Technology Business Research

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Technology Business Research Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Okay place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, NH

    I have been working at Technology Business Research full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, on a personal level, they treat their employees very well. The President of the company is a great guy and he really connects with his employees. The company is headed in the right direction I believe and has garnered some real recognition within the industry. I did not work on the research side of the house so I do not have much insight into that portion of the company on a day-to-day basis. The company meetings are informative and the suite at Hampton Beach Casino is a great perk for the employees to take advantage of!

    Cons

    The middle and upper-middle management is where the issues lie. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians, so to speak. Everyone in management has a different direction on where you should spend your time and it can really lead to frustration for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get everyone on the same page and do not micromanage everything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst Intern in Hampton, NH
    Current Employee - Research Analyst Intern in Hampton, NH

    I have been working at Technology Business Research as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, ability to work from home. Great internship while in college, however, could not see myself working in the company full time.

    Cons

    Boring. Expected to sit at a computer all day, but allowed to get up and take a walk or get some coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganize IT. Closer work with research analysts to get a feeling of what interns are doing right/wrong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Doesn't care much about its employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technology Business Research (more than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting industry, opportunity to learn on the job, met some nice people, one of the only places in this vertical on the seacoast

    Cons

    Doesn't pay well, no office culture, management is not responsive, not a lot of room for growth, not innovative, not adapting to how people consume content (ie. digital)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting, challenging - some OB issues.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, NH

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

    Pros

    flexibility in hours, still small firm

    Cons

    run like a family business, not much planning or reality based (regression analyses - nope) market and account based collaboration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire someone to run the firm for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed bag, but overall good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technology Business Research full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Great place to start career in terms of experience, giving interns, RAs and analysts (all in their 20s) significant exposure to intensive writing, modeling, custom project work and communication with many executives in tech world
    -For a small company, a very impressive client list that buy syndicated material / custom project work (by my count, a few dozen from the Fortune 500)
    -Small company size also allows a lot of room to take tech research; upper management is extremely approachable about work ideas & willing to institute new project provided a vendor is willing to buy them
    -Company tries best to align work with your work interests, although supply issues don't always make it feasible
    -Current Director of Operations Josh Farina is one of the friendliest / most caring people I have ever had the pleasure to work with; while company gets crazed at time with work, he's the glue that holds company's sanity together as middle man between senior mgmt. and analysts et al
    -Overall, very friendly co-workers
    -Notable perks: Lots of vacation time (15 days to start +1 additional every year worked); company takes off every holiday (even Columbus Day and Black Friday); Free tickets to Hampton Ballroom Casino; great dental plan w/ Guardian in place

    Cons

    -Company has a take on work first, allocate time later mentality & periodically have to work late weeks as a result. The four practices are not created equally, and some (especially software) have a much harder time with work control
    -Directions given and methodologies used for custom projects often feel jumbled / unsophisticated and too often feels like quality work is not being delivered
    -Company is trying to better integrate between practices, but senior level sometimes snipe across practices; RAs use to work all in one room but over past year have been moved into practice halls & company has lost a lot of commradarie in this area
    -Pay is not very competitive; No grad school pay if you are seeking that
    -Lack of perks include: No 401k matching; most married people are on spouse's health plan due to high premiums; vacation time subject to syndicated work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Headhunt a few extremely talented people from top research companies (IDC, Gartner etc.) to help institute better practices for modeling / report / project quality. Emphasize project planning ahead of actually taking on projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Extremely educational working experience, but lacked co-worker interaction.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technology Business Research as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Presented with many learning opportunities if self motivated.

    Cons

    Interns given little guidance on reports, would have benefitted from working more closely with RA's to create better targeted deliverables.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Think.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technology Business Research

    Pros

    Wicked smart workers but not a helpful, nurturing or empowering organization.

    Cons

    Too many managers with personal agendas, biases and lacking in foresight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your IP and wake up to an honest evaluation by employees. Too many chiefs...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good place to start but not an ideal company to build your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hampton, NH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hampton, NH

    I have been working at Technology Business Research full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A nice place if you want to end up being an IT analyst because TBR has good clients

    Cons

    Though TBR spends on developing employee skills, most employees seem to lack motivation and the environment becomes negative very often. Some managers just like to control everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some senior managers need to share more information and improve communication with their teams before the teams start falling apart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Many nice employees, but can't always execute on what they tell clients

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hampton, NH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hampton, NH

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

    Pros

    Convenient location in seacoast of NH, reasonable work hours

    Cons

    The story told to the syndicated clients about the research methodology is not accurate - they give analysts too many companies to cover and not enough bandwidth to add value. They merely regurgitate the earnings call information. They don't talk to the firm they way they used to to add the additional insights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more constructive coaching and support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very Positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Hampton, NH
    Current Employee - Intern in Hampton, NH

    I have been working at Technology Business Research

    Pros

    Technology Business Research is a great place to work because of its relaxed and accommodating culture, as well as the support provided by upper management.

    Cons

    The business is small but growing which means some of the work related processes are less organized or structured as opposed to a more developed company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From what I have observed management at Technology Business Research is moving the company in the right direction, as we just past the $10 million revenue mark this past year.

    Recommends

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