Experian
2.8 of 5 203 reviews
www.experiangroup.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

Experian Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
Experian – Nottingham – “Experian Landmark House”

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2.8 203 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

Experian CEO and Director Don Robert

Don Robert

(118 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Corporate juggernaut

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Nottingham, England

I worked at Experian full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood working environment, conditions and facilities
Good career opporunities
Diverse and generally skilled workforce

ConsBeing a corporate juggernaut means it is slow to change and adapt
Speed to market is a real issue
Investment in one area is offset by a reduction on others - can be a lottery
Thinks it is customer focused - it is the opposite

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to be customer/client focussed then put your money where your mouth is. Put it in objectives, mission statements, forecasts and overall company ethos. Instead all it really boils down to is share price - so why retend otherwise?

I left because of the is unertone of saying one thing and doing another.

Business outlook will be good - because all it cares about is share price - if thats what interests you then you'll enjoy it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good work-life balance but reflected in mediocre pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Experian full-time for more than a year

ProsWork life balance is good

ConsLimited scope for promotion opportunities

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Mixed - lacking Innovation and autonomy, great workforce, opportunities for travel

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Nottingham, England

I have been working at Experian full-time for more than 5 years

ProsKnowledgeable, talented and determined workforce
Great travel/relocation opportunities
Unique market position
Exciting and Interesting Data and Technology utilisation

ConsNon competitive remuneration
Some Middle Management should be cast in The Office
Low level of autonomy
High level of non job loss restructuring
Roadmap/Strategy is rarely adhered to
Reluctance to invest in basic systems/tools

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on building process and systems to support day to day life, rather than buzzwords and internal fighting.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good potential for long term career prospects in terms of experience but slow career progression and low pay.

Analyst (Current Employee)
Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England

I have been working at Experian

ProsGood people and friendly place to work. Potential for good experience and to take on responsibility at an early stage in your career. Experience of the full project lifecycle and client facing work with the possibility of moving to other areas of such a large business.

ConsRecent salaries low in comparison to similar jobs elsewhere, particularly in Analytics roles. No clear salary bands so secrecy surrounds the pay of colleagues and no clear idea of what you may be earning in 4 years time. Reluctance to promote in lean times with the focus on the individual proving they have earned an average review rating. Reliant on your line manager and relationship with them for prospects (as anywhere I guess!). Prospects likely to improve when the economy picks up and money isn't as tight.

Advice to Senior ManagementAddress the above!

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Good & the bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Experian

ProsGood orange county company if you are looking for an 8-5 place
Structured

ConsLack of focus and direction - changes all day long
Number driven
British culture

Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish a vision for the company and communicate to the employees
Allow management to make some decisions, all decisions do need to occur are top level in costa Mesa

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A decent place to work but management really needs to listen to its employees

Senior Development Manager (Current Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA (US)

I have been working at Experian full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work life balance, great office culture and great hardworking people to work with.

ConsNo personal growth, no perks, compensation is on the low end. Company is moving all development offshore and has no plan in place to do this. Product management in the UK is so disconnected with the development in the US. There is no accountability in any of the teams. Too many contractors and not many employees, huge risk.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees. Allow for more training for employees. Pay market salaries.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good but no growth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Experian full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRelaxed Environment, Learn at your own pace

ConsNo set career growth, you need to push for improving compensation

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It could be worse.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Experian full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDecent pay & benefits plan; pretty casual dress code; somewhat flexible schedule; family-like environment

ConsMundane work; current hiring freeze places more work the remaining individuals; quite often, there's too much work, and too little resources

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to keep your employees refreshed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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boring job

Service Delivery Manager (Former Employee)
Allen, TX (US)

I worked at Experian full-time for less than a year

Prosno pros given. I did not like it.

Consnothing to do, very boring work.

Advice to Senior Managementnone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great, very rewarding super internship

Client Engagement (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Experian part-time for less than a year

ProsNice group of people. Very motivated and wants to do well. Great location in midtown. If you work hard it can be very easy to move up.

ConsWork can get very repetitive. It is all about using the internal tool, which seems to have many setbacks. Should be revamped.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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