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RISI Reviews

Updated 15 Oct 2018

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  1. "Nice job for starters, but really bad for career development and salary too low."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RISI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supportive and positive colleagues, provide ethical jobs environment, standard social security and insurance.

    Cons

    outdated price salary range for current employee. New employees always get better salary range even though they are new and need to be trained.

    Advice to Management

    As a growing company, I think it's better to always review employee's salary periodically to always be in market , not talking about the standard salary provided by government, but the real deal that other company with similar position can offer, Otherwise employees turn over will be remain really high.

    RISI2018-10-16
  2. "Growing Price Reporting & Analytics firm"

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

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

    Pros

    RISI is a growing firm, and continues to grow at a [relatively] fast pace. With RISI being acquired by Euromoney in the spring of 2017, its brought stability, investment, and great ideas in terms of future growth strategy in the Forest Products pricing and forecasting areas. The new CEO, Dan Klein, is very engaging and connected with staff. As a consumer I had never heard of RISI, and I imagine most people... have not. However, if you are in the paper industry RISI is like the Wall Street Journal - everyone reads it and the Pulp & Paper Week brand is massive. Walk down the aisles in your local grocery store, and look around at all of those boxes. Imagine how many boxes Amazon delivers in a year and how much those boxes cost. RISI's prices drive over $70B in global trade every year in boxes, paper, wood & timber. Overall communication on performance and results and corporate initiatives is quote good with monthly company meetings and transparency given on how the company is doing. From work life balance and benefits perspective RISI is a great place to work. Benefits are world class, and the team does a good job of making the office environment fun with happy hours and summer barbecues.

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    Cons

    Bedford office building is not the most attractive building on the outside. Inside is quite nice though. Could be more culturally diverse.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your employees and some more career path development would be big.

    RISI2018-01-11
  3. "Analyst"

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RISI for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, interesting job. A lot of content people working for RISI are really passionate about the market they are covering.

    Cons

    Management doesn't have long term strategy to grow the company. People, even long-term employees keep leaving, while mngmt does nothing to keep them, relies on newbies.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, take into account their needs and suggestions.

    RISI2017-09-29
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at RISI full-time for 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.

    RISI2017-06-14
  5. "Work life balance"

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    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

    RISI2017-04-12
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work"

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    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.

    RISI2017-03-28
  7. "News Editor"

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    Former Employee - News Editor in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very lovely people and the senior level analysts and experts are very keen to help the young professionals.

    Cons

    Too many changes perhaps; leadership shuffles could make employees unsure of the company's future.

    Advice to Management

    all good. ^-^

    RISI2017-02-20
  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RISI full-time for 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.

    RISI2017-02-10
  9. "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RISI full-time for 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!

    RISI2017-02-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Information Technology"

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    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.

    RISI2017-02-07
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