D&B Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
228 Reviews
3.2
228 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Tester  in  High Wycombe, England
    Former Employee - QA Tester in High Wycombe, England

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than 10 years

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England

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

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

    I worked at D&B

    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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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Innovating Innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open Schedule, Family Friendly, Good People

    Cons

    lack of direction, lots of inflated strategy from C suite

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Despite over achieving results you may find yourself miserable.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    Management is toxic. Micro management to the nth degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your folks work towards their goals not yours. Additionally, it's hard to do your job when you're spending most of your time doing busy work completing internal reports and redundant training programs to satisfy your boss rather than working hard for your revenue generating clients.

  9.  

    All Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good Experience in a Big Company Environment

    Cons

    Like all Big Companies, Lots of Internal Politics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Change for better times?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  11.  

    Solid, stable company with history

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good company that provides competitive salary and benefits, also generous bonuses. Company also provides lots of out of office interaction with colleagues (i.e. bowling, picnics, special events).

    Cons

    D&B offers a very complex product line, thus as a new employee it will take some time to get up to speed and comfortable in your role. Way too much micromanaging and not enough telecommuting options available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more comprehensive training of product line which allows new employees get up to speed much quicker and work independently. Also provide more telecommuting option as standard D&B company policy.

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