyclical nature of work - often alternating very busy and then not very busy
    Lack of transparency by middle management
    Minimal company growth

    Advice to Management

    In an industry that isn't growing, continue looking for opportunities to broaden, grow and add new business. This will ensure that employees feel like there is opportunities for their own growth and advancement. Positive company direction - now need to execute.

  9. Excellent Place to Launch a Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Client Associate in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -A great office, filled with smart, talented individuals
    -Smaller organization allows for more interaction with senior leadership
    -Challenging work with an entrepreneurial culture
    -Loyal organization that finds ways to leverage talented individuals
    -3 weeks vacation and good benefits

    Cons

    -Long hours and demanding leadership, but excellent team environment makes it easier
    -Location makes it difficult to commute from New York City

  10. Good Place To Start Your Career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenwich Associates

    Pros

    Very smart people. Relaxed environment

    Cons

    Long hours. Constant personnel changes. Little room for advancement.

  11. Poorly managed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Never any down time so the time goes by quickly.

    Cons

    Management out of touch with production capabilities and limitations. People blaming each other for everything instead of working together to solve issues and make something work.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can to discourage blaming others. Accept responsibility instead of blaming the people you manage.

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