IRI Reviews

Updated March 30, 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)

  • Work life balance, great people, company is finally branching out into new business areas (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • 11-12 hour days are the norm on many work teams with no work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • You would first have to 'Prove' there was an issue to have Senior Management listen to it (in 7 reviews)

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  1. I like to work at IRi.

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    Current Employee - Database Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Database Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at IRI

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment and good mentor who can lead me into the industry.

    Cons

    It's hard to get promotion and raise salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If possible, raise some salary. Haha

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. True advancement is difficult. Nepotism at the top is alive and well.

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at IRI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, good people and interesting work

    Cons

    Upper management continually brings in previous colleagues for the senior positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start grooming internal talent before you lose your most valuable asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Vice President

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good training, understanding the fundamentals of CPG market dynamics

    Cons

    Its a sweatshop, with minimal upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    It's ok, if you get the right boss

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    Former Employee - Analyst III in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst III in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is pretty good, you can work from home allot

    Cons

    Some overly political folks who make life ruff for poor performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of your senior execs have to go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. good company to work with

    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at IRI full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    very interesting technology problems to solve

    Cons

    unique technology, no well defined carrier path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    attract more talent

  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Data Collector

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    Current Employee - Field Data Collector in Pueblo, CO
    Current Employee - Field Data Collector in Pueblo, CO

    I have been working at IRI

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible hours, training relativity easy.

    Cons

    No really advancement in company. I felt there is financial difficulties with the company. Outdated equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your equipment if you have not done already. I would have kept working but wearing the Monet device around my neck really wore me down. It was embarrassing when other employees from other companies had modern hand held devices. Offer incentives!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great learning ground for learning analytics and insights.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IRI

    Pros

    Can learn some invaluable tools and can truly understand how to tell a story using data and insights.

    Cons

    But very limited career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire folks back from the manufacturing side to add value to clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IRI

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good, typical of industry.

    Cons

    Mgmt is very very poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IRI

    Pros

    Nice people and good health benefits

    Cons

    Paltry pay raises, no training, offshoring the bulk of the work to India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    P/T Field Service Representative

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    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative

    I worked at IRI part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, very nice people to work with. Lots of little benefits perks for working p/t.

    Cons

    Work instructions can be confusing. Repetitive work can be tedious. Equipment can be challenging to operate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the requirement for speed means that the accuracy of numbers is sacrificed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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