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Updated 15 October 2018
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  • "career progression, there is no clear path" (in 13 reviews)

  • "You are usually left feeling stuck in your current position because there isn't much room for advancement" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    Massive growth phase for expansion on both sides of the business. Opportunity to move team relatively easy, given management wants to see you succeed.

    Cons

    Due to the growth phase that Mintel is in, it is difficult to keep research counterparts because of workload increases over the past years.


  2. "Image Editor"

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    Current Employee - Image Editor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Image Editor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice offices and nice team

    Cons

    Pay too little and the possibilities to grow are not that great

  3. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed open plan office, work at home days, fruit 2 days a week and free breakfast for early starts, good culture and flexi-time

    Cons

    Impossible to progress in the ifrst 6 months, sick time isn't paid for the training period.


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexibility is great, work/life balance is a plus

    Cons

    Very low compensation, say they provide breakfast (aka bad snack bars and fruit)

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation to meet/match competition within Chicago


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, beautiful office and general work environment

    Cons

    They attract young talented professionals under the promess of "internal career progression" but it's a lie. It's nearly impossible to progress at Mintel, and overall your work will never be acknowledged or rewarded. They do not see employees as people but just a number.
    Workers are under constant pressure to reach targets, and there's little help from management when you're having an issue. Flexi-time and work from home are a fraud: You only get flexi-time if you constantly reach targets, and people are allowed to work from home for one day only (used to be 3 days a few years ago, I bet you that it's going to cease to exist soon), and that will most likely happen after you complete the 6-month probaion, regardless of you reaching targets.
    Besides, the jobs are incredibly boring and repetitive, and extremely underpaid. You'll get out of Mintel with barely any new skill to add to your CV, as you'll have done the same tasks every day, learning nothing useful for your future.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your employees' salary, you should be ashamed of the low wage you offer for the amount of work asked.
    Stop taking advantage of young, international professionals.
    Actually offer what you promess: diverse work tasks, career progression.
    Treat people like humans with problems and a life outside work.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with time as well as working from home.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive salary.


  7. "Finance Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    - Great Office Environment
    - People are really friendly and nice. They are relatively easy to communicate with.
    - Work Attire is pretty laid-back if you do not have to face clients
    - Wonderful Pantry
    - The best IT team to work with. Respond really quickly whenever you have an issue

    Cons

    - The working process may be a bit inefficient if you look at it as a big picture. Many reports or data entries seem to consist of the same information. So there may be some frustration when you need to manually do different reports with similar information requests. (Things may have improved since I left one year ago)

  8. "Yep"

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

    I have been working at Mintel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of young professionals, great work environment, awesome management, and very laid back office setting. Mintel knows how to have fun and will often host events outside of work for employees. Can't beat the business casual dress code either. It's a lot more on the casual side which is refreshing.

    Cons

    Pay, like everyone else said. It's low. Even those at mid-entry are effected by it apparently. Promotions are hard to come by. Seems like most people that do advance here have been working at Mintel for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay bump would be nice. Chicago is an expensive city to live in and it's rather discouraging to see other companies paying their employees more to do the same job we're doing. This would greatly help the company keep talent and convince those that truly want to work at Mintel to stay. Otherwise fantastic company in all other regards.


  9. "Customer Success"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Success in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, a lot of opportunities to grow.
    Open minded company, you can implement new ideas very easily with management support.
    The company makes sure employees feel good and are happy. There's always a reason to celebrate.

    Cons

    Have nothing to add here

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture and people but under-compensated"

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    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Wonderful people
    Innovative company
    Exciting industry
    Flexibility in terms of working remotely
    Good vacation time
    Open and welcoming environment

    Cons

    Compensation is often below market. While the culture and people are amazing, the expectations and responsibilities of several roles are not compensated accordingly

    Advice to Management

    Retaining talent is as important as retaining clients


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