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"Don't work for this company"

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Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Recognition of brand name in the market place.

Cons

As an analyst, you're required to complete 8 research studies every year and achieve a personal revenue target of 950K. The revenue primarily (~70%) is from sponsorships that ranges from 15-25K. Do the math! An analyst is required to sell these many sponsorships.

Work hours are long and bad.

Turnover is amazing. In the good times - 2003-2007 - it was in excess of 65%.

Promotions - you would have to discuss it directly with the President. After the discussion, it will take about 2-4 months. Salary increment will be minimal. Management answer - our parent company doesn't allow it, which is completely false.

As an analyst, you will be working 80 hrs a week with poor internal structure. More than 50% of your job is SALES and support the sales team.

In mid 2009 - they let-go several analysts, directors, associates. The termination was a horrible process - pack your bags, go out, and receive exactly 2 weeks of severance.

Stress - My hypothesis is that the stress/reward ratio of Aberdeen would be the highest in Corporate America

Advice to Management

Treat people with respect. Don't view an analyst as a 950K number

Other Employee Reviews for Aberdeen Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing Culture and Everyone is friendly

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of


  2. "Leadership vacuum"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Group full-time

    Pros

    Interesting product and has a long brand history and some great logos as clients.

    Cons

    Everything is stale, the product hasn't gone through a major update/upgrade in years. There's a new wrapping and colorful videos/graphics...but that's as deep as it goes. Those that know enough to dig into the product will find many flaws that are going unaddressed.

    Advice to Management

    Lead...don't manage. And, listen to those on the team who passionately want to fix improve the company. You're created a punitive and toxic environment.


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