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RISI Economist Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2015

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  1. "Great place for recent graduate"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Economist in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RISI

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Flexible working hours. Great company culture. A lot of challenging projects.

    Cons

    Communication between departments. Need to raise salary.

    RISI2015-03-31
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Small legacy company with a renewed focus on growth."

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    Current Employee - Economist in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RISI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance with many perks. Flexible work environment with a work hard play hard feel. Opportunities to work directly with industry experts, interact closely with clients and hone analysis skills. Senior management keeps lines of communication open and is very good about sharing progress along the way as we work toward annual targets.

    Cons

    On the job training is minimal and many on the management team are involved in the day to day so personal/career growth is really on your own shoulders (no one is going to hold your hand along the way), but I do not think this uncommon among other companies.

    RISI2014-09-15
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good work-life balance, though a very steep learning curve for newcomers to the industry"

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    Current Employee - Economist in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RISI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to travel Learn applied economic analysis from leading experts in forest products Contribute to a variety of projects from day one Strong emphasis on work-life balance Above average vacation/holiday's compared to other companies Excellent staff and positive office environment

    Cons

    Pay and benefits could use a lift for new analysts/economists Some senior content producers difficult to work with Location outside Boston, hard to access via public transit Data systems archaic for an information management company Steep learning curve for new employees given the industry and data systems...sink or swim situation in some cases

    Advice to Management

    Don't undervalue your young employees, they are the future of the company. Focus on new employee training to prevent high turnover as well

    RISI2014-08-29
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Many cracks behind the facade"

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

    I worked at RISI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    casual work environment, travel to major international cities, opportunity for exposure to forest products industry

    Cons

    While some economists praise the work life balance at RISI this is just a reflection of the overall lack of drive the company and employees have. In general this is an ok place to gain experience but not the right choice for any truly ambitious economists.

    Advice to Management

    A complete restructuring of upper management is needed to achieve any future business success

    RISI2014-01-14
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