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Schlesinger Associates Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
36 Reviews
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    Qualitative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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.  

    Beware the work load

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Schlesinger Associates

    Pros

    A good position if you're starting out in the industry. You get a lot of exposure to other companies and how the market research industry works

    Cons

    They will work you to the bone! You will start by managing a hand full of projects but after a few months they will dump 20+ projects for you to manage at any instance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with you employees and see how they are handling their workload... and actually listen. I've brought my concerns up multiple times only to be told the company is working on restructuring operations and things should get better. After eight months of hearing that, it has yet to pan out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a career. Promotion system is not performance based. It's based on who you know.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Qualitative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Qualitative Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Schlesinger Associates part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexable, Ok job if you are in school or pursuing other interests.

    Cons

    Very inconsistent schedule. Some weeks you wont work and other weeks are expected to work 15+ hour shifts.
    Not a career. If you are looking to move up in the company it is very hard. The promotion system is not performance based. If there is an available position within the company they do not let you apply/interview for it. They just give it to someone they like.
    Some managers are fantastic.. and others are not.
    Clients can be rude, and condescending, and you are expected to treat them like royalty.
    Disorganized work environment. Some projects are a complete mess and you are supposed to put a smiley face on and act like "everything is ok"
    Low pay.
    No benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. There are many overqualified employees putting in hard work for an opportunity to advance. Quit promoting your friends. It lowers work moral and makes others feel like "why am I working so hard if it isn't being recognized."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    No room for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlesinger Associates

    Pros

    You will receive some agency and office experience. You'll meet and assist some high end clients. Good opportunities to network.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No support from management. A very disorganized environment. Management is very condescending and likes to place blame on the assistance when they can't get their business together. Awful pay. Inconsistent hours. As a college graduate, avoid this place! They will hire anyone off the street, even high school drop outs. Turn over rate is very high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok....I guess...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Qualitative Assistant
    Former Employee - Qualitative Assistant

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Nice people
    Free food
    Overtime
    I have to put a 20 word minimum of pros, but there aren't that many pros

    Cons

    Work overload
    Unrealistic expectations to the client
    Terrible pay
    Sometimes you can get stuck at work for up to 15 hours
    No breaks-you're usually too busy to take a break...scheduling errors doesn't permit for proper coverage.
    Bratty clients.
    Terrible execution of goals, many errors happen due to terrible project managers leading QAs to fix their mistakes.
    Poor management
    Too many to list

    $25 HOLIDAY BONUS IN THE FORM OF AN AMERICAN EXPRESS GIFT CARD. -this disgruntled the whole office, to the point that someone quit the next day.

    Very low work moral
    Everyone seems unhappy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to QAs and recruiters, offer better pay, you get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Decent place to start career in market research

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Schlesinger Associates full-time (more than a 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
  9.  

    Blah

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Great team and the goals are very clear

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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

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