Experian
2.8 of 5 201 reviews
www.experiangroup.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

Experian Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
Experian – Nottingham – “Experian Landmark House”

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2.8 201 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

Experian CEO and Director Don Robert

Don Robert

(117 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I have been working at Experian

ProsInternational environment and Career path/opportunities

ConsStrategy driven by stock exchange

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Intern (Former Employee)
Nottingham, England

I worked at Experian as an intern for more than a year

ProsRespected work-life balance.
Long-term career opportunities.
Great company culture.

ConsLower than average salaries and bonuses.

Advice to Senior Managementn.a.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A fast growing global business that continues to grow and has great prospects in the BRIC economies. Very stable

HRBP (Current Employee)
Nottingham, England

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

ProsClear strategy, great CEO, has grown up alot since floated in 2006 and for anyone who wants to get diverse experience in a fast growth business, it still has plenty to offer. People are very friendly and want to help, there is a good team ethic through the business, which has grown alot over last few years. Benefits package is generally good overall, but base pay is no more than market average.

ConsSnr HR leadership team is OK, but by no means world beating and the organisation has outgrown current HRD. The rewards for Snr people seem at odds with other people lower in the organisation, so it would be nice for some of the great growth and results to trickle down. For people who perform, there is great experience to gain, albeit this doesn't always follow with promotions and reward, which can/will frustrate the ambitious There is a frustrating tendency to recruit externally for Snr roles, rather than use talent internally, which is far cheaper and much lower risk of failure.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook inside the organisation to promote to more snr roles and be prepared to take a risk, there are lots of talented people looking for that next step

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

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Money grabbing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Nottingham, England

I have been working at Experian

ProsThe pay is good and the people who work there are mostly nice however it is call centre based so employees lack empathy

ConsTheir terms and conditions are misleading

Advice to Senior ManagementEmploy better managers who listen to employees for the need for change

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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complex

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Experian

ProsBright, intelligent people who are very capable

ConsToo many layers and a relutance to be bold

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpoer people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to start your career

Finance Intern (Former Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA (US)

I worked at Experian as an intern for less than a year

ProsIf you take the initiative, there are always opportunities for recognition. You can take on high profile projects and work with members outside your functional group. The team environment is friendly and nurturing, and management is open and receptive.

ConsThere are few opportunities for career growth within the company. Although they do hire internally, you're more likely to expand within your given role rather than move up.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would have been interesting to have more cross-functional team experiences to increase employee ownership of company (versus functional) goals and objectives.

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

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Collaborative work environment on exciting projects

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Experian

ProsInteresting projects coming in with more of a consulting angle. Collaborative work environment is great when you are starting out.

ConsExpect potentially long hours in kind of an unexpected manner. Project deadlines dictate whether or not you can maintain a flexible schedule.

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All the advantages and challenges to be expected from an organization of this size

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA (US)

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

ProsGood work/life balance, training opportunities, decent compensation, and a great plan for time off and benefits. It's great resume material, and the vast reach of the company's capabilities provides many learning opportunities.

ConsA great deal of bureaucracy, poor decision making within the labyrinth of management tiers, and disconnected understanding for actually fixing what's broken. Employee surveys and exit interviews are conducted to satisfy protocol, but the real solutions are ignored or translated into rhetorical programs to keep people "engaged" without any measurable effect.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider taking real action from your request for the employees' input. Otherwise, if bureaucracy and self-preserving manipulation are actually the driving forces for decision making and company culture, then let your people get back to their tasks and be honest about why the changes they were asked about aren't happening.

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

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Trying to join the big leagues

Community Relations Specialist (Current Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA (US)

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

ProsCompetent coworkers, fair salaries, growth oriented, big ideas, and established reputation

ConsBureaucratic, political atmosphere, poor decision making at times, complex and convoluted

Advice to Senior ManagementHire and promote the best people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Sales (Former Employee)
Schaumburg, IL (US)

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

ProsGood company. Great location. Professional staff. Excellent benefits. There is room for moving up in the company, just have to kiss the right tush.

ConsRevolving door. Job security can be an issue, even for great employees. Culture is a bit loopy at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the hire/lay off cycle. It creates paranoia among employees and leads to decreased productivity. Have some faith in your employees and invest in them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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