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"Potential to be better"

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Former Employee - Industry Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Industry Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBISWorld full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Same pretty smart coworkers
Friendly people
Relaxed hours
Good bonus

Cons

Management a bit slow
Few opportunities to move up
Raises are low

Advice to Management

Have more stringent hiring,

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company for recent college grads"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBISWorld full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance -- workload is like 40-45 hours per week (for the industry research part of the firm); Fridays end promptly at 4:30pm (sometimes earlier)

    Coworkers -- very diverse, fun, and young crowd; management is very down-to-earth and approachable

    Location -- Santa Monica, 1 block from the promenade, 2 blocks from the beach with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby

    Media experience -- most analysts (as early as a couple of months in) do phone, radio, tv interviews with well-known and respected news outlets (e.g., NPR, CNBC, Nytimes etc.)

    Opportunities to work/travel abroad or across the country (for those that stay with the company for at least a couple of years)

    Cons

    It's difficult to get promoted, and promotions are largely based on tenure (instead of merit). Nevertheless, the company has developed a business model that requires minimal upper-level management, while still allowing it to achieve substantial revenue growth -- you can't really blame them if this works for the bottom line.

    Analyst salaries are low, but bonus opportunities are high; the monthly bonus opportunity can range from around 0-35% of base, depending on the workload.

    Advice to Management

    Increase base salaries (and decrease bonuses, if necessary) - employees will be happier to receive a more predictable monthly income, and the constant points struggle will diminish.

    Receptionists/lower-level staff should do dish and fridge cleanup. If you don't do the recommendation above, at least do this one.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Below market pay for low quality work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industry Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Industry Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBISWorld full-time

    Pros

    Great location. However, the office is a cubicle farm with harsh florescent lighting and a complete lack of privacy.

    Cons

    Low pay; cliquey work environment; hard to take any pride in your work as they value quantity over quality; company doesn't pay for parking and you only get paid once a month, which they don't disclose until after you start. Also, training is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay, slow down the production schedule to increase product quality, stop making people move desks every time a new person starts, start actually training people instead of rushing them through a complicated process just to meet your report quotas.

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