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Greenwich Associates Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Access to senior management, professional development (in 9 reviews)

  • Especially the people, work-life balance, challenging work but you learn a tremendous amount (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Location in Stamford, somewhat relatively low pay for the industry although it has raised recently (in 9 reviews)

  • Minimum wage, monotonous nature of the work (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, needs some improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally speaking, everyone I worked with was really very nice. GA has a decent culture and I was appreciate of the perks and the help from HR.

    Cons

    It was very clear that the Consultants shouldn't be managing CAs. They can provide good mentor-ship and guidance, but they aren't meant to be managers, it's not in their DNA


  2. "Great experience for short timeframe"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Greenwich Associates (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, interesting projects, great people.

    Cons

    Not much (if any) upward mobility or career movement.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Easy job but also very boring."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates part-time

    Pros

    Very easy, spend all of your time sitting down, pretty much paid to do minimal work. Definitely not a strenuous job.

    Cons

    Can be a bit boring at times. You're allowed to talk to the person next to you when you aren't on the phone (which is pretty often) but often times you don't know the person next to you so you spend you entire shift staring at a computer screen.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to management. Management is awesome and there aren't any issues with them. Very nice people.


  4. "Great Culture"

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work.
    Great work/life balance.
    A good amount of out of office activities (sports, company events, etc.).
    A lot of room to grow.
    Well known company in the industry.
    Management is very approachable.
    Company seems to be headed in the right direction.

    Cons

    Long hours at times.
    Training can be improved (although if you are proactive this is not a problem).


  5. "Business Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time

    Pros

    The people I work with are incredibly smart and it's a culture where everyone goes out of their way to help colleagues. The firm has an impressive list of clients which makes the work we do more interesting and relevant. There is a lot of emphasis on social and educational events which is nice.

    Cons

    The work environment is very demanding and management puts a lot of emphasis on change, so change happens often. Some find constant change frustrating but others (like me) find it refreshing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving change but understand the impact it has on the organization and better align comp with those who are enabling the most important changes. Better communicate the rationale and implications of change. It's clear to some but not others.


  6. "A great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Though the work is challenging, Greenwich is a great place to begin your career. For those people willing to work hard and put in the effort, you'll get access to senior people both internally and externally very early on in your career. And the team environment is great - no one takes themselves too seriously!

    Cons

    Obviously it's a client service organization, so the hours can be long. It's a small company so there aren't written rules/procedures for most things, so you need to be a self-starter to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving people opportunities to move up in the organization. One of the things that attracted me to GA was the fact that a number of MDs had join Greenwich early in their career.


  7. "Challenging work; Highly intellectual employees"

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

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Especially the people, work-life balance, challenging work but you learn a tremendous amount

    Cons

    Lack of training and the technology is outdated

  8. Helpful (1)

    ""Great first job. Advancement for self promoters.""

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Associate Level II in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Client Associate Level II in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to many different businesses: Consulting, Market Research, Financial Services, Relationship Management
    Lots of responsibility early on, ambitiousness rewarded
    Heavy client interaction
    Very intelligent consultants who are knowledgeable about the space and passionate about their jobs
    Right direction with talent management and firm transformation
    Awesome company parties
    Advancement and promotions are forthcoming for high performers

    Cons

    IT systems are outdated and break often
    Cyclical nature of work - often alternating very busy and then not very busy
    Lack of transparency by middle management
    Minimal company growth

    Advice to Management

    In an industry that isn't growing, continue looking for opportunities to broaden, grow and add new business. This will ensure that employees feel like there is opportunities for their own growth and advancement. Positive company direction - now need to execute.


  9. "easy money, low stress environment very flexible scheduling and nice place to work i love it sooooooo much you should wo"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    laid back vibe super friendly managers and staff super cool place awesome stuff yeah lots of great stuff at greenwich associates

    Cons

    the calls can be awkward, rude and uncomfortable, people are very stupid and annoying on the phone when they are trying to act funny


  10. "Excellent Place to Launch a Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Client Associate in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -A great office, filled with smart, talented individuals
    -Smaller organization allows for more interaction with senior leadership
    -Challenging work with an entrepreneurial culture
    -Loyal organization that finds ways to leverage talented individuals
    -3 weeks vacation and good benefits

    Cons

    -Long hours and demanding leadership, but excellent team environment makes it easier
    -Location makes it difficult to commute from New York City


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