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Euromonitor Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  • No clear career progression and no evidence of meritocracy (in 12 reviews)

  • No growth opportunities and sales cycles are long with low pay (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great organization to lift early careers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    - The work itself is genuinely interesting, and our flagship software is well-positioned in the industry, having a large portion of Fortune 500 companies as clients.
    - Chicago colleagues are social, vibrant and friendly. The environment is very bright and airy, featuring great views of the lake and downtown.
    - Incredible summer and winter parties at Chicago's top-notch venues.
    - Experiencing other job functions is possible and encouraged. You are welcome to apply internally for postings across offices - great opportunity for those who perform well and aren't tied down to one city.
    - Exposure to passionate colleagues across offices, with a very wide variety of experiences and backgrounds.
    - The vacation and health benefits are among the very best in Chicago.
    - Work-life balance is very good here. In fact, Euromonitor recently won an award for it. Employees will have no problems managing their lives outside of work.
    - Work-from-home flexibility after two years of employment. In a time where flexibility is king, this is greatly appreciated.
    - Working hours flexibility: begin work any time from 8 through 10 a.m. I don't take advantage of it, but it's appreciated.
    - Ongoing CSR initiatives and workday volunteer opportunities.
    - Lots of training opportunities. Interested in learning something new? Go for it!
    - I've met some great friends here.

    Cons

    - Everyone's mileage may vary, but I find some teams to be slow-moving, or non-communicative at the least. As such, it is challenging to accomplish tasks without delays. Delays are common, expected and accepted here.
    - In my opinion, leadership and research always seem to be focusing on the next "hot new thing," pumping out new products left and right and not investing in improvements of older offerings.
    - Not necessarily a "con," but Euromonitor is best for early careers. In my opinion, there is little opportunity for those with more than about 7+ years of experience (give or take, depending on the person) - at least in Chicago.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your passion alive - you guys are doing great!

    Just three suggestions:
    1. Invest more in UX design and user research for Passport, our bread and butter. Some of the functionality is clunky and confusing to the average user. Passport's homepage could be simplified and use a facelift.
    2. Review pay scales, especially for revenue-generating functions. Top-notch benefits only offset low compensation so much. Low compensation = higher turnover.
    3. More visibility across ALL teams - we want the "why" behind decisions. Salesforce Chatter has helped here, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.


  2. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    nice people, interesting space to learn

    Cons

    lack of support and structure


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Acct Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Acct Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Acct Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting clients with challenging business questions

    Cons

    Well below market salaries, seriously short-sighted arrogant exec leadership

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so arrogant as to pretend to know and listen to clients' if indeed the firm's primary focus really is to provide the best client solutions


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very happy overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I couldn't ask for a better work/life balance. Very generous vacation policy, flex hours, decent health benefits, freedom to work from home a day or two each week (once you earn it).

    It's a high-growth company that offers you the ability to have extremely interesting, and ever-changing, strategic conversations with some of the world's largest consumer companies.

    My team is very collaborative and my manager treats me like an adult and doesn't micromanage my day-to-day.

    Sales sees a higher turnover than research/IT/design, but overall there are many tenured employees, and many of those in senior management have experience in multiple departments within the company over the years, which is positive for career development opportunities, including relocation to international offices.

    Cons

    Outside of fun summer and christmas parties, the company can be kind of cheap on expenses. The company seems to undervalue facetime with clients and restricts travel budgets. There are also few fringe benefits outside of free fruit that gets put out once a week - more could be done to foster employee morale.

    Hot desking policy in the office has eliminated personalization of work stations and office looks sad/plain as a result. Outside of regular hours it looks like half the company has been laid off. And with no name plates or regular seats, it makes it hard to get to know new employees that aren't on your immediate team.

    Office furniture could use some updating to be more efficient/useful.

    Advice to Management

    Better internal communication is needed, especially for big changes in policy, personnel, or strategic direction. Not just the what, but the why.


  6. "Former Independent Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting projects, learn a lot on the job.

    Cons

    Compensation can sometimes be on the low end.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    Small, friendly and international office. Good opportunities for learning and growth if you´re a proactive, autonomous and go-getter person. Good benefits including 20 days annual vacations instead of the usual legal 15 days in Chile.

    Cons

    It a private, family owned business which still operates as a small family business in many aspects. Team and department budgets are tight and there is a lot of room for improvement in IT systems.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, communicate more and be much more transparent.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated people who are fun to work with. Great learning experience to get to know FMCG/CPG. The work was very interesting in the beginning.

    Cons

    Work can get tedious and repetitive after a few years. Opportunity for long term career development was not clear.

    Advice to Management

    Think about ways to help researchers learn new skills in an organized and professional way. Be more open about opportunities to advance within the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "If you get a good territory it's great. If not, good luck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Business Development Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Strategic Business Development Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and lots of autonomy to build your book of business

    Cons

    The product is not made for every company in every industry. If you get stuck with a non-cpg list of accounts, it's going to be very hard going.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate. Listen to your clients. Provide a clear path for career growth for your employees.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good place for sales experience but not for career advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Sales training has vastly improved
    - Core hours give employees greater work\life balance
    - New hires start with 4 weeks worth of vacation
    - Passport is an excellent product
    - CSR efforts
    - Very nice people in the office

    Cons

    - Negative sales atmosphere starts at the top and permeates down throughout the entire sales organization
    - Inorganic sales growth. Current philosophy is to grow sales by rapidly adding sales personnel which leads to smaller territories with the same unrealistic sales targets.
    - Unrealistic sales targets lead to reps becoming disengaged and poor morale
    - High turnover rate
    - There are no definable career paths. This remains a huge weakness.
    - Product is being watered down with datagraphics
    - Product interface remains confusing and not user-friendly

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. New ideas are needed at senior levels of management. Most of the senior managers have been with the company for several years and don't have a fresh perspective.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    Casual and friendly environment. Flexible hours and good benefits. Interesting mix of products/solutions to offer clients.

    Cons

    Average base salary, tech available to employees needs updating.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more work from home opportunities. Show more flexibility in pricing negotiations.



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