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Updated February 11, 2019
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Emanuele “Manny” A. Conti
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Pros
  • "Diversity career progression mentoring work life balance compensation" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Really interesting work, good work life balance, excellent day to day work environment" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Great for just out of college to get your feet wet, but little to no opportunity for any kind of meaningful advancement" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Long hours (sometimes until 7pm or even later);" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Love what we do!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Staff in Shelby Township, MI
    Current Employee - Office Staff in Shelby Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kroll full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing place for advancement, great pay, flexible schedules, and a wonderful team environment.

    Cons

    You'll want to work around the clock, but it's never expected. Nothing bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on your team, they'll continue to reward you with success. #teamkroll


  2. "Good company with lots of talented people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Scrum Master in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Scrum Master in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of talented people in the company

    Cons

    Talented people are getting under utilized

  3. "Long hours, lots of stress, but many learning opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kroll full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Kroll will help you learn a lot about the world and global business. Topics of research are usually interesting, but can also be very dry. Research topics change from day to day, which keeps things interesting.

    Cons

    Interns at Kroll work in a separate office and separate city than full time staff, which makes upward mobility difficult. A lot of stress and pressure to do everything correctly is placed on interns, who are not paid particularly well. There very few opportunities to see the impact of your work and the end result. It also seems like everybody is always busy, which makes social interaction at work difficult.


  4. "Dysfunctional with a capital D"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Some interesting clients and jobs

    Cons

    CMO is a tyrant, unstable and vindictive.

    Advice to Management

    Does it make sense to keep spending on legal fees to protect this incompetent?


  5. Helpful (4)

    "ok for a year then a waste of time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Kroll full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary, good benefits, great coworkers (except management) , good training program that gives you tangible skills you can actually use

    Cons

    in reston they start you out with a good salary (more than most are making in entry-level DC jobs) only to crush you with deadlines and low-level work until all the enthusiasm and energy you had are gone. Management pretends like they are open to feedback but when you make a suggestion they only reply that you are unexperienced and young and dont understand the business. As they industry gets more competitive the company refuses to stand their ground and acquiesces to clients that want to pay less than 100 dollars per report.
    The worst part however is the location. No one - absolutely no one wants to work out in Reston, especially the young people that fill 90% of the research positions. All complaints fall on deaf years as the directors and upper management are happy to commute from their suburban Reston mansions to the office every day.

    Advice to Management

    1- get out of reston and move to DC
    2- give your employees more contact with clients, more opportunity to engage and meaningful work
    3 - give employees opportunities to travel and feel like they are valued, train them in more than research and give them real skills
    4- actually be open to feedback


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Kroll full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Environment, Work life/personal life balance

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to list


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Due Diligence Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kroll full-time

    Pros

    Money, a place to go to, and work to do

    Cons

    Stupidity, lack of respect, outdated recruitment process.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Tough place to start a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kroll full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to numerous industries is a plus

    Cons

    Churn and burn mentality to young talent


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    office in a good location

    Cons

    poor management, very little interaction with colleagues, low pay, product not great.

    Advice to Management

    hire new ones.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kroll full-time

    Pros

    I meet a few good people. Many of the people here (namely upper management) are rude, barely speak to me, and seem to suffer from some sort of superiority complex, which I'm sure is only a defense mechanism to mask their insecurities, incompetence, and fear of job instability.

    Cons

    If i could give this place zero stars, I would. Low salary. Extremely poor, unprofessional management team. They are barely present in the office, and use other employees to spy on you, unnecessarily. When management is present, their abrasive personalities often make workers miserable . Many of them should never have been considered to be management material, in the first place. Favoritism is definitely alive and well here, whether you do great work or not. The work environment is absolutely horrible (very stressful, negative vibe overall). This is, by far, one of the worst companies to work for. Whatever they promise you, be sure to get it in WRITING. I will be leaving as soon as something else comes along.

    Advice to Management

    Several of them just do not have the personalities or skills to manage other human beings. All that I can suggest, is that they seek some additional training. Try being a bit more pleasant and less condescending toward their subordinates. It will improve office morale, performance, and employees' view of management, overall. Many problems that arise in the workplace are usually a direct reflection of poor management. With that said, try actually being IN the office.