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Economist Intelligence Unit Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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Economist Intelligence Unit CEO Robin Bew
Robin Bew
38 Ratings
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  • "There is pressure to grow but middle to senior management do not know how to do it, because they never did it before(in 8 reviews)

  • "the string of resignations) and the EIU is an awfully challenging place to work(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Economist Intelligence Unit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great brand, interesting work, and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Sometimes you can work long hours

    Economist Intelligence Unit2018-07-01
  2. "Great people issues / not great work-life balance"

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

    I worked at Economist Intelligence Unit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great brand, people, projects and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, short deadlines, limited long-term opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

    Economist Intelligence Unit2019-06-03
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing Innovative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Economist Intelligence Unit full-time

    Pros

    Team is intelligent and projects are interesting

    Cons

    Company is surprisingly not innovative in their technology, approach or business ideas Doesn’t invest in employees in any substantial way

    Economist Intelligence Unit2018-08-18
  4. "Nice people, interesting work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Economist Intelligence Unit full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, collaborative environment and good work life balance

    Cons

    Some people indulge in malicious gossip

    Economist Intelligence Unit2018-06-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Economist Intelligence Unit full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A great group of colleagues, wonderful work/life balance/

    Cons

    Salaries for the position you hold are lower than average.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Economist Intelligence Unit2017-07-16
  6. "Join for resume building and contacts, leave after a few years"

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

    I worked at Economist Intelligence Unit full-time

    Pros

    Good brand name and reputation as well as global reach. Smart colleagues and intellectually rewarding work.

    Cons

    Company and industry in decline. High work demands, yet little institutional support or infrastructure. Career development is limiting, lots of political jockeying. Low morale has resulted in high turnover. Salaries okay, but below many competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a growth strategy and pursue it. Too much change and turmoil over last few years.

    Economist Intelligence Unit2017-05-02
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Economist Intelligence Unit for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging environment and good people

    Cons

    The hours can be long

    Economist Intelligence Unit2017-02-16
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Join for brand, experience and contacts. Then leave as soon as you can."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Economist Intelligence Unit full-time

    Pros

    Strong brand recognition, interesting work, global reach

    Cons

    Poor senior management, lack of institutional support and resources, high turnover and low morale among staff, compensation not competitive with peers companies

    Economist Intelligence Unit2017-01-31
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Insider look"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Economist Intelligence Unit full-time

    Pros

    Great brand, global reach, interesting topics, name is a door opener, projects eventually turn out good

    Cons

    lack of resources to support projects, analysts/consultants spread too thin to provide adequate coverage and response, slow turn around,

    Economist Intelligence Unit2017-02-02
  10. "nope dont do it dont"

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

    I have been working at Economist Intelligence Unit full-time

    Pros

    interesting people, sometimes interesting work

    Cons

    no opportunities for advancement and

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

    Economist Intelligence Unit2017-02-07
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