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Amherst Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2019

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Sean Dobson
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Best People and Teams - Very Challenging but Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amherst full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love the people here. They are SMART. The workload is demanding however, the payoff is amazing. If you want a challenge and growth - this is the place

    Cons

    Communication can be a bit problematic so you have to own the result you are looking for. Everything is fast-paced; you need to be flexible but also know to meet deadlines - they matter here.

    Advice to Management

    Great job! Loving every day and the opportunities being presented. Proud of what we do and how it gets done.

    Amherst2017-12-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant 

    I have been working at Amherst full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, great office view

    Cons

    Bad management, long working hours

    Amherst2019-06-06
  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Mill Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amherst full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people. Collaborative. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Decisions are sometimes made slowly; most decisions of any significance requires owner input and approval.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more decision making throughout the company.

    Amherst2019-01-15
  4. Helpful (12)

    "Completely Disorganized and unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amherst full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch. Nice office location.

    Cons

    TV's are placed all over the office with people watching ESPN, soap operas, and talk shows making it very difficult to get any work done. Be extremely wary of newly created position. I was brought to help with data analysis for a company they were phasing out and management didn't stop to think long term what I would after that project was finished. I made a mistake on an account recon and week and half later I was informed...

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    Advice to Management

    Think if you actually need to create an entire new position for a special project and stop to think what the person will do once the project is finished.

    Amherst2017-02-07
  5. Helpful (12)

    "High Octane Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Amherst full-time

    Pros

    Amherst is a high octane institutional investor environment. The company has assembled a vast array of data sets -- beyond what I am familiar with any other real estate-related company having assembled (I would speculate Zillow may be close, in terms of data assembled -- the breadth and depth of the data sets here is truly impressive!). Amherst is a very fast paced environment. Amherst is not for everyone. People...

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    Cons

    - As stated above, Amherst is not for everyone. If you are a poor fit at Amherst, it will be very obvious to everyone in short order. - Amherst is probably not a great fit for people that want to leave at 5 PM everyday. It is a pretty flexible environment in terms of hours (which can be very useful for the necessity to run an occasional errand during business hours), but this flexibility is a two way street. Both...

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    Amherst2016-09-14
  6. "Working at Amherst InsightLabs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amherst

    Pros

    Amherst InsightLabs is a fast paced, competitive environment with a ‘work hard, play hard’ culture. The company has been on the up path since I’ve been here (over 8 years now). The growth is due to the creative and innovative leadership and the talented people around them. If you want to be part of a growing business, learn something new every day, and face new challenges, then Amherst InsightLabs is a good fit for you....

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    Cons

    Concurrent Projects: There are always multiple projects that are worked on in parallel, which can affect productivity. However, that can also be a lesson in efficiency. High Expectations: Employees are expected to perform at their peak. These high expectations can also create self-motivated team members. Incomplete Requirements: Not all projects have full specifications listed upfront. This can cause some confusion...

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    Advice to Management

    As the company grows, management should keep the same culture in place and motivate employees by doing the same learning exercises and team building events. Informing everyone about new upcoming projects and overall company direction should always be present.

    Amherst2016-10-11
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Hostile"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amherst

    Pros

    Location is great, lunch is served daily.

    Cons

    Amherst InsightLabs has hostile work environment and unqualified top management. The main firm rule is less knowledgeable and unprofessional you are - more powerful you are.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, and let your chairman know that you are unqualified and go write resignation letters.

    Amherst2016-10-14
  8. Helpful (15)

    "Hostile work environment and bullies galore"

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

    I worked at Amherst

    Pros

    Catered food daily Beautiful office location Lovely conference rooms Snacks of all kinds Free coffee

    Cons

    Aggressive/hostile management Incompetent managers happy to lay blame and insult you if something goes awry No established processes of any validity "Wall street" atmosphere - very much a "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!" attitude towards everything No work/life balance - the expectation is that you work until you drop since most of the management and senior staff are workaholics who stay until...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing a small minority of self-described "rainmakers" to control the movement or productivity of entire teams, and be more proactive about not allowing those same people to railroad and bully everyone else while simultaneously ignoring employee concerns.

    Amherst2016-08-30
  9. "Great place to GROW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amherst full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow professionally, as the company is really growing at a fast pace and has a strong business outlook. The people are great and have tons of real work experience and have a ONE team mentality which makes you want to work even harder. Management is great and very approachable, their door is always open.

    Cons

    No downsides as of right now

    Advice to Management

    Management is great!

    Amherst2016-06-01
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company/Fast Paced Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amherst full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you enjoy fast paced workplace. Highly technical and intellectual team. Very modern, beautiful office overlooking iconic Austin 360 bridge, catered lunches, open environment.

    Cons

    The pro could also be a con, if you are not used to an extremely fast paced environment this job will be challenging.

    Amherst2016-02-08
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