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Updated May 18, 2019

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities for fresher, flexible work environment, 5days working, approachable seniors and management

    Cons

    Compensation structure is low, specially if one is not CFA qualified.

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    Zacks Investment Research2018-11-06
  2. 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 for 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 typically have free tools to help with their investing. This role is really selling a product purely by its features and not really solving a client's need, because they don't really have one because of their free tools. If you're looking to use this as a stepping stone for a financial analyst role, I'd stay away. The teams don't interact much and you're not really using what you've learned in school in this role. However, it is easy to job hunt while at work and you could spin what you do to another firm that seems like you're actually using your finance knowledge.

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    Zacks Investment Research2018-05-11
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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Zacks.com"

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     in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research for 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

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    Zacks Investment Research2016-01-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good stepping stone"

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Wages are EXTREMELY below market value

    Zacks Investment Research2015-12-28
  6. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been working here for more than 6 years. The work environment is good.

    Cons

    Salary structure is not up to the mark.

    Zacks Investment Research2019-05-18
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Heathly work environment to work in. Great manager.

    Cons

    Hierarchical structure is not very well defined as you would expect.

    Zacks Investment Research2017-06-29
  8. "New Losers Joining in Kolkata"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good job profile but bad colleagues are ruining it. Zacks have to stay away from them.

    Cons

    There are some recent losers joined from another research company from Kolkata, Netsc.......we have to stay from them as they are thrown away from those companies and hence joining Zacks. They have shown poor attitude and very bad performance during their tenure and spoiling work environment here. People with exp of 2-3 years are the worst from that company.

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    Zacks Investment Research2017-06-29
  9. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time

    Pros

    Decent work according to Kolkata Not much work pressure Work environment is good Overall good learning experience for freshers

    Cons

    Not much scope for growth Very low salary even if you are highly qualified

    Zacks Investment Research2017-04-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Less growth in salary and no growth in designation."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zacks Investment Research full-time

    Pros

    Good environment to work, co-workers are very much helpful and less pressure at work.

    Cons

    Salary structure is not very much convenient and there is no growth in the designation which is the hardest part to digest as employees working for 4-5 years are at the same level like "Associates".

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    Zacks Investment Research2017-02-27
  11. "A homely environment to work in."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zacks Investment Research full-time

    Pros

    Its a great place to start your career. A homely environment to work in with a friendly management supporting you at each step. Time flexibility is a great thing at this organization.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. No yearly incentives on a regular basis. Quality deteriorating due to excessive quantity of work. Not many national holidays.

    Zacks Investment Research2016-04-01

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