Kennedy Information Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Great first research exposure for a temp position.

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    Former Contractor - Research Associate in Keene, NH
    Former Contractor - Research Associate in Keene, NH

    I worked at Kennedy Information as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    If this company was not in Keene, NH, I'd still be there. Great team. Starting there they were super helpful and open to new people. Overall, great office environment and definitely a great career company.

    Cons

    In my opinion, just the location.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. My stint @ Kennedy Information

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keene, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keene, NH

    I worked at Kennedy Information

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

    Pros

    NICE FAMILY ATMOSPHERE and free parking

    Cons

    poor office layout and Low pay


  3. Account Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennedy Information

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor training and coaching, less commission than lead to believe.


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  5. Kennedy may have a bright future

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    Current Employee - Analyst Intern in Peterborough, NH
    Current Employee - Analyst Intern in Peterborough, NH

    I have been working at Kennedy Information full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Because it was recently adopted into the Bloomberg network via Bloomberg's purchase of BNA Kennedy is poised to gain access to greater business resources than ever before. The people there are generally very friendly.

    Cons

    The work atmosphere was very strange, many people never came into the office because they worked from home. They are moving to a new building very shortly so I can not speak to the new environment.


  6. Employee and management turnover; so rules and work are changing; but the one constant is fighting fires.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennedy Information

    Pros

    In some cases you are given the freedom to work your own way (but see note about creativity). Hours are very flexible, and you can work from home a couple of days each week. The workplace is very casual and friendly. The company has some great clients and working with them can be interesting.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks strong business and people skills. The new COO has inherited a business in need of repair. Morale is low and there is a lot of turnover. Attempts by new managers to improve how work gets done have been unsuccessful. Creativity is not encouraged - all products are supposed to look the same. IT support is insufficient.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the workforce. Provide good technology tools. Reward people with praise when they succeed. It takes more than lunches and an ice cream truck to improve morale.


  7. Kennedy Information is just as dysfunctional as IDC

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst

    I worked at Kennedy Information

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work-life balance is not bad unless management starts waffling and demands last minute changes without pushing out the publication date.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management team coupled with a publishing business model makes it impossible to functional as a professional market research/industry analyst firm. Most analysts hired do not have direct experience in their research areas and yet are tasked with writing in-depth "term-papers" and presenting themselves as experts to their clients. Analysts are not encouraged to attend industry conferences due to lack of T&E budget available...which suggests the company is not on firm financial ground.

    Advice to Management

    Decide if Kennedy should operate as a publishing company or as a real market research/industry analyst firm.



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