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"Cool place to start career"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Mintel full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Great and understanding management.
- Friendly, almost like a family atmosphere.
- Fabulous offices.
- Free coffee machines scatter across the office.

Cons

- Lack of training plan what so ever. If you are lucky to work in good team you will learn a lot, but not from all of the senior level stuff in equal rate
- Lack roadmap to higher position/salary within department

Advice to Management

Look at career growth of your employees , help them develop. That will be beneficial for the business and for them.

Other Employee Reviews for Mintel

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Nice people, atrocious management, random career progression"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice offices
    Nice workmates - on the whole really great people.
    A certain breadth of personal responsibility - you're trusted to just get on with your work. As long as you get the right manager. Get a bad one and you're either micromanaged to an early grave, or totally ignored. Pot luck.
    Free bagel for breakfast if you get in an hour early. Free tea and coffee.

    Cons

    No healthcare

    No pension

    No annual review progress at all - career progression is strictly deadman's shoes

    Upper management form an old-boy's club. They've all been there donkeys years. Employee management style may have worked well 10 years ago, but after significant company growth now fosters a sense of resentment.

    No inflationary pay increase - hearing the company made it's owner double digit million pounds in profit last year isn't really that comforting to people earning less in real terms because their pay wasn't increased to maintain parity with the national economy.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being cheap.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great product, but oh, the management!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Very good and growing reputation within relevant industries. Mostly best in class. London office is genuinely superb. Great people. Totally stable and hugely profitable.

    Cons

    The Peter Principle is alive and well there. Incompetent, myopic, micromanaging, demotivating commercial management. No clear roadmap for personal and professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and realise you're not amateurs. Management need to stop hiding behind processes and start earning their salary.

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