INSEAD Reviews

Updated 13 Jul 2020

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4.0
71%
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81%
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INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov
Ilian Mihov
50 Ratings
  1. "MBA Student"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INSEAD full-time

    Pros

    Amazing Experience, professor and students

    Cons

    The school is too focused on consulting

  2. "Excellent place to learn and grow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INSEAD full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture with great colleagues!

    Cons

    A bit isolated from major cities


  3. "Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at INSEAD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Location friendly staff opportunities fairness

    Cons

    Communication silos lack of some resources

  4. "Great place to be at"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INSEAD full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and people there

    Cons

    Could be in a better location

  5. Helpful (1)

    "#1 Global 1Y MBA Programme"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MBA in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great fellow students coming from 50+ different nations - 3 campuses worldwide - Exchange programmes with Kellogg, Wharton and CEIBS - Outstanding professors - Very strong on-campus recruiting with top management consultantcies

    Cons

    - Very condensed and intense programme - Exchange programmes complicate recruiting process - Niche sectors are not very well represented in on-campus recruiting

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  6. "solid place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INSEAD full-time

    Pros

    great place, competent people, strong camaraderie

    Cons

    careers department don't pretend to work. finance in particular is non-existent

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  7. "Good Growth"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Systems Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INSEAD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are good you can grow fast. Collective of hard working individuals

    Cons

    Politics at every level, specially at management level.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "want to experience game of thrones? yes person? INSEAD is for you"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at INSEAD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    network of students and alumni

    Cons

    run by management that has no intention to innovate no culture of meritocracy. flatterers succeed here. excessive politics has cases of employee abuse

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  9. "Research at Insead"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Paris

    I worked at INSEAD full-time

    Pros

    Being able to work with world class academics.

    Cons

    Working at INSEAD is very stressful.

  10. "Collaborative, progressive culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INSEAD full-time

    Pros

    - I'm lucky to work with in a department where managers are communicative, treat staff with respect, and lead from the front. It reflects the wider organisational culture of collegiality, transparency and diversity. It's paying dividends now as staff are banding together during this crisis to do whatever is needed for the school to get through this in the best shape possible. - Compensation is competitive and comes with excellent medical insurance coverage and decent amount of vacation leave. - INSEAD is a non-profit organisation -- any surplus is channelled back to the school and staff are rewarded with bonuses. - Despite being a standalone business school without the support of a full-fledged university, INSEAD is in the top flight, on a par with Harvard, Wharton and Stanford.

    Cons

    My team is quite lean even during normal times. Singapore office is quite cramped given the school's significant growth in recent years. Much will need to be changed in the new normal.

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