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Economist Group Reviews

Updated Mar 9, 2020

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Pros
  • "Great infrastructure, work life balance and most importantly the quality of work is enriching(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great work environment with bright, smart people(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover for a number of reasons (which often contributes to the growth opportunities above)(in 10 reviews)

  • "Poor management, politics within teams, they seems to be intellectual but don't know why, never focus on teams in support(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Wonderful place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Economist Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Little or no politics, amazing work life balance, competitive salaries, employee friendly policies, supportive colleagues and seniors

    Cons

    Can't think of any, really

    Economist Group2019-05-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if below industry standard salary doesn't matter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Economist Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people and good opportunity to learn. Established company looks good on resume.

    Cons

    They pay below industry standard

    Economist Group2018-10-25
  3. Helpful (2)

    "a global leader in journalism"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at Economist Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Cachet of working for one of the world's most respected media brand. International travel, good pay.

    Cons

    Constant reshuffling, re-organizing, management changes. Low morale as everyone is expecting to be laid off the next day.

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    Economist Group2019-10-08
  4. "Ok company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company to display on resume

    Cons

    A lot more work than the pay justifies

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    Economist Group2019-02-07
  5. "Great stepping stone in your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Economist Group full-time

    Pros

    Very well recognized name across different industries

    Cons

    Org is extremely numbers driven, giving it the highest importance possible. As an employee, you feel as a number rather than a valued team member. Not a place for growth as development is very stagnant and not genuine

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    Economist Group2018-06-21
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Editorial powerhouse, technological dead end"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technology Team in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a privilege to work with the writers and editors of The Economist. Not only are they funny, clever, and bright, they're also ethical and supportive—a world away from the Machiavellian, materialistic, smarmy types you may have worked with at one of the FANG technology giants. You will likely never find colleagues you value more than your friends in editorial.

    Cons

    The Economist is not a technology firm. This means you, as a member of the technology team, will be perceived as a low-status technician of sorts. The managing editors in London will speak down to you and will assume you are a boorish, ignorant American. You will be seated in the old mail room at the back of the building and handed a cheap, Windows laptop. When influential people—even fellow technologists with whom you have much in common—visit the office you will look through the door with a sinking, sad feeling as they dine with the editorial team. You will not be invited. You will eventually realize that the only job really worth having there in the long term is that of writer or editor.

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    Economist Group2017-12-06
  7. "Promotes fast growth internally"

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

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

    Pros

    - If you have fresh ideas there are plenty of opportunities to grow (far more than at many other companies)

    Cons

    - High turnover for a number of reasons (which often contributes to the growth opportunities above)

    Economist Group2017-12-04
  8. "Great people, good Company"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Economist Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Plenty of intelligent, friendly people at all levels who are willing to stop and chat wherever you may see them. Easy-going atmosphere all throughout the office.

    Cons

    Budgets were tight in most departments.

    Economist Group2017-06-07
  9. "Great team"

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    Marketing Associate in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Economist Group for less than a year

    Pros

    It's great to work with a group of smart, proactive individuals who have a global perspective and forward thinking mind.

    Cons

    No cons, so far it has been a great experience

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    Economist Group2017-03-19
  10. "Account exec"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Economist Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Super smart people and a great brand in the market

    Cons

    There is not much internal support

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    Economist Group2017-01-17
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