IMRB Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Thomas Puliyel
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Pros
  • Good place to learn and good clients (in 7 reviews)

  • If you are interested in Market Research (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • In addition Work Life Balance Sucks at IMRB (in 27 reviews)

  • No work Life balance, Mostly over sell to client and make hectic for employees (in 8 reviews)

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  1. good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMRB

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good place to work, nice culture

    Cons

    Low pay, no recreational activities


  2. Research Excecutive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IMRB

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

    Pros

    Good learning and really good experience especially working with very senior profiles

    Cons

    Work life balance is not that great. No other activities. HR is a waste of time,

    Advice to Management

    Please add enough ppl to team


  3. Join at your own risk

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Research Manager in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at IMRB full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Quality of work/projects
    learning
    variety of projects as well as clients
    Getting business is not an issue

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Very less transparency
    dictated by top management
    poor leadership
    over servicing of clients
    demands both quality and quantity

    Advice to Management

    You invest on your people but you don't care about them. Start caring about them and nurture the talent that you have got.


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  5. Good if you are passionate about MR

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMRB full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good client exposure.. Decent work culture and leave policy

    Cons

    Too much work .. No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Either pay more or pressurise less


  6. IMRB-great platform to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMRB

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

    Pros

    - lot to learn.
    - systematic way of doing things

    Cons

    - freelancers create mess
    - lack of transparency


  7. Market Research

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Research Manager in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at IMRB

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to learn from one of the best researchers in the industry

    Cons

    Long working hours. Too much workload.


  8. Manager

    Current Employee - Research Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IMRB (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best in the Industry in Market Research

    Cons

    No value for Experienced Individual


  9. IMRB

    Current Employee - Research Manager
    Current Employee - Research Manager

    I have been working at IMRB (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Amazing learning, exposure & experience

    Cons

    If work not managaed properly then long working hours


  10. Helpful (1)

    Don't join if you are an Engineer. (Even though the offer is good)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analytics Executive in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Analytics Executive in Pune (India)

    I worked at IMRB

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

    Pros

    Very Few,
    Initial Package is good.

    Cons

    Very low increments
    Freshers have higher packages than you if you continue for more than 2 years.
    Hell lot of work. Working hours may extend above 12hrs. No compensation for late sittings.
    Very poor work life balance.
    No HR. No Management.
    All work is mechanical. No Brain work.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't hire Engineers. market research work is for statistics people.


  11. For Prospective employees of IMRB

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at IMRB

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

    Pros

    There are no pros working with IMRB except for the IMRB brand name that you would like to add on your CV.

    Cons

    1) Long working hours throughout the year
    2)Working on weekends and public holidays, without any compensation or compensatory off
    3)Annual Increment is always in single digit, sometimes greater than 1% and less then 6 %)
    4)Lack of Innovation across all levels.
    5)Baised Management:-> Your 'relation' with the Group Director and his Coterie determines your score in appraisal and not your performance/client feedback.
    6) Please believe me...HR do not exist in IMRB. They are never in touch with the employees. The only time you get to speak to HR is during exit interview( for 10 mins just incase you have anything to say)
    7) Noone has heard of 'Employee grievance redressal policy' in IMRB. You are at your own if you have any issues with your reporting manager.
    8) Last and least:-> My best wishes to all those planning to join IMRB. Please remember it is always better be employed in Kantar companies like IMRB rather then staying unemployed.
    You should improvise yourself and look better opportunities in some other place.

    Advice to Management

    Change the Senior Management of Abacus(business unit of IMRB)



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