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Decision Resources Group Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2019

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Decision Resources Group CEO Vivek Sharma
Vivek Sharma
5 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance is good as company is very flexible in working hours(in 48 reviews)

  • "DRG is a great place to work at when you are fresh out of undergrad or grad school(in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "I worked for the DRG Abacus division of(in 22 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance not great, promotions take time(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company and Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the smartest and most passionate people I have ever worked with - I learn something new every day! Lots of opportunities for growth including support to move to different roles within other areas of the company.Access to continuing education training/videos. Great work life balance with ability to work from home when needed as well as at other offices. Excellent benefits and low premiums. Fun events such as office...

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    Cons

    With offices all over the world it can be hard to feel fully connected to the other offices, but managers have started using videoconferences more often as well as other ways of making us feel more connected (thank you!).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Decision Resources Group2018-10-18
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Good People, Potential, Misaligned Vision"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Payer Solutions in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    DRG employes a lot of smart people, most of which are pleasant to work with. DRG is also in a market with a lot of potential, if the company evolves.

    Cons

    DRG has a lot of Tech Debt. It needs to develop the platforms and solutions necessary to meet its clients needs as they exist today vs. ten years ago. That is not likely if it keeps cutting the budget to meet the PE firms expectations, which will continue to result in top talent leaving or being let go.

    Decision Resources Group2019-06-26
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not much to learn"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxing work env and people mind their own business

    Cons

    Low pay. No office culture.

    Decision Resources Group2019-08-09
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Employees Undervalued"

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    Current Employee - Epidemiologist 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are hard working, smart, and great to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management is out of touch. Raises do not exist even though they tell you they do. Employees work like dogs and are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people

    Decision Resources Group2019-08-05
  5. Helpful (6)

    "A data analytics company known for its data but not for its analytics"

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

    I worked at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Healthcare data asset is best in class - Interesting projects

    Cons

    - Some managers are terribly behind in technical and managerial skills to understand how to manage analytical work and talented people, yet they continue to dominate meetings and decision making, wasting a lot of time. - There is a culture of leaders withholding information out of fear of losing power and importance. - There are some redundant layers. Point above, the company would have been more efficient if talented...

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    Advice to Management

    Culture is hard to change. Take baby steps. Start by empowering smart people and marginalize redundant roles. Management: Your job is to hire people who are smarter than you, empower them to do the job, surround them with more smart people, and pay them for what their smarts are worth on the job market. If you can do that, they will love you and you will not feel like you are losing power and importance.

    Decision Resources Group2019-07-27
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Finance in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people were great, but we shared in our misery together. The best part about working at DRG is sharing how miserable it is with the people who also work there.

    Cons

    Everything. Management doesn't know what it's doing. No healthcare background. Actually terrible evil people. Lots of chiefs, no indians. Except the indians who outsource and take your job and they themselves are mistreated by management. Severely underpaid. Burlington location is full of people phoning it in or looking for exits.

    Advice to Management

    Sell DRG, disband it.

    Decision Resources Group2019-07-23
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Misled with verbal job offer over 35 days then position mysteriously doesn’t get approved"

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

    I worked at Decision Resources Group

    Pros

    Easy interview process was given the verbal offer via the phone in May of 2019, the beginning of the month.

    Cons

    Job then mysteriously doesn’t get approved a month and a half later. Strung along that the formal offer would be coming long. Internal recruiter would only reply to emails after a week as well. Something distinctly shady was going on as if he was avoiding speaking to me over the course of the last three weeks. Highly unprofessional and highly disorganized with departments not talking to each other to communicate effectively...

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    Advice to Management

    Pathetic to string me a long. This was a Disgusting display by a company that seems to not really care about potential employees. Job then mysteriously doesn’t get approved a month and a half later. Strung along that the formal offer would be coming long. Internal recruiter would only reply to emails after a week as well. Something distinctly shady was going on as if he was avoiding speaking to me over the course of the...

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    Decision Resources Group2019-06-14
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good work, but neither compensated well nor comparably with peers"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Engaging, varied work - Collaborative culture in DRG Analytics (DRGA) + smart/fun people. - Great opportunity to develop skills and gain increased responsibility

    Cons

    - Does not compensate well enough. Also, way below the market average for a data analyst in Boston - Also, the pay is below the salary of some peers in the same team as I who are working in the same position as I am with a similar education & work background as I have. This is extremely unfair and kind of questioning our self-worth. - No clarity on career path development. There's just talk of that going on but...

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    Advice to Management

    - Pay your existing employees a salary which is on par with other current employees. - I don't see any sort of acknowledgment for a job well done.

    Decision Resources Group2019-05-08
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Company Lost Focus"

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

    I worked at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people working for you.

    Cons

    Lost sight of your greatest asset: your employees.

    Decision Resources Group2019-05-16
  10. Helpful (5)

    "More cons than pros"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Decision Resources Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good start into the Pharma industry. Most people have heard of Manhattan Research or DRG so it helps looking for a new job.

    Cons

    - Lay offs: they laid off my team and I. If you weren’t laid off in one of the rounds, there’s only the next to look to! Some people were laid off on the spot and others were given a few month notice, with the option to stay those extra months and make 1.5x pay (if I am remembering that number correctly). - Repetitive work: the work was really boring, and repeating the same thing over and over doesn’t really give room...

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    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with your employees. Pay them what they are worth. Develop career paths and help them achieve that.

    Decision Resources Group2019-06-06
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