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Equilar Overview

Redwood City, CA
51 to 200 employees
2000
Company - Private
Business Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Kenexa, Institutional Shareholder Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Equilar is dedicated to the idea that better leaders make better companies. We help leaders and companies improve by providing information and tools that strengthen corporate governance, enable broader and deeper board searches and build bridges between people at the ... Read more

Mission: Equilar offers data-driven solutions for board recruiting, executive compensation and shareholder engagement that bring together business leaders, institutional investors and advisors to drive exceptional results while ensuring sound corporate governance. We are committed to ... Read more

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  • "Research in Nashville!"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst II in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Analyst II in Nashville, TN
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    I have been working at Equilar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working in the Nashville Office! It is a small, tight-knit group which makes work very enjoyable! I love the relationships I have built with my peers as well as the knowledge I have gained from them.

    This research analyst position straight out of college is a great career start! You can advance your excel and analytical skills while building new ones like being exposed to SQL! Coming out of college I wasn't really sure what direction I wanted to take my career, so working with Equilar has allowed me to build vital skills. For example, I have had the opportunity to strengthen and build my communication, writing, analytical and organizational skills that can be applied to nearly any job/career. Further, I love the exposure to content writing I have had working at Equilar. I have been involved with several lengthy data pulls/reports for blog posts, media outlets and annual reports for clients. This writing exposure has allowed me to be involved with large and challenging projects where I feel like my work played a part of the overall success of the company! If you want to feel like your work is directly involved with Equilar’s success then working in the Nashville office is right for you, especially since our Director of Content and Communications, Dan is in the same office!

    Overall, I loved working with smart and driven individuals because you can really learn a lot from other people. Building a strong knowledge base at Equilar will be very useful in future career endeavors!

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons because I love working in the Nashville office. California is not for everyone so I love that I had the opportunity to work in a city I love!

    Advice to Management

    One recommendation I have to is make changes to the pay structure in research. The compensation could be better considering everyone at Equilar has a college degree and is extremely smart! I know pay is not everything but it can be a top reason why an individual decides to join or leave a company.

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Equilar Interviews

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Equilar (Redwood City, CA).

    Interview

    I first met with the most senior executives offsite. They I talked to each person on the executive staff onsite and then was required to present a 90 day plan for the department that I was to manage. In addition, I met with the various senior managers of each department. The HR department was extremely efficient and was always one step ahead of me. Whether it was filling out the application online, the background check or just coordinating the appointments, it was really easy to do.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever re-formed entire departments of a company before?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was basically all done with the CEO directly. He definitely controls all the purse strings.

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Company Updates

  • We are looking to add a talented Web Developer to our Marketing team. The Web Developer will be responsible for our marketing website (http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIOog) as well as our online magazine and blogs. Check it out! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIOoU

    Equilar | Careers

    I joined Equilar after graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Economics. By virtue of its data quality and compelling product suite, Equilar offers employees a fascinating window straight into the upper echelons of corporate America.

  • If you want to start your career in Marketing, check out our Marketing Intern position on our website. We are looking for someone who is customer service orientated – energetic, friendly, patient. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIOo2

    Equilar | Careers

    I joined Equilar after graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Economics. By virtue of its data quality and compelling product suite, Equilar offers employees a fascinating window straight into the upper echelons of corporate America.

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