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Updated Sep 16, 2021

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3.4
61%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
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Wood Mackenzie President Neal Anderson
Neal Anderson
102 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work culture and work-life balance(in 73 reviews)

  • "great people working in the organisation(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Zero career progression (virtually no one goes from non-mgmt to mid-mgmt) and zero salary progression (you are lucky to keep up with inflation)(in 11 reviews)

  • "The fundamental issue is that the parent company Verisk has unrealistic expectations of margins(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      Apr 8, 2021 - Sales in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Great product, solid brand reputation

      Cons

      Increasing competition with new products

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Very talented people

      Sep 16, 2021 - Vice President Consulting in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Professional environment Talented people Excellent reputation Diversity matters

      Cons

      Not creative Not risk-taking Little coordinated development of less experienced consultants

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great exposure to energy, will have to work hard. In the end it is consulting.

      Jun 21, 2021 - MA Consultant in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      - Immense exposure to energy markets, across all commodities - More mature business (compared to new entry competitors with 25% of data vs WM) - 25 days off, no questions, no limit on schedule - Smaller working teams, so more work, but more exposure to clients and real life problems - Direct access to research analysts (many of these now leading in other corporations) - Pre Covid world, a lot of international exposure and travel - Actually a good female/male ratio for an energy company - 5 weeks off paternity leave, 16 weeks of maternity leave - Your analysis can impact governments, regulation, transactions, and corporations - Gain depth of knowledge of energy industry and trends - Highly diverse

      Cons

      - Consulting, consulting, consulting (expect long hours, and high standards of deliverables) - Some Directors and above are not great at explaining things in detail/mentorship - High stress environment

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Egocentric senior leadership

      Jun 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Most colleagues at director level and below are driven and passionate, few VPs and SVPs are seasoned industry veterans. Company provides good work life balance with increasing flexible options. Perks like PTO, healthcare benefits are one of the best in the industry. Company could do better on parental leave policy, definitely getting better. Overall good option for young analysts who want to learn about energy markets.

      Cons

      While working with other analysts, consultants and managers can be rewarding, people sitting at senior management are some of the most clueless and egocentric individuals. They make decisions in their ivory tower in the UK and roll them out at their whim. Even as some non-monetary perks are above average, salaries can be uneven across the company. The company claims to be investing in energy transition as the growth engine but best salaries are still reserved for employees in the oils business. The process for annual reviews and promotions is opaque and punishes all round performance and only benefits if you play their game. For obvious reasons, employees in fossil fuel teams, including some with the biggest social media presence, are egregiously dismissive of energy transition. It seems as if their only job is to protect themselves and their clients from what's been the writing on the wall on climate change. Those dismissive views come out in almost every meeting, reports and social media.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Friendly and professional

      Sep 6, 2021 - Research Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enjoy working here. Good vacation and quality people.

      Cons

      Growth opportunities are harder to come by.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok company

      Jul 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      good vacation policy and benefits

      Cons

      Primarily focused on bottom line, not much on people

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work if you like corporate like environment

      May 26, 2021 - Software Engineer II in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work speed is slow due to layers of protections and approvals. Growth potential and career development

      Cons

      salary is on a lower side. HR questions are slow to get resolved

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Too many cooks

      May 27, 2021 - Director 
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      Pros

      Good benefits, some smart colleagues.

      Cons

      Too many cooks, nobody is trusted to do their job, things don't get done.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      Jun 14, 2021 - Research Analyst in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Nice benifits, vacation, offices, people

      Cons

      I dont have much to say here

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Work with people across the globe

      Mar 30, 2021 - Research Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collaborative, good benefits, good pay, flexible working environment

      Cons

      Work off-hours to collaborate with teams, no defined career path

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