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Control Risks Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2019

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Control Risks CEO Richard Fenning
Richard Fenning
84 Ratings
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  • "Actually that is only the case when it serves senior management(in 13 reviews)

  • "It's quite true there is an "old boys club" mentality, although that is less of a handicap than you might think(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company and great work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Control Risks

    Pros

    Very intelligent and experienced staff. Great opportunities for travel and career advancement within the organisation. Not pushed to the extreme, but given opportunities to excel.

    Cons

    No real cons. Exposure to fantastic and really interesting work, given opportunity to advance within the organisation. Good senior management team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, give slight more direction for some of the younger staff. But remain engaged as usual, and continue to provide direction for the business.

    Control Risks2015-11-12
  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Control Risks full-time

    Pros

    - Good culture - Flexible - Interesting work

    Cons

    Opaque pay structure Lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Provide structured training of junior employees

    Control Risks2019-07-11
  3. "Great job experience at Control Risks"

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    Former Employee - Second In Charge PSD in Baghdad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Control Risks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Profesional, very good planning, very good communication and feedbacks, flexibility

    Cons

    There are no downsides working at Control Risks

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Control Risks2019-07-09
  4. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Business Research Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Control Risks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart and nice colleagues etc

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Less favoritism and improved emotional intelligence.

    Control Risks2019-07-15
  5. "Great office and nice people"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Control Risks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great office Nice people Good working hours

    Cons

    Average salary . . .

    Control Risks2019-06-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Identity crisis"

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    Former Employee - Director in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Control Risks full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects, work with some very smart people, variety of work, interesting locations, lateral moves across regions possible.

    Cons

    Stagnant at the top, groupthink, cognitive dissonance, dismal career planning, culture changed from open, fun, and buccaneering to closed, toxic, and uninclusive.

    Advice to Management

    You are a people business, so show some interest in people. Too many 'unflushable' types at the top. Culture needs to move with the times.

    Control Risks2019-06-27
  7. "Best job ever"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Control Risks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People working for Control Risks are incredibly talented. The type of work we do is extremely interesting. I have managed projects in more than ten countries that have ranged from on-the-ground projects for NGOs, advising National Intelligence Agencies, training multinational companies in crisis management and investigating massive fraud cases. People are very friendly and open-minded.

    Cons

    Admin processes could be improved. Especially for registering expenses.

    Control Risks2019-05-23
  8. "New Job"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager & Executive Assistant in Johannesburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Control Risks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice People, Nice Environment and good Benefits

    Cons

    No Advancement, Bonus not very good, Communication

    Advice to Management

    Better communication to all levels of staff and not just senior management

    Control Risks2019-06-05
  9. "Advancement opportunities stagnant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Control Risks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn and be engaged in variety of interesting projects.

    Cons

    Entrenched bureaucracy, so lots of red tape and difficult to move up.

    Control Risks2019-05-31
  10. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Control Risks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Average workplace and average salary

    Cons

    Terrible management, with worse support staff

    Control Risks2019-06-20
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