Economist Group Reviews | Glassdoor

Economist Group Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
85 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.5
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Chris Stibbs
23 Ratings

85 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Better work life balance since work was very less (in 8 reviews)

  • Super smart people and a great brand in the market (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a high turnover at EuroFinance management team level, which is an early and visible indicator of problems at leadership level of the firm (in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Economist Group (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

    Advice to Management

    More wellness opportunities


  2. "Account exec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Economist Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Super smart people and a great brand in the market

    Cons

    There is not much internal support

    Advice to Management

    More training for less experienced individuas


  3. "Great, clever company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Economist is food for thoughts
    The plurality of the products makes the job very interesting
    People are very clever and pretty young

    Cons

    Depending on the team you are in, management may be disappointing.
    Too many reoragnizations
    HR are not the best - depending on the region

    Advice to Management

    Employees wellness is important too!


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Marketing Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Economist Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at a smart title with smart people was a great experience

    Cons

    Nothing - wish I was still there!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Ad sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A Well-respected brand that really shines on your resume. Minimal staff gives one the opportunity to get one's hands dirty.

    Cons

    Constant reorganIzation, high turnover and a culture of back-biting and vainglorious delusion made for a fairly miserable climate in which only sociopaths could succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Cross your fingers and hope Nietzsche was right.


  7. "Advertising Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Economist Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. They are very flexible with working from home.

    Cons

    Their compensation plan is not competitive


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Economist Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pride that comes from being part of such a quality publication. Free magazine. Smart colleagues; although many have moved on or were made redundant over the last few years.

    Cons

    The business side leaves much to be desired. Use and abuse employees with little regard to the long term health of the company. Still very much an old (English) boys club despite the US being its largest market.

    Advice to Management

    Make the business side as revered as the editorial side. Start investing in long term growth by investing in employees. Also, clear out some of the top management that put self-interest over the business as a whole. Also, rethink the role women play in the company. Yes, the number of women working for The Economist has grown but that is because the wages have dropped. Top management is still overwhelmingly male. To be specific: white, English, male.


  9. "Not a bad place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job stability, good work/life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Many people working there have been there for 10+ years making upward mobility hard, Boring NY offices, Work is not the most interesting, Everyone has a manager title - which can go to their heads.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider titles for employees


  10. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No one micromanages you. There is a support team of integrated marketing and research that is helpful in the sales process. If you make the opportunity happen, you can meet a lot of brilliant people.

    Cons

    They definitely have their favorites and "golden boys". Those people are the only people that get the time of day by the higher-ups. HR is completely not helpful and extremely condescending. There is a high turnover rate and no room to grow. They would prefer to hire from outside instead of promote within.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the bigger picture and look at the numbers. If your sales people are bringing in dollars, don't change what they are doing. Appreciate them and listen to their needs. They are in the marketplace and know what is happening in the industry.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Outdated Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In Marketing in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - In Marketing in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The first impression is excellent.

    Cons

    But wait, soon enough you learn that Human Resources is outdated system, which costs company far more than you imagine. Under-qualified new hires, gossips supported by HR workers, digital incompetence, all eventually lead to a decreased morale, negativity and excessive turnover. Only in the last few months, at least 7 people left a pretty small NY office, on their own.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the heads of your HR, or, have somebody to calculate the cost of poorly educated human resources.


Showing 85 of 100 reviews
Reset Filters