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Frost & Sullivan Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  • Bonus payouts have been delayed for 2 years in a row with no word from senior management (in 35 reviews)

  • When you employed by F&S, you will receive a minimal or no training, there is no routine refresher course too (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Best Practices Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and work life balance

    Cons

    The only con for me was not having an opportunity to do coding because the profile was very business oriented


  2. "Great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The learning opportunities are vast if you are a self-starter and can take responsibility for your success. Brand is well known and respected. A good stepping stone career to gain experience. Opportunities to travel and work remotely. Can be lucrative for those driven by competition and sink or swim attitudes. Above average client base. Lots of flexibility and very little micromanagement. Company-organized events and activities for employees.

    Cons

    Corporate drone environment paired with low salaries yields high turnover rate and low morale. Workplace culture is disjointed and cliquish due to the poor communication between business units. Revenue and sales targets trumps employee development and quality/delivery of products. Be prepared to take on additional responsibility with no increase in compensation. Egotistical attitudes and bullying tactics apparent in upper and middle management. There is an overall culture of bullying here that involves being sized up and ostracized by veteran employees if you don't fit in. Employees have legitimate concerns which mostly go unaddressed, forcing them to believe that it's 'just the way things are here' and their opinion doesn't matter. Overall would not recommend.

    Advice to Management

    invest in better employees over loyal ones

    Frost & Sullivan Response

    Feb 22, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, we are happy that you found your experience with Frost & Sullivan to be a good learning opportunity. It is true that in our environment, self-starters and those ... More


  3. "Worst Company ever"

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    Former Employee - Senior Industry Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Industry Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to meet excelent analysts and people. Unfortunately, they don't stay very long due to bad managment.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth, very bad managment and very low salaries


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Overworked and under appreciated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time

    Pros

    The Frost & Sullivan conferences are located in desirable destinations for great networking.

    Cons

    Employees are overworked and underpaid with false promises. Very negative working environment with no praise for success.


  6. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Growth Diagnostic in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Growth Diagnostic in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're okay with making cold calls then you'll do great. Unless commission opportunities and monthly birthday cake for employees.

    Cons

    You rely on a lot of people to do your job and unfortunately they're not always available so you get stuck.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Waste of Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time

    Pros

    May be a good place to start for entry level then move on quickly non room to move up

    Cons

    Not a very innovated company very stagnent


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to start"

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

    Pros

    The flexibility in this company is like no other (This is why everyone is lazy). You will be working with Key decision makers from global organizations, primarily Global 500. This company is a good stepping stone for those that are not sure about what direction they would like to set their careers too.

    Cons

    Weak leadership, and no clear direction on the future of the company. Extremely disorganized and they never follow thru with ideas or initiatives. Horrible communication between divisions, and outdated technology.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider investing more in communication between divisions.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Very Concerning Business Practices"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules are helpful.

    Cons

    Extremely capable US Citizen employees are vanishing and being replaced by off shore people in India. It costs less. It is terrible to lose well connected co-workers, in a business where it is the people connections help drive the business revenues. Targets are high and challenging to even meet.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Like high school....complete with cliques, mean girls and games! Event professionals STAY AWAY!"

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    Former Employee - Events
    Former Employee - Events
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Frost & Sullivan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work remote, travel and really that's about it

    Cons

    The Events team are experts at backstabbing, bullying and blaming. Never in my professional career have I dealt with a group of people that are so toxic. If you do not fit in, you're chastised, treated like a pariah and basically left to flail in the wind until you cannot take the isolation anymore and you leave.
    In my time there, I watched this scenario unfold on several coworkers. Events team leadership is even worse. They are so one dimensional and so benign and so hands off that they instead of formulating their own opinions about team members and their capabilities , they are listening to the opinions of their event managers/sponsor sales and production people aka the sorority sisters/mean girls who basically decide who stays and who goes.

    I left of my own accord after acting like one of the girls for several years which I am not proud of.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at this team...although I'm sure if upper management actually cared, they would have done something with this train wreck already

    Frost & Sullivan Response

    Oct 11, 2016 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The Events team is truly passionate about their work and over the years, have developed strong bonds. No team is without healthy disagreement at ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity but also roadblocks"

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Committed people. Great brand.

    Cons

    Strengths are specific analysts. Great if you want to be one or work with them.

    Advice to Management

    employees can have great ideas also more ground up input more efficient admin process consider reapportioning numbers - less snr management and more bright young people



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