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"A great group of smaller companies trying to figure out how to be a big single company"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Research Director
Current Employee - Senior Research Director
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at GfK full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

There are a lot of really smart people working at the company. And it has significant access to diverse and global study resources.

Cons

The company is going through a growing spurt in that many smaller companies are trying to develop a single culture and identity. This leads to a fractured workforce and inefficient work plans because there is little understanding of what others in the company are doing.

Advice to Management

The bureaucratic hoops that workers need to go through kills morale.

Other Employee Reviews for GfK

  1. "life/work balance is way out of balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GfK full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of work. Encourage socializing.

    Cons

    Too many executive VP. Need more help in operations. Work is not evenly distributed. Work to all hours in evening and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    More hiring of staff below Researchers.


  2. "Great Company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Current Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    How lucky am I to have the opportunity of working for GfK MRI. I've got the nicest boss, awesome collegues and decent pay (as long as I enjoy my job). The management board does take everyone's opinions into consideration. Especially Kathi, our CEO is always kind to everyone in the company. I am saddened to hear that she is leaving us. Best luck and happiness to her in her new life path.

    Cons

    Again, limited opportunity for growth. You might have multiple job loads for one single job title.
    Maybe at least we can have job title changes?

    Advice to Management

    Since everyone in the company works beyond their job title. Managers also do the same. Thus, they are as busy as everyone else in the company. However, this is not an excuse to not evaluate everyone else's work. "Give credit when credit is due." Time to promote or have their titles changed!

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