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D&B Reviews

Updated 16 January 2015
Updated 16 January 2015
252 Reviews
3.1
252 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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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

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    • 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.  

    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
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  5.  

    Focus & execution challenged

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not all that's cracked up to be

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    • 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its like working for a 200 year old company.

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's getting better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Working for a company who is best in what they do

    Cons

    A toxic relationship teams who forget we are all on the same team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    unstable leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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

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