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IESE Business School Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "Student"

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

    Pros

    Bi-lingual opportunities, Challenging case-based teaching method, Diverse student population, Overseas Modules and unique trek experiences

    Cons

    Very challenging course load, Career services could be more involved in networking events, Course/casework takes time away from networking and professional activities


  2. "Always a challenge to undertake."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IESE Business School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Super smart people (mostly MBAs), great benefits regarding holiday time off and health insurance. Never a shortage of things to do. Always innovating.

    Cons

    no clear career paths, actually the career paths are super random. you have to be comfortable with not knowing where your current job will lead to next. low salaries in general but on par for a salary in spain.


  3. "A very good atmosphere among colleagues. Spirit of Service. Excellence."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IESE Business School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good armosphere. Networking. Amazing oportunities to learn from great people. Easy to take profit of the education of the Business School. Easy to balance work and family.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough order in the structure. Very hierarchical (not easy to get promoted). Little salary. In some sense is a bit "family business" (you have to be happy with that if you work there).

    Advice to Management

    It's an incredible place to work in. With a lot of pressure sometimes. Very important to have clear expectations about next steps about salary (There are no significant increases ever).


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  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Barcelona (Spain)

    I have been working at IESE Business School (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, possibility to work both independently and along professors

    Cons

    Slow bureaucracy, sometimes left without any work to do


  6. "Interesting, if temporary, work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IESE Business School part-time

    Pros

    Stimulating, international work environment with intelligent and caring colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of options for professional development if an entry-level worker; low salaries


  7. "bad environment, not meritocratic company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MBA Area Coordinator, Admission Department in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - MBA Area Coordinator, Admission Department in Barcelona (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IESE Business School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -nice if you like the edictional sector
    -very innovative
    -very intelligent professors and employees

    Cons

    -not meritocratic at all, many employees are hired because they belong to a famous, rich family ;(
    -no room to move if you are hired for administrative job positions
    -Opus Dei's compliance: be careful if you do not fit in with that mentality
    -search of perfection, notsearch for excellence

    Advice to Management

    need to be merotocratic and more ethic


  8. "Program Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IESE Business School (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work because of its people, the learning experience and the environment

    Cons

    Salaries could be more competitive


  9. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)

    I have been working at IESE Business School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, variety of projects, international community. Possibility to attend lectures and in-company courses

    Cons

    No chance of progression unless you pursue a PhD or MBA.


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    "Barcelona"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IESE Business School full-time

    Pros

    good international business school in BCN

    Cons

    conservative Spanish culture, employee are not working as they should do


  11. "Great climate, smart people, nice locations, challenging job... need to improve some aspects of career management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IESE Business School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great climate and nice people to work with. People are friendly, helpful and nice. They are always ready to give a hand if necessary. Lots of challenges to affront: new programs, new materials, excellent program participants, etc. Great international expansion. Amazing class participants: well educated, smart, nice.

    Cons

    In the school there are lots of process hurdles to overcome when you need to get (easy) things to do: such as getting a micro-website, or getting out a brochure, etc.
    There is no career path established for managers.

    Advice to Management

    Improve coordination between departments --IT, programs, GEO, communications, etc. Create career paths for all managers.



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