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Zacks Investment Research Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Their work- life balance and flexibility is great (in 5 reviews)

  • Laid back low stress work environment (in 5 reviews)

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

  • limited growth opportunities, salary structure overall is not up to the mark as per current market scenario, minimal market exposure (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Pay was decent but very dysfunctional place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very intelligent co-workers there at Zacks.

    Cons

    Absolutely no collaboration amongst employees even in support / admin roles

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new HR / Office manager


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stepping Stone for Better Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some good people brought in to keep a ship with a lot of holes in it afloat. Very hard working vibes, but the "feeling" can only carry you so long where most people don't last longer than 2 years and move on to bigger and better things.

    Cons

    Many under qualified people leading teams, especially the IT department, where they have no game plan and work is more about fixing fires than growing the company.

    Advice to Management

    Do not continue to keep the "play with the hand your dealt with" attitude and hire some quality leadership and staff. Replace the heads of the IT department.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Lot of learning how not to run a buiness"

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

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of one

    Cons

    Everything is nickel-and-dimed at this place. There really isn't a career path for anyone beyond t

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect instead of as interchangeable resources


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Data research anayst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good for fresher's but not for exppreienced

    Cons

    U have to work on weekends

    Advice to Management

    Do not treat well to their juniors


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Poor experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "WORSE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Kolkata (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Initially they are good with the interview
    (there is only one round with manager and you will be told to write a blog with certain word limit )

    they promise good things in the interviews

    Cons

    the place is full of politics.
    worse management, few QCA(as they call it here) quality control anchors are weird, judge you from the very first day at office.
    editors are okayish, but they are very rude at times
    seniors are not helpful. had a tough time because of few seniors and team leads.
    Moreover it is a meagre company, not much growth,
    THEY ARE NOT AT ALL PROFESSIONAL

    Advice to Management

    NOT AT ALL EMPLOYEE FRIENDLY, NO ETHICS,


  9. Helpful (2)

    "worst company ever"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    no pros at all...everything sucks

    Cons

    sick culture,pathetic work,bad salary structure


  10. Helpful (5)

    "N/A"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    N/A prefer not to discuss

    Cons

    - not transparent decision making structure
    - management lives in its own world
    - poor ethics
    - no team work

    Advice to Management

    Company has great potential, but it will take getting fresh team with people who want to grow professionally and whats more important, have the opportunity to grow.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Seem to be actively outsourcing all departments to India - as mush as possible anyway."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Downtown location. Competitive pay. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Focus on outsourcing departments to India. Owner feels that he has had some success in outsourcing some now he wants to do more to cut costs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus and keep moving forward. Balance is the key to having successful projects.


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