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Zacks Investment Research Reviews

Updated November 15, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Research"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Director of Research at the time was hand-off, allowing employees to work from home with minimal supervision. He also provided positive feedback and support to analysts.

    Cons

    Company was run on a tight budget. Relocation reimbursement and work laptop were provided in the form of a loan to be earned off over several years. Salary and benefits were a joke. Office manager and CEO were less than cordial.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good stepping stone"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Technician II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Support Technician II in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back low stress work environment.
    Free PC every two years

    Cons

    Wages are EXTREMELY below market value

  3. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it has good office culture

    Cons

    the employee percentage for man and women is not balanced

    Advice to Management

    all good


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Data research anayst"

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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


  5. "Associtae"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Tacoma, ME
    Former Employee - Associate in Tacoma, ME

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time

    Pros

    I have been with Zacks Investment Management just under a year starting as a hourly temporary employee as a WMA (Wealth Management Associate). I was brought on Full Time after 7 months on Jan 1st 2015, and promoted to the Operations Wholesale & Retail department after 5 months in June 2015. So in just under a year I have been able to go from a temporary employee, to full time,

    Cons

    1K of up to 3% and tenured after 3 to 7 years is pretty much standard for most established companies in general, and would sh


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great People to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    These are some of my favorite people in the world. It is a true pleasure walking into the office.

    Cons

    No leadership is the main problem. We are 18 divisions under one umbrella and sometime we get rain without enough cover.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Opportunity to Move Up, but your salary may make you a target if you get too high."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting Work, Interesting Industry. I would recommend this company to a friend if they had an offer for a job that they find interesting and if it would be an advancement for them vs. their previous position.

    Cons

    Virtually everyone I knew there who had a significant idea for a product or service expansion had the idea or product taken away from them, ostensibly so that the upper management could keep whatever profits came of it, but none of those things ever came to anything, and multiple people have left and formed or joined thriving companies in related investment space. Do not go there if you are giving up significant salary, benefits or anything else that is important to your relationship.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how you could have kept the best and the brightest of those who have left, and become successful in their own, or other firms. The Koch Brothers call it Market Based Management, and look at how successful they have become.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Place To Work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Low Stress, Flexible Schedule, Open to New Ideas

    Cons

    You're not going to get rich

    Advice to Management

    Move With the Times


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Zacks Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Good co-workers
    - Hard working atmosphere
    - Nice staff

    Cons

    - Disorganized
    - Poor benefits
    - Not a place to grow a career


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Lot of learning how not to run a buiness"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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