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"anonymous review of the company"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at IRI full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

dinamic, interesting, fast, good work relations

Cons

limited carrer opportunities, benefits most of all for client service

Advice to Management

strenght people development

Other Employee Reviews for IRI

  1. "Fulfilling yet frustrating"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work flexibility is about the best in the business. I could go weeks without travelling to a client. New technology is promising. People at the lower levels are excellent to work with. New CEO seems promising but the jury is still out.

    Cons

    Growth prospects are not good for senior employees. Company is constantly making good on false promises. Scalability of new technology has not been determined. A lot of money has been pumped into this technology but the results do not show after almost 6 years. Their Liquid Data technology is not so "liquid" after all. Company often tries to run before it can walk which results in "make goods" and over-spending on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership needs to change direction and strategy. Focus on the basics. Stabilize the technology and get in a position of command with existing clients before seeking out newer engagements.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good experience, but is it worth the cost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Gain exposure to critical business issues and clients within the CPG industry

    Cons

    Where do you even start:
    - terrible compensation with a complete freeze on merit increases for several years
    - if you have less than 10 years experience you are nobody at the company
    - work life balance is a subtle sham, yes you can work from home but is it really worth it when you are working 70+ hours a week...with no end in sight
    - they really understaff certain departments to have a beautiful bottom line while really working people nearly to death
    - if you want an opportunity to grow and be promoted, keep looking as this place is not going to promote you unless you have 10 years experience
    - if you do ask what it takes to get to the next level you will get the dumbest dance around answer you have ever heard, which means... Unless you have 10 years experience you are going nowhere
    - they would rather hire someone with 15 years experience from a consulting firm that has no clue how to do the job and then rely on you to train them how to do the job... This is just backwards
    - you work your ass off to hope that you get a merit increase, don't hope for a bonus as they aren't giving any out in spite of good financial performance
    - management must think employees are dumb as most of the explanations sent down from the top are jokes that you are expected to believe. The "positioning and posturing" that management tries to sell actually becomes comical in the end as you sit there thinking someone actually thinks we are going to buy this mess.
    - if you get stuck with the wrong lower level manager you are doomed as they know it all and are explicitly "I" focused and could care less about you.

    Advice to Management

    In all honesty, you are not McKinsey so stop trying to be. You are not viewed as a consulting firm within the industry so sticking your head in the sand and believing that the rest of the world is going to believe the sign on your tookus that says you are a consulting firm is not going to convince them you are. Stop rewarding executives who set unreachable financial goals and actually reward and develop those who make the wheels turn at the company.

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