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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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2.9 92 reviews

51% Approve of the CEO

J.D. Power President Finbarr O'Neill

Finbarr O'Neill

(43 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great work experience if you are on the right team

    Research Manager (Former Employee) Troy, MI

    ProsTeams work hard together and support each other when the need arises. Great office space, fun activities and training opportunities help with the work-life balance.

    ConsManagers are promoted that don't have good skills managing others.
    Long hours required to get the work done, and no thanks given by managers when you go above and beyond.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a close look at managers and their managing skill sets and processes. Give training to those that can learn to be better managers and get rid of those that don't improve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good brand

    Manager (Current Employee) Troy, MI

    ProsGreat industry training and ongoing personal development. Lots of flexibility and a great brand new office environment with lots of activities and free lunches.

    ConsVery low opportunity for growth and the pay scale is lower than any counterpart average client position. Because the flexibility you are expected to be always on call meaning nights and weekends.
    The bonus compensation is very low comparing to the net profit.
    High employment turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    most of the perks of a big, corporate job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsLocation, 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to start a career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Westlake Village, CA

    ProsThe team atmosphere is great

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

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    Great coworkers, no opportunity for advancement and high workload

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Troy, MI

    ProsCoworkers are great, fun company wide events and happy hours keep things interesting. Beautiful new office space. Decent benefits from McGraw Hill company.

    ConsVirtually impossible to move up, been told more than once that you have to switch teams in order to advance. Work load is crazy, employees are laid off and ones that remain are expected to double their workload and somehow still meet deadlines. Managers don't appreciate their employees hard work. Employees are expected to work lots of overtime and be reachable all the time, and recognition only comes when there is an error on a report, for which attention is negative. No positive feedback on work efforts. Work/life balance is supposedly there but employees are expected to get work done while sick or taking care of personal business. Everyone saves their vacation for the last 2 weeks of the year since they have to use it or lose it, and they are too busy during the year to take time off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend time acknowledging and rewarding the employees you have and you wouldn't have such high turnover. Promote people once in awhile without making them move to a different team. Don't have such short sightedness to lay people off when you are making more profit than you ever have before.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment but understaffed

    Research Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours and talented co-workers are the best aspects. They really show they care during personal crisis. Social events and professional groups make the work bearable. Smaller perks like dinner are great!

    ConsUnder staffed - they expect you to work a lot of OT and weekend hours. They do not celebrate big accomplishments on work tasks. Recognition is all political. Not easy to advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not work us so lean. Celebrate every publish with in teams more. Thank us for the OT we put in. Create room for advancement for retention.

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    No complaints

    Senior Research Supervisor (Current Employee) Troy, MI

    ProsSenior management cares about employees, cool office, recognizes people who think outside the box, overall a better environment than most.

    ConsThe research is a little traditional and does not push the ball. However it is effective and often delivers what the clients are looking for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to start your career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe people, training, tight group

    ConsLow pay and little appreciation, and location

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great, friendly company. Amazing people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, great coworkers, great mid/lower management, special events, ability for many positions to telecommute 1 day a week. Very flexible.

    ConsHectic schedules, far from home, west lake village doesn't have any side walks, average pay. People on salaries work long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore pay for hectic schedules.

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood leaning experience. Good for beginners

    ConsFar from LA and hectic work life

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