I have been working at Euromonitor full-time
- The work itself is genuinely interesting, and our flagship software is well-positioned in the industry, having a large portion of Fortune 500 companies as clients.
- Chicago colleagues are social, vibrant and friendly. The environment is very bright and airy, featuring great views of the lake and downtown.
- Incredible summer and winter parties at Chicago's top-notch venues.
- Experiencing other job functions is possible and encouraged. You are welcome to apply internally for postings across offices - great opportunity for those who perform well and aren't tied down to one city.
- Exposure to passionate colleagues across offices, with a very wide variety of experiences and backgrounds.
- The vacation and health benefits are among the very best in Chicago.
- Work-life balance is very good here. In fact, Euromonitor recently won an award for it. Employees will have no problems managing their lives outside of work.
- Work-from-home flexibility after two years of employment. In a time where flexibility is king, this is greatly appreciated.
- Working hours flexibility: begin work any time from 8 through 10 a.m. I don't take advantage of it, but it's appreciated.
- Ongoing CSR initiatives and workday volunteer opportunities.
- Lots of training opportunities. Interested in learning something new? Go for it!
- I've met some great friends here.
- Everyone's mileage may vary, but I find some teams to be slow-moving, or non-communicative at the least. As such, it is challenging to accomplish tasks without delays. Delays are common, expected and accepted here.
- In my opinion, leadership and research always seem to be focusing on the next "hot new thing," pumping out new products left and right and not investing in improvements of older offerings.
- Not necessarily a "con," but Euromonitor is best for early careers. In my opinion, there is little opportunity for those with more than about 7+ years of experience (give or take, depending on the person) - at least in Chicago.
Advice to Management
Keep your passion alive - you guys are doing great!
Just three suggestions:
1. Invest more in UX design and user research for Passport, our bread and butter. Some of the functionality is clunky and confusing to the average user. Passport's homepage could be simplified and use a facelift.
2. Review pay scales, especially for revenue-generating functions. Top-notch benefits only offset low compensation so much. Low compensation = higher turnover.
3. More visibility across ALL teams - we want the "why" behind decisions. Salesforce Chatter has helped here, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Euromonitor.
Applied towards the end of November. Was offered a position at the End of January.
Multiple interviews with hiring managers, including a case study. Total of three interviews and one case study not including intial HR screener call/s.