Hanover Research Reviews

Updated Oct 22, 2021

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Hanover Research CEO Wes Givens
Wes Givens
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Pros
  • "Free snacks, coffee, happy hours/Christmas party(in 19 reviews)

  • "I started at the entry-level and worked my way up receiving several promotions over the years(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "After the first year, the training and professional development opportunities slow down(in 15 reviews)

  • "Felt dispensable as a mid-level researcher(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      10/10 would recommend

      Oct 14, 2021 - Manager, Revenue Support 
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      Pros

      I started at Hanover as a Business Development Associate on the corporate team before moving into a training/onboarding role on the education side of the business. If you’re looking for a challenging and and fast paced entry-level role, the BDA job is absolutely for you. Hanover is the perfect introduction to sales and gives you an opportunity to make a lot of money off of commission if you put in the extra effort and are willing to be adaptable. The BDA role is a very cold calling/emailing heavy role where you’re constantly chasing a (sometimes difficult) monthly goal. It can be a competitive role that is not for everyone, but that’s what makes the job exciting and rewarding at times. I most enjoyed my time on training team at Hanover due to the managers that I had the pleasure of working for (shoutout to Nik Gogol — an amazing boss, mentor, and manager that I learned so much from!) The only reason I left Hanover was to pursue a completely different career field. If you’re looking for a community to learn and grow with, I would HIGHLY recommend applying at Hanover. I referred my childhood best friend to the BDA role (she still works there!) and I made a new best friend/roommate at Hanover as well.

      Cons

      The BDA role can be difficult and at times takes thick skin, but is worth it.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Smart considerate people, poorly resourced

      Oct 22, 2021 - Managing Director in Ballston, VA
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      Pros

      Hanover is an efficiency play; you learn to things quickly and well

      Cons

      Hanover is an efficiency play; there is never enough of everything

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good entry level opportunities but not meant for long term

      Sep 27, 2021 - Analyst 
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      Pros

      -- Get to work on new projects every week -- Exposure to different industries -- Friendly people -- forced to learn time management -- Remote work

      Cons

      -- Made to report to research directors who don't have a research background -- Low pay for the work you do -- Less representation of people-of-color in leadership positions -- Researchers get five days to complete the project so the work quality is not the best. A lot of random assumptions/data/sources are used just to finish a project on time. -- No collaboration/teamwork in projects -- High turnover and struggling to hire new analysts

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Colleagues

      Sep 9, 2021 - Research Consultant in Arlington, VA
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      Pros

      The people that work at Hanover are genuinely some of the best people I’ve ever worked with. They hire great talent.

      Cons

      Turnover is high and the workload can be heavy.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people, lack of compensation

      Sep 20, 2021 - Director in Arlington, VA
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      Pros

      -The people at Hanover are some of the nicest and most intelligent colleagues I have ever worked with at any organization. They are genuinely friendly and eager to help, and I have made some lasting friendships here. -There is opportunity for promotion and upward growth, regardless of the title you start at. -Hanover has adopted a permanent, flexible WFH policy following the pandemic, but also allows people to go into the office if it is their preference (note that this really is a preference, and remote workers are not discriminated against or pressured to return to the office).

      Cons

      -Hanover insists that it compensates its people fairly according to market rate. However, turnover is high every year and when people move on to new jobs with a 50-80% pay increase, it is hard to believe the company spiel about fair pay. The benefit is that Hanover teaches you a lot, so you can easily leverage your position here into a higher-paying role if you stick around for just a year or two. -Workload is heavy. Again, when former colleagues move onto new jobs and get paid more for less work, it is hard to believe the company line that they are staffed appropriately. -Retention is a problem, and training new people is time-consuming and uses up a lot of bandwidth of those who remain.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      BD Associate

      Sep 8, 2021 - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
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      Pros

      Great company! Awesome people! Fantastic experience.

      Cons

      No cons! It was a great entry-level position!

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company

      Aug 29, 2021 - Research Director in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Excellent company to work for. Lots of potential for growth.

      Cons

      Could be more structured professional development opportunities.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Not a lot of room to grow

      Aug 30, 2021 - Senior Research Analyst in Arlington, VA
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      Pros

      okay first job out of college

      Cons

      Not a lot of room to grow underpay employees

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Place to Work and Learn

      Aug 7, 2021 - Director in Arlington, VA
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      Pros

      Professional Development and terrific growth opportunities for young professionals. A lot to learn both about the industry and methodologies.

      Cons

      Operations team could use a bit of help. Exec leadership is working on establishing more streamlined processes.

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      Hanover Research Response

      Manager, Talent Acquisition and Retention

      Thank you for taking the time to write a thoughtful review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed being a part of Hanover Research and appreciate your review. -The People Team

    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Pros and Cons

      Jul 15, 2021 - Account Manager in Arlington, VA
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      Pros

      The people and culture were good.

      Cons

      The compensation and career pathing was not good.

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      Hanover Research Response

      Manager, Talent Acquisition and Retention

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed being a part of Hanover Research. We appreciate the suggestions and are always open to feedback. Please email us at peoplesupport@hanoverresearch.com with any additional information. -The People Team

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