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RISI Overview

Bedford, MA
51 to 200 employees
1985
Company - Private
Publishing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Unknown
RISI is the best positioned and most authoritative global source of forest products information and data. We have a comprehensive digital offering which helps provide understanding and insight for our expanding customer base in this growing market.
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Mission: Our mission is to create the highest quality information for and about the global forest products industry and deliver it to customers as part of value-added solutions

RISI Reviews

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  • "Growing Price Reporting & Analytics firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
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    I have been working at RISI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    RISI is a growing firm, and continues to grow at a [relatively] fast pace. With RISI being acquired by Euromoney in the spring of 2017, its brought stability, investment, and great ideas in terms of future growth strategy in the Forest Products pricing and forecasting areas. The new CEO, Dan Klein, is very engaging and connected with staff.

    As a consumer I had never heard of RISI, and I imagine most people have not. However, if you are in the paper industry RISI is like the Wall Street Journal - everyone reads it and the Pulp & Paper Week brand is massive. Walk down the aisles in your local grocery store, and look around at all of those boxes. Imagine how many boxes Amazon delivers in a year and how much those boxes cost. RISI's prices drive over $70B in global trade every year in boxes, paper, wood & timber.

    Overall communication on performance and results and corporate initiatives is quote good with monthly company meetings and transparency given on how the company is doing.

    From work life balance and benefits perspective RISI is a great place to work. Benefits are world class, and the team does a good job of making the office environment fun with happy hours and summer barbecues.

    Cons

    Bedford office building is not the most attractive building on the outside. Inside is quite nice though.

    Could be more culturally diverse.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your employees and some more career path development would be big.

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RISI Photos

RISI photo of: Our Bedford headquarters.
RISI photo of: Barnaby, clearly enjoying his visit.
RISI photo of: Our Executive Team nailed their grilling and chilling session.
RISI photo of: The Executive Team served up some amazing grilled pizza!
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RISI photo of: No sense in wasting an 80 degree day! Time to grill.
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at RISI (Brussels (Belgium)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Because I was hired internationally, the process took longer. The immediate supervisor conducted a phone interview, then the lead HR in Brussels did another phone interview. Then negotiation took a while and then applying for visas and work permit.

    Interview Questions

    • The usual HR questions about weaknesses and strength. All the cliché questions.   1 Answer
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