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"Not Too Bad"

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Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Lot of freedom to work on my own, nice coworkers, good place to get exposure to large brands

Cons

Pay is low compared to industry

Advice to Management

Be more open to new ways of doing things! Analytics is the future of marketing, and endless crosstabs is not analytics!

Other Employee Reviews for Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Confused and mismanaged, an option if no others"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Projects change continually, and some subject matter is very interesting. Great opportunity to learn about current events and research practices.

    Cons

    Horribly mismanaged; one hand never knows what the other is doing. People are promoted out of convenience and favoritism, not based on skill, education or experience. The result is horribly inept senior and mid level management. Communication is terrible and unclear as are project guidelines and expectations. Don't plan on sharing your feedback or ideas, no one cares. Pay is terrible and you are expected to sacrifice your plands and freetime for the company. Little chance to advance and business and project ethics are questionable at best.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people in the trenches. Pay a little more, offer better benefits and try to actually retain those who will help grown and sustain your company. Quit treating employees like human collateral.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Hot Air Selling and Arrogant Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work directly on research for Microsoft and move on to a position with a client. Be your own boss with no supervision.

    Cons

    Underpaid fresh out of college students are given overinflated titles. The only people who stay are the ones who haven't worked anywhere else.

    Expect to work late and every weekend if you know what you are doing.

    PSB does not respect a persons time and sacrifice. Bonus time will never come or compensate for any of your extra work.

     Employees/Management think they are elite but no one else has ever heard of them or ever will.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wooing potential young employees with big name clients and then expecting them to overwork for below industry pay for prestige only. Upgrade company technologies, facilities, and management.

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