IRI Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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IRI President & CEO Andrew Appel
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Pros
  • Depending on the account you are assigned you may be able to work from home a few days a week (in 22 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, flexible work locations (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • There is little work-life balance here (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior management seems to think UX is useless (in 7 reviews)

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  1. A 35 year-old start-up company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IRI full-time

    Pros

    Ahead of its major competitor in the technology to harness big data. Diversified portfolio of data insight solutions.

    Cons

    Lacks professionalism at the senior levels and ability for those more senior to collaborate across departments. Consistent processes from HR to operations are lacking.

    Advice to Management

    While achieving results is critical, senior member/team leaders need some serious coaching in how to get things done to keep people motivated and passionate about the business.


  2. Short-term Focused Start-up Culture

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    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, Opportunity to work with world-class client organizations, CPG experience

    Cons

    Constant focus on closing the quarter and making revenue goals; Senior Management is not trustworthy -- will promise you the moon when they hire you, but seldom deliver; organization is owned by venture capital firm New Mountain Equity, sale is around the corner

    Advice to Management

    You have some good employees -- develop them!


  3. Client Service Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people I work with are great!

    Cons

    The processes are performed in too many silos.


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  5. Trying to reinvent themselves

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IRI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Recognition of their eroding margins and evolving landscape

    Cons

    Moving from a necessity to a commodity model


  6. Summary points

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with deep skilled team members and the CPG/retail industry is dynamic and very competitive and always looking of new innovative solutions,

    Cons

    Top management not very visionary. Too many changes and very short term focus. Siloed departments hurts the company to get the best out of the talented work force.

    Advice to Management

    You have a strong value proposition and an equally talented team to make that work for your clients. Please make the organizational culture and environment to support these unique capabilitiesd as opposed to hindering it


  7. Helpful (2)

    Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility. Working with best Marketers in industry. Understanding CPG

    Cons

    Doesn't care about employees or believe in career planning and development. Hard to stay motivated. Employees can be very stretched in their roles.


  8. Field Service Representative Good Part Time Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative Part Time in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative Part Time in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRI part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule as far as time of day that you can collect data.The stores assigned to you will generally have to be collected within 48 hours of their assigned day.My field manager always addresses concerns promptly.Offers 401K to part time employees.Seems to be acquiring new accounts to keep reps busy.Extra work is available through coverage of other Reps stores when they are on vacation ect.

    Cons

    Pay rate scans (730 per hour) can be difficult to achieve in some stores that require more detailed entry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer more hands on training versus video training so that you can retain quality employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to learn CPG

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IRI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people that know CPG.

    Cons

    Hard to get stuff done

    Advice to Management

    Consider how the company perceives the management team


  10. Good place to find work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IRI (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly analytical, real time data access helps provide granular insights to clients. Flexibility in work from home, client site etc.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, benefits are below industry average (e.g., maternity leave, etc.)


  11. IRI

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    Current Employee - Illinois in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Illinois in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IRI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Growth plans poorly managed by HR



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