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Mintel Reviews

Updated 15 November 2017
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Pros
  • There is an incredible work-life balance - you can absolutely have it all here (in 21 reviews)

  • Fun and has some work from home flexibility (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Very VERY slow career progression (in 12 reviews)

  • Lack of training - High turnover - Not enough room for advancement - Bullies (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company but it has a sell-by date for analysts"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible working environment, and fairly good work-life balance provided workload doesn't get crazy

    - Very friendly people. The people that work at Mintel are great, across various departments and at various levels.

    Cons

    - Workloads can be unrealistically heavy
    - Feels like a 2-year company for an analyst. More work needs to be done on accredited training within Mintel, otherwise employees will leave for greener pastures, as many have done in the past.

    Advice to Management

    - Needs to be some kind of accredited training of analysts. Invest more in workers' education and qualifications.


  2. "An OK company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Free breakfast if you go in before 8am
    Work at home 2 days a week

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    Not much progression


  3. "Mintel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment and great benefits such as free breakfast, coffee and discounted gym membership.
    Office is colourful and the open plan makes it feel like a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Not many cons to note.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Very nice people, low salaries"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mintel (More than a year)

    Pros

    I’m taking this time to write this review
    About Mintel and the people I knew
    I am going to tell you the story of me
    Hardworking and friendly Mintel employee

    At first, times were nice, I loved the job loads
    I was so happy I am lacking the words
    I made a few friends and thought it would be
    The perfect workplace for them and for me

    But then something’s changed, my manager thought
    That it was the right time to say me those words:
    “You are too friendly, you are too chill
    Your reputation will defo be killed”
    You can’t have your teas, you can’t have your breaks
    Sit here, don’t move, it’s all that it takes

    But I’m not at school, I do have my right
    To just have my break, on my lunch time decide
    So I thought it would be better for me to just leave
    No more negativity I want to receive

    The moral of story I am yet to convey
    I loved my time there but not my pay
    The message I am sending is just very clear
    Stop management nonsense and we will stay here!

    Cons

    Low pay (below market avarage)

    Advice to Management

    Take your time to listen to your employees and understand that they are humans too


  6. "Okay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Innovation Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Innovation Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, lots of different nationalities in one place, nice offices, free breakfast, working from twice per week, gym discount.

    Cons

    No career progression and low salaries. All intelligent people leave the company due to frustration and lack of good leadership


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, creative environment that rewards success
    Great people
    Hard work is noticed and can lead to a promotion
    Great product and brand

    Cons

    Some employees have worked there a very long time, meaning some areas are not as dynamic as they could be

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, it was a fun, rewarding place to work


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Undervalued underpaid staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trend and Innovation Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Trend and Innovation Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can only think of three
    - Good work life balance
    - Young team, and lots of emphasis on social events
    - Intersting work and projects

    Cons

    -Way below market salary wage with little chance of increase
    -Sexist pay structure, men in the team paid more than women for the same job
    -Staff are not looked after very little opportunity for career progression, as a result very high staff turnover

    Advice to Management

    Overall very poorly run company where staff are seen as a commodity, and replaceable.
    Invest more time into staff progression and training.
    It's disgraceful in this day and age to so blatantly have a large difference in salary between male and female colleagues doing the same job.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "telesales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telesales in London, England
    Former Employee - Telesales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid very good, generous commissions in telesales

    Cons

    career progression, there is no clear path

    Advice to Management

    no clear career path


  10. "Accounts Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Accounts Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely people to work with.

    Cons

    Not good range of benefits (dental plan, gym membership and free fruits only), and a good number of managers that do not know how to approach their subordinated.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Hopefully there has been improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    Finishing early on a friday and the option of flexible hours

    Cons

    Belittling management. School like atmosphere. Bullying in the workplace


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