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"Great place for an intern to learn about market research."

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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Market Research Intern
Former Intern - Market Research Intern
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Ipsos as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Fantastic people, good office, and very interesting work for an intern to get to do. It was a well-paid internship position, too, which was very exciting and impressive, as many companies don't value interns enough to pay them at all.

Cons

Even as an intern, I could tell that it's a very bureaucratic company. Also, the lack of a formal intern program meant that I was the only intern in the office, which was both a blessing and a curse at times.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing.

Other Employee Reviews for Ipsos

  1. "Good company with a sales focus"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Manager
    Current Employee - Research Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ipsos provides good benefits as well as lots of on the job training with regards to both professional development and skills.

    Cons

    The heavy focus on sales and revenue generation sometimes masks the positive impact that good employees have on the company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with more consistent feedback with a clearly defined path to improvement.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting work, but hard to progress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Research Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Interesting work across a variety of subject areas and clients
    - Lots of variety
    - Opportunities to manage projects and work with people of different levels
    - Senior colleagues were generally supportive in client meetings and set up
    - Interesting lunchtime seminars
    - Casual dress on Fridays and there used to be free fruit, but they took that away to save money

    Cons

    - It's hard to get promoted here unless you are a very outgoing person or friendly with the directors. Even if you work very hard and have no problems with your work, if you do not portray a confident and outgoing persona you will find it hard to progress.
    - No formal off in lieu policy or other compensation for working late in the office or at focus groups, so it is down to individual managers' discretion as to whether or not you can come in late the next day etc.
    - Time sheets must be filled in to account for everything you do.
    - Too many computer systems, e.g. it can take ages just to get a quote for fieldwork.

    Advice to Management

    Think more about the steps people need to take for promotion, as it is unclear. People who are quieter but do a good job and develop good relationships with their clients should not be overlooked.

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