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D&B Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
84 Reviews
3.0
84 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The culture is positive and the company values employees work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    They were the days

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Market Sales Leader
    Former Employee - Middle Market Sales Leader

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

    Pros

    Expense culture in early 2000 was amazing, anything got a sign off and I mean anything
    UK SD never missed a target and he was inspirational then he left and guess what they missed targets and still do today

    Cons

    Blureprint for growth, stopped all the fun and we all left. Now they have yes men there and they have no sparkle and v

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some balls tell the US to stay away from Europe and invest in technology and product
    They are being left behind and becoming a commodity with both brand and product

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting experience - be prepared for constant change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  3.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Great brand, a lot of change to drive a stronger organization

    Cons

    Need more support team, work needs to be done to define future vision for a commoditized product line

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people, poor leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    the people, flexibility in work hours and opportunities to work from home

    Cons

    waterfall processes, uncertainty about future, low morale, unattainable deadlines, low wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company is good but not for interns.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    Good Company Policies.
    Flexible Timings.
    No work pressure.

    Cons

    Bad management.
    Seniors think they are eveything.
    No respect for juniors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your Top-down management.

  7.  

    Mixed Feelings on Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    Great work experience, particularly product and solutions and learning all the skills needed to manage customer accounts. Great culture and coworkers for the most part.

    Cons

    Compensation, management and hostile customer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many customer's don't understand value of DUNSRight, and they really don't appreciate poor service and ham-handed salesmanship from account managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Uptight company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent opportunity for growth/career advancement

    Cons

    Very political to navigate and management is constantly changing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Focus & execution challenged

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Worklife balance exists in most parts of the org. CEO is very personable and approachable. Company is in good financial status. Getting more modern with policies (e.g. dress code).

    Cons

    Product innovation is talked about, but lacking in execution. Don't expect funding/resources to help achieve your objectives. Seems like there are so many groups that want to do their own thing which really translates to a lack of focus across the company (the CEO is trying to correct this). Despite a new HR Leader, HR/Recruiting is embarrassing and could use a severe overhaul. My experience as a prospect/new hire was poor. I also recommended a friend for a job...her experience during the interview process was less than desirable. Office locations are spread out - probably too much for a company of this size & many employees work remote. Beware if you like to have actual human interaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at the recruiting/new hire process and find ways to improve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not all that's cracked up to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New Providence, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New Providence, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    D&B has many divisions, it is possible to move from one to another. Co. has a good dreputation. Most people look favorably to your having worked there.

    Cons

    Management weaknesses. Top level executives, and even middle managers spend more time and effort pursuing their own agendas than the company agenda. There is a lot of political infighting. Your future depends on the future of your management team to a large extent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to set the example. So far, what one gets from upper management is "I have my golden parachute, do you?" The company could use salary and other incentives for non-management salaried employees, who carry the burden of "performance" but do not share the profits like upper management does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its like working for a 200 year old company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B full-time

    Pros

    The company has a high tenure of employees which is the best indication that the company takes care of the employees.
    Great work life balance and good pay for the job.

    Cons

    The company has an extremely niche focus which can be a long term career liability.
    Internal mobility is limited.
    The company has a new leadership as of late last year, but limited changes have happened under the new management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a culture of meritocracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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