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"Friendly work environment with interesting work"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

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

Pros

Great work environment - people are friendly and willing to help each other out. As an intern, you are placed on a specific team, but I felt that the work was varied and interesting even within that team. Also, HR makes an effort to make sure that you are exposed to work in most of the business sectors of ORC (which is many) through intern lunches and presentations by senior level team members. Overall, a great learning experience.

Cons

Compared to other summer internships, it isn't paid very well (especially for NYC).

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Help! We've fallen and we can't get up!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ORC International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You are able to work remotely and away from the infected mother ship.
    Remaining researchers are good people and do their best in a bad situation.

    Cons

    Regular changes of ownership and poor, uncaring management have destroyed this company. The regular change of its name hasn’t helped either. Company currently owned by its third private equity firm which means, you guessed it, a fourth is most likely in their future.

    A Napoleon Complex personifies the top leadership. They do not have a good track record overseeing companies, and they have a very, very nasty disposition. Not much love, care or respect thrown the employees' way. It's 100% me,me, me. Very distasteful.

    Regular downsizings (company wide and quarterly in 2012) of mission critical staff. Many of the best-in-class custom market research folks left this company one way or another over the last few years.

    Current managing directors (MN area) are quite spiteful, and prone to emotional, irrational, and highly charged outbursts. They simply make up stuff on employee reviews to cta. They lack business, management, and basic people skills. Famous for bridge to no-where strategies & business plans. They’re OK behind the scenes as project managers, but overseeing a vertical – no way. Client facing situations - absolutely not.

    The VP of Sales slot has been left vacant for some time now, which is a big problem.
    Sales reps are accepted as a necessary evil and given little support or voice.
    No formal training or proper assimilation of sales reps.
    You'll spend much of your day trying to figure out which end is up, cleaning up messes and herding stray cats to get RFPs out the door to clients; only to get blown out of the water because pricing is so out of whack with the rest of the market – with no value add.

    Sales goals are pretty much industry standard but hard to make just the same because the staff you need to back you up just isn’t there.

    The quasi-supervising Sales Operations area is grossly unqualified. They have never sold the company's solutions, generated a lead, or been part of a research team. It's pretty emabarrasing to listen to them. Not much help there.

    Salary is OK. Comp Plan is OK. No payment issues. Severance is no longer guaranteed.
    Zero growth opportunities.
    Company uses Microsoft CRM
    Benefits are very expensive for families.
    401k matches are small and are paid in Q1, not throughout the year. So if you leave voluntarily or involuntarily…?

    If you're in sales or research, stay clear of this company if you have any self-worth.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and go sell toilet paper since your comfortable watching things go down the drain. Let real, accomplished, smart business professionals take charge.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great introductory experience to market research"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ORC International as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -professional but comfortable work environment
    -multiple intern lunches to meet with higher level management and learn more about the business/company
    -introduced to a lot of different projects and various aspects of the research process
    -best part was the great group of people to work with; in general everyone is very friendly and willing to help/answer any questions

    Cons

    some down days where there's not too much to do, but was always encouraged to reach out to the team if that happened.

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