Schlesinger Associates

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Schlesinger Associates Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Qualitative Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Qualitative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Qualitative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Schlesinger Associates part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, depending on where you are scheduled you get more/less freedom. Good basic experience for a recent college grad or someone still working through school.

    Cons

    Kind of always feel like someone is breathing down your neck. Very frantic for no reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    To Be Continued

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlesinger Associates

    Pros

    they give you benefits after 90 days

    Cons

    don't know yet will have to wait and see I start soon

  3.  

    Decent place to start career in market research

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Schlesinger Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some good people within the company, interesting variety of projects.

    Cons

    Poorly executed company goals, salary is substantially below other market research firms, high turnover, human resource department is totally and completely useless. They often take on projects that are not realistic, without properly setting client expectations, and then cast blame anywhere that they can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Blah

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlesinger Associates

    Pros

    The other recruiters are generally pretty cool

    Cons

    Corporate staff either is incompetent or just doesn't care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the recruiters or actually do it some time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity, however clients can be told no

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlesinger Associates

    Pros

    Great flexibility a start, and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Client driven business that sometimes comes with unrealistic expectations

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great team and the goals are very clear

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Schlesinger Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment and team. Everyone wants you to do well. There is overtime as well, which is very fortunate.

    Cons

    Sitting most of the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    a corporate dinosaur stuck in tar pits of mismanagement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research and Medical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Market Research and Medical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Casual and fun environment, many free lunches, good intro for recruiters

    Cons

    I worked as a recruiter for two years, getting more responsibilities and noting but praise. After a few key managers left for better opportunities, the quality of work spiraled down to the point where random managers were flown in to utilize 'boot camp' style corporate improvement tactics: mandatory rotating Saturday shifts lowered morale to zero. Then the morale meetings where "nobody's getting fired" -yeah. Exec. mgmt. lied to my face repeatedly, promising that I had a solid future there. Laid off 2 weeks later and forced a strict non-complaint document to sign before my severance pay was parsed out over several weeks. No system to eliminate repeat focus group attendees, resulting in poor research results. It is utterly surprising that this company is still in business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful to your employees. If cuts are needed, let us know. If we bend over backwards to find an oncologist for your study, a lukewarm $10 pizza is NOT the thanks we want. Cull the project managers who cannot lead, inspire, or train us to help make their jobs easier. And do not lie to your employees. It looks bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Frantic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Schlesinger Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Menial work. They overcommit accounts and run their employees into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awful work enviroment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Qualitative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Qualitative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Schlesinger Associates part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent part time job for a college student.

    Cons

    Underpaid
    You're an "assistant" to unhappy clients because management never knows what is going on or what they are doing.
    Your position includes slaving away to clients. Bringing them their lunch, dinner, ect, cleaning up their messes (literally), doing mundane tasks like reorganizing the kitchen, storage closets, and front desk.
    If you have a college degree, avoid this place like the plague!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together! I know you guys make pennies for the stress you have to deal with on the regular, but learn to communicate better with the rest of the staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Diverse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlesinger Associates

    Pros

    One day is never the same and you are always learning new things to broaden your skill set. Working with different people every day is a great way to gain contacts and experience different types of work styles.

    Cons

    There are many technically difficulties in the office I work in just due to all the technology that is fairly new and still has kinks to work out and we don't always know how to fix the problem nor can we always get it fixed by an outside source right away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected to facilities to know that everything is running smoothly or if there is anything that can be fixed or change.

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