IESE Business School

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IESE Business School Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Always a challenge to undertake.

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at IESE Business School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Super smart people (mostly MBAs), great benefits regarding holiday time off and health insurance. Never a shortage of things to do. Always innovating.

    Cons

    no clear career paths, actually the career paths are super random. you have to be comfortable with not knowing where your current job will lead to next. low salaries in general but on par for a salary in spain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Double faced culture: what students see ( perfection) and the back office (low salaries, no career, discrimination)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IESE Business School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mission is awesome. Barcelona location is insuperable. Internacional enviromment. Food is great but used to be better when Chef Pedro was there. Teaching is first class. Good work-life balance for working moms (school vacations and schedulle)

    Cons

    HR is non existant. Management is male and Opus Dei controlledt. Only if you are male and belong to Opus Dei there is career advancement. Even if you are mediocre, you will not be fired if you are a male Opus Dei. As a consequence, most "normal" people end up leaving at some point, and only people with no other options (usually lowpaid, administrative work women with children) and Opus Dei (male in top positions) stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If not fixed, school will end up becoming a mediocre school, just like its management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    The best international talent company to work for in Spain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IESE Business School

    Pros

    Work-life balance, salary, talented workers

    Cons

    Professional development is maybe not that rapid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    As an MBA student is it Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MBA Student  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - MBA Student in Barcelona (Spain)

    I have been working at IESE Business School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    TOP MBA in the world

    Cons

    it is in a depressed country

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great but people too willing to work for low wages

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IESE Business School full-time

    Pros

    Felt like I was in a family. Great home away from home.

    Cons

    Pay and advancement difficult to stomach. Had to be content with stagnation the rest of my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If this model works don't fix it but be prepared to either hire "insiders" for ever or mediocre professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enriching experience when people are open to you and willing to help you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at IESE Business School

    Pros

    Supportive culture
    Strong values - commitment to mission
    No office politics

    Cons

    Organization is bureaucratic - some things take a lot of time
    Not all departments have the same policy
    Some layoffs are mestrious - people dont know the reason behind - only exceptions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some departments (support) should be audited in their HRM policy, to unify it with other departments.
    Employee turnover in some areas seems very high.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good curricula, bad development

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at IESE Business School

    Pros

    One of the best business schools in the world

    Cons

    Bad promotion and career development in the long run

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To better internal promotion and career development

    Recommends

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