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CB Insights Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal
Anand Sanwal
67 Ratings
Pros
  • "A great place to work in overall(in 9 reviews)

  • "I've been with CBI a little over two years now(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Knowing everyone in the organization can be difficult since the company is growing rapidly(in 11 reviews)

  • "Company is growing fast, so there are growing pains(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Best place for growth!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CB Insights full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a lot I love about CB Insights, but some highlights: - The product - Lots of opportunities for growth - Great people across the organization - Transparent leadership

    Cons

    Rapid company growth so working hard is critical. If you don't like working in a fast paced environment, this may not be the place for you.

    CB Insights2019-06-17
  2. Helpful (16)

    "Gross pay gap"

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart team, engaged culture, open environment, young buzz and innovative mindset

    Cons

    I'm not one to leave bad reviews, but this left a sad and upsetting taste in my mouth - within teams, there are gross inconsistencies in pay, and employees are encouraged not to speak about them. I'm talking to the tune of $30k-$40k pay differences for the same role, with no discussion on how to equalize it. In the same team, the same role was paid between $60k - $100k - for the same work. When brought up, little is done,...

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    Advice to Management

    Build. a. salary. ladder. Or at the very least, hire all people for the same role within a $10k range of each other. People will talk and word will get out, and you'll breed a toxic environment. No amount of "perks" or offsites or kindness can change that.

    CB Insights2019-05-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Growth opportunity is abundant here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CB Insights full-time

    Pros

    I've been with CBI a little over two years now. The organization has changed a lot during that time but still managed to keep the core culture values - Happy, Helpful, Humble, Hungry. There are clear career growth trajectories here which the majority of people hit. You are given clear OKRs so you know what you need to do in order to succeed. When I started there wasn't too much infrastructure in place for additional...

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    Cons

    Split between two offices right now which is difficult for more cross team collaboration. As we continue to grow, communication can become an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employees about culture, growth, and product roadmap. I know these things are taken into consideration so keep at it.

    CB Insights2019-04-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Smart and nice people, lots of opportunity for growth"

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

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

    Pros

    My biggest takeaways of CBI is the opportunity for growth and the truly amazingly nice and smart people you get the privilege to work alongside. On every single team too! Management does a great job creating challenge goals to push the company along while also ensuring they are realistic to achieve. There is a lot of room for growth across all departments. This company has a great trajectory and lots of opportunity left!...

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    Cons

    This is getting solved in a few months when we move to a brand new office, but right now we are split between two and it can be difficult for new folks to get to know everyone between both offices.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job. Keep the talent bar high. continue to communicate and care about the people working for you!

    CB Insights2019-04-06
  5. "Strong and positive culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CB Insights is different from any other start-up I have known. They are down to earth and focused on execution. Everyone from the founders to the associates are expected to do a solid job, and results matter more than how loud your voice is. Very transparent. All numbers are shared quarterly and it is clear that we are very healthy financially. Because of our business, we know a lot about venture capital and start-ups...

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    Cons

    Other companies have more perks. So if that is what you are looking for, CBI is not it.

    CB Insights2019-03-26
  6. Helpful (11)

    "It's not the sought after start-up you want to be a part of..."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at CB Insights full-time

      Pros

      The product is awesome! It's very cool and very innovative. There are definitely some big things coming down the pipeline in regards to new product features and expansion. There are a lot of smart people that work there that have a lot of great experience.

      Cons

      There are a lot of people who are truly wonderful. On the opposite front, there are some bad apples. There are layers of superficial behaviors and actions that go unnoticed until you start as an employee with the organization. There are great Glassdoor reviews, a great newsletter with lots of followers and lots of fancy company awards. These are all things that appear to make the company look like an amazing place...

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      Advice to Management

      Plug the holes and get rid of dead weight.

      CB Insights2019-03-19
    • Helpful (15)

      "I wish I had better things to say, but I don't"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Many CB Insights employees are very intelligent and are willing to help their teammates. There's also a 4% 401k match, so that's nice. The company is VERY young (95% of company is between ages of 23-35), so if you are right out of college, it might be fun for you. Product itself is unique and if developed correctly, can continue to offer valuable insights to its users.

      Cons

      When I first got to CBI, I drank the cool aid and regretted it not long after. One of their company culture 4H's is being humble, except there's no humility to be found- at least not amongst leaders. The founders' amusing wit quickly turned to cockiness any time they were questioned about product, roadmap, management, company culture, etc. Instead of truly listening to negative or constructive feedback, management acts...

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      Advice to Management

      If you want this company to grown sustainably, you need to listen to the voices of your employees, past the 90 day mark when you require employees to leave a raving CBI review. Start offering a better compensation and benefits package if you want to be relevant and competitive in your own space. I do think the product is valuable and potential for this company to be great is there, but you need to stop letting your egos...

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      CB Insights2019-04-11
    • Helpful (15)

      "Good teammates, poor management"

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      Former Employee - Research in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at CB Insights full-time

      Pros

      Great people, interesting research topics, good exposure to clients. Lots of learning opportunities.

      Cons

      Lots of micromanagement and disorganized and often contradictory messaging from leadership. Priorities change often with little to no explanation, making goal setting useless. Instead of answering questions, management sometimes responds with personal insults. Crying bouts in the office are not as uncommon as they should be. Pay is below market rate, and people are paid very different amounts for doing similar work. Stingy...

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      Advice to Management

      Take morale seriously

      CB Insights2019-03-06
    • "A Great Place"

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

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

      Pros

      - Autonomy on projects - Flexible - Great culture - Encouraged to experiment

      Cons

      Company is growing fast, so there are growing pains

      CB Insights2019-02-08
    • Helpful (8)

      "Excellent place to learn with A+ people"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at CB Insights full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The customers and employees you’re able to work with at CB Insights are unique for a company of this size. Fortune 500s trying to navigate the future of their organizations, venture capital investors trying to usher in the next generation of technology - you’d be hard pressed to find a more interesting clientele working on a bigger challenge. Employees are talented and ambitious and generally eager to work with others....

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      Cons

      Product direction is erratic and the user experience suffers. True product engagement is lacking but the content and research published keeps customers interested. At times this feels like a media company trying to be a software business.

      Advice to Management

      Delegate to your talented employees and spend more time thinking about the vision and mission of the company. Leadership is very smart and capable but they’re spread thin as they still have their hands in the minutiae of day to day operations and sales of a startup...a good tendency!

      CB Insights2019-01-18
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