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Updated March 20, 2017
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  • Work from home or on-site at a client analyzing data (in 38 reviews)

  • The work-life balance allows one to grow in their career at a good pace (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate"

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

    I have been working at IRI full-time

    Pros

    Great people, exciting & fast-paced place to work, very interesting in scope of current media/consumer revolution

    Cons

    Tough and sometimes unrealistic expectations - company has some work to do on execution


  2. "General Review"

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    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


  3. "IT sold out America"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at IRI full-time

    Pros

    Could be a nice place to work

    Cons

    IT is all outsourced to India...
    Not enough Americans IT workers, where are the (Asian, White, African American, Latinos)?
    Indians only hire other Indians, need a EEOC claim filed asap

    Advice to Management

    Implement a diversity program Chicago is a diverse city and the work place should reflect Chicago, not India.


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  5. "IRI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IRI full-time

    Pros

    innovative co but losing it

    Cons

    lack of resources to service


  6. "Flexible employer"

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    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


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Director / Consultant"

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    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.


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    "Consultant"

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    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.


  9. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, KY

    I have been working at IRI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sociable; great location; nice office with private parking.

    Cons

    Progression isn't easy; laid back attitude; lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Support those out in the field with clients.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Meh....OK place...not very exciting."

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    Former Employee - Principal Client Services in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Principal Client Services in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IRI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people- less politics than many other places. Not HR driven (thank goodness)! IRI tends to overpay.

    Cons

    Top leadership is more focused on selling IRI than growing IRI's true capabilities. They are former management consultants, and not research focused. They want to sell the "shiny object" of the day. CEO's statements on numbers for participation numbers are very on the fluffy side.

    Advice to Management

    Come back to reality, get out of the ivory tower, and REALLY start communicating with your staff.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing learning opportunities"

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

    I worked at IRI full-time

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to learn and grow overall. More specifically learning spans technical skills with CPG tools and databases, and analytic skills with true insights

    Cons

    It takes patience, self direction and loyalty to succeed onsite at a smaller to mid sized client location.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunity for travel to and interaction with the Corporate office and all Company events and communications



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