D&B
2.8 of 5 200 reviews
www.dnb.com Short Hills, NJ 5000+ Employees

D&B Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.8 200 reviews

                             

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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan

Robert Carrigan

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :)"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Senior management and the sales force are stuck in an endless cycle of forecasting"
    in 14 reviews
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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Marlow, England

I worked at D&B

ProsGood 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.

ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementD&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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A mature business unable to rejuvenate itself

Finance (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsHas a solid brand name in some regions

ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementInvestors 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting experience - be prepared for constant change

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Marlow, England

I have been working at D&B

ProsAs long as you know the right people you get far.

ConsVery short term focus, although think this is slowly changing

Advice to Senior ManagementLook beyond the obvious sales mentality, motivate the teams, learn about the other functions in the business

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a good company with some challenges

Sales and Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsD&B tries to do its best with providing the necessary support and tries to listen to its employees for constant feedback. Sales culture has many opportunities for improvement, but overall compared to many other companies, it still stands above the rest when it comes to how they treat sales people within the Fortune 500 sector.

ConsTime off is good with 3 weeks vacation first full year. Growth options are good along with excellent training.

Advice to Senior ManagementPush down the walls of the organization to make it easier to sell. Internal administrative processes and work flow need to be greatly improved to ensure that sales people are not overwhelmed doing only post customer support and administrative type work.

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S&MS Specialist (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat stable company, good salary and pay compensation, great place to work if you have been within a Fortune 500 company.

ConsNo work life balance, care more about the numbers to the street than the employees. Lots of competition in this industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe practice of moving accounts around where one sales person takes quota of what has been sold by another sales person is terrible in retaining talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Manager (Current Employee)
Short Hills, NJ (US)

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

ProsExtremely friendly people, awesome culture, very kind and polite people, willing to work with you, train and guide you and ensure that you succeed while the company. Food in cafe is provided at a subsidized rate which is the best thing. I really enjoy working a lot here. So much learning to do...

ConsNew budget is provided every 3 months, so you never really know what's coming up next in your job status. but apart from this there could me more, but I am not yet exposed to it.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease promote new talent and new people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Competitive work environment

QA Analyst (Former Employee)
Parsippany, NJ (US)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

ProsIntelligent employees, quiet work environment, always work to do. Multiple consultant companies = pushes employees to do better work. This is clear because most workers take their job seriously.

ConsPersonal growth, disconnect between upper management and lower management causes less than perfect quality. Multiple consultant companies = high competition, sometimes counter productive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stop Worrying about the bottom-line

Senior Solutions Consultant (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsGood work-life balance and brand name

ConsSenior management too focused on reaching their numbers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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work wise fine, manager not so much

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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

Prosgood work profile, endorses work life balance

Consleadership team for my department were a pain

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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What could have been

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

ProsTalented workforce.
Great work environment
Good work life balance

ConsToo much politics in competing with external vendors for development work

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