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Helpful (4)

"Valuable Opportunity if You're Proactive"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great environment to learn and explore
Management is open to new ideas and new ways of doing business, if you're willing to share your opinions
Lots of space to create new opportunities within the company's existing offerings
Company has defined specific methodologies in several core areas
Engaging, smart colleagues
Nice office location
Solid core business model

Cons

Very little professional development support or on-the-job training
Lack of opportunity for structured career growth beyond director roles
Most job skills are self-taught
"Product" innovation is often difficult and slow
Office environment needs a makeover
The viewpoints of soft-spoken employees often go unnoticed
Need for increased communication channels between lower-level employees and management

Advice to Management

Hanover has established itself as a good place for entry-level employees to gain some on-the-ground experience and establish baseline leadership capabilities. However, the current challenge for leadership lies in recruiting and retaining top-notch talent at the mid-level and beyond. Employees want to feel both challenged and empowered and it is critical for the company's leaders to provide more hands-on feedback and guidance to keep people around. If employee's niche skill-sets cannot be developed in-house, it may be advantageous to outsource training/development needs to external partners. Additionally, the company should consider hiring an in-house marketing team or liaison rather than contracting with outside vendors for things such as collateral design.

Other Employee Reviews for Hanover Research

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Disappointed; thought it would be more than it is and was told that it would be more than it has been!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Analyst
    Current Employee - Content Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Young company with young employees
    Work with interesting clients--primarily non-profits in higher ed
    Work with smart co-workers with good collegiality

    Cons

    Senior management is out of touch and ambivalent to employees
    Promises are made and then taken away
    Often unrealistic expectations are put upon employees
    No opportunities for professional advancement/development
    Distant, erratic, and aloof CEO

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to employees ideas and concerns and be honest with potential employees during the interview. Better communication will help employee retention, which is horrible currently. It is hard to invest in Hanover when Hanover doesn't seem to invest in its employees.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "For researchers, company has potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Colleagues are smart, creative, interesting, nice
    Generally interesting project requests
    Pay is better than some organizations
    Advancement opportunities
    Good work/life balance
    Low-key & low-stress work environment

    Cons

    Smart, creative researchers under-utilized
    Pay could be better (see: CEB, ABC)
    Management is not transparent at all
    Minimal set expectations/feedback for researchers
    Little/no sharing between sales and research sides
    Advancement opportunities due in part to turnover
    No training or development aside from OTJ

    Advice to Management

    Managers could improve employee engagement and overall happiness at work by seeking more researcher input and by providing more clear expectations and feedback on projects - currently, employees feel under-valued because they are not regularly thanked for their work or, if it's not good, given very much feedback on how to improve.

    Overall, don't expect the moon from this small organization. As an employee: if you can upward manage well, can speak up for yourself, and are truly a self-starter, then this organization will be a good fit.

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