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I have been working at Stratas PartnersPros
great learning: in a short time for the ones who are willing to learn a lot it is a good place to learn many things about market accessCons
extremely high workload: average 16 hrs work per day and even some days can get moreAdvice to ManagementAdvice
reduce the workload so people would stay
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I worked at Stratas PartnersPros
Decent pay, but comparable to most consulting firms in switzerland.Cons
-Reality very different to situation pictured in contract discussion. Empolyees were told work could be home base, but it was not the case. Maybe they have now changed what they say during contract discussion
-A very bad place to learn, employees do not have a clue what they are doing and why. People are thrown into projects without being told ojectives or any information for that matter.
-Work is google search, no access to any scientific journal, database, or anything. If I were a big pharma and knew that I pay a project to someone that comes back with google data, I would fire them immediately.
-Loads of talk about the million projects running, then you find out that most are potential projects, and there is only one or two projects actiually going on at a time.
-IMPOSSIBLE working hours, you are expected to work 18 hours a day and be available on skype and via mail in no time.
-Senior management has NO CLUE what they are doing, what should be done, no clue on how to manage resources efficiently. Especially senior management in NY.
-No respect of employees private life
-The firm is disorganized with very few projects, I could not imagine how it would be with more projects.
-Employees usually do not stay more than a couple of months, so rotation is massive, everybody is "new" to the company so no one has a clue what they are doing.
-No training whatsoever. Just google and call up people
-Very uninteresting projects, no challenging projects but boring, common, routine marketing issues.
Most of the time, if you sit and look into the data produced and presented, it is simply and plainly WRONG.Advice to ManagementAdvice
-Listen to your employees
-Change this perverted concept by which if you are able to work non stop 20 hours a day every week you are a top employee. If the senior manager can do that it does not mean he is a top employee but simply someone that has no touch with reality (i.e. an idiot). Oherwise the senior manager would realise that the strength of a company is built on its employees and their growth inside the company, he should have noticed by now (after years of people coming and leaving after two months) that a company cannot survive like that.
-Hire people that know at least what they are talking about if you don't want to train them
-Get in touch with reality think about why NO ONE stays. if you are intelligent you should understand that it is not the world that has a problem but most likely it's you.Doesn't Recommend