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Zacks Investment Research Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
25 Reviews
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Leonard Zacks
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  1.  

    There is enormous job and personal growth in my current position at Zacks.

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    Current Employee - Major Accounts Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Major Accounts Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research

    Pros

    Zacks is a very specialized firm that caters to a very specific client base. I like the fact that the position is very challenging and that I work with very bright people. Working for a small company means that everyone's role is important and that we are nimble enough to change quickly to serve our clients.

    Cons

    Since we are expanding our growing pains are sometimes felt in that we cannot offer everything we would like to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay open to being client driven. Our services should serve them not the other way around. For the most part we deliver what what we promise, we need to continue to execute effectively.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work if you want a positive challenge with tremendous payoff.

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    Current Employee - Senior Regional Director of Institutional Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Director of Institutional Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research

    Pros

    Pros- If you work hard and produce you can make a very good living. Senior management is very clear on what is expected of you and gives you the tools to achieve success. The ability to travel and present an ever changing product to the brightest men and women in the investment world.

    Cons

    Cons- There seems to be a lot of dead weight employees (as there is in every company) that can bring down morale in the office.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company for Finance Freshers

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Calcutta (India)

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is really good.
     Good for married woman not for career enthusiastic.

    Cons

    Career Opportunities Limited.
     Compensation & Benefits- No as such.
     Culture & Values- okay type

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience to work with Zacks Investment Research, Kolkata, India.

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    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst in Calcutta (India)

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very much flexible working hours and a friendly atmosphere at the office. incidents such as bossism or employee harassment is just nil.

    Cons

    Salary increment is a major problem. The hike if ever comes, comes very late. Promotions also do not happen fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good, great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Data Research Analyst  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Data Research Analyst in Calcutta (India)

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time

    Pros

    learning with experience is good

    Cons

    i had no such experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grt job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its wonderful.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Its working strategy, the employees are too good.

    Cons

    More concentration in administration required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for a short assignment, but not a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research

    Pros

    Great location, reasonable work life balance, monthly bonus based on company performance, few meetings and no bureaucracy

    Cons

    Terrible benefits: no 401k match, expensive insurance, little time off or flexibility; constant technology issues; abrasive and demeaning culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more vacation time or allow people to negotiate for more; encourage teamwork

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Zacks review

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    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good training ground for an entry analyst, while still in undergrad
    Many opportunities to apply academic skills and test in real life experiences
    Also, would not take this as a full time job unless you are really into researching
    I am looking to be a trader, and it's great to pick up on some research skills, they offer many products for institutional investors

    Cons

    Not as open communication as desirable, between different sectors and framing a big picture of the market, even if on a weekly basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect all different sectors and synthesize info from each sector
    Management can also be more helpful in terms of framework of researching
    First couple of weeks could have been a lot easier in transitioning if a basic framework was recommended

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Its always been great at Zacks as you got to learn so much!!!!

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, better understanding of Excel

    Cons

    Work Politics, People there are very much partial some times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A learning experience with good working atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good working atmosphere, job satisfaction, great learning experience

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities, salary structure overall is not up to the mark as per current market scenario, minimal market exposure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salary structure overall is not up to the mark as per current market scenario and should be uplifted to make job profiles more attractive to the existing employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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