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"Job description seemed amazing on paper... and then I got here"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
No opinion of CEO

Pros

--Intellectual capacity of colleagues is quite high compared to the corporate world.
--Those who track 10 newspapers a day for fun can actually do that as a part of their job here.
--You interact and deliver on content and products that are unique to most global operating companies.

Cons

--If you have ever worked in the real/corporate world, this is not it. It is a shop run by academics. Smart people rarely equal smart managers.
--This firm/management/culture of this place hates change. If you are someone looking to makes this company a faster, more efficient, and streamlined operation, do not join this firm. And btw, they may talk the talk (in your interview, in the quarterly meetings, etc.), but the actual empowering of change rarely occurs.
--The cliques and gossip in this place are a major detriment to implementing real growth and success.
--There is a high bar to pass into the “trust” zone here. It can get exhausting.
--There is little-to-no way you can build a technical skillset here (turnover here is higher than it is at the Big-4… says a lot).

Advice to Management

--Please bring in a cadre of human capital consultants. You need need need to train your Directors on how to be leaders, and not just brilliant analysts. That means teaching them how to grow staff, grow skill sets, and push analysts to new heights.
--Set standards and have a culture of accountability. In such a small firm like this, all of this has to emanate from the TOP down.

Other Employee Reviews for Eurasia Group

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Eurasia Group NY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    --Dynamic subject matter with diversity of regional practice groups
    --Emerging markets element makes it EG safe bet for job security
    --Intelligent firebrand coworkers

    Cons

    --Ego theatre for aging male academics
    --Senior management is small, static and insular
    --Immature social cliques mean too much
    --Promises of professional development routinely abandoned
    --Excessive "interpersonal intrigue" at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Provide a dynamic and clear upward trajectory for employees, and ditch the high school routine. Compensate all your employees at market rates for their specialty. Let employees move freely to enhance productivity and work-life balance. Stop the forced "fun."


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work if you have entrepreneurial spirit and interest in political risk/international affairs and politics"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management were often at odds with each other regarding the strategic direction of the firm. While they had admirable intentions, the execution of business, operations, and finance processes were ultimately compromised. Although the firm has a close-knit social culture, work was not done collaboratively and individuals often did what they so pleased, without proper management/direction of senior employees of the firm.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was very good. The people are generally good people who value the sense of community within the firm. EG is small and close-knit. Also, the wealth of research that they provide is great for someone with a background in international affairs and politics and want to pursue a career in political risk.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all of management is on the same page when trying to implement new initiatives within the firm. Senior directors could also benefit from foundational management principles.

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