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Aberdeen Group Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Tremendous flexibility and accommodating of work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours/work from home policy (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Still a little muddled in its relationship to Harte-Hanks, but getting better (in 8 reviews)

  • Lead generation for sales people from marketing does not exist (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Optimistic"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As many of the reviews state, the company has some great people,who are focused on making the business successful day and day out. Although, I am no longer an employee, I believe the CEO change will bring a renewed energy and desire to realize the vision of bringing to market a truly differentiated offering delivering content and data for marketing and sales enablement. Aberdeen is uniquely positioned and the marketing and sales world is always seeking new ways to solve age old problems around knowing who is in market to buy and how to get those prospects to engage.

    Cons

    Perception....No need to state more, they have been stated in other posts.
     There is always an element of truth in these reviews, however, I would recommend anyone reading the negative comments to give this company the benefit of the doubt. Even if some of the cons mentioned were real, I know first hand that there were plenty of good things going on as well.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, just best of luck realizing Aberdeen's full potential.

    Aberdeen Group Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – Vice President of Marketing

    Thanks for your review and for your much-appreciated contributions to the company's success from all of us who had the pleasure of working with you. You'll be missed. Best wishes!


  2. "Great place to learn to be successful !"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aberdeen Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely strong vision, passionate CEO, funding, and a generally fun environment. Everyone at Aberdeen wants you to succeed, and in turn you want the company to succeed. They let you make mistakes until you win! Just a great place to work.

    Cons

    Still figuring out processes. Waltham is OK.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Continue to focus on learnings from the recent hackathon.

    Aberdeen Group Response

    Oct 5, 2017 – Vice President of Marketing

    We're so glad that your experience is positive! It's true, no one with a good idea or the drive to succeed will be dissuaded. We have lofty goals and ambitions. Glad to have you here!

  3. "Good people, poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people, great culture
    Flexibility to work from home
    Fair pay - maybe a little under industry average

    Cons

    Communication from leadership
    Reactionary methods
    Short sited vision

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals and be patient. Listen to your customers.

    Aberdeen Group Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Vice President of Marketing

    Thank you for your feedback. We're really sorry that your experience at Aberdeen didn't live up to your expectations. Nevertheless, we're working hard to make Aberdeen a place where individuals with... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Depressing work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Aberdeen Group full-time

    Pros

    Magority of Co-workers work hard in spite of the challenges management creates.

    Cons

    Culture is so bad most of the employees are looking for other employment.

    The sales management is incompetent and hurts more deals vs helping them.

    Lead generation for sales people from marketing does not exist.

    If you are looking for career advancement do not look at Aberdeen.

    Advice to Management

    To be successful you have to build
    a culture that people want to work in, Aberdeen has built a culture people want to escape.

    Aberdeen Group Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Vice President of Marketing

    Aberdeen is a small company that is attempting to pull off a challenging strategic pivot. Markets change, and companies must also change to survive and thrive. What we’re trying to accomplish is not... More


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Train Wreck...I can't look away"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Still have brand awareness in the marketplace. Some great people at the company (not senior management). Many analysts have left on the content side as Aberdeen has moved to advertorial. The market data hasn't been updated in a major way in years. It had incredible value before, but now, there are far better options in the marketplace.

    Cons

    They've let the data and content offering atrophy BADLY. They both used to have a great reputation. Now using the 'lipstick on a pig' strategy. Some casting director should put the entire senior leadership team in a new sitcom.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, empowerment...and...LEADERSHIP rather than ass-covering.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Smart People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Group full-time

    Pros

    Some very smart people.Good location

    Cons

    Questionable data. Inexperienced management. Questionable opportunity for change


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing Culture and Everyone is friendly

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Here We Go!!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aberdeen Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Aberdeen has transformed (and continues to transform) into the company I had envisioned when I started. It was a long road, but building great things isn't easy. Excited beyond words for 2017

    Cons

    We still have a little ways to go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the team in a positive way. They'll respond in a positive way.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Content Provider"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is not going anywhere.

    Cons

    Management needs to understand better the needs of there clients

    Advice to Management

    Understand they cant relay on the fact they have ben in business for 25 years, and have 25 years of data. They need to earn their reputation back.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "American Horror Story"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pizza lunch once a month. Great location for running. Nice people for the most part.

    Cons

    Leadership is utterly incompetent. Absolutely no transparency and people are expected to produce at all costs. If you think you are joining reputable analyst firm, those days are long gone. This place is a content factory that produces fluff written mostly by people who have little to know practical experience in the the areas they cover. People are not screened properly, nepotistic, command and control leadership and the company is bleeding talent! Miserable place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people and be open and honest.


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