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Updated June 13, 2017
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  • Work from home or on-site at a client analyzing data (in 40 reviews)

  • The work-life balance allows one to grow in their career at a good pace (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work and learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible timings and you have work from home

    Cons

    I haven't see anything different.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to be given


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to learn for a little, not a good long term place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IRI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some smart and nice people that work here, I enjoyed working with them.

    I learned a lot while working here, it is dynamic and fast paced.

    I could WFH any time I wanted to and a lot of freedom as long as you do your job and meet deadlines/deliveries.

    Cons

    The freedom you are given comes with a catch, you have to always make your self available in case there are issues with a client's delivery/model, this includes weekends and holidays.

    Project management is nearly non existent and reactionary rather than proactive.

    Human resources is absolutely useless.

    Advice to Management

    High level managers are focused on quick wins ("look at what we delivered") vs. overall stability of projects. Root out this culture and growth can be sustainable, but for now, this is not the case.

  3. "Amazing Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Placement in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Placement in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IRI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned about Big Data, retail placement analysis, and adapting to a technical function.

    Cons

    Communication between department is not always clear.

    Advice to Management

    Cross communication between departments is a priority.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Delivery Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Delivery Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IRI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at home some days and great PTO

    Cons

    Horrible Management, very political and will sabotage the careers of those who aren't favored by Management. Your managers will conspire and lie on you to advance their careers. Human Resources doesn't listen.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, provide better training and mentorship.Stop lying on your employees and getting them fired. There needs to be an overhaul new management.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Stuck In Time Warp, Prime For Burnout"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IRI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Work from home flexibility
    - Worked and gained experience with big clients
    - Travel
    - Cafeteria in building
    - Located by train station

    Cons

    - Weak senior management leadership
    - Lack of direction in both role and within department
    - No training, pretty much welcome to your first day....figure it out
    - No communication among groups within the same department; Given the dependency on each part to work together for a holistic output, this is crucial
    - No ownership of responsibilities
    - Lack of motivation
    - Lack of respect between employees and senior management as well as between colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your team and other teams within departments to form a more holistic view; It will be surprising how much more efficient the teams will be and want to work together. Define roles more clearly. Don't be so silo-d. Get into this century with work practices, technology and physical space.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IRI (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clients are great work with.

    Cons

    Database is old and unmanageable. GOC is impossible.


  7. "General Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great future potential for company

    Cons

    Surprisingly potential has not materialized yet

  8. "Flexible employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Insights Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Insights Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home or on-site at a client analyzing data

    Cons

    The Revenue goals are very high


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Director / Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director/Consultant of Client Insights in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director/Consultant of Client Insights in Chicago, IL

    I worked at IRI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to get involved and have impact with clients

    Cons

    Limited promotion and progression opportunities. They don't hire people to grow, they hire them to do the jobs they're brought in to do...and then hope they stay there for as long as possible. They don't always seem build in long-term resource planning and people development into their strategic plans.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IRI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart peers, great client, and great location

    Cons

    Senior management creates such a negative atmosphere ~ when you're in the building for your interview (after many, many phone interviews), look around and see how many people are smiling or look remotely happy. If you're ok being treated like a moron, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    You have smart people who work really long hours and do a great job ~ if you'd treat people decently, and appreciate what you have, then your employees wouldn't be leaving in such high numbers and your profitability would be much higher. Constantly having to onboard and train new people impacts profit in the end. It's a shame that you can't see this and change how you treat your employees.


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