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3.5
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Karen Dobie
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance is second to none(in 33 reviews)

  • "A great place to learn the ins and outs of economic research, how various industries work and forecasting/statistical analysis(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sales cycle is extended, but a big deal can offset that(in 11 reviews)

  • "Growing pains that come with a company moving from Small to Mid-size business(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBISWorld full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    nice people and good culture

    Cons

    the work can be dull sometimes

    Advice to Management

    nothing much

    IBISWorld2018-11-16

    IBISWorld Response

    November 27, 2018Company Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed working with us. Thanks again, and we wish you all the best!

  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBISWorld full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good salary Fun environment Diversity

    Cons

    Clique culture Long sales process Detached upper management

    Advice to Management

    Be truly transparent

    IBISWorld2019-05-01
  3. "Where inovation goes to die and direction."

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

    I worked at IBISWorld full-time

    Pros

    Many nice and people with friendly appearance.

    Cons

    Management lacks the ability to lead with clear guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Need structure and direction. Too many ambiguities.

    IBISWorld2019-05-16
  4. "Good for entry-level positions, but not very professional"

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBISWorld full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work Good perks

    Cons

    Open floor plan in noisy office makes it hard to concentrate on work Many recent college grads employed here, so it feels like school/college culture Drama among employees

    Advice to Management

    None

    IBISWorld2019-03-13
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to gain experience, work hard, and have some fun"

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

    I have been working at IBISWorld full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Best job I've ever had, in a much more interesting field than where I came from. -Average age is in the upper 20's, so I fit right in -Work from home days based on tenure -Fun Midyear & Holiday parties, with team-building events throughout the year (the general mgr is all about that) -People are for the most part nice, helpful, and great to hang with -Put in the work and you'll get the rewards and opportunities...

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    Cons

    -Now the bonus structure is different from one business unit to the other, so if you are placed in the wrong unit you can make less bonus -Manager skill level varies- some are knowledgeable and challenge you, while others micromanage and complicate your deals -Some teams have high turnover, though that also might be the field -Not much leeway if you aren't hitting monthly quota -Earnings potential plateaus after a...

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    Advice to Management

    -Get the product strategy down right, rather than pivoting every few quarters. Sellers are more effective when there is a clear strategy. -Promote based on merit and aptitude. There are managers that don't have the experience to lead a team. -Find a new office space soon -Turnover is expensive (duh)- hire people you know will stay and succeed

    IBISWorld2019-01-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solid entry-level job for recent grads"

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    Current Employee - Industry Research Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBISWorld full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Young work environment with fun people - Exposure to various US industries and official government data sets - Will help you develop strong writing skills

    Cons

    - Primarily a revenue focused organization - Monotonous daily work flow - In reality, you are expected to complete more work than is possible in the allotted time frame. Many analysts end up working late and on weekends in order to maintain quality.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reward and provide incentives to production, not just sales teams and CRMs. For many production employees, it feels like the hours and work they put in goes unnoticed, particularly by those in senior management. In general, production employees are feeling burnt out.

    IBISWorld2019-01-20
  7. "Business Development"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at IBISWorld full-time

      Pros

      Somewhat of a unique product offering which has gained significant recognition on the market. Flexible work environment if you are able to prove yourself.

      Cons

      Can be slow to change, however this seems to be improving. Job can be a grind at times.

      Advice to Management

      Involve sales team more often in strategic decision making process, this will help improve a bit of a lack of transparency which exists.

      IBISWorld2019-01-01
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good for experience. Not for growth."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at IBISWorld full-time

      Pros

      Good training for new hires. Company growth in recent years. Product advancements. Exciting work environment and some perks.

      Cons

      Keep your head down and do what you’re asked. Management and culture needs improvement and this could be a result of the fast growth recently - focus on the business brought focus away from the people. Basically, Don’t rock the boat and challenge Management here. As a previous post mentions, they’ll blame it on “cultural differences” despite good intentions.

      IBISWorld2018-09-28

      IBISWorld Response

      November 27, 2018Company Representative

      Thank you for your review. We believe IBISWorld is an exciting place to work, and happy to hear that you agree. Our people are always our most important asset and remain our highest priority, so we are sorry if you feel like you couldn’t challenge ideas. If you have any specific suggestions, ...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "Some good some bad, but overall VERY GOOD place to work in your 20s"

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      Former Employee - BDM in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at IBISWorld full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      work life balance is second to none. people are fun to work with, very collaborative environment. Hierarchical structure is flat, but not too flat. you feel you can talk to anyone at anytime. very rarely will you come across an individual that you do not like on an interpersonal level. Sales managers legitimately have your back, and legitimately want you to succeed, and generate revenue. the goals of the organization...

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      Cons

      most (if not all) of the CONS are product related, and too numerous to type. The product is simply not very robust, the reports are incredibly surface level, and do not provide the client with actionable insight they cant get off the internet for free. compensation, in terms of base salary, is below-market. the top 10% of salespeople W2 anywhere from 100-130K. its almost impossible to W2 over 200k unless you're highly...

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      Advice to Management

      IBISWorld is a fantastic organization with fantastic people. the product just needs to get better, quickly. "yes of course you can get all this information for free, on your own, but think of the time we save by giving it all to you in one place!" cannot remain the firm's strongest value proposition; It's not 2013 anymore. many of the competitors IBIS goes up against (Pitchbook, CB insights, DealCloud) did not exist...

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      IBISWorld2018-08-06

      IBISWorld Response

      November 27, 2018Company Representative

      Thank you very much for your detailed review. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with IBISWorld. We work hard to create a positive culture, and this is done through some of the things you mention - hiring the right people, promoting managers who share and display IBISWorld ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Could be a great place with better leadership."

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

      I worked at IBISWorld full-time

      Pros

      Great sales colleagues. IBISWorld can help a person launch into their full career or at least find their direction. Their top performing salespeople often have their own way of closing business away from the status quo at the company.

      Cons

      New York team has very little leadership. Most of the direction comes from the leaders in Australia. They have hired several VP's to try and make up for leadership that has simply been granted due to tenure or organizational moves. "COO" for example is more of a title than actual function.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in people and upper management that can encourage and drive your employees.

      IBISWorld2018-07-27

      IBISWorld Response

      August 6, 2018Company Representative

      Thank you for leaving us a review. We work hard to ensure we create an environment that sales people can not only launch but also develop their career in sales. We are proud of the environment and are glad you enjoyed working together with your colleagues. Moves and promotions happen ...

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