Compare MDRC vs Hanover Research BETA

See how working at MDRC vs. Hanover Research compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at MDRC vs. Hanover Research. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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MDRC

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Hanover Research

Employee Ratings

  • MDRC scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 52 reviews)
MDRC employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Hanover Research employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 179 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
MDRC employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.1 higher than Hanover Research employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
MDRC employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Hanover Research employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
MDRC employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Hanover Research employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
MDRC employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Hanover Research employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
MDRC Ceo Virginia Knox
100%
100%Virginia Knox
MDRC employees rated their CEO Approval 40% higher than Hanover Research employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Hanover Research Ceo Wes Givens
60%
60%Wes Givens
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
83%
MDRC employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 31% higher than Hanover Research employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
52%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
71%
MDRC employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 25% higher than Hanover Research employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
46%

Salaries

Hanover Research has 283 more total submitted salaries than MDRC.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Research Assistant16 Salaries
$48,757/yr
Operations Analyst1 Salaries
$83,554/yr
Consultant1 Salaries
$42/hr
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Content Analyst55 Salaries
$59,893/yr
Business Development Associate33 Salaries
$43,502/yr
Grants Consultant7 Salaries
$93,190/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at MDRC.
  • "Happy hours" was the most mentioned Pro at Hanover Research.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at MDRC.
  • "Professional development" was the most mentioned Con at Hanover Research.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 8 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 7 reviews)
Pros
"Happy hours"(in 19 reviews)
"Entry level"(in 16 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 5 reviews)
"Policy areas"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"Researcher"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at MDRC full-time

Pros

Continual learning opportunities and team atmosphere

Cons

Downtown NYC location can be a challenging commute at times

Former Employee - Senior Director, Business Development

I worked at Hanover Research full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Overall, I LOVED my time at Hanover and I'd recommend employment there for anyone who likes a fun, dynamic work environment that will challenge them on a daily basis. Below are a few additional... "pros" to consider: Awesome team members - smart, driven, energetic, fun loving; can't emphasize enough how amazing the people who work there are. Top notch Strong company culture, very inclusive Ample career growth opportunities Competitive compensation Great managers/leaders Compelling product Good work/life balance Solutions oriented business that allows for creativity within ones role to achieve the goal

Cons

Not too much to draw attention to here. My one criticism (or maybe just brutal honesty) would be there is a lot of pressure to hit quarterly revenue targets and missing your targets consistently can... put you on the hot seat and really hurt you financially. Territory can also have an impact on your performance although things certainly got better in recent years.

Advice to Management

Try and align associate and director goals more. They aren't both oriented towards revenue and can lead to inefficiency and competing interests. I'd also suggest emphasizing quality over quantity... when it comes to meeting volume. Requisite volume is a necessity for Hanover's business but in my opinion it's a bit out of balance and an emphasis on higher quality will lead to more revenue. Lastly, try and incorporate as much feedback as possible from your sales reps. They're the engine of Hanover's business and having regular temperature checks can go a long way,

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