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Control Risks Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Control Risks CEO Richard Fenning
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Pros
  • Brilliant colleagues , great work / life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Interesting work in some seriously interesting places with some super talented people (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management dominated by old boys network of ex - military officers (in 11 reviews)

  • Stagnation in professional growth at mid-level, an inevitable consequence of the company size (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and good work-life balance

    Cons

    it's a small company so it's difficult to grow. There's not much diversity

    Advice to Management

    Do more internal promotions instead of hiring new employees


  2. "Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in helping organisations manage political, integri"

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    Former Employee - Security and Risk Manager in Monterey Park, CA
    Former Employee - Security and Risk Manager in Monterey Park, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    A very dynamic and forward thinking organisation with innovative and multifaceted solutions,that reduce the operational risks to As Low As Reasonably Possible. Good work culture and work life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say. I worked for them in the Middle East for them years ago, and then worked for the company again on another project years later.

    Advice to Management

    Overall very pleased with Control Risks and my role. I had the support that I needed and tools to be successful!

  3. "10 years in..."

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    Current Employee - Partner in Middle City East, PA
    Current Employee - Partner in Middle City East, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Control Risks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work is varied and interesting. The people are diverse and respectful. We are unique in our breadth and depth. We have matured hugely in the 10 years I have been there. We treat people fairly and have a good work life balance.

    Cons

    We need more women at the senior end of the business. We need more structured training and development. We need our Consultants to be selling more than they do currently.

    Advice to Management

    We are on the right pathway. We need more Partners bringing in more work. We could do with more resource into our marketing and brand awareness. Overall a superb comp at and great people; enjoy the journey - I am!


  4. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Control Risks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No cons for this company


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Sr Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Control Risks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with. Also had some amazing exposure to working with some of the biggest companies in the world. Projects were very interesting and I was given lots of autonomy in my work.

    Cons

    The upper management did not really listen to suggestions about how to improve the organization. The consultants were not well paid given the level of effort that was expected and given.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ideas and suggestions coming from the lower ranks of the organization. There are some very talented people that have gone through the system and left because they knew there was only so far they would go.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "It could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Control Risks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some teams are great to work with/for.

    Cons

    It's a good old boys club where everyone else is expected to cater to them because they view their positions to be so much more important than others.

    Advice to Management

    Actually look out and care for your employees.


  7. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Control Risks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company with very bright people

    Cons

    Has great reputation but little brand awareness outside of standard business

    Advice to Management

    Expand marketing efforts on an on-going basis

  8. "Quirky but solid place. Very high retention rates. Ability to move offices (and countries). Great benefits."

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

    I have been working at Control Risks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastically interesting, well-traveled, accomplished people. Very interesting work - often seems like something out of a movie.

    Cons

    Salaries are competitive but not fantastic. Company has been a bit slow to understand online but catching up.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for serious talent. Could spend more on getting our name out there. I'd also like to meet more of my colleagues from other parts of the world. There doesn't seem to be enough inter-company travel even though we call across continents.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Control Risks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Global firm with good outreach

    Cons

    Segmented and disconnected business units

    Advice to Management

    Be more pro-active to help staff


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Control Risks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Fun company, very interesting, intriguing work. Each day will bring something different and there is potential for working across many regions to improve international experience. The people are great and their backgrounds and educations are excellent.

    Cons

    There are growth opportunities for select individuals, but for the majority the potential for a career is limited.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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