IRI Employee Reviews

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Choose your manager wisely
VP (Current Employee), Chicago, ILApril 2, 2015
Pros: Good culture and work/life balance in some department
Cons: It's useful to be a middle aged man to get advanced
IRI does not really have a uniform 'culture' per se. After several changes of ownership and management company culture is very much driven by micro-cultures of individual departments. Your experience at IRI will depend entirely on your manager, so choose wisely. If you are working for or close to the CEO, expect to have no life/work balance and be treated poorly.

Overall, IRI is not a bad company to work for, but proceed with caution.
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Innovative company with hard workers, superior to its primary competitor
Principal, Solutions Training & Adoption (Current Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 26, 2015
Extremely innovative company. Superior to their primary competitor on many fronts from their people to their technology. While not perfect, very advanced in developing real world technology solutions in big data that will enable retail and CPG to grow in a very challenging market place.
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IRI
Human Resources (Former Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 25, 2015
Very flexible work days, with many great employees. Chicago Headquarters is a prime location. The company has a bright future, and is in a growing industry. Convenient spot for lunch is located within the building.
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Good for work/life balance, Management is too numbers focused
Sr. Strategic Product Manager (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJanuary 15, 2015
Good for work/life balanced

Management has a very short term outlook and only focus on current numbers.

Resource planning is also very short term focused
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Call Center
Fundraiser (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAOctober 23, 2014
The people there could be more professional, all they care about is getting money. Then we Log into the computer program that dials out calls to the people who we are speaking with. Talk to them about what ever we were calling about that day since the company made calls for several different organizations. Collect credit card information, make the payment, send, and thats how every call should go but depends on the person and if you get them interested In what your speaking about.
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Principal-US Client Delivery (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJune 21, 2014
Flexible work environment with the opportunity to bring an entrepreneurial spirit to all aspects of your job.
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What working at IRI is like
Field Service Rep (Former Employee), WisconsinJanuary 11, 2014
Pros: flexibility, independent
Cons: no raises, no mileage reimbursement, absolutely no chance of advancement, no vacation pay, no holiday pay, you are just a piece of meat in their eyes.
IRI would be a great company to work for if you need flexibility in your schedule. If you can work independently then the job is right for you. A typical day at IRI is going to your assigned store and collecting all display locations.You don't typically have coworkers that you deal with on a daily basis. Just yourself. I would say that the hardest part of the job would be having to lift heavy cases of beer and soda.
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Welcoming at first
Field Service Representative (Current Employee), Minneaplolis, MNJanuary 10, 2014
Pros: in charge of scheduling within a 48 hr period
Cons: managers, misleading/unpredictable salary, repetitive and out of date training so u need to learn by yourself on the job.
The employee who works in Chicago and has over 50 likes has perfectly explained this shady company. Take this job if you like being talked down to and treated like a child. Also it is worth noting that I have relayed to my boss that I am experiencing extreme depression and suicide and they used that as a tactic to try and terminate me. At first they said I could use a leave of absence and than at the final hour they insisted I needed a doctor's note stating that i have mental illness and they expect a doctor to diagnose that over the phone. THIS IS A COMPANY THAT DOES NOT CARE ABOUT "Field Service Reps". Apply at your own risk!
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Use to be great
Territory Lead / Field Service Rep (Current Employee), Chicago, ILSeptember 5, 2013
Going to different local accounts and doing assigned tasks.
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Great experience when entering the CPG industry
Operations (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 26, 2013
Pros: see above
Cons: see above
Pros:
- smart, friendly people
- great introduction into the CPG industry
- company with a reputation

Cons:
- depending on the team, work evenings and weekends
- management is not focused on one goal
- people either do not receive proper training while entering the company (must seek out on your own) or do not get kept up with rapidly changing updates
- very few opportunities for growth
- not competitive salary as compared to the client side
- historically, IF raises are given out, they are absolute minimal (couple of precent); so, whichever salary you were hired in, is probably where you will stay until you leave regardless of your contributions or experience