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Dun & Bradstreet Reviews

Updated 5 April 2015
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Dun & Bradstreet President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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  1. Helpful (1)

    They were the days

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

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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

  2. Interesting experience - be prepared for constant change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Marlow, England

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. Fair and honest workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Merit based advancement is there; competitive work environment

    Cons

    no cons at this time

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Positive experience, need to be careful of competitors

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

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are smart and nice and always helpful. The atmosphere has changed for the better in the last year or so under the new CEO

    Cons

    Seems like every 18 months there is a new direction that the company wants to go in. This makes tan employee a little hesitant to take chances.

    Advice to Management

    Need to stick to one vision and go with it. Although the market place is changing, D&B needs to act like the premium player in the market and not like it is a monopoly because the competition will undercut D&B and take away market share

  6. Helpful (1)

    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 Dun & Bradstreet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  7. Sales

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

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    Mixed Feelings on Work Experience

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

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet

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

    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 Management

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

  9. Company is good but not for interns.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet

    Pros

    Good Company Policies.
    Flexible Timings.
    No work pressure.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Improve your Top-down management.

  10. Helpful (1)

    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 Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, decent opportunity for growth/career advancement

    Cons

    Very political to navigate and management is constantly changing.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Focus & execution challenged

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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