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Datamonitor London Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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  • Not amazing career progression, could to earn some quick dosh though, (in 5 reviews)

  • No experienced analysts left to guide newer (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Pro's and cons! Over all a good place."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    I worked on verdict financial. Ken Okere was my line manager, who was one of the nicest guys I've ever worked for. Pete was the sales director for the floor. Anyone who takes a career in sales seriously should listen to him, he's a great trainer. The sales floor is buzzing, which is fun. Always good banta flying around!

    Working hours are pretty relaxed, 9-5.30 I think it was, not pressured to stay late.

    The team of analysts are nice guys as well, always happy to help you.

    Basic salary was good, and earned some good commission during my time!

    Cons

    Offices not great, 4 toilet cubicles shard between quite a few people per floor.

    No free tea or coffee, (it's only 20p, but frustrating if you haven't got any change)

    Not amazing career progression, could to earn some quick dosh though,

    Advice to Management

    Show people are clearer line of progression.


  2. "Push for what you are worth"

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    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Datamonitor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Flexible working. Company evolving

    Cons

    Loyalty isnt rewarded. Hard work and dedication will not get you rewards here. To get a pay rise, you need to get a job offer elsewhere and use that as leverage

    Advice to Management

    Value your assets. Notice how customer needs are changing. Kick out middle management that add little

  3. "Terrible management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting job, oppotunity to develop to a certain level

    Cons

    No trained management. anagers are former analysts who have no training and experience at being manager


  4. "Poorly run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time

    Pros

    There are lots of good people. The company encourages flexible working. As part of a larger organisation, there is lots of scope for getting involved in wider projects. It's a pleasant place to work, albeit somewhat depressing with the decline in revenues and profits

    Cons

    Sadly Datamonitor had been run for many years by very short-sighted management. They cut costs to try and help profits, without any real concern for longer-term business. This likely benefited those in place at the time, who having destroyed the company and now moved on.
    The company is deeply in a negative cycle of cuts, reduced offering for clients, fewer contracts etc. Management has been painfully slow to do anything smart, due to new people coming in that take a long time to understand what's what.

    Advice to Management

    Invest and innovate


  5. Helpful (1)

    "stressful and not much reward to show for it"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    you get to deal with big names

    Cons

    datamntr consumer is a failed product that clients refute the value of, managers have been pretending to invest for the past 5 years but product makes ongoing fractional progress only. only those confortable misselling to customers can make commission. we're supposed to be happy with the acquisition by PDM by it's the same bosses as before responsible for politics, big talk and no results.

    Advice to Management

    you give us the impression that only by being back stabbing and aggressive and happy to play politics nonstop that we can progress our careers


  6. "Great Experience... Taught Me All I Know"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great training. good products. well known brand in the industry. fun atmosphere. hard working culture. great extra curricular activities. fantastic stepping stone in to more things

    Cons

    not many to be fair. some might say sales were quite aggressive, but that was the culture and type of company. changed a lot for the worse when taken over. a lot of good talent left which didn't help. not the same as it was before the take over

    Advice to Management

    your people are your best and only talents. get back to finding good employees who are loyal and will help take you to the next level again. still lots of room for the company in the space. make sure you take advantage of it


  7. "Too political"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and experience. Good starter role, good way to learn a lot about the industry. New investment has the potential to make the job better.

    Cons

    No clear career progression, too much backstabbing and politics required to get promoted. Lack of clarity and information, particularly on strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the politics between the leads and directors so the rest of the tema can get on with the job .

  8. "Lead analyst"

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    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Datamonitor full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, family/oriented place.
    Relaxed working environment
    A company with self-belief to compete with the big guns

    Cons

    Can be too busy and disconnected sometime

    Advice to Management

    A good place to start and develop career.


  9. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Clear career progression, and chance to move around the different departments. Fantastic bonus' for sales team

    Cons

    BD role severely lacks variation, and can feel like endless cold calling


  10. "Top Heavy"

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    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn vital skills, good industry exposure

    Cons

    Not a meritocratic environment. Too much back scratching as always.

    Advice to Management

    Meh


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