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Updated 7 November 2018
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  • "career progression, there is no clear path" (in 13 reviews)

  • "You are usually left feeling stuck in your current position because there isn't much room for advancement" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Success"

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

    I have been working at Mintel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, a lot of opportunities to grow.
    Open minded company, you can implement new ideas very easily with management support.
    The company makes sure employees feel good and are happy. There's always a reason to celebrate.

    Cons

    Have nothing to add here

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. "Image Editor"

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    Current Employee - Image Editor in London, England
    Current Employee - Image Editor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice offices and nice team

    Cons

    Pay too little and the possibilities to grow are not that great

  3. Helpful (1)

    "AVOID !!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is literally not one pro that I can possibly think of from my time of working here.

    Cons

    Don't care about their employees, all they care about is making money. Any possible way they can skimp and not spend money then they will do it. The office is the only place they will invest the money because it looks good when a client visits. They sell themselves as an 'agency' but couldn't be further from an agency vibe.
    Offer absolutely no benefits except for things they legally need to offer. Anything additional that they offer, the employee needs to pay for.
    'Free Breakfast' yeah, if you're in by 8am.... which most people won't be if they have a life!
    No salary increases, if they do increase it will be by the most minimal amount.
    HR are an absolute joke with very rude people working in there - they are literally like the police. Can't possibly do anything or have fun without checking it off with them first and then they will tell you no.
    Extremely political environment, senior leaders have worked there for years and very cliquey and talk badly about you to each other.
    Got told you can work from home 2 days a week... well you can, in every other role but my role. Yet this was sold as a benefit to me in the interview process.
    All they want is bums on seats to make money - they will lie to get you through the door.
    All social events (if any) are done on the lowest budget possible - with HR 'policing' each event.
    Honestly just awful, don't even be blinded by the 'cool' office when you go for an interview.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about people behind their backs
    Stop getting involved in tiny issues that don't have anything to do with you
    Invest in your employees
    Develop your employees
    Make it a happier place to work


  4. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed open plan office, work at home days, fruit 2 days a week and free breakfast for early starts, good culture and flexi-time

    Cons

    Impossible to progress in the ifrst 6 months, sick time isn't paid for the training period.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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

    I worked at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, beautiful office and general work environment

    Cons

    They attract young talented professionals under the promess of "internal career progression" but it's a lie. It's nearly impossible to progress at Mintel, and overall your work will never be acknowledged or rewarded. They do not see employees as people but just a number.
    Workers are under constant pressure to reach targets, and there's little help from management when you're having an issue. Flexi-time and work from home are a fraud: You only get flexi-time if you constantly reach targets, and people are allowed to work from home for one day only (used to be 3 days a few years ago, I bet you that it's going to cease to exist soon), and that will most likely happen after you complete the 6-month probaion, regardless of you reaching targets.
    Besides, the jobs are incredibly boring and repetitive, and extremely underpaid. You'll get out of Mintel with barely any new skill to add to your CV, as you'll have done the same tasks every day, learning nothing useful for your future.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your employees' salary, you should be ashamed of the low wage you offer for the amount of work asked.
    Stop taking advantage of young, international professionals.
    Actually offer what you promess: diverse work tasks, career progression.
    Treat people like humans with problems and a life outside work.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mintel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with time as well as working from home.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive salary.


  7. "My Mintel experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great management, possibility to evolve within the company

    Cons

    No cons observed in the company

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Micromanagment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mintel full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and free breakfast.

    Cons

    I worked here in 3 years with no pay rise, no career prospect, suffered from micromanagement.


  9. "-"

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    Former Employee - Operations Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Operations Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Office and stuff
    Lots of perks

    Cons

    Salary should be higher in London


  10. "Nice work/life balance, pretty good place for junior/mid level developer"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in London, England
    Former Employee - Team Lead in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mintel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    Plenty of opportunities to learn and grow, at least for junior/mid level developers.
    Very friendly and supportive colleagues.
    Strive to continuously improve.
    Pretty good agile adoption.

    Cons

    Not the highest salaries in the market.
    Somewhat confusing and fluid assignment of responsibilities across department.
    Sometimes too much micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Think more about development sustainability and support your developers more.


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