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Eurasia Group Reviews

Updated September 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "good chance to work with intelligent people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group part-time

    Pros

    people are intelligent; cooperation is emphasized.

    Cons

    meeting clients' inquiries sometimes can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    do more to retain experienced people.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Beware of top-down management style"

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

    Pros

    Most employees are pleasant and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Management has no backbone, top-down approach to running the business is harmful to employees, lack of diversity, unpleasant work environment.

  3. "Great place for entrepreneurial types"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group full-time

    Pros

    It's an intellectually stimulating and inspiring place to work. It has an entrepreneurial culture that rewards proactive employees.

    Cons

    Management is more reactive than proactive. Single shareholder structure limits growth and corporate strategy. Chronically understaffed - people are often stretched and under-resourced.

    Advice to Management

    Bring technology and UX into the 21st century and address above cons.


  4. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eurasia Group full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, nice offices, also there are snacks!

    Cons

    Long hours, there is a fair amount of upper management pressure


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Junior research staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic access to top multinational company c-suite as well as portfolio managers, junior members given lots of responsibility and client time, working with top intellectuals in a highly stimulating and challenging environment, with flexibility to gain additional responsibilities and expand the role. Good work-life balance overall

    Cons

    Esoteric management at times, and decisions made at the top seem inconsistent. Compensation for junior staff is low compared to other consulting companies but higher than think tanks. overall a great company to start your career.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a business consultant or get more outside advice on how to organize the company and streamline procedures.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Good but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional and growing political risk firm. Analysts are highly qualified and people have significant responsibilities even at junior levels. Constant direct engagement with clients

    Cons

    Low salaries and slow growth.

    Advice to Management

    Improve salairs


  7. Helpful (7)

    "mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very bright group of young analysts who know their regions well

    Cons

    poor overall management created a chaotic work environment; little opportunity for advancement; poor compensation and benefits package

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for analysts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Brilliant people who are passionate about their work and true experts in their countries and regions
    -Impressive client base
    -Every day is an opportunity to learn something new
    -Relatively flat corporate culture
    -Promising ideas for the future
    -Generous perks

    Cons

    -Priorities for the business and research sides can clash
    -Path for advancement not always clear
    -Need more support for professional development
    -Need more structure in how people and work are managed

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees, but also actively reach out to them. Solicit ideas on where people see problems and how they'd like to solve them, and keep them in the loop as much as possible. There have been concrete improvements, but frustration is still there from veteran employees.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Substantial opportunities for junior staff; bright coworkers; supportive environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love working here because the day-to-day is really enjoyable, and the long-term outlook is also positive. I have:
    - smart colleagues who are really passionate about what they do (love talking strategy, theory, and numbers) and very fun to be around
    - interesting work that is always changing - if you like roller coasters, this is a good ride
    - EG is industry leader in political risk and is working wisely to expand into new areas of expertise
    - flexible work policy (can work out of London and NYC offices) and generous vacation policy leaves you feeling refreshed and motivated
    - friendly, relaxed, and collaborative office environment without ulterior motives unlike other places in DC

    Cons

    - Research and bd sometimes have different client-related goals and are not on the same page

    Advice to Management

    Keep being open with staff, but improve communication between senior management so that different messages are not passed down. Work on cohesion and shared goals between research and bd.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Culture and management stuck in last century's attitudes and practices"

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

    I worked at Eurasia Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous vacation, not a super stressful environment (depends who you work with though), and a nice-looking office. For most people, the hours are not anywhere near what they are for other consulting firms. Colleagues are some of the brightest minds in the field, and in general, people are pleasant to work with. I've made some friends. The firm is good at attracting smart, solid, good people. It's great to be in a place where current world affairs are discussed every day, you'll learn lots of cool knowledge to impress people at parties with.

    Cons

    The leadership is unfortunately stuck in the last century. They operate from a mind-frame that feels very much like a one-way street and feels like this: "We pay you, you do what we need you to, and we don't really care about you as a person or whether you are happy here." It's clear that they know that plenty of people want to work there, and the unspoken message is that most of us are dispensable. Not once have I had a single person (either my boss or HR person) ask me what my career goals are. In their defense, it is not their fault, it is simply the culture and they are just living out the attitude of the leadership, which is very 1950.
    Thus, the mood at work is rather somber and serious. Not an enjoyable environment. Most people don't really seem happy to be there. Oh, and big turnover. For these and other reasons.

    Advice to Management

    -Start paying attention to the shifts in employee-employer relations worldwide. The market has changed! Nowadays, solid employees with great results can go work at companies where they do feel like someone cares about their career trajectory, where they feel like they are in a partnership with their employer.
    - Put people in leadership positions not just for their skill, but for their ability to manage other people effectively and humanly.
    - Do a full assessment of your talent in-house. You have so many intelligent people, and you know nothing about them and what they could do for the company! Do not leave all that talent on the table. Go out and get to know them, and have them use all that intelligence and skill.


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