Eurasia Group Employee Reviews about "professional development"

Updated 22 Dec 2018

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Eurasia Group Chief Executive Officer and Director, Energy and Natural Resources  Robert J. Johnston (no image)
Robert J. Johnston
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "You can learn how to research political risk and what private sector wants to know(in 11 reviews)

  • "intelligent people, good work-life balance, interesting work(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management lacks management skills; zero transparency and accountability for those on top(in 6 reviews)

  • "I did not feel that my direct supervisor was invested or interested in my professional development(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Lots of internal dynamics that need to be addressed, but likely won't be"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    • Industry-wise, Eurasia Group has the reputation it does for a reason. Great exposure to interesting work and reputable clients. • Culture-wise, it’s a small company, so you get to know everyone across the firm. Culture is very different by offices. In London, they’re more close and tight-knit; in DC, very relaxed atmosphere; and in NYC, a bit more high-strung because presence of senior management, but great camaraderie among mid-level staff and below. • Benefits - Pretty good benefits package overall.

    Cons

    • Very toxic environment. High turnover, lots of gossip and politics, people who deserve to get promoted not getting it, people creating their own titles, playing favorites, bad managers and behavior getting rewarded and recognized… • Once you’re at a Director level, whether you were promoted or hired into it, one has a choice to play by the rules or buy into the pettiness and politics. Unfortunately, most of the new hires and/or promotions have bought into the latter. It’s quite demoralizing for those who want to genuinely grow in their careers, but realize they have to play the game to get where they need to be. • Lack of career and professional development. Seems like you have to learn how to ‘play the game’ more than learn how to grow your career. Sets people up for failure if and when they want to look for roles outside the company. • Discouraging place for females to grow and gain confidence. Lots of mansplaining and manterrupting with no space to address issues. Male egos win at the end of the day, and it’s unfortunate there aren’t any great female mentors at the senior levels.

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  2. "Good internship experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group

    Pros

    The work was interesting, fast-paced, and provided valuable exposure to EG research and insights on international affairs and global politics.

    Cons

    My internship was part-time and unpaid. I did not feel that my direct supervisor was invested or interested in my professional development.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for analysts"

    4.0
    • 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 Eurasia Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Brilliant people who are passionate about their work and true experts in their countries and regions -Impressive client base -Every day is an opportunity to learn something new -Relatively flat corporate culture -Promising ideas for the future -Generous perks

    Cons

    -Priorities for the business and research sides can clash -Path for advancement not always clear -Need more support for professional development -Need more structure in how people and work are managed

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Eurasia Group NY"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group

    Pros

    --Dynamic subject matter with diversity of regional practice groups --Emerging markets element makes it EG safe bet for job security --Intelligent firebrand coworkers

    Cons

    --Ego theatre for aging male academics --Senior management is small, static and insular --Immature social cliques mean too much --Promises of professional development routinely abandoned --Excessive "interpersonal intrigue" at all levels

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  5. "review for EG"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group

    Pros

    Wonderfully smart co-workers, people love what they do. If you are an analyst there is ample opportunity to develop a deep knowledge of your country/region. Dynamic environment.

    Cons

    Company is going through "growing-pains" and is not run by people who are good at managing people. Decisions are made with little transparency. Lack of leadership among many different practices-- essentially if you're not working for the energy practice or the latin america practice, you don't have a boss who is there to lobby on your behalf. There are no women in upper management levels. Minimal opportunities for professional development. Because of flatness and small size of organization, limited opportunities to advance within the company. Generally perceived among employees that management makes financial and investment decisions for their own personal financial interests, not for the development of the company as a whole.

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