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IESE Business School Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IESE Business School part-time

    Pros

    good environment and people to work with

    Cons

    can not think of any yet


  2. "Student"

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    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

  3. "Always a challenge to undertake."

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    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.


  4. "Conservative school, very poor-quality research, and extremely hierarchical structure."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Barcelona (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good campus and good food for price. Also flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Extremely conservative environment. They do not include you in the research process. Beware of what they say in the job description about what you actually will do in your day-to-day job: they told me I was going to be doing research and I ended up doing administrative work. Also they pay extremely low while being a super rich school. If I could go back I would have never had gone there. This school is the perfect example of the old, conservative, rent-seeking, extractive Spain.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary of RAs, and ensure that they are part of the research process. Do not write in the job adverts that they are going to be doing research if they are not.


  5. "Need to nurture your talent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent Faculty, very smart and highly educated research assistant peers. There is a large emphasis on the individual among many employees.

    Cons

    No career path opportunities within the institution

    Advice to Management

    Offer opportunities for young bright research assistants to develop within the institution. Nurture your talent.


  6. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment for learning and connecting with interesting people

    Cons

    Little chance of career development and salary increase


  7. "Director"

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

    I worked at IESE Business School full-time

    Pros

    great mission, smart colleagues, international scope

    Cons

    slow decision making, politics, lack of flexibility

    Advice to Management

    delegate more in the smart people you have on staff

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

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    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).


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. "Interesting, if temporary, work"

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    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


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