Working at Mintel | Glassdoor

Mintel Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Mintel is the world’s leading market intelligence agency, with offices in London, Chicago, Shanghai, Seoul, Bangkok, Belfast, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Düsseldorf, New York, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. Market intelligence is what ... Read more

Mintel – Why Work With Us?


  • The most reliable data
  • The best people
  • The sharpest analysis
  • The clearest insights
  • The most rigorous processes
  • The highest standards


  • From across the office to across the world
  • With our colleagues
  • With our partners
  • With our clients


  • In our relationships
  • In our commercial dealings
  • In our language
  • In our structure
  • In our services


  • Being innovative and creative
  • Being proactive
  • Being open minded
  • Being results focused
  • Being leaders: Taking responsibility for our future and our clients

Social Events

We are a sociable bunch at Mintel and our flexible working environment means you get to meet more people quickly than you would in an average office. As well as impromptu drinks and outings after work, Mintel also ensures there are plenty of structured get-togethers so we can enjoy each other’s company outside of office hours.

MVP Awards

Every quarter we want to take the time to acknowledge the hard work that our staff does. Whether it is helping to launch a new product, landing a great client or presenting your research findings at a conference... we want to tell everyone. Any employee in the company can nominate an individual for the contributions they made and our panel of judges determines the winners. We celebrate the victors by announcing their nomination at our company meeting and hosting a fun event such as a rooftop baseball game or a casino night on us.

Mintramural Sports

Is beach volleyball, football or bowling a passion of yours? You can join one of our Mintel-sponsored teams or even set up your own (we usually have a lot of willing volunteers and our CEO has also been known to step up once or twice too).


Now more than ever, employees are seeking employment that allows them to learn new skills. Mintel believes that training is one of the most impactful ways to keep our employees engaged in their current role and prepared for future opportunities. We have a global training team that offers in house workshops which is supplemented by external trainers and online training.

Mintel Gives

Why work at Mintel?

We are smart cookies
We have brilliant minds here that can tell you all about the chemical makeup of a laundry detergent or offer strategic advice on how to position your new product. Check out our blog to see some of the latest news and trends we are excited about.

We create innovative products
Mintel gets what you need, when you need it. We offer competitive intelligence tools, comprehensive reports, market sizing and more. Who doesn’t want to be a part of that?

We value career growth
Training is one of the most impactful ways to keep our employees engaged in their role and prepared for next steps.

We believe in giving back
Philanthropic work is very near and dear to our hearts and we support many local and international causes.

We are fun
When we can peel ourselves away from our amazing jobs, we like to play sports, eat local goodies and win awards for our hard work.

We have stunning offices
Escape from the cubicle life and join us in our innovative offices that promote collaboration and give you multiple workspace options.

Mintel Chicago was selected by  Crain’s Chicago as one of the city’s coolest offices for 2013. The space was designed to be a venue to showcase Mintel’s services, improve Client outreach and provide a varied, flexible work environment to enhance employee productivity as well as to reflect Mintel’s interactive, creative culture.

Formal work areas are in a concentrated zone, and a variety of informal work areas are in the remainder of the suite. There are no private offices, and staff are not assigned a permanent work location so that employees may work in the environment best suited to the task at hand.

Each zone has a unique personality, and the design incorporates visual icons reflecting the company’s London headquarters (a red double decker bus), Chicago home (red iron bridge; neighborhood conference rooms; “Wrigley Field” bleachers, complete with Ivy!) and international reach (Asian themed quiet room).

When you are considering a career in sales, what is the most important thing to consider? In our opinion, it is being behind a brand and a product/service that you truly believe in.

Mintel has been defining and refining the market intelligence mix for 47 years and offer our clients a unique perspective on the consumer landscape ahead and a clear roadmap to navigate it with. We offer solutions that can help clients understand their consumers, their competitors and their overall market so they can move their business forward.

If that doesn't get you excited enough, we also offer uncapped commission plans and the chance to work with some of the most well known brands in food, beverage, beauty, financial services and telecom (to name a few).

If you are looking for a consultative sales role that will move you away from a smile-and-dial cold call environment and into a role that will focus more on strategy and partnership with these businesses, we likely have the right position for you. 

Contact our recruitment team to learn more and check out our current openings here!

Mintel Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Here you are a person, not a number"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mintel full-time (More than 5 years)


    Unlimited earning potential and career path is real for those who prove to management that they understand the value prop and believe in the company's values. Strong belief in coaching to your strengths and fantastic training in managing a pipeline and using questioning to identify where the value will lie for the prospect. Managers promote work/life balance, there are Mintra-mural teams to get to know others on different functional teams, and there are weekly Friday happy an annual talent show where you can show off your comedy, singing, painting, DJing, and even rapping skills! Teams get along very well and Mintel is a jovial atmosphere that encourages learning and collaboration. Goals are attainable if you really believe in yourself the way those who hired you do.


    Open office environment was great at first, but it can be 'too open' at times. Some people prefer to conduct their business privately and can be easily distracted by the louder voices on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - you've grown organically by investing in people and by treating your people like members of the family they are.

See All 240 Reviews

Mintel Photos

Mintel photo of: Breakout area
Mintel photo of: Meeting rooms
Mintel photo of: Breakout area
Mintel photo of: Workplace
Mintel photo of: Reception
Mintel photo of: Workplace
See All PhotosSee All

Mintel Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Junior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mintel (Chicago, IL) in November 2016.


    Started with an initial phone interview with someone from HR that were just general questions getting to know me and talking about the company. They also stated the starting salary for Jr. developers up front, which I appreciated so we wouldn't have to waste each other times if it wasn't going to work. This was followed up with a coding test that was pretty easy. It was mostly multiple choice with a couple simple coding questions at the end. Next was a call with one of the engineering managers and he asked me questions about the answers I gave in the coding test (basically just making sure that I actually did it myself and didn't get help). He also asked me to talk about a project I had worked on. The last step was a final in-person interview with the engineering manager and two software engineers. They asked me about projects I had worked on and then gave me some code and asked me questions about it. I never had to write any code myself.

    Interview Questions

    • The other person here was dead on with what to study. Constructors, destructors, copy constructors, memory leaks, dangling pointers and things like that. Basically all of the questions were about object orientation.   Answer Question
See All 99 Interviews

Mintel Awards & Accolades

  • Quality in Research Award, ARF, 2012
  • Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy, In-House Recruitment Awards, 2012

Work at Mintel? Share Your Experiences

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
Click to Rate