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Institutional Investor Reviews

Updated May 17, 2019

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3.0
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Institutional Investor CEO Andrew Rashbass (no image)
Andrew Rashbass
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great hours and work life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good work/life balance, great location, provides access to the financial industry for networking purposes(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Decisions made by upper management usually mysterious(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great team"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Institutional Investor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was able to work with a wonderful team, and had opportunities to report on the side.

    Cons

    There is only one true con that I can think of, and that is the cold (50 degrees) office.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to take care of the team.

    Institutional Investor2018-03-26
  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Investor in New York, NY

    I worked at Institutional Investor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are ok for the company

    Cons

    Salary could be competitive for the company size

    Advice to Management

    can improve

    Institutional Investor2019-04-22
  3. "Company transitioning fast to reposition for future"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Institutional Investor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong global brand, highly respected externally, positive changes to business wise and culture wise to reposition for future. Big changes in areas like diversity and inclusion being positively received.

    Cons

    Some politics/decision making still lethargic, but if you don't let that stop you, it won't

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change and let employees drive it - they are ready and willing

    Institutional Investor2018-12-05
  4. "Hard to feel at ease"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Institutional Investor full-time

    Pros

    Immediate team was great. Good lower and middle management. Benefits are comprehensive.

    Cons

    Office space feels quite empty, as groups are sold off over the years; can have affect on morale of office. Career moves can take a long time; you need to work well independently, and ask constantly for changes. Decisions made by upper management usually mysterious. Hard to relate to other groups in the company. Work culture seems uncultivated.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees vocal appreciation.

    Institutional Investor2018-08-19
  5. Helpful (5)

    "The glory days are gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Institutional Investor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Management lacks clear and unified vision; department heads seem to be unsure as to what business they are in and as a result often compete against rather than cooperate with one another; no real leadership from the top

    Institutional Investor2018-07-23
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Writer and researcher"

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    Former Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Institutional Investor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people work here. Unlimited sick days. Happy hours.

    Cons

    The people who worked in my department seemed to have taken the job because they needed a job. It wasn’t fun, the pay was terrible, and management played favorites. They rewarded longevity, not hard work. I really enjoyed quitting.

    Advice to Management

    You could compensate people more for such miserable work.

    Institutional Investor2018-07-25
  7. Helpful (4)

    "No shortage of clowns in this circus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Institutional Investor full-time

    Pros

    Get in with upper management and you're set for life. Cronyism rules Great for slackers, office is empty by 5

    Cons

    Rotten from the top and the poison runs all the way through this toxic company. Incompetent sales people are promoted and given pay rises, not for selling, but for sucking up to their bosses. People are hired not on their ability to perform but whether they have family who are friends with management. Sexual harrassment not uncommon. HR is there to defend and protect the company and help build cases to fire... employees rather than protect them. Pregnant employees beware, that's apparently a reason to get fired here! Systems are a joke. I've never seen a company with so many, let alone so many that dont work. The few good people that work there (if there are any left) are treated with disrespect and disdain when they try to follow the policies and procedures. The UK team barks demamds of the US team without understanding what they really need or what the information they're given actually means. Be prepared to work on US holidays, as the UK don't care. In their eyes, the US staff are second class citizens.

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly I think its beyond repair. No advice could save this company from this downward spiral. I think this was once a great place to work. Its not any more and I sincerely doubt this company will survive the next 5 years

    Institutional Investor2018-07-13
  8. "Assistant Controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Institutional Investor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Management and staff are very accommodating, courteous and friendly.

    Cons

    Company is downsizing due to slow growth in the Publishing sector.

    Institutional Investor2018-05-01
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Do not join"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Institutional Investor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, good pay, respected brand in U.S.

    Cons

    Group CEO has made dreadful changes to the company, and made a swathe of redundancies. People have been treated dreadfully during this process, and a dishonest process has impacted lives and morale. The company does not believe in investing in key markets outside of the U.S., and the Group CEO is rather concerned with his bottom line figure than being an innovative leader in the financial media space.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the Group CEO. His toxic methods are dated and out of place in today's world.

    Institutional Investor2018-04-30
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Hilariously bad management decisions"

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    Former Employee - Data in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Institutional Investor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good stories about how bad senior management is

    Cons

    Salaries, lack of appreciation or recognition for anyone not in sales/marketing/editorial

    Advice to Management

    In my experience, Institutional Investor is not a very good company to work for. It can be fun if you can maintain a sense of distance, because senior management often makes hilariously bad decisions. But sadly it’s often hard to laugh when those bad decisions affect you. They’ll claim they have no money or resources to improve their products, then in the next breath will tell you they have a lot of cash lying... around and are looking to make acquisitions. They sometimes even acquire products that are remarkably similar to their existing products. If you talk a lot of nonsense and kiss up to the right people you can probably get pretty far, but only if you work in sales/marketing or an editorial department. Employees who work in areas like technology get zero recognition because management simply does not understand what they do. When I left, there were more people with the title “Head of Development” then there were full time developers. The heads of technology were all project managers. II also has a habit of not only ignoring claims of sexual harassment, but of actively promoting the people accused. Would not recommend. Management needs to look at the current environment and figure out how to properly allocate resources and money.

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    Institutional Investor2017-12-15
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