Hanover Research Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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3.2
56%
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Hanover Research CEO Wes Givens
Wes Givens
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "They go overboard with parties, happy hours, snacks, and events(in 19 reviews)

  • "Over the years, the firm has become more attuned to the need for work/life balance as a foundation for sustainable productivity(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "bin man"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bin Man in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hanover Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good money get to finis early and the pay is good and i like my job it is good

    Cons

    smells really bad all the time i think my nose might be broken and i also have to wash my clothes twice a week

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  2. "Too small"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hanover Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work and good clients

    Cons

    Very small, when I was there it was mainly men

  3. "Unless you really need the job, look elsewhere for better options"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanover Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Extremely educated and engaged colleagues (networking opportunity, especially if interested in academia seeing how many people have MAs, PHDs, etc.) - Good PTO policy - Free snacks, coffee, happy hours/Christmas party

    Cons

    - "Research" often consists of googling open source information in the attempt to find obscure statistics or the inputs to create obscure statistics to meet the short term need of clients (lack of long term/strategic research opportunities) - Researchers are paid under the market rate (please check other glass door salaries to confirm this yourself) and receive no bonus/commission unlike the much of the non-researcher workforce - Heavy and repetitive workload consisting of googling and summarizing things you have googled into power point format (over, and over, and over again) - Lack of true growth opportunities (you may switch departments, but unless you come in with certain qualifications there is little opportunity for growth) - Expected unpaid overtime in order to keep clients/managers happy

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    Hanover Research Response

    June 29, 2020Chief Content Officer

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very proud of our reputation and capability for high-quality, cost-effective research; we are able to deliver prescriptive insight (using a breadth of methodologies) to our Education and Corporate clients where other firms struggle. Having said that, we are dedicated to continuing to make Hanover a better place to work and would like to understand more about your experience and how we can improve. Please email us at peoplesupport@hanoverresearch.com with any additional information.

  4. "Make sure you know what you are getting into"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hanover Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Other BDAs are helpful, especially to newcomers and are willing to take the time to provide advice and tips

    Cons

    If you don't enjoy calling people enough to do it for four hours a day, this job isn't for you. Getting hung up on or having meetings fall off can take a lot out of you and there is a lot of pressure from management to meet your meeting goals each month.

    Hanover Research Response

    July 1, 2020Manager, Talent Acquisition and Retention

    Thank you for your feedback. We are dedicated to making Hanover a great place to work and would like to understand more about your experience and how we can improve. Please email us at peoplesupport@hanoverresearch.com with more information. -Kim, People Team

  5. Helpful (5)

    "RUN"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager 

    I worked at Hanover Research full-time

    Pros

    The snakcs and playing video games is fun

    Cons

    most of the people just think that the world revolves around them.

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Good reviews are fake"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Research Analyst 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanover Research

    Pros

    There is not one pro working here. This is the worst place to start a career!

    Cons

    Low pay...long hours...micro managers...no lunch breaks.... this place is hell!

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for people starting out their career after college"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hanover Research

    Pros

    Good benefits, young workers and collegiate environment

    Cons

    Micro management depending on who is your manager. Low starting salary

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  8. "Really good and motivating"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Infanta, Province of Quezon
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hanover Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional development Early career development Good team

    Cons

    Promotion is not often updated

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  9. "just okay"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management Associate in Ballston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hanover Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Young culture, opportunity to be successful if consistently hit metrics.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth, heavy workload at times.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Nothing but positive things to say about my Hanover experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Business Development in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hanover Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall, I LOVED my time at Hanover and I'd recommend employment there for anyone who likes a fun, dynamic work environment that will challenge them on a daily basis. Below are a few additional "pros" to consider: Awesome team members - smart, driven, energetic, fun loving; can't emphasize enough how amazing the people who work there are. Top notch Strong company culture, very inclusive Ample career growth opportunities Competitive compensation Great managers/leaders Compelling product Good work/life balance Solutions oriented business that allows for creativity within ones role to achieve the goal

    Cons

    Not too much to draw attention to here. My one criticism (or maybe just brutal honesty) would be there is a lot of pressure to hit quarterly revenue targets and missing your targets consistently can put you on the hot seat and really hurt you financially. Territory can also have an impact on your performance although things certainly got better in recent years.

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