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RISI Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at RISI full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great company culture, competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to implement necessary change.

    Advice to Management

    Be more receptive to change ideas from your staff.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in New Bedford, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work life balance, 9 to 5 type of workplace
    - flexible schedule, just make sure you get your job done
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Career growth is literally non existing, the only way to advance is to wait for the head of your department to retire
    - Limited room for development as a professional- heavily depends on the department you are in.
    - High employee turnover
    - Terrible office space in Bedford (headquarters) for a company that outperforms for like 3 years in a row

    Advice to Management

    Treat "working ants" as the key to your company's success rather than easily replaceable people. That's not how you attract and retain talented employees.

  3. "Work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RISI full-time

    Pros

    Laid back work environment and good health benefits

    Cons

    office can be difficult to commute to


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company culture, fine place for entry level sales to learn the ropes"

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

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

    Pros

    The CEO is a man with a plan. He has turned up the growth curve in a previous flat business by evolving the products and services and upgrading the exec team. There is a sense of shared purpose that was missing when I joined in 2013.

    Cons

    Specifically for sales, there is limited room for growth. The "top job" is occupied by a great leader. Inside/outside account managers report to him and there is no obvious next role for anyone on this team. There is a young, energetic inside sales team that feeds the account manager position when openings arise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Find a way to make room for top performers to keep on moving up. Be more flexible about working from home.


  5. "Power struggle between offices; Management doesn't value the soldier ants working at the bottom"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Editor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is quite competitive, lots of international travel opp

    Cons

    Every employee, however loyal and hardworking, is replaceable to management, and two managers said that in the open!

    Management at Brussels and Boston offices always pull rank and try to grab onto as much power. Too much gossiping happening between offices, resulting to valuable employees leaving. China office has too much drama, which filters to other offices. Career growth non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your managers' spending closely to save on cost instead of just laying off employees. Value your low rank people!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Information Technology"

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

    I worked at RISI full-time

    Pros

    Not as many as they show or you would think

    Cons

    Management lack in empathy. Products have no vision and strategy.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to excel for those who are driven to succeed"

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

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

    Pros

    RISI rewards intelligence, innovation and determination. The company moves quickly and rewards those who help it succeed. I have worked at RISI long enough to watch several people, myself included, move up in position and in compensation due to their hard work.

    For those who are motivated by achieving goals and making an impact, RISI is a great place to work. The company is small enough that if you have good ideas and are willing to work hard to implement them, you can get things done that you would not be able to in other organizations.

    Cons

    (I don't see this as a con but others might).

    Complacency is not acceptable. Those looking for a simple job that requires little thought or effort should look elsewhere. The company takes care of diligent employees but operates lean and will not wait for those who lag behind.

    Advice to Management

    Stay aggressive!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company with great corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice casual corporate culture, friendly people, knowledgeable management. Company has a stable history and a solid reputation in the industry. Good benefits and salary. Fun place to work and good work/life balance. Low employee turnover.

    Cons

    There really isn't anything negative that I can say about the company other than there wasn't a career path for me because the company was so small. Need to create better career paths for employees to encourage the to stay longer.


  9. "Company is respected in its market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at RISI full-time

    Pros

    The company is a leader in its market and is generally respected in the industry it serves.
    Good work-life balance
    Good level of autonomy

    Cons

    A bit sleepy -- good place for people with families, but less exciting for people in their 20s who would rather be downtown.

    Advice to Management

    Stay close to customers -- don't make decisions from an ivory tower. Past management has gotten in trouble when being out of touch with customers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility and work-life balance. Because it's a small company you have a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Little room for growth.


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