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Updated 7 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Very people oriented and loyal to employees, offering flexibility and great work/life balance" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Fun and has some work from home flexibility" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "They attract young talented professionals under the promess of "internal career progression" but it's a lie" (in 14 reviews)

  • "You will end up working longer hours every week and if you don't hit targets you lose your flexi-time and work from home benefits" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "m"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    the relaxed and positive environment

    Cons

    the payment could be better


  2. "Great culture, work/life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Accounts in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President Accounts in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has an entrepreneurial spirit where ideas are welcomed and encouraged. Upper management up to the chairman are very approachable and hands on. Very people oriented and loyal to employees, offering flexibility and great work/life balance. The best part is the people who work here...tremendous talent and so much opportunity to constantly learn and grow.

    Cons

    Open/agile work space is distracting for some but has its benefits. Those who thrive the most are those who believe in the products and services we provide and aren’t just there to collect a paycheck.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "GNPD Data Entry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees are amazing people, that's what makes Mintel in my opinion.
    Offices are nice to work in, and good central location.
    Interesting company to work for.

    Cons

    Where do I start?
    Extremely poor pay, and the target structure is unrealistic. If you bring this up they will just tell you that YOU are the issue.
    The target bonus. Most people do not bother!
    Unrealistic daily-weekly targets! You are basically a machine to achieve the quantity/quality that they set out. An AI robot would struggle too!
    You will end up working longer hours every week and if you don't hit targets you lose your flexi-time and work from home benefits.
    Career progression is only for the favourites.
    The company loves spending money on EVERYTHING but no emphasis is given on staff retention.
    Nobody in the department has any time to even say "hello" or "goodbye!"

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff concerns.
    Pay a wage which reflects living in London and the work which is expected. Happier staff = more productivity.
    Understand that staff are not robots and set realistic targets which accomodate more flexibility. Not a one size fits all approach.
    Reduce labour turnover.


  4. "Business development director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mintel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, good pay, great management. Really enjoyed my manager Mary on the CPG team. Very knowledgeable and is there to help you succeed. What surprised me was how they would strategize deals to maximize your commissions. If you’re able to sell above your quota you can get great commission bumps.

    Cons

    Crowded office. Not enough meeting rooms. Would like a place where a few more conference rooms are available

    Advice to Management

    Offer sr people to work from home so the office cannot be a madhouse some days


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to learn and improve your skills"

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

    Pros

    Great people. Nice office. Can do attitude. Flexible hours. Work at home. Opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Being a big company, sometimes it’s difficult to understand how each department operates. Decision making can be slow depending on your role.


  6. "Senior Research Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    Most of people here are nice and funny. Good work-life balance (for some roles).

    Cons

    Pay is low. All the managers know it but nobody wants to change anything.


  7. "IT"

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

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

    Pros

    People and culture. Interesting open ended problems. Continuous development.

    Cons

    Limited benefits. Limited salary increase.

  8. "Sales Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Have good products
    - A place where you can make good friends
    - A level of authonomy if you are in sales
    - Decend commission structure
    - Some other perks

    Cons

    - Basic salary below industry standard


  9. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Image Editor"

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