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"Lonely work in the middle of a crowd"

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Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend

I have been working at Hanover Research full-time

Pros

Lots of opportunities to move upward if you do not make mistakes
Good location

Cons

People in Research are stacked on top of one another in one giant room. You get very little privacy, yet you interact with no one and spend the whole day looking at the computer screen. Some of the work is boring, like looking up random things on google and citing them on a report. Upper management lacks communication skills (lots of fake smiles and politeness, no constructive feedback). High employee turnover. Behind all the smiles, the company seems to have a ruthless culture, taking in recent graduates who have nowhere else to go, and getting rid of people who struggle.

Advice to Management

Get people who can communicate well and actually help build professional skills.

Hanover Research Response

Jun 20, 2013 – CHRO

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you found the work at Hanover to be more isolating than you had anticipated. Autonomy and variety are characteristics of the job that most of our... More

Other Employee Reviews for Hanover Research

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Interesting work, good environment, good pay, great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Content Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Content Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting research reports with typical 4-7 day turnaround.
    Supportive team atmosphere.
    Good work life balance.
    Young, but not too young, office environment.
    Free snacks and coffee/tea, breakfast meetings, occasional pizza day (that makes a difference).
    Occasional early Friday for research teams meeting goals.
    Health benefits, 401k matched 2% by Hanover, life insurance, good PTO.
    Flexibility for remote work.

    Great atmosphere, definitely recommend it.

    Cons

    Very quiet atmosphere.
    Looking at a computer all the time.
    It can be challenging to focus on only one project at a time for so many hours.

    Advice to Management

    Define what career paths there are for committed researchers other than content director.


  2. "Exceptional colleagues at a fast growth company in the heart of Washington, DC."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A young, ambitious and exciting place to work with well educated and friendly colleagues. The renewed commitment of the company to put in world class training, recruit and develop the best talent in the DC labor market makes the potential of this business all the more exciting.

    Cons

    Like any growth company, you have to be on board for the wild ride of fast paced changes and aggressive goals. The opportunity and pay make it worth though.

    Advice to Management

    The changes are making a difference, keep pushing!

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