Hall and Partners Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. By far the best research supplier I have ever worked for.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hall and Partners full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent team - surrounded by greatness

    Cons

    Sometimes the company makes emotional decisions and does not think strategically enough.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what business you want to be in; consultancy, panel company, or tech provider. Pick one.

  2. Helpful (1)

    This company was a massive disappointment: so much promise but such weak leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY

    I worked at Hall and Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very creative approach to advertising and communications research. Can genuinely claim to have been thought leaders and pioneers. Back in the 90's.

    Cons

    Unfocussed, undisciplined, directionless, autocratic, poor processes and in attention to detail.

    Advice to Management

    Omnicom should ask the Global CEO why the average tenure of Managing Partners and Partners is less than two years.

  3. Kind to its employees, but disorganized at the top

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Hall and Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work environment, fun coworkers

    Cons

    Upper management is a suspicious cloud of activity, with top managers having extremely short tenures in the organization (<1 year).

    Advice to Management

    Need more transparency from the top regarding initiatives and what it is you guys actually do on a day to day basis. Toward the bottom we just have no idea.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    work hard, play hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hall and Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    smart, fun, interesting people, office culture

    Cons

    long hours, but it ebbs and flows

  6. Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hall and Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, though I know this has changed over time. Fun company with high expectations of employees to deliver thorough, insightful work.

    Cons

    Can be a bit clique-ish, very demanding supplier side company, but more work-hard-play-hard environment.

    Advice to Management

    Deliver clear expectations to employees and incorporate more training for experienced hired from other companies - particularly at AM level.

  7. Great working evironment and company culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hall and Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work, people, benefits, perks, culture

    Cons

    Work-life balance, personal growth, leadership

  8. Helpful (1)

    It USED to be a great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hall and Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great benefits and a great list of clients

    Cons

    Long hours, disappointing upper management, is now know as 'the sinking ship'

  9. Helpful (1)

    Under valued and compensated. The culture is great except for a few bad apples that damper the work atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hall and Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Culture and Employees
    Direct contact with upper level management that are open to suggestions
    Casual dress

    Cons

    A lot of talk about improvements very little action
    High employee turnover
    Abismal business skills - lack of really understanding how to run a successful company
    Obsession with specific clients hurts business from growing and thriving with more innovative and receptive clients
    Resourcing issues

    Advice to Management

    You must fire the people that ruin the company culture
    Compensation needs to more accurately reflect employee work and value
    Need to learn more about Market Research many employees come from different backgrounds and there is not a unified voice on how to approach market research. Many "best practice" approaches that don't align.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Sounds like a great place to work but there is a lot of negatives that you don't see until you start working here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hall and Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The office space is kind of cool and this place does have a good reputation.

    Cons

    -When offered a job here, things are quite a bit different than advertised. Even though the place is presented as a fun innovative place to work, the reality is quite a bit different. Long hours, unrealistic expectations.
    -On the surface and when you arrive, the place is presented as a place where people get along and have a lot of fun. This is really a facade. Behind the scenes there is a ton of backstabbing and the like going on, a lot of which has an impact on the job prospects of individuals at the company.
    -Opportunities for advancement are minimal despite what anyone tells you. Salaries are low for the industry and there is literally no chance that you'll get any increases despite what you are told.
    -Overall, prospective employees should expect an environment where they are treated poorly as the low person on the totem pole and, however hard you try or work, your performance isn't valued or taken into account by management.

    Advice to Management

    -Follow through on all the promises and guarantees you make when people are considering working at Hall & Partners.
    -Start evaluating employees based on performance rather than other non-substantive factors.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Struggling between being a small, intimate shop and pressures to grow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Hall and Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Location, people, after-hours fun (in-house bar). Very agency-like. Creative.

    Cons

    VERY long hours, somewhat provincial (home grown), not enough with experience outside H&P, too much internal competition (us versus them).

    Advice to Management

    Bring finances into 21st century. Need to bring in people from outside. They don't know what they don't know!

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