Economist Group Employee Reviews about "poor management"

Updated Apr 3, 2019

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Economist Group CEO Lara Boro
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Pros
  • "Extremely good work-life balance(in 16 reviews)

  • "Smart people, and until now lots of autonomy in regional offices(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "This place has a toxic environment, poor morale, no loyalty and high turnover(in 11 reviews)

  • "Poor management, politics within teams, they seems to be intellectual but don't know why, never focus on teams in support(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great colleagues poor management

      Sep 19, 2017 - Finance in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great colleagues and enjoyable atmosphere. Brand name which is great for CV. Health insurance and pension scheme. Busy Location being canary wharf.

      Cons

      Very Poor management in certain departments. Rubbish systems leading to Mind numbing work. No progression and expanding skilset, just repetitivr work.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      A nice group of people, but poor management

      Jul 10, 2015 -  in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Nice people to work with Good locations Not overly demanding workload

      Cons

      Poor management/feedback No clear orientation/induction process Little option to develop skills or experience

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not my best working experience

      Apr 3, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great quality of the content provided by editorial International impact

      Cons

      Poor Management ... mostly. Didn't take the digital transformation change the magazine needed A bit presumptuous

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Working as a Full time professional

      Mar 28, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work and personal life is balanced.

      Cons

      Poor management, politics within teams, they seems to be intellectual but don't know why, never focus on teams in support. Note: It all applies only to India office.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Brand but ...

      Jul 16, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - Prestigious brand, free magazines, great products - Some good people - A great line to put on a resume

      Cons

      - Low pay and low benefits - Unclear career development - Lack training and development programs - High turnover - Poor management - Constant changes, too many job cuts

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great brand but poor management

      Apr 22, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Very reputable brand. Great products. Well respected by clients and C-suites.

      Cons

      Poor management, lots of restructure, lack of direction with company.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Working at Economist

      Jul 8, 2010 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good brand Decent hours Fairly relaxed environment Good health coverage compared to other companies Easy job to coast at -

      Cons

      Poor management Poor monetary compensation Little room for career advancement Poor commission and bonus structure Lack of a sense of team

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