What are the strongest characteristics of Eurasia Group company culture?
Eurasia Group prides itself on the rigorous, fast-paced work environment in which our highly educated, intellectually curious, multicultural, multilingual workforce creates a unique product. Whether working to provide clients with insight into the market-moving political dynamics of a particular country or refining a comprehensive global investment strategy, we offer ideas and insights that our clients can use.
Eurasia Group has an open and engaged work environment. Much of our work depends on creative collaboration across teams, and our open floor plan reflects this culture. No one at the firm, including Ian Bremmer, works from a private office. Though our employees are based in multiple offices around the world, we are connected each day as a single company. Travel between offices is frequent, and many teams are split between locations.
Yet the greatest point of pride in our work is the daily opportunity for learning that each employee enjoys from continuous contact with smart, engaging coworkers. From day one, our firm was a pioneer in creating the field of political risk, and this spirit of innovation continues today as we define the future of the industry. We look for colleagues who embrace this kind of challenge and are motivated to move us forward.
Does Eurasia Group provide training and professional development opportunities?
We provide professional development and training opportunities to our staff at all levels. Some examples include technical skills-based courses, public speaking training, leadership/management training, language courses, and content-based/theoretical courses. Employees who have been with the firm for eight or more years are eligible for a sabbatical to pursue individual professional development interests.
Is travel a significant part of the job?
Travel opportunities are specific to individual job requirements, but in general Eurasia Group employees are frequent travelers. We believe there is no substitute for meeting face-to-face with our clients and with our in-country sources. Likewise, there is recurrent travel among our office locations.
What entry-level opportunities are available for recent undergrads?
We encourage those interested in a research career track at Eurasia Group to consider the Political Risk Training Program. While a high percentage of our workforce has an advanced degree, various opportunities for recent graduates are also available within our business development and operations teams.
Are foreign language skills valued at Eurasia Group?
Foreign language skills are essential for many of our country-specific research roles. Our analysts often use their language skills when interacting with contacts on the ground and traveling to their coverage regions. As a firm, we speak more than 25 languages.
What types of academic degrees are most valued for positions on the research platform?
We hire individuals with a wide variety of academic backgrounds, but some of the most common degrees (both undergraduate and graduate) include political economy, political science, international relations, economics, and regional studies. For consulting, business development, and operations roles, advanced degrees in a number of other areas—including MBAs—are common.
Describe the interview process.
The process generally involves a preliminary screening with a member of our Human Resources team. The next step is typically a conversation with the hiring manager or head of the team under which the position falls. A final round includes a mix of peers and members of management. A skills-based evaluation, such as a written or oral assessment, is often integrated into the process.
We do not participate in chat-only interview sessions or ask for money from anyone as part of our interview and onboarding processes.
Does Eurasia Group sponsor work visas?
We consider visa sponsorship for qualified candidates for our US and UK offices.
Should I submit writing samples with my application?
We encourage written samples of your work to be included with your application. When uploading documents into the applicant tracking system via our website, please combine all documents into a single PDF before uploading.
I'd like an update on my application. Whom should I contact?
We take the recruiting process very seriously and review all applications that come to us. But given the volume of applications we receive daily, we are unable to respond to each applicant individually. Please note that jobs listed on our website are current, and when a posting is removed it indicates that the position has been filled.
How do I get started?
To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history/expectations (plain text, Microsoft Word, or PDF only). Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position has been filled.
If your background and skill set match the position, we'll contact you for a phone interview. The conversation is informational and a way for us to learn more about you, and gives you the chance to ask us any questions you may have. We'll chat for about 20 to 30 minutes. Following the phone interview, you might be asked to come in for in-person interviews with three to four members of the team including the hiring manager and in some cases other members of senior management. Finalists will need to pass a skills-based assessment.
Eurasia Group is an equal opportunity employer, offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or citizenship unless legally required, and provides equal employment opportunity to disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.