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Pyramid Research Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
10 Reviews
3.4
10 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    - International exposure
    - Team with an amazing academic background
    - Dynamic place
    - Drives proactive attitude
    - Multi-cultural environment
    - Benchmark for the industry regarding quantitative analysis
    - Global brand

    Cons

    - Ownership sometimes can be perceived as lack of attention towards staff
    - Need to expand portfolio and areas of research coverage (IT, new technologies, BPO etc can be a good idea)
    - Conpensation could be better - at least with a clear bonus structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a great time!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pyramid Research full-time

    Pros

    - International exposure and opportunities
    - Global team, multicultural environment
    - Very smart analysts with amazing academic backgrounds
    - Leading quantitative forecasts
    - Good work-life balance

    Cons

    - Promotions are not clear
    - No clear annual reviews
    - Support provided to some international staff can be confusing
    - Benefits could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's focus on the morale of the team. It is lacking a little and we need to keep it up!

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pyramid Research full-time

    Pros

    Get access to top level executives in telecoms industry. Work on diverse set of projects. Great analyst team, very international.

    Cons

    Long working hours due to understaffing, quarterly targets put focus on short term versus long term.

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

    Bad, very bad and insecure leadership destroyed this once magnificent company

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Still is a recognizable industry brand can help rebuild this company

    Cons

    Office environment is tense.
    Managerial ethics is main problem.
    Lack of competitive pay, recognition and bonus incentives.
    Most clients are gone, Consulting business only live in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start with a complete overhaul building a new team top-down.
    Reinvent product portfolio.
    Improve salaries and create monetary incentive mechanisms capable of attracting and keeping top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A living hell

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    Former Employee - Latin America Research Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Latin America Research Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Pyramid Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's global footprint allows to interact with top-management at tier-1 telecom service providers around the world.

    Cons

    Poor management, declining revenues and no clear business strategy makes it quite difficult to develop and implement new initiatives, improvements and innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a skills based business... people are at the core of the business... realize this vital aspect!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worthwhile if you are motivated and know how to learn quickly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pyramid Research full-time

    Pros

    If you are motivated and can solve your own challenges you can earn senior management respect quickly and stand out
    International culture and teams
    Provided H1B support (when I was there)
    Everyone on the analyst team is interested in the work

    Cons

    Some days can be long (but not too different than other research jobs)
    Turnover was sometimes very high but the work still had to get done
    Pay plans were less clear when I was there

  8.  

    Great place to strength your analytical skills. Poor management and leadership team.

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Multicultural environment.
    Solid industry recognition / Good chances to promote your name out in the telecom market.
    Great city to live in (Boston metro).

    Cons

    Poor clarity on your career path within the company.
    Lack of transparency when it comes to financials and bonus calculation.
    Excesive workload.
    Very little admin support to non-US employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Place to get exposure and experience. Company is out of its track and leadership is non existent

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Pyramid Research

    Pros

    Always an opportunity to get more responsibility
    Diverse work environment
    H1B/T1 friendly
    Exposure to high profile companies. Way to get your name out there
    You are on your own for pretty much everything. This may not be a plus to everybody.
    Industry is changing. May be a good fit if you get the right wave.
    Company overrates biz development skills.

    Cons

    The company has a serious communication problem. It is awful for such a small enterprise.
    You are underpaid unless you are one of the Director dinosaurs still out there. Worse if you are under visa...senior management is not clear with regards to bonus structure (this may be intentional) and you are stuck. Forget about asking them for development.
    Low potential for growth
    Industry as a whole is at risk. Google is killing syndicated research companies. Low growth.
    Morale is always low. Limited collaboration among peers. Everybody is always swamped with heavy workload. Management could not care less about execution.
    Despite being visa sponsor friendly, company is not ready to handle foreign workforce.
    High employee turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate! Bring fresh blood to senior management. Be clear about compensation. Encourage top talent with development and $! Reconsider a deep strategic planning for growth opportunities. Be fresh! Great HR asset in the company that you. Get rid of under performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst

    I have been working at Pyramid Research full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company if you do have that specific profile required to work in the market research and consulting business. The company has a very strong global brand within the ICT space, which allows the analysts to have access to top executives. Multi-task is a must.

    Cons

    Marketing and PR strategies are not very clear. Human resources is not one of the "pros" of the company as well. Nevertheless, as it was recently acquired by a big global media and research company (Progressive Digital Media), things might improve significantly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    top management destroyed morale and company culture

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Pyramid Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent platform to learn and develop skills in emerging markets

    Cons

    accomodating top managers under UBM have made the effort to keep their jobs at the expense of company value and performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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