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ICR Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Glorified Sweat Shop + Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ICR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It’s hard to consider any PRO’s of working at this company with so many deep rooted issues. The Pros: proximity to train station, good client names to add to your resume and a steady bi-weekly paycheck with mediocre health insurance. A good stepping stone to get a “real” job with a profession company.

    Cons

    First and foremost, I feel badly for the clients. They are sold on pure fantasy and pay a great deal of money to receive absolute crap of service. Once the deal is signed, clients are added to a massive roster of companies that is lead by one point person. It’s not practical for 1 person to handle that many accounts and still produce good work. The work is smoke and mirrors and recycled work. The environment is...

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    Advice to Management

    Clean the swamp. You have a serious issue at your organization and time to be better. You pretend you are but you’re not. Look at your reviews, not the fake ones your HR planted or begged employees to write, the actual real raw reviews. Be better.

    ICR2019-07-11
  2. "Amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at ICR full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    no cons to be said

    ICR2019-06-04
  3. "Environment"

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    Former Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ICR full-time

    Pros

    Friendly. Everyone there is nice and willing to help.

    Cons

    Sometime there are only few people in one group and may in different branches.

    ICR2019-04-05
  4. "Awesome Experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Norwalk, CA

    I worked at ICR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, Management teaches you well

    Cons

    There are no Cons for this company

    ICR2019-02-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place I Ever Worked"

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    Former Employee - Associate > Senior Associate > Account Supervisor in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ICR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are so many I don't even know where to start. The culture that the CEO and President have built here is ridiculously awesome. I have multiple co-workers who have become life-long friends. I got to experience all aspects of the financial communications industry. You should consider ICR more of a family than a place of employment because once you get here, you likely will be here for the rest of your career. It is...

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    Cons

    Some people on the IR team (far from everyone) need to do a better job of treating PR better than a red-headed stepchild. It has improved over time, but still has room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have built something that I thought only existed in fairy tales. You treat your employees so well. You guys are people who I'd gladly go into battle with any day and take a bullet for.

    ICR2018-11-29
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Antiquated. Will overwork you"

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

    I worked at ICR

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent pay. Decent people.

    Cons

    They will overwork you. Common for people to take work home and while on vacation. Antiquated model where they internally communicate to each other via email (you will drown in emails). IT team is fairly anti-Mac, so God help you if that’s your comp of choice and something breaks. No real capacity checks or understanding how long something takes, so if you don’t meet your deadlines, that’s on you for not working on it...

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    Advice to Management

    Rather than overpay people to take home more work, hire more people. Start using better tools to facilitate communication across all teams (Slack!). A company that is anti-new tech can’t entice new talent.

    ICR2018-10-31
  7. Helpful (7)

    "ICR will own every aspect of your life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ICR full-time

    Pros

    The client roster is impressive and you will see how the work you are doing is directly impacting your clients.

    Cons

    Little-to-no communication, direction, engagement with/from management. Insanely top-heavy with a strong focus on having senior-level titles to impress clients and managers absolutely play favorites, going to the same team members for key assignments over and over. They also recycle everything they do - from going to the same media, to find/replace swapping out clients in projects. There is zero work-life balance -...

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    ICR2018-09-26
  8. "ICR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ICR full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work. Nice group to work with

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. Could use more structure

    ICR2018-08-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account director"

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

    I worked at ICR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Where is Most IR firms work with small cap companies they work with larger firms. Very title conscious workers.

    Cons

    The organization is too top-heavy with close to 100 partners, VPs and managing directors. To use a now un-PC phrase “too many chiefs not enough Indians.”

    Advice to Management

    Give more responsibility to people with less fancy titles

    ICR2018-08-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Investor Relations Associate"

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    Current Employee - Investor Relations Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ICR full-time

    Pros

    There is a huge learning curve and you're thrown right into demanding, high-level work, but it pays off in the end because you're learning great skills that will help grow your career

    Cons

    There is no company culture. It is a quiet work space were people get in, grind and go home. If you're looking to have a lively, fun office life, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Investor more time and money in building culture! Especially with new hires. There is no mentor program and it can be hard for new hires to meet people and have coworkers they feel comfortable asking for help from.

    ICR2018-03-23
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