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Equilar Reviews

Updated May 22, 2019

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3.4
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Equilar CEO David Chun
David Chun
81 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to learn and develop your craft(in 9 reviews)

  • "Equilar does offer great benefits for entry level and mid-level experienced professionals(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is also absolutely no work-life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • "were being development since no one is there to say no to him anymore(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Chicago Office Review"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equilar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I couldn’t be more delightfully impressed by the culture and people here in Chicago. There are many things about Equilar that I have come to enjoy. (1) Everyone in the office is always willing to go the extra mile to help one another (something that I haven't seen at most sales organizations) ,(2) it is refreshing to work in an environment with smart, curious and capable people and (3) The clients are great! it is exciting...

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    Cons

    None at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building Chicago!

    Equilar2019-05-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Review for Chicago Office"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equilar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Joining the Research Department in Equilar Chicago office since February, I am genuinely impressed with the culture, the workplace dynamics. One of the very best thing about Chicago office is the people! Everyone is super sincere, helpful, professional and supportive. My research team are all young professionals. We care about each other and make sure we all get the help and support that we need! Different classes in...

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    Cons

    There's really nothing I can think of at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Equilar2019-04-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Chicago Office/AM Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equilar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Executive team is very accessible & opportunity to work closely with VPs and CEO - Interesting client needs & opportunity to work closely with client C-suite - Great industry (esp. corporate governance) training - Potential to travel for events - Great coworkers

    Cons

    - Emphasis on daily metrics can get in the way of overall sales goals if you're not working to stay on top of them - Company is still working out how to integrate sales and marketing but making progress! - Some growing pains associated with a young management team

    Equilar2019-04-12
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to Start your Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equilar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Rotation program - LGL : Learn Grow Lead program - Friendly atmosphere. - Awesome colleagues, friendly mentors and positive work atmosphere

    Cons

    - Little micromanaged. - no clear expectation from CEO.

    Advice to Management

    none for now.

    Equilar2019-03-05
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Micro-management at its best"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Equilar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of so far.

    Cons

    No work life balance Upper management eats the profit that lower level works hard to achieve You need to account for even a sneeze Amount of time you spend at office evaluates your performance than the work you do Hostility environment

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are not your slaves nor they destroy the company. Have some confidence on your employees and stop micro managing them.

    Equilar2019-03-28
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Chicago"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equilar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A true learning atmosphere that promotes new ideas and different perspectives. Equilar is grounded with individuals focused on providing client solutions targeted at the C-suite, bringing the best out of the internal team, and driving our business. Real time feedback is welcomed, and utilized for the betterment as professionals. It is encouraged to be real, accountable for yourself, clients and colleagues - being hard-working...

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    Cons

    Manual reporting processes are not efficient; however, management is working on improving these processes. While top management can seem to be very hands-on/involved with client service teams (i.e. micromanaging), the ultimate goal is to provide the team with product/industry knowledge in order to drive value for all our clients that utilize our data.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being transparent and emphasize how valuable our services are for our clients given the current industry trends relating to executive comp, corporate governance and board intelligence solutions. Lastly, continue being open to all employees' ideas and welcome upward feedback.

    Equilar2019-02-11
  7. Helpful (3)

    "So far so good and getting better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Human Resources and Administration in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equilar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I get it... one look at the title and you're thinking this review is totally bogus or at the very least self-serving. You can think what you want but I consider myself a person of integrity and would not put up a review unless it was honest and accurate. I can't speak for the experiences of others at Equilar as I know based on my role in the company that some have had negative experiences (you’re probably saying “pssh,...

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    Cons

    I’d be remiss if I didn’t share some cons about Equilar. No company is perfect and Equilar is no exception. - One of the bigger complaints is low pay. Equilar is a small to medium sized company amongst giants in the tech industry here in Silicon Valley. It’s never going to compete in wages with the likes of Facebook and Netflix. Yes, sometimes the beginning salary is low especially on the entry-level research...

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    Advice to Management

    I agree that Equilar’s management should listen more to what the employees have to say and try to do what they can to keep employees happy. However, sometimes that’s easier said than done. What if the thing that will make an employee happy is completely unreasonable and totally not feasible for the bottom line of the business? The company and the management can’t deliver and they’re pegged as uncaring and horrible...

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    Equilar2019-01-08
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Not a good place to work at all..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equilar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can find some really good people here.

    Cons

    This place is NOT for you if you want: 1. pay raise. 2. to work in a team whichever you like 3. to pursue your personal goals. 4. recognition 5. to do WFH 6. work-life balance and list goes on......

    Advice to Management

    1. Stop micromanaging, 2. Believe in your employees specially women. 3. Stop having single-person decisions. and list goes on.....

    Equilar2019-01-22
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Campaign Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equilar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent and Fun work environment! Great place to learn and develop your craft!

    Cons

    None that I can think of. It was a Great Place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and excellent communications!

    Equilar2018-10-31
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Review of the Chicago office"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equilar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are a number of great reasons to work at Equilar and a few of those reason I will outline. 1) Learn - Grow - Lead.. as you work at Equilar, even in your first year, Equilar will give you an allowance to advance your career through educational courses. They are invested in their employees just as their employees are invested in the company. 2) Career advancement.. continuing on the trend of the 'Lead Grow Learn'...

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    Cons

    I would really like to see some more positive work done in the community. Being able to give back in the Valley and Chicago on a work day would really show those in our communities that we care. At previous employers in Chicago, we were allowed 8 hours of 'Community engagement' where we we had the option to spend one day outside the office, during work hours, volunteering. A number of our clients are in the Valley and...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees like your employees invest in you. Risks are always inherent, but if you have team members enthusiastic about the future of the company, take the chance!

    Equilar2018-10-22
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