D&B Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
228 Reviews
3.2
228 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management too focused on reaching their numbers (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting experience - be prepared for constant change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Marlow, England

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    As long as you know the right people you get far.

    Cons

    Very short term focus, although think this is slowly changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond the obvious sales mentality, motivate the teams, learn about the other functions in the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Practical Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly environment with equal colleagues.
    - The experience of work pressure was daunting, but equally challenging and helped me to excel my abilities into the real world.

    Cons

    - Growth ladder being short.
    - Appreciation from the management only in terms of monetary value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a good company Friendly People

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good Work and family balance you can work from home one day a week. People are all friendly.

    Cons

    My department had no training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to communicate more clearly and need more training.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Consulted in Parsippany for 4 months

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Parsippany, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, Good food, quieter atmosphere

    Cons

    Continued funding is a big problem for consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    unstable leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very strong commitment to helping employees with life's problems.

    Cons

    Senior Managers are all new to the company and still do not understand our value propositions. Usually lays people off to cut costs when they don't make the revenue targets. Re-brands every few years instead of focusing on providing value to customers. Poor leadership in technology. Technology chases buzzwords rather than business solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify our relationships with customers. There are too many options and pricing points when trying to establish a contract. Also, if you want to have independent developers code against the D&B services platform you need to roll out a comprehensive test database so that they do not need to sign contracts with us to see the data.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    D&B has the potential to be a great company if we can execute on our new CEO's vision

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Incredible assets; Good working environment; Good work life-balance; D&B is changing it's culture to become a much more interesting/exciting place to be.

    Cons

    Sales compensation plan is punitive; Very demotivating; Not sure if I can afford to work for D&B in this environment. Need a greater focus on the customer experience; Turn-around times for fixing data quality issues, contract turn-around time, finance review, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The vision is great. The efforts that are being made to change the culture are working. The devil is in the details and there are some old processes that need to be changed in order for us to be world class.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible work nature, support function strong

    Cons

    bad pay master, no overseas exposure in an mnc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve packages and overseas opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Over 4 years as an Inside Sales Relationship Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, room for career growth

    Cons

    Lots of silos and politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your current employees more, allow more cross functional promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Competitive work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Parsippany, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Intelligent employees, quiet work environment, always work to do. Multiple consultant companies = pushes employees to do better work. This is clear because most workers take their job seriously.

    Cons

    Personal growth, disconnect between upper management and lower management causes less than perfect quality. Multiple consultant companies = high competition, sometimes counter productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stop Worrying about the bottom-line

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and brand name

    Cons

    Senior management too focused on reaching their numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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