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Updated 24 August 2018
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  1. "Good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, nice colleagues, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The salaries are not that impressive.


  2. "Poor Management with Poor Salaries"

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

    I worked at Sustainalytics full-time

    Pros

    - Demanding industry.
    - Very good CEO.

    Cons

    - Poor management and no understanding of technology
    - Wrong people with big dreams with little action gets promotions. Right people doing all the actions keep doing them.
    - Poor salary. No way near the industry standard.
    - No career progression for ICT. They keep doing front-end/back-end mundane tasks. Then the developers remain developers, Developers' Managers become associate director/director.

  3. "Lots of learning potential if you're willing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sustainalytics full-time

    Pros

    Nice folks, good location, great mission. Lots of opportunities to work hard and learn a great deal. Really good opportunity to learn about the industry and make a network.

    Cons

    If you're looking for a job you can just cruise through while earning too dollar this probably isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Nice job.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good working environment but very low salary"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working Environment
    International Culture
    Flexible working environment

    Cons

    Very low salary
    No other benefits
    Too many management layers for a small company

    Advice to Management

    Raise salary standards by doing this you will attract better talent.
    Too many management layers for a small company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, good company"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, nice people. Is very innovative and gives you a purpose. In research however, the work is very individual so you do not get the chance to interact to much with other people, so coming from other companies might feel a bit lonely.

    Cons

    Low paycheck, very low comparing with similar positions from other activity fields.

    Advice to Management

    Good management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity to get into RI space"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission of the company and working in ESG space at a growing/leading company; great colleagues in general; work/life balance (i.e. vacation) for US workers is above average

    Cons

    Analyst work is repetitive and hard to keep smart people engaged long-term because work can be rote. Management can be spotty - some people are amazing and other people you wonder how they got there. because management is spotty, you have to be able to be your own advocate. career progression outside of the main offices is difficult

    Advice to Management

    HR/promoting/salaries was a major headache. if you're going to have a Boston office, then you need to actually care about the happiness of the people in that office, and listen. many times, it felt like 3 people were worth keeping happy, and the rest were filler and easily replaceable in another location.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Don't practice what they preach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The field of CSR and RI itself is inspiring and has a lot of potential

    Cons

    - an average rather than front-runner approach to content, to avoid 'waves' and keep unprogressive clients happy.
    - Poor management, with little overview of or concern for their teams/staff.
    - a highly competitive internal culture, lacking internal trust or cohesion
    - inadequate attention to internal guidance, training, and investment in staff and skills
    - an opportunistic performance appraisal approach that is primarily geared to meeting Sustainalytics' budgetary needs instead of reflecting staff performance
    - an aggressive HR culture where efforts are regularly made to bypass legal labour law requirements to get rid of staff, in the hope that staff either (a) don't know the rules, or (b) won't fight illegal dismissals
    - inordinate pay gaps between upper and lower echelons, not befitting a company with a progressive, pro-social mission;
    - Overtime is regularly expected but not compensated. Junior staff in particular are overworked and very poorly paid.
    - The result is poor-quality assessments and unmotivated teams without any real in-depth knowledge of the issues on which Sustainalytics purports to be an expert.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great learning opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Analyst (CG Team) in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Analyst (CG Team) in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The working hours are flexible and there is the possibility of working for home, which is great!

    Sustainalytics employs friendly, open-minded people, who are fun and pleasant to work with.

    As the company is quite young, there are a lot of growing opportunities. People with enthusiasm and initiative are always encouraged by management.

    The company offers a training budget for individual courses.

    There are several sustainability-related projects, and employees are encouraged to take initiative in this regard as well.

    Cons

    The work itself can get repetitive at times, but the management provides opportunities for employees to diversify their work.

    Advice to Management

    Define career paths from the beginning of the employment and discuss frequently about employees' short and long term goals, keeping in mind their performance and personality.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Overall good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sustainalytics full-time

    Pros

    Smart and knowledgeable work colleagues

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be very individual, very boring and most of all repetitive (corporate governance department)

    Advice to Management

    Involve your analysts (any type) in talks with clients or at least make them understand what their research is for.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice mission-driven company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer & UI Developer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer & UI Developer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance ---it is a results driven organisation-not keen on keeping people glued to the chair and they are very flexible and empathetic with regards to personal problems/needs.

    Mission driven company -- if you need a sense of purpose and want to have an impact on the world it's a great place to work for.

     Nice culture and people -- the colleagues are the best part---very smart and young people with different backgrounds and very interested in sharing their interests and knowledge.

    Cons

    Being a micro-multinational that is growing very fast, it has a lack of (good)procedures that would the deter the otherwise chaos at the project management level--they do not make efficient use of all the tools at their disposal--but they are improving.

    Departments could share more information and be more transparent to each-other.