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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lot of learning how not to run a buiness

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I can't think of one

    Cons

    Everything is nickel-and-dimed at this place. There really isn't a career path for anyone beyond t

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect instead of as interchangeable resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    little growth opportunity for new employees

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot of things on financial markets, established financial products. Good for the entry level job seeker to start a career.

    Cons

    Few growth opportunity for new employees. Bad management system. Benefit package sucks. You need to pay a lot for your own insurance every month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must have better promotion rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I sold institutional level software research to the small and mid-sized advisor market.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research

    Pros

    Opportunity to present & create a awareness of a new offering.

    Cons

    More commitment to improve product, marketing efforts, and perception.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacking leadership

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not Many. There was nothing I can say I enjoyed other than my co-workers.

    Cons

    Terrible company culture, pay subpar. Bad management and even worse owners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for learning, poor for working

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

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time

    Pros

    If you want to learn about investment research, Zacks will inundate you with data & information. They have access to a mountain of fundamental data, wall street research, models, and tools and software to keep you extremely busy...but it's also all over the place and hard to put it all together.

    They highly encourage innovation and every level of management encourages fresh thoughts. If you have a good ideas, they WILL LISTEN and probably act on it.

    Cons

    Woefully underpaid and terrible benefits. no 401k matching of any kind, if you have a family, the medical plan is out of control expensive. People are easily and frequently fired and leave for a better paying job. Top management really doesn't care about it's people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing every job to India; you have lost and will lose extremely talented and devoted employees because we all feel the hammer coming sooner or later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stepping Stone for Better Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There are some good people brought in to keep a ship with a lot of holes in it afloat. Very hard working vibes, but the "feeling" can only carry you so long where most people don't last longer than 2 years and move on to bigger and better things.

    Cons

    Many under qualified people leading teams, especially the IT department, where they have no game plan and work is more about fixing fires than growing the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not continue to keep the "play with the hand your dealt with" attitude and hire some quality leadership and staff. Replace the heads of the IT department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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