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J.D. Power Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
96 Reviews

3.3
96 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good benefits and tuition reimbursement program (in 10 reviews)

  • There are some great people, depending on department you're in, Decent benefits/perks through McGraw-Hill (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • 1 Senior management people are lack of version for the company (in 7 reviews)

  • Not necessarily the best work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    most of the perks of a big, corporate job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good environment, good people to work with, decent benefits. If you're in one of the major offices, then there are lots of other groups outside your own with occasional job openings.

    Cons

    Location, location, location- the HQ is in a very expensive area to live with most of the more affordable options more than 25 minutes away.
    A lot of groups appear to be understaffed and career paths aren't clear.
     The building's interior is disappointing for a HQ, too. It certainly doesn't feel like a HQ building.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worst place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Westlake Village, CA

    Pros

    Depends on which group you get hired.

    Cons

    - Environment of fear
    - Employees are badly treated
    - People who provide honest feedback are threatened
    - Culture of animosity
    - Open announcements to the entire team that they will be fired
    - Over all moral is very low
    - Issue with proper definition of Roles & Responsibilities
    - Destructive politics ( post 6 PM activities)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct third party audit for all employees within each group managers

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    A good place to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westlake Village, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, CA

    Pros

    The team atmosphere is great

    Cons

    Management making choices that aren't in best interest of employees

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    The people, training, tight group

    Cons

    Low pay and little appreciation, and location

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked here for 2 years - Get it on your resume as a low level associate and move on

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Westlake Village, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Westlake Village, CA

    Pros

    People that work there are great - work schedule can be relatively flexible depending on your department/superiors

    Cons

    Company stuck in the past, everything moves at a snail's pace, too much red tape to get anything done. Pay is low for the industry, and promotion rates are far behind the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take interest in the growth of your employees or you will continue to lose all of the good ones to other opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place but not very exciting team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Friday bagels, donuts, thanksgiving party, Christmas party

    Cons

    No interaction between co-workers and management doesn't inform their direct reports about changes in team structure etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst  in  Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    All the employees are very friendly. Many company outings, so that you can get to know other people within the company.

    Cons

    Traffic on the 101N can make the drive much longer. Many times, the support desk takes too long to fulfill any tickets set in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company is content with slowing its death rather than trying to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Supervisor  in  Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Supervisor in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    There are some great people, depending on department you're in, Decent benefits/perks through McGraw-Hill.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry, Very political work environment where you need to be very careful to who's listening, No long-term corporate vision, Focused on outdated technology and methodology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Next-Gen" and other efforts are not going to doing anything until the culture changes from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Specialist  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Orange, CA

    Pros

    Professional work environment. Very good at finding solutions for clients. My account team was the best to work with.

    Cons

    Not easy to get promoted. Lay offs every year regardless of how good the company did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To rejoice in the success of the previous year and then concentrate on the current years numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Westlake Village, CA

    Pros

    -great work/life balance
    -amazing co-workers/senior leaders

    Cons

    -career progression can be difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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