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Leonard Zacks
39 Ratings
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  • "Low pay, no structure, very unclear of direction(in 6 reviews)

  • "Very low salary structure and there ha no extra benefit for employee e(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Advisor"

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

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time for 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

    Zacks Investment Research2016-12-01
  2. "Sales"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time

      Pros

      Great group of people to work with

      Cons

      Low salary and no culture

      Zacks Investment Research2019-04-17
    • "Zacks - The worst research on wallstreet"

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      Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      super casual clothing

      Cons

      bad management and low pay

      Zacks Investment Research2019-02-25
    • "This is a Review Headline"

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      Current Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Pros were not micro managed, gym, boss was really nice, and everyone in the office was nice as well.

      Cons

      Cons low pay and poor office

      Advice to Management

      not a whole lot they were good

      Zacks Investment Research2019-02-15
    • "Decent first job"

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      Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Minimal micromanagement Most of business development team are in their 20s Fair PTO, holiday, and sick day policy

      Cons

      Business development team is spread randomly throughout the office Poor diversity: 90% men No 401k matching Everyone on contact lists has already been reached out to Departments have competing interests and poor communication/cooperation Super quiet office Horrible severance packages for the longtime salespeople that were let go as part of the reorganization Decreasing opportunities for commission (taking away...

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      Advice to Management

      Sit business development reps all together. It was supposed to be the "top priority" back in December but nothing ever happened. Rethink expectations. Don't increase the daily lead target when 1. Nobody was hitting the lower one, 2. We lost thousands and thousands of REP contacts just a month or two earlier, and 3. There hasn't been any new broker dealer relationships to gave us fresh leads and leverage. Basically just...

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      Zacks Investment Research2018-06-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Accurate Business Development Representative Description"

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      Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Work schedule flexibility. No one cares if you roll in late or leave early, just be sure to get your work done and you won't have a problem. Everyone is super casual and creates a positive work environment. Solid location from the L or Metra. I think this is a good entry level job that allows for one to live in the city, but must be strict on a budget. There are many company holidays, vacation, sick, and personal days.

      Cons

      The pay is really low. They say you should bring in $1000-$1500/month in commission, but that was not true for me. The lists have been burned through and not updated. The job is pure cold calling and email soliciting, so it's not really difficult work. In my opinion, the product, Zacks Advisor Tools, is a tough sell. People only buy it at the super discounted price of $800 or $900 a year compared to $2,400. Customers...

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      Advice to Management

      Stay up to date on the enhancements of the platform. If the tech team can't keep up, we really fall behind in the market. Pricing needs an adjustment. $2,400/year is simply not the market rate for this software. Build more partnerships with banks to offer the $900/year pricing. Update the prospects lists and pay for better lists. Upgrade to a better version of salesforce. Prospect lists and notes should all be kept in...

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      Zacks Investment Research2018-05-11
    • "Not a nice place"

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

      I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      None that I can think of.

      Cons

      Low pay, no structure, very unclear of direction.

      Zacks Investment Research2018-02-06
    • Helpful (2)

      "Review of Zacks Reserch Pvt Ltd"

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        Former Employee - Junior Research Analyst in Chicago, IL

        I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time for 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.

        Zacks Investment Research2017-04-21
      • "Busy Company"

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        Former Employee - Marketing 

        I worked at Zacks Investment Research for more than a year

        Pros

        Keeps you busy. Job security.

        Cons

        Keeps you too busy. Seasonal job.

        Zacks Investment Research2017-04-11
      • Helpful (1)

        "Diversity"

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

        I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time for 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.

        Zacks Investment Research2017-01-26
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