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Updated November 8, 2018
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  1. "Research analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to start your career in Market research

    Cons

    nothing that i can think of


  2. "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Project Manager are well aware of the research market. They understand the requirement of the projects and support the junior analysts. MD is one of the best expert you'd ever work for. He's the 'Google' of Investment World.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons working here. It's a good company to be working at.

  3. "Like an almost sinking boat"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Client exposure - Not many companies allow this for lower level of analysts, this is a great way to gain some experience speaking to higher executives in foreign client companies

    Project quality at times is great, CI & Due diligence projects are worth it if you're in the eye of your manager

    Monthly review meeting - The CEO takes this seriously, allowing inputs from all employees on how the company should meet its targets

    Office culture - Relaxed, you will meet great people throughout your time. Co-workers like analysts, some senior analysts and BD people are fun to hang out with.

    Cons

    All the other times, project quality is worst. If it is not mentioned to you early, most projects involve cold-calling to obtain proprietary information. No database subscription and thus, limited capacity to perform high-level secondary research.

    Inexperienced project managers - Always led to problems and politics. They will blame the analysts for problems created by them or Senior analysts.

    Illogical recruitment policy - Hire desperate & non-smart people on low salaries and get the most work out of them

    Top Management - Rigid and arrogant on certain occasions, they take interest in protecting those employees who stay longer.

    Pay - Decent, new joinees will always be underpaid though learning to negotiate will always help in this case

    A lot of other strategic issues - Sales & Business Development hardly works to generate new businesses

    Massive attrition rate - the reason for which is the frustration of the employees and not that employees are always disloyal

    Manager bias - Happens the moment someone misreports an analyst's wrongdoings

    Advice to Management

    Get a quality Business Development and Sales team first,

    Improve your attitude & pay reasonably, second

    Work on quality of projects and not quantity


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Most employee unfriendly company ever!"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Career starter in research and advisory without an MBA

    Cons

    Crappy pay - you'll barely survive. it is good as you won't have any time for recreation anyway
    HR - worse than government employees. They will never ever do their job promptly and if you ask them to do something that is part of their job description, they will do it as a favour to you and tell you not to bother them so much
    Vampirish project managers - they will ask you to work on weekends without hesitation cause they have made unrealistic commitments to clients - meanwhile they'll sit and sip copious amounts of coffee and judge you on how slow you are, also will complain about having to work weekends, right there in front of you!

    Wouldv'e given 0 stars if it were possible.

    Advice to Management

    Shut shop and retire. Don't add frustration to the world.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Join if you want to waste your worth!"

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    Former Employee - Fresher in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Fresher in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ValueNotes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can be helpful if you want to learn google searching techniques!
    A very good company if you are okay to work 9-10 hours a day for 19k/month.

    Cons

    1. Zero work life balance.
    2. No perks
    3. The work is monotonous and not productive. They'll expect you to uniquely present google results.
    4. The so-called 'free lunch' is not free. It's deducted from the monthly payout. Not worth it!
    5. The higher management is unprofessional to the root, they've created an environment which you'd expect as a daily wage labor.
    6. They are noobs in the market, I'd recommend you to please stay away from this company at any point of time in your career.

    Advice to Management

    None, I just don't see this company excelling in the near or far future.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Hard working environment, good to learn but takes a toll on your personal life."

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, small team, lunch is provided (although it's deducted from salary), management is approachable, employee structure is flat, young crowd, lots of energy

    Cons

    No work life balance, management doesn't care about employee satisfaction. Pay is low compared to the work, long working hours with no flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to have a professional approach towards the development of the organization


  7. "Excellent place to start your career in market research"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Baner (India)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Baner (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Excellent place to learn market research - an extensive induction program + regular training sessions conducted by company
    2. Company equipped with all modern research related infrastructure
    3. Accessibly top management - very friendly. Project managers are very accomodative
    4. Free lunch, tea
    5. Strategically located in Baner
    6. Fast growth

    Cons

    1. Extremely poor salary
    2. Calculation of variable not clear
    3. HR department extremely rude and non cooperative
    4. No employee benefits - insurance, medical, etc.
    5. Growth in designation doesn't translate into growth in salary
    6. Poor work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    The organisation is bottom and top heavy. Hire some middle management people

  8. "Good company to work!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ValueNotes full-time

    Pros

    Open environment. Get a good exposure to a variety of studies

    Cons

    Salary is less as compared to competitoes


  9. "Recommend to new comers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at ValueNotes full-time

    Pros

    Good learning place for new entrants

    Cons

    No more growth after a point

    Advice to Management

    Should have kept a lot people


  10. "Senior Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good learning place for people entering market research

    Cons

    Overworking employees for profits for management

    Advice to Management

    Grow up!