Eurasia Group Reviews

Updated 10 Jan 2021

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3.0
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Eurasia Group Chief Executive Officer and Director, Energy and Natural Resources  Robert J. Johnston (no image)
Robert J. Johnston
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "You can learn how to research political risk and what private sector wants to know(in 11 reviews)

  • "intelligent people, good work-life balance, interesting work(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management lacks management skills; zero transparency and accountability for those on top(in 6 reviews)

  • "I did not feel that my direct supervisor was invested or interested in my professional development(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial. Fun. Content is extremely interesting. Clients very engaged.

    Cons

    Started recently and a lot of information to process.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of strategy execution and poor management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work Good work life balance depending on your seniority/ team

    Cons

    Poor management, with a lack of leadership or managerial acumen. Conflicting priorities from management impacting strategy and the ability to deliver for clients. Toxic atmosphere with internal politics, bullying and a blame culture destabilising teams, depleting confidence and destroying work ethic. Consistently changing strategy, with no implementation of change management or knowledge sharing - it seems that management operate in a vacuum. Lack of career progress All the above is leading to significant employee turnover.

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great opportunities to grow"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group

    Pros

    Company generally promotes from within even to the most senior positions Staff get a lot of input into how they would like to evolve even if it can take a couple of years before they get their perfect opportunity. Still pretty quick by corporate standards Smartest people in town on analytical staff producing excellent product

    Cons

    The place isn’t perfect but is nothing like the reviews below, which sound like they are written by trolls or really disgruntled ex staffers. Seriously beware of the overly negative stuff - obviously someone has an axe to grind

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  4. Helpful (26)

    "Ian Bremmer's comical dystopia"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group full-time

    Pros

    You can always leave Eurasia Group and move on to greener pastures. But let me stop here, I don't want to bore you with too many pros.

    Cons

    If you have read any review on Eurasia Group with a rating that exceeds 2 stars, congratulations! You have just had your first encounter with Ian Bremmer's comical propaganda machine. Yes, at Eurasia Group even reviews published on Glassdoor are doctored. A company that used to be admired for its intellectual rigor has become a Potemkin village. Don't be surprised: this downfall mirrors Ian Bremmer's involution from intellectual entrepreneur to puppet/Twitter celebrity/pointless stats troll/political risk equivalent of Kim Kardashian. The company has therefore become an empty shell. Or rather, the shell is full of egocentric bullies whose intellectual flatulences are taken as great insights by Ian and his thugs. Bullying is so widespread that entire practices have become toxic: Europe, Asia, Middle East to name a few.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pushing the boundaries of political risk"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group full-time

    Pros

    It's nice to work at the clear market leader for political risk The company continues to challenge itself to reinvent the industry, which is pretty exciting The new GZERO media business and egX mean new opportunities to make politics meaningful, which means new opportunities for staff to learn and try different things

    Cons

    Innovation means change, which presents challenges Pace of work and workload can be too much to handle at times

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  6. Helpful (6)

    "A rotting fish starts from the head"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Executive Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Eurasia Group has a unique business model, and product is interesting and topical.

    Cons

    In a number of northern European countries, there is a saying that a rotting fish starts from the head. The founder sets the tone at Eurasia Group, having once rated the company's CEO as a D - in a speech to new hires. Management is appalling; they dislike any feedback, even if it is constructive. The entire finance team left in 2017 in mysterious cirumstances - never a good sign. The sales team is micro-managed. Country team leaders are arrogant and child-like in their behaviour. Staff turnover is very high, over 25% in 2017.

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "Great people, bad management"

    2.0
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group

    Pros

    Great people that broadly love the content of their work. Some interesting work.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management. Senior management rewards complainers and the "squeaky wheel" approach. Things have improved recently but there are still people in senior positions whose primary interest is themselves and their position. RJ is a good guy but the comply missed the opportunity to hire a CEO from outside and the result was that although some dead wood was cut the culture remains poor.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Getting better"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The new CEO will help move the company out of the destructive management practices of the past. Eurasia Group is one of the leading political risk consultancy, with a great brand, remarkable thinker and talisman in the President, Ian Bremmer, and some brilliant analysts at all levels.

    Cons

    The new CEO needs time to make the changes and insulate the company from some of the stupid management quirks embedded in the companies growth.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience. I've recommended Eurasia Group to several collagues."

    5.0
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    Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group

    Pros

    Every day brings different issues to work on. Exciting subject matter. Coworkers are some of the best known and accomplished in the field. I learned a great deal from my direct supervisor.

    Cons

    London office smaller and distant from the main offices in the United States. Hopefully changes with the new Director. Some aren't as lucky to have good supervisors which makes a difference.

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  10. "Lots of smart people. Mgmt was problematic"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really smart people Exciting work re geopolitical affairs Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Pay is not too competitive Senior Mgmt was very problematic Boys club

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