Eurasia Group Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 21 Aug 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 (9)

    "Ian Bremmer has become the Kim Kardashian of political risk—that’s not a compliment!"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group full-time

    Pros

    Very good for junior analysts to learn; smart people

    Cons

    Senior management lacks management skills; zero transparency and accountability for those on top

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  2. Helpful (7)

    "Great people, bad management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group

    Pros

    Great people that broadly love the content of their work. Some interesting work.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management. Senior management rewards complainers and the "squeaky wheel" approach. Things have improved recently but there are still people in senior positions whose primary interest is themselves and their position. RJ is a good guy but the comply missed the opportunity to hire a CEO from outside and the result was that although some dead wood was cut the culture remains poor.

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  3. Helpful (8)

    "Everything written here is true. I wish I would have paid more attention to the negatives on here before I started."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group full-time

    Pros

    Yes, people are very intelligent here, yes, it is great to be in a company that is so interesting and that we can believe makes a positive difference in the world, and yes, it is a decent place to build your career up for some time only to take those skills elsewhere.

    Cons

    All the negative comments written on this website are very true. The upper management here knows nothing about management. Unfortunately not enough is being done about it very fast. Anyone with any type of vision gets no where due to the inability of the senior management to make any kind of business decisions. Way too much emphasis is placed on socializing, enjoying the companionship of your colleagues and a good work-life balance. If you want your career to go anywhere, only come if you plan to build up your skills for a short period and then get out of here as soon as you can. The company is designed with no sense of upward mobility, no structure, and then they are surprised that people leave. Unfortunately having fun at work and contributing to making a difference is not turning out to be enough. People need structure, incentives, genuine leadership.

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Challenging, fast-pace, intellectually rewarding environment."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurasia Group

    Pros

    Best in field at analysis. Integrity around quality of work, client base. Real commitment to work-life balance. Incredible group of colleagues with wide diversity of views and talents. Entrepreneurial, strong growth trajectory for company. Proactivity is rewarded.

    Cons

    Senior management has little direct management experience, stretched with too many responsibilities. Difficult to manage tradeoffs between consulting and advisory work. No private office space--all cubes.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "A good learning experience but hard to justify staying long term"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Analyst 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eurasia Group

    Pros

    - Mostly very smart people who truly love and believe in the value of what they are doing (you have to if you stay there long cuz you sure as hell are not staying there for the pay) - Great work/life balance and control over your time and how you want to use it - Intellectual honesty, rigor and debate so the best idea usually wins regardless of who comes up with it - Flat hierarchy and responsibility and trust often given to relatively junior analysts - Many opportunities to prove yourself - Work can be interesting and fulfilling if the type of work excites you - Hard to find many other places where you can find the combination of this kind of work and environment - Opportunities to travel for field work and to meet clients - You have to be pretty bad to get fired

    Cons

    - Salaries not particularly high, below market mostly (depending on how you define market ie if you compare to university professors, maybe it is slightly more). Bonuses suck. Pay increments suck. No real sharing of profit or fruits of labor. - Small company with few prospects for professional growth within the company in the long term (more than 2-3 years) or for promotion - Senior management has limited capacity and interest in growing the company or developing individuals. Everyone is more or less in it for themselves. - Management and HR views employees in some kind of adversarial relationship as if they are all out to scam the company. - No real leadership apart from the analysis. Badly in need of a CEO. - There is no policy or guideline on anything so everything is on a case by case basis and you have to fight for it yourself - Unless you're covering a priority area, it is hard (not impossible) to do very well or make an impression in a short space of time. - College-kid culture is somewhat bizarre

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  6. 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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