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Schlesinger Associates Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Pizza some days , Flexible schedule (in 7 reviews)

  • paycheck, some co-workers, free food at times (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Learn and grow here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great relationships, fun events, employee appreciation. Forward thinkers!

    Cons

    Should be more inclusive of employees at all levels, and try to put yourselves in everyone shoes.

    Advice to Management

    If you ask be sure you truly listen, and follow through.


  2. "Qualitative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Qualitative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Qualitative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlesinger Associates part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Get to work with top clients in the country
    - Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    - Job description sometimes unclear

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Constant picking with certain employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talking to people who mostly love it when you call

    Cons

    Racsist on the down low, picked at me all the time, terminated for no real reason and surrounded me like a pack of dogs to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat loyalty with hatred and tread on people who are there to help you.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Big company with no vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Growth potential. Security. Working at a company with a known brand to clients.

    Cons

    Always looking to change and restructure while forgottten the fundimentals are key.

    Advice to Management

    Take our ideas into account and make changes based on those in the field; doing the work.


  5. "Great coworkers and CEO"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist/Qualitative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Qualitative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlesinger Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment and staff were wonderful

    Cons

    Unsteady Schedule. Hours were all over the place, but that goes with the territory


  6. Helpful (5)

    "The very bottom of the scum bucket"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlesinger Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you have always wanted to be treated like livestock, you've come to the right place!

    Cons

    Everything, there's no words to describe the abusive practices management use to maintain control while the company is actually in shambles. HR is a joke, upper management and company ethics are pathetic. Pay is atricious, bonus and raises are terrible when the company reports it's doing great. Prepare to work 50-70 hours a week and be treated like an animal while you're at it. The funniest part is when the company reports all employees are "really happy" on the annual feedback they collect.
    Company culture is competitive, cutthroat and toxic. The worst kind of people thrive in this environment. The company's lack of professionalism is truly astounding, so much so that I was actually impressed a company could be SO unprofessional and continue to exist.

    Advice to Management

    Expect people to work reasonable hours, pay for overtime, listen to employee feedback. You are in the feedback industry. It's a really bad sign when you can't do what you sell.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Don't work here unless you want to stay in a low level position forever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlesinger Associates full-time

    Pros

    -They employ smart and hardworking people
    -Company is ahead of the curve on technology, etc.
    -Nice co-workers

    Cons

    -Employees are not shown any appreciation for hard work- in fact, they are just dumped on even more.
    -HR Director has said that long days (more than 8-10 hours) are expected of everyone and not a reason to complain or feel like you are working more than you should. Do they compensate for this? No.
    -No work/life balance
    -High turnover rate- company is never fully staffed
    -Underpaid staff, bonuses and increases are a joke
    -No room for advancement. They overlook existing employees for promotions and bring in outside people instead, many of which are unqualified for the positions they are hired into.
    -Benefits are expensive and terrible. No vision insurance and no 401K match.
    -Company doesn't invest in training and retaining employees. Staff not utilized properly.
    -Majority of staff is unhappy and company makes grandiose statements about how they are working on changing things, but nothing happens besides them setting up a peer-to-peer shout out page or themed dress up days.

  8. "Okay for a period of time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Schlesinger Associates full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment and lots of team spirit. Coworkers generally keep nice and fun. Enjoyed beer cart Friday once every quarter or so.

    Cons

    Benefits are unrealistic and disheartening. Long term careers here are untenable because of this. Get in, get your experience and retire from a company that will invest in you, rather than doing the bare minimum


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Something to add to your resume"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Recruiting Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Occasional catered lunch, friendly project management, great dental coverage

    Cons

    No organization, delayed communication, very little quality control, micromanagement, rude and demanding clients, no communication between departments

    Advice to Management

    Get organized, and when someone gives you an polite and professional two week notice, allow them to finish their 2 weeks instead of dropping all their hours and telling them to leave immediately.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good starting point, no longevity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to clients, challenging atmosphere, diversity of workload, exposure to C-Suite managers, many relocation opportunities, good introduction to market research for those wanting to get into the industry.

    Cons

    Grueling work hours, extremely poor pay (below market), lack of transparency, disorganization of the company structure, very little opportunity for advancement, little recognition for achievements.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to overwork your managers and expect for them to work over 60 hour weeks regularly, the least you could do is offer reasonable salaries and advancement opportunities.


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