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"IRI is changing, it is really working to become a company I can be proud to work for"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant/Director in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Consultant/Director in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at IRI full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The new management team appears to be open for recommendations. Growth delivered is becoming a real mantra for the company. Internal training is getting better and more personalized, not just web style learn on your own. Starting to share where an employee needs to go for information. Senior management is working to resolve issues of departments competing against each other for client dollars due to conflicting financial reporting centers. IRI is learning not to deliver software until it is rigorously tested. The company is learning to reward achievement rather than sales based on promises of achievement for internal and external clients.

Cons

Raises and bonuses are minimal. Senior management It takes 8 years to get 4 weeks vacation if you are not a VP. 401K under contributes compared to other companies. Career paths and opportunities are questionable and dependent on client contracts. A fair number of returning employees, because you have to leave and come back to get a significant raise, promotion and/or stay level with competitive salaries.

Advice to Management

Keep improving. Address vacation, 401K and competitive salary levels. Fix financial reporting system to reward teamwork.

Other Employee Reviews for IRI

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Client Solutions Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, various clients/levels of contact, self-directed (to a point), developed new needed tools for clients.

    Cons

    Very little help from management. Company was in transition. Career development was not important to manager. Had to take initiative to set own goals/KPIs (per former employer development). In-fighting among departments at HQ (as usual, since 1992 and beyond). Consequently, it was difficult to deliver good services to client. Departmental narcissism and 'fiefdoms' reigned supreme. 'Youngest' product managers had at least 20+ years experience with the company. Desperately need to get a view from the client side/outside. Also need to develop real professionalism in working with staff internally. Externally is not enough. You need to take care of your people.

    Advice to Management

    Should hire senior staff that has outside manufacturer-side or entrepreneurial experience. Senior Management and Product Management need to get their feet wet in the industry. Almost like working for the Federal Government.


  2. "Learn CPG industry there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IRI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned alot about different companies
    Training was great
    Benefits were decent

    Cons

    No Work life balance depending on manager
    No room for growth-stuck on an account or a region

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