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Updated 6 December 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. "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.


  2. "Senior Research Analyst"

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    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.

  3. "IT"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great People Doing Excellent Work"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Engaged managers, motivated employees, Emphasis on Education, All Hands on Deck atmosphere - just a wonderful group of professionals working hard. The best IT department around. Effort is put it from the top to make sure people are treated well.

    Cons

    Open office floor plans should be a thing of the past - especially in a company that has access to all the data that explains why open offices are terrible for health (physical and mental) and work quality/productivity. Loud and crowded. Some teams can work from home, some can't, but with all the focus on mental health and productive work, it's shocking that nobody seems to want to acknowledge the severity of this weakness. It's hard to find space to do any kind of critical thinking (not to mention days when you can't even find a desk), which leads to people who are conscientious and have roles that require focus, being physically present at their workstation all day and taking home the "real" work to complete without the constant noise, interruption, and distraction.

    Advice to Management

    I know that changing office design requires a lot of planning and budget - try a work from home policy that spans all departments and empowers people with ability to plan their schedules in a way they can produce their best work. Give people control over their office time versus remote time to optimize their strengths and fulfill the needs of the business. You have great people already - we just need an environment that works for everyone.


  5. "Sales Executive"

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    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


  6. "Review"

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    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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "AVOID !!"

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

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

    Pros

    There is literally not one pro that I can possibly think of from my time of working here.

    Cons

    Don't care about their employees, all they care about is making money. Any possible way they can skimp and not spend money then they will do it. The office is the only place they will invest the money because it looks good when a client visits. They sell themselves as an 'agency' but couldn't be further from an agency vibe.
    Offer absolutely no benefits except for things they legally need to offer. Anything additional that they offer, the employee needs to pay for.
    'Free Breakfast' yeah, if you're in by 8am.... which most people won't be if they have a life!
    No salary increases, if they do increase it will be by the most minimal amount.
    HR are an absolute joke with very rude people working in there - they are literally like the police. Can't possibly do anything or have fun without checking it off with them first and then they will tell you no.
    Extremely political environment, senior leaders have worked there for years and very cliquey and talk badly about you to each other.
    Got told you can work from home 2 days a week... well you can, in every other role but my role. Yet this was sold as a benefit to me in the interview process.
    All they want is bums on seats to make money - they will lie to get you through the door.
    All social events (if any) are done on the lowest budget possible - with HR 'policing' each event.
    Honestly just awful, don't even be blinded by the 'cool' office when you go for an interview.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about people behind their backs
    Stop getting involved in tiny issues that don't have anything to do with you
    Invest in your employees
    Develop your employees
    Make it a happier place to work


  10. "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