Pros: work environment, coworkers, company sponsored events, constant learning, clients
Cons: travel, work/life balance
I loved working at Mintel - it was a great place for me since I tend to get bored easily. There's always a new trend to learn about or a great project to work on with a client - you are literally almost always learning new things. Which is great because it opens you up to so much, but also bad, because you realize how many other cool jobs there are out there, how many other ways you can have an impact on the CPG business. The company is medium sized, which I believe is the perfect size because there are enough employees to make lots of friends, but not too many - because you can always have an open conversation with the CEO. Mintel is also international - so if you like to travel - there is potential there. The only draw back for me was that I traveled too much. The travel is important to build relationships with your clients, but with a new baby it was just too much for me.