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Eurasia Group Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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2.8
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43%
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Robert J. Johnston
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "You can learn how to research political risk and what private sector wants to know(in 11 reviews)

  • "intelligent people, good work-life balance, interesting work(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management lacks management skills; zero transparency and accountability for those on top(in 6 reviews)

  • "I did not feel that my direct supervisor was invested or interested in my professional development(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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      Current Employee - Administrative Associate 

      I have been working at Eurasia Group full-time

      Pros

      Opportunity for Growth Great working environment

      Cons

      I do not have any cons

      Eurasia Group2019-07-16
    • Helpful (5)

      "Lots of internal dynamics that need to be addressed, but likely won't be"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Eurasia Group full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      • Industry-wise, Eurasia Group has the reputation it does for a reason. Great exposure to interesting work and reputable clients. • Culture-wise, it’s a small company, so you get to know everyone across the firm. Culture is very different by offices. In London, they’re more close and tight-knit; in DC, very relaxed atmosphere; and in NYC, a bit more high-strung because presence of senior management, but great camaraderie...

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      Cons

      • Very toxic environment. High turnover, lots of gossip and politics, people who deserve to get promoted not getting it, people creating their own titles, playing favorites, bad managers and behavior getting rewarded and recognized… • Once you’re at a Director level, whether you were promoted or hired into it, one has a choice to play by the rules or buy into the pettiness and politics. Unfortunately, most of the new...

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      Advice to Management

      • Genuinely get to know your people and hear issues out vs. interrogating people to get answers. You’re only going to hear what you want to hear if you want to intimidate people. • EG needs to undergo serious change management. The firm only addressed cost-cutting this year, but what’s the purpose of restructuring if you’re only going to keep the people who contribute to the toxic environment.

      Eurasia Group2018-12-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Intern"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Eurasia Group part-time

      Pros

      intelligent people, good work-life balance, interesting work

      Cons

      unpaid internship, little supervision and

      Eurasia Group2018-09-13
    • Helpful (15)

      "Problematic Work Environment"

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

      I worked at Eurasia Group

      Pros

      Pretty good work life balance, if you're on the right team. Also, EG manages to hire smart, interesting, and fun young people who are great to work with. Due to quick turnover though, most young people don't stay more than 2-3 years.

      Cons

      The short version: No diversity, mostly a bad place to work for young women, very old school but pretending to be modern in a toxic and superficial way. Eurasia Group has attempted to project itself as a global, diverse, and modern (think start-up culture) consulting firm. However, it is none of the above. It just occurred to EG management in 2017 that country desks should not be dominated by white faces who are not...

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      Advice to Management

      Seems like the major issues around Ian's stewardship are covered in the other reviews. Management is incompetent, but it doesn't really matter since they are basically powerless under Ian anyway. I would say if EG plans to change anything about the employee experience, they need to hire a third-party HR team that isn't beholden to Ian.

      Eurasia Group2018-09-20
    • Helpful (8)

      "Ian Bremmer has become the Kim Kardashian of political risk—that’s not a compliment!"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Eurasia Group full-time

        Pros

        Very good for junior analysts to learn; smart people

        Cons

        Senior management lacks management skills; zero transparency and accountability for those on top

        Advice to Management

        Keep political scientists away from management and hire professional managers

        Eurasia Group2018-08-22
      • Helpful (10)

        "Fire the president"

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

        I worked at Eurasia Group full-time

        Pros

        Very smart and dedicated junior to mid level staff

        Cons

        Eurasia Group has never really developed past a vanity project for Ian Bremmer. Instead of an analysis company dedicated to producing the best product possible and growing forthwith, it felt much more like a base from which Ian managed the media precences of himself and his friends (in Eurasia Group management). As the management is controlled by his whims, the company can only truly change if Ian sells it. Expect it...

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        Advice to Management

        Ian should diversify the ownership structure so that the company isn’t for his sole gain and new ideas for growth are considered. Employees feel that they’re on a bandwagon for his enrichment alone.

        Eurasia Group2018-08-10
      • Helpful (13)

        "The fish rots from the head down"

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        Former Employee - Various in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Eurasia Group full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Good place to begin a career in political risk, but leave before your morale is killed by the miserable management

        Cons

        The reputation of Eurasia Group and its founder have been in steady decline for years, and for good reason. The place isn't serious about good analysis anymore. Its essentially a media company, organized for the benefit of the founder's brand name, not the company's clients. People are figuring that out.

        Advice to Management

        There's nothing to tell management that they could possibly execute. Sell the business.

        Eurasia Group2018-07-26
      • Helpful (11)

        "Avoid"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Interesting colleagues, snacks (when they’re there), okay W/L balance

        Cons

        Cruel, elitist environment where your trajectory is determined by subjective tastes / beliefs. Be prepared to be gutted by irresponsible decisions made by management after working your behind off. This firm has zero values and a warped culture - discriminatory practices are rampant as well.

        Advice to Management

        management does not listen.

        Eurasia Group2018-08-01
      • Helpful (4)

        "Analyst"

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        Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Eurasia Group full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Collaborative culture. Research-driven. Young company with a start-up feel.

        Cons

        Lack of transparency from management. Arbitrary decision-making. Old boys club in management.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to your employees. Stop losing talent. Maintain a healthy culture.

        Eurasia Group2018-05-19
      • Helpful (13)

        "Long hours, toxic corporate culture filled with bullying and wrongful sacks."

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        Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Eurasia Group full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Some nice, smart and dedicated people to work with and learn from. Downtown Manhattan view from the office is cool for Instagram posts.

        Cons

        Long hours, toxic corporate culture filled with bullying and wrongful sacks. People gossip and say things about each other a lot. The company does not put an emphasis on creating a healthy, humane corporate culture, nor do they care about junior employees at all. All of the internal company events that you see on social media are no more than an effort to promote Ian's public appearance.

        Advice to Management

        There's no use of giving advice anyway. It's all about Ian, his ego-centric character and ambition to build an empire evolving around him. Judging from how disgracefully and ignobly he handles his personal life and affairs, I don't think his company deserves any of my constructive advice.

        Eurasia Group2018-05-09
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