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Mission: Business Building - We build our business quickly and intelligently and we help our clients do the same.
Thought Leadership and Innovation - We strive constantly to deliver better information in a better way.
Service - To our clients and ...
Recently ranked for the second year on the Washington Business Journal’s list of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in DC and 36th on the 2015 AMA Gold Top 50 Report, Hanover Research is a global information services firm providing knowledge support to both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Through our unique, fixed-fee model we deliver customized, timely, and authoritative research and advice enabling our clients to make informed decisions, identify and seize opportunities, and heighten their effectiveness.
We are dedicated to finding new, creative ways of solving each of the unique challenges faced by our clients, generating insights and solutions that drive client success and deliver unparalleled value. Our services include surveys, data analysis, benchmarking, environmental scans, and new market exploration. By enthusiastically fostering an environment of respect, encouragement, and support, we empower our clients and employees to seize opportunities for growth, impact, and advancement.
Statement of Purpose:
Hanover values innovation and creative thinking and is dedicated to finding new ways to solve unique client challenges. Through providing our employees with the tools they need to succeed, we offer constrant opportunity for growth, empowering our employees to find their strengths and direct their personal and professional development.
Core Career Paths:
The Research team is responsible for creating the customized reports, tools, and resources that our clients rely on to make business decisions. Researchers at Hanover are independent, meticulous, intellectually curious, an dhighly skilled in both qualitative and quantitative analysis, Most researchers work on a variety of project types in order to find their area of interest. When they discover their passion, they develop into subject matter specialists, honing their acquired research skills into an expertise.
Sales and Development
The Sales and Development team builds upon our impressive client base of over 850 organizations spaning over fice major industries. The team is comprised of ambitious individuals who can recognize needs within an organization and articulate how our solutions can address those challenges successfully. Through focusing on a specific market, our team members develop the knowledge to act as expert market research consultants as they guide discussions about Hanover's services.
The Account Management team works alongside our Research staff to manage a client's day-to-day needs as well as their long-term strategic objectives. Members of the Account Management team are goal-oriented individuals who have the ability to serve as the face of the Hanover partnership. They demonstrate a desire to develop a diverse skill set and build an extensive knowledge of Hanover's methodologies, competencies, and services as well as an understanding of client needs.
The Grants team's proposal development efforts further our clients' funding initiatives across organizations of all sizes. By providing pre-award analysis, proposal production, and post-award compliance support, Hanover's grants experts help organizations build internal capacity, diversify funding streams, tackle programmatic initiatives, and increase prospective funder pools. Our grants consultants and researchers are well versed in the education, healthcare, and non-profit funding landscapes and possess extensive experience guiding grant seeking strategies.
The Operations team is Hanover's backbone, touching all aspects of our daily business functions. The team provides analytics to senior staff, manages internal databases, and offers day-to-day office management, all of which provides crucial support that sustains Hanover's growth. Roles within the Operations department include: Human Resources, Finance, IT, Business Intelligence, and Administrative Support.
Strategy & New Product Development
The Strategy and New Product Development team is responsible for driving Hanover's short- and long-term growth by developing new products and services, enhancing existing services in Hanover's portfolio, and partnering with functions across the firm to identify and implement additional non-product opportunities for growth and optimisation. Strategy and New Product Development team members are extremely well-rounded: they possess exceptional communication and analytical skills, which they use to analyze current and burgeoning opportunities for Hanover's products and services.
Health & Wellness Benefits:
Hanover Research offers medical, dental, vision care, life insurance, long term disability, short-term disability and Flexible Spending benefits for employees and their eligible dependents on the first day of the month following their start date. Coverage is available to employees in all locations and to their same-sex domestic partners as well. Hanover Research pays a large portion of the benefit premiums for the medical, dental, life insurance and long-term disability coverage. and subsidizes a large portion of dependent coverage for the same benefits. We offer discounted gym memberships for gyms near our main Arlington VA location.
401(k) Plan: Hanover Research offers a variety of 401(k) investment options, managed through our payroll partner, Paychex, for retirement investment. Automatic payroll deduction allows employees to contribute up to the annual IRS dollar limit of their eligible salary to a 401(k) plan. Hanover Research offers a company match of 2%. All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan.
18 days of PTO and 10 company holidays per year to start, 1 additional day of PTO for each year of uninterupted employment. All unused PTO rolls over year over year.
Family and Parenting
Paid Parental Leave: Hanover Research offers all eligible full-time, U.S. employees up to 6 weeks of Paid Parental Leave for the birth of their child. While an employee is on Paid Parental Leave, Hanover Research will continue his/her health benefits and 401(k) as if the employee had continued to work full-time.
Research Internship Program:
Hanover Research is a great place to start your career. We are always looking for intellectually curious and dynamic new undergraduates, graduates and PhD students for full-time positions and internships. Our research teams are comprised of individuals from a variety of backgrounds including social sciences, liberal arts as well as the hard sciences. If you are interested in applying the research skills you’ve honed during your academic studies, the summer internship position might be the perfect opportunity for you.
Our Research Internship program runs through the summer of each year for 60-90 days and includes a hands-on experience working on client projects and learning about other aspects of the role and company. We start accepting applications in December. Check our Jobs section on our company website to apply.
Interested in a career in sales but not sure if it is the right fit for you? Hanover offers new Business Development Associates a comprehensive 12 month training program to develop their sales skills starting with prospecting and cold calling and building on those skills so that our Business Development Associates are ready to interview for an Associate Director role on our sales team in their second year at Hanover. In addition to exposure to sales, the Business Development Associate role allows an employee to gain exposure to the account management, research, marketing and operations teams. Internal opportunities to apply to vacancies on these teams are made available regularly and preference is always given to internal applications.
Interested in a career in sales? Join us!
I worked at Hanover Research full-time (Less than a year)
Many of the negative reviews on this site, particularly from the researcher side, may have something to do with the fact that this is many people's first job out of undergrad or grad school. After leaving Hanover, I have started to see it in a new light. I truly believe that it is a good company. Some specific pros are:
- I worked 40 hour weeks, honestly.
- I think I opened my laptop over the weekend twice.
- We got extra time off for hitting team performance goals.
- The people are phenomenal. It's a built in social circle for a young professional
- I learned a ton about publicly available data (IPEDS, Census, etc)
- There's a team of former researchers whose only job is to provide training.
- I got a lot of good writing experience (completed over 30 reports)
- My job here provided a nice entree into the higher education sector
Okay, there are a couple of cons.
- Communication: The culture does not emphasize the communication necessary to complete high quality projects within given deadlines. Timelines are admittedly short, but setting a reasonable scope and checking in daily about progress would make a world of difference. The current practice of sending daily research updates does not work well, as many managers are too busy to read the whole email, let alone a full draft of a report. I think it would be best to institute an open door policy for management, and to require they check in with their researchers face to face or on the phone once per day. If that's too much, researchers should at least be encouraged to email their CDs any time they have a question that impacts the direction of the research. I recall being told early on that we were hired because we could work independently and didn't need to interact with management. I believe this is a bad idea to propagate. Communication always improves work product.
- Pay: Not great compared to some other sectors, but given the 40 hour weeks, it's absolutely fair.
Advice to Management
You have a good company, and with a few small changes you can make it great.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Hanover Research (Arlington, VA).
Note: As I write this review, I have yet to hear about an offer as I just had my interview, but the estimated time is within a week.
Resume/ Cover letter review > phone call > data assignment > Skype interview with team. The process progressed weekly. There were no surprises in the final interview, questions were relevant to the position. No math or data brain teaser questions. Not a lot of focus on questions related to the data task, which surprised me, but I would recommend being well-versed in how you tackled the assignment anyway.