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D&B Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
269 Reviews
3.1
269 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The culture is positive and the company values employees work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 26 reviews)

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

    I worked at D&B full-time (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    They were the days

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    Former Employee - Middle Market Sales Leader
    Former Employee - Middle Market Sales Leader

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Expense culture in early 2000 was amazing, anything got a sign off and I mean anything
    UK SD never missed a target and he was inspirational then he left and guess what they missed targets and still do today

    Cons

    Blureprint for growth, stopped all the fun and we all left. Now they have yes men there and they have no sparkle and v

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some balls tell the US to stay away from Europe and invest in technology and product
    They are being left behind and becoming a commodity with both brand and product

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A mature business unable to rejuvenate itself

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

    I have been working at D&B full-time (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
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • 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
  6.  

    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

    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
  7.  

    program manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    9 to 5 position, low key environment

    Cons

    pay lower than financial and investment bank firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop selling all your assets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Incredibly pleasant environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at D&B are great, from the CEO down to the brand new intern. I have never had an issue finding someone help me figure out how to do something procedural, and the powers that be are particularly receptive to new ideas. I don't do the work that the company is known for, but instead background operations in which I have a particular expertise and anybody to whom I must offer relevant advice or guidance openly accepts that I am here for this reason, only raising objections when my input conflicts with their own personal expertise.

    Cons

    Relatively disorganized in many ways, though the new executive team is obviously working toward changing this. Simple tasks, like getting an IP drop installed, can take weeks or even months longer than necessary. A lot of my job pertains to initiating technological services which is something D&B outsources, thus slowing the process significantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work, but also streamline the simple processes.There's no reason for so many paper trails, service tickets, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience for internship, people are very helpful on everything, and it was a great networking experience for me!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    I was working with the global product team, there are multiple tasks that I had to handle at the same time. Those project required me to gather data and information from different departments, and it was a valuable experience for on building networks. Also, I attended lots of information sessions, from how to speak like a business professional to how to communicate with coworkers efficiently. Overall, an amazing intern experience!

    Cons

    There are no cons I observed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I worked for Turkey office; I was respected for my skills, encouraged to take initiative, supervised by the best people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    - Working with great people who actually cares about you. From bottom to top.
    And company activities which brought people together. Doing harlem shake with unit managers, and making toast with CEO was great.

    Cons

    salaries are under country standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to show their appreciation for people's work to have a better turnover rates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Strong Learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    They take time to help you learn the job at hand in order to set you up for success.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement in entry level positions

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