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D&B Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
237 Reviews

3.2
237 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
Robert Carrigan
15 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 24 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastically friendly company with every intention of building you skills to move up the ladder.

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    Former Employee - QA Tester  in  High Wycombe, England
    Former Employee - QA Tester in High Wycombe, England

    Pros

    Trained to do everything needed or wanted to know. Team building days out. Nobody is better than anyone else no matter what your job is. All jobs advertised internally before going to agencies. Pension and private healthcare

    Cons

    Improving skills to hit monthly targets and gain promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You couldn't have taken better care of me. My redundancy was upsetting but that's a part of life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A mature business unable to rejuvenate itself

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England

    Pros

    Has a solid brand name in some regions

    Cons

    Not investing long term in people due to re-engineering
    Too slow to keep up with competitors in all markets
    Too much hubris within leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investors need to think long term as they are losing tacit knowledge among key talent
    Not enough staff year on year to cope with increased workload
    Assess pricing strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marlow, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England

    Pros

    Good communication from management. The organisation is large enough for professional advancement and receptive to new ideas from staff. Generally, I was happy with my wage packet and benefits.

    Cons

    Too much corporate jargon. And the top down approach to building a corporate culture based on pride for the workplace is less motivational and somewhat more stifling. This is admittedly not a huge problem, but is fairly pervasive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    D&B is a good place to work, there's no need for all the corporate jargon and enforced team building exercises. People will be happier if they can just get on with their work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting experience - be prepared for constant change

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Marlow, England

    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
  6.  

    All Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Experience in a Big Company Environment

    Cons

    Like all Big Companies, Lots of Internal Politics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Change for better times?

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    Pros

    * good base salary
    * opportunity to earn extra money
    * good leasecar allowance
    * working with topsegment customers
    * freedom of doing your work where and whenever you want

    Cons

    * customer is clearly not focus #1, rather internal political games & people profiling
    * freedom of work comes with a price: you need to manager work/live balance otherwise you'll work 20hrs a day or more
    * In Europe very country focused instead of cross regional, although it might change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So, the news CEO has chosen to change the way D&B acts in the market. Good to have finally a vision. However a US way of doing business might not work out as it should for Europe.

    The change needs strong senior management execution. Clearly this is not the case in Europe, yet.

    Put the customer first, unconditionally.
    Otherwise the customer puts D&B on second place...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Consulted in Parsippany for 4 months

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Parsippany, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Friendly people, Good food, quieter atmosphere

    Cons

    Continued funding is a big problem for consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Contractor Experience

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    Former Employee - QA  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - QA in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    Money good. Many good people, always willing to help.

    Cons

    One person doing the work of three. Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more knowledgeable in what is involved in producing a product. Managers need training in how to speak and treat employees. Management needs to realize that the quality of the product will determine its success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    unstable leadership

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    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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