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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great mix of academic/ethnographic approach to market research and consulting"

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    Former Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hartman Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Highly collaborative, creative, and engaging work environment. Some of the smartest, most insightful, and nice people I've ever worked with. It's a small company with a strong focus on building intellectual capital and is currently shifting towards a stronger strategic, consultative focus. It's not a place for Type A's who are searching to climb any ladders or dominate teams. It's well suited to deep, creative thinkers...

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    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed, meaning it's difficult to allocate human resources to various project needs. The nature of project proposals and clients sometimes limits the scope and space to experiment with research methods and deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the strong focus on building intellectual capital. Provide your employees with the resources they need to develop their own and the company's capabilities.

    The Hartman Group2017-10-22
  2. "A Food Culture-Focused Consulting & Research Firm"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at The Hartman Group full-time

      Pros

      Hartman is growing its consulting services while maintaining research capabilities, so the employment opportunities here have expanded beyond research positions in recent years. If you have an interest in food culture, this is a good place to keep on your radar. So far, I have seen the company both hire skilled people from outside and promote talented people from within. Colleagues here are bright and happy to collaborate...

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      Cons

      The organization's size means that its benefits package is less generous than those at large firms. Hartman was up-front about this during the hiring process. The location in Bellevue means the office is subject to the standard, day-to-day commuting pains that are familiar to everyone in the Seattle metro. Some schedule flexibility and a remote work day once a week help with this.

      The Hartman Group2017-03-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "Audit Senior Researchers"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at The Hartman Group

        Pros

        Really INTERESTING work with some brilliant folks.

        Cons

        Some of the more seasoned folks do not follow any sort of scientific/research sound protocol. Making up results based on their own theories and ideas, rather than providing accurate data.

        The Hartman Group2016-04-06
      • Helpful (2)

        "Not worth it"

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

        I worked at The Hartman Group full-time

        Pros

        A paycheck - albeit smaller than average for the area and industry. And, having your own office - although your stuck there because there's no flexibility with work schedules.

        Cons

        They really don't do much new research, relying mostly on old data and studies. Anything new is put through the filter of the old. Bias is strong amongst most of the senior employees - which doesn't make for good and true ethnography. Any new ideas brought in by younger, fresher employees are scoffed at and ignored.

        Advice to Management

        Step outside your bubble and see the world through fresh eyes. Ethnography can not be true when filtered through bias. Really look at your senior employees - they may be good wordsmiths but they are not actually performing strong ethnographic research.

        The Hartman Group2015-09-05
      • Helpful (2)

        "It was okay."

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

        I worked at The Hartman Group

        Pros

        Work-life balance is was okay. It provided a paycheck.

        Cons

        Difficult to expand individual skill sets while being there.

        The Hartman Group2015-07-22
      • Helpful (1)

        "State College Office"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at The Hartman Group

          Pros

          Great group of people, management is easy to talk to, everyone is very willing to help each other

          Cons

          Very hard to get into at the entry level. Worked for the company part-time for a year while I've been in school, and when it was time to hire someone full-time, they brought someone in from outside.

          Advice to Management

          Just keep doing what you're doing, guys!

          The Hartman Group2014-05-04
        • Helpful (4)

          "Smart people, great work, but unfocused, weak strategy"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at The Hartman Group full-time

          Pros

          Well-respected niche company with high-level of client satisfaction The insights staff is strong and provides high quality work Fairly professional environment

          Cons

          Lack of business focus - seems to change every six months (all the different iterations of the businesses) Weak senior mmanagement communication Weal sales & marketing

          Advice to Management

          Stop trying to be all things to all people

          The Hartman Group2013-10-05
        • Helpful (2)

          "Very smart people. Disorganized structure and Management."

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook

          I have been working at The Hartman Group full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Really smart people. Great field of study

          Cons

          Not good at staying current with tools and management strategies.

          Advice to Management

          Be more open to doing things differently than in the past.

          The Hartman Group2013-07-31
        • Helpful (1)

          "People here are passionate about food culture"

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          Current Employee - Senior Quantitative Analyst in Bellevue, WA
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook

          I have been working at The Hartman Group full-time (Less than a year)

          Pros

          Fantastic work-life balance - you work eight hours a day and you don't check emails after hours Deadlines are fair - no rushing to finish things at the last minute Project management structure includes people with a wide variety of skills. You can learn about a lot of different things as a result

          Cons

          Employees could be friendlier Management is a bit disjointed - their project management structure is results in diffused responsibility and it's not always clear who is in charge of projects

          Advice to Management

          Find your niche and hammer away at it.

          The Hartman Group2013-05-08
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