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Investor Group Services Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investor Group Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and culture.

    Cons

    Can be long hours at times but manageable


  2. "Market Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Investor Group Services full-time

    Pros

    Hourly rate, free drinks, nice environment.

    Cons

    Monotonous work. Only working on one project at a time, with basically the same responsibilities makes the work tedious

  3. "Kick-start your career, but leave once you have the experience you need"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start out your career. You instantly get management experience and it is full of analytical rigor. You can make great relationships with your peers from other great colleges in the area (like Dartmouth, Middlebury, Wellesley, Harvard, etc.)

    Cons

    It's a small company, but often it's hard to connect with upper management. The culture is closed off and there is a divide between temporary workers and full time salaried employees. It adds to a weird feeling of inequality.


  4. "Market Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Got valuable experience doing primary market research. Found out I am good on the phone, interesting window into many different industries. Gave me the experience I needed to get a full time job w benefits at another research firm. New employer says it's difficult to find people who can do good interviews via phone, so if you're good at it, you can move along to better job. The coworkers are really so nice and helpful. Work environment is cheerful, great city view, and office is bright and comfortable.

    Cons

    Not full time. No guarantees on 40 hours each week- can go weeks without work - not cool. They don't pay for your 30 minute lunch as required by Massachusetts law. No upward mobility. The owners will bring in their kids to do jobs and hang the faithful employee out to dry.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to get research subscribers so you have steady workflow. Stop putting out this false idea of a permanent senior research position and structure your business to balance cash flow. Pay for the 30 minute lunch as the law requires. I def would have stayed if there was room for growth in responsibility and salary.


  5. "IGS"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Winchester, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Winchester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Investor Group Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job to take vacations with

    Cons

    Too much time off in between projects

    Advice to Management

    Respect the researchers


  6. "Market Research"

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    Current Employee - Market Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Market Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Investor Group Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, great ambience, nice location

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and employee interaction.

    Advice to Management

    Engage Employees more on team building skills.


  7. "Good!"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst Intern in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst Intern in Westwood, MA

    I have been working at Investor Group Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small and fun environment to work in

    Cons

    very small, limited opportunities to switch from research to consulting side

  8. "Pre MBA and Post MBA rolls"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career, rapid learning and fast paced industry diligence for private equity firms. Great culture and management.

    Cons

    Not a true downside for the right profile of person, but requires commitment and willingness to work long hours to get the most out experience. As much as feasible, there is an emphasis on work / life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Better long term career opportunities.


  9. "Great exposure for young college grads"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great diversity of skills, minimal travel

    Cons

    Little discussion of professional development


  10. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investor Group Services full-time

    Pros

    Great first job out of college
    Close and smart starting class

    Cons

    Long hours
    Double and sometimes triple staffed
    Management primarily cares about selling business, not about the wellbeing of employees


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