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"Great collaborative environment"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates as an intern

Pros

Great team culture
Good office facility

Cons

Small teams that do not interact much with other departments

Advice to Management

none

Other Employee Reviews for Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Learn everything you can...then move on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job for early in your career, wonderful learning opportunity, enough experience (from data analysis to communications strategy) to pad your resume and truly impress your next employer

    Depending on your team, there can be cool projects with industry-leading clients

    (At least when I first started) really wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    PSB's reputation is not strong today. While Mark Penn is definitely a controversial figure, the history of the firm and it's political roots are what differentiate PSB from other market research firms. Branding the company as anything else significantly decreases its prestige, especially when recruiting talent

    Depending on your team (and level of commitment) poor to horrendous work/life balance, expect occasional (to frequent) 12 hour days and demanding emails at 10pm

    Promotions are dependent on chance, not merit. You can advance quickly here if you're on the right team, at the right time

    Some of the mid-level and senior leadership is quite young, and more focused on themselves than training and mentoring junior staff

    Advice to Management

    PSB will continue to be a place that hemorrhages young talent, if it doesn't find a way to incentivize talent to stay. While junior staff can be temporarily placated with beer, pizza and occasional parties, they will ultimately leave for companies with better reputations, modern employee benefits and competitive compensation.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It all depends on your team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given a lot of responsibilities from the start and so learn at a quick pace how the research projects work. Can move fairly quickly up the ranks if you're motivated, good at your job, have a good attitude, and are willing to put in the hours.

    Cons

    Very little training, no consistency across teams (1 team will leave at 5 every day, another will be here til 9 each night). If on a team with a lot of work, you'll be expected nights and weekends to get everything done (at the same salary point as those who are rolling out early each day)

    Advice to Management

    focus on training lower level staff, as there's a lot of analyst turnover. Try to improve the project loads to make it more equal across teams.

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