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Zacks Investment Research Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Their work- life balance and flexibility is great (in 6 reviews)

  • Good and Friendly Work environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation & Benefits- No as such (in 4 reviews)

  • Extremely bad salary, poor bonus, no hikes at all (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Review of Zacks Reserch Pvt Ltd"

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    Former Employee - Junior Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Junior Research Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best reason to work in Zacks is for good environment.There has lots of things to learn.As fresher you can learn lots of things of finance from zacks.Work profile is excellent.

    Cons

    Very low salary structure and there ha no extra benefit for employee e.g medical expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve the salary structure and try to provide some extra benefits to employee for their future.


  2. "Busy Company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    Keeps you busy. Job security.

    Cons

    Keeps you too busy. Seasonal job.

  3. "Diversity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company policy on diversity and they do not tolerate any forms of discrimination. Their work- life balance and flexibility is great! Building has a free lounge and fitness room. Very satisfied with the company and job security.

    Cons

    A/C is too cold in the summer

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide great leadership and opportunities to your employees.


  4. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody that works at the firm is extremely nice and easy to get a long with. They help you through the process to become the best you can be

    Cons

    Long hours, but the work pays off. This industry as a whole isn't for someone who is satisfied with steady compensation. This industry is for the hard worker that wants success. This industry separates the hard working from the very hard working.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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    "Be Strong"

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

    Pros

    Steady work. They like to let you learn new things whenever it might help. Comfortable work facilities and equipment.

    Cons

    If there are personality differences and management decides they just don't like you, you going to have a bad day.

    Advice to Management

    Build people up. Don't tear them down and then expect work improvements. this is a workplace and not boot camp.


  6. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time

    Pros

    Great place. A lot of career advancement. Good pay

    Cons

    None. I love it and want to remain here for my career.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A good place to start a career

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities.

  8. "Poor experience"

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    Former Employee - Research in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the office location is easy commutable

    Cons

    No growth. lower than market wage. poor management in most departments. seasonal layoffs


  9. "No Salary Hikes even after three/four years"

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    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    Time Flexibility, good environment for girls, good for mothers

    Cons

    Extremely bad salary, poor bonus, no hikes at all

    Advice to Management

    Please look into the salary structure


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Zacks.com"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back office, No-micro management, GREAT work-life balance, Great location in Chicago's "Loop", Gym discounts, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Lots of complacency in the company, Lots of "Old guard" throughout the company, Older work environment, Not much room for advancement, stagnant growth, no stock options/401 Match

    Advice to Management

    Re-invest into the company or take on an outside investment - losing good talent with the lack of growth. CRM systems are outdated, competitors all offer 401 match, pay more!


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