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Equifax Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
Equifax – West Des Moines – “Datavision now Equifax office 4300 Westown Prkwy”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 198 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Equifax Chairman and CEO Rick Smith

Rick Smith

(132 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer flexibility in working conditions, and there is a good work-life balance(in 18 reviews)

  • Supportive, Good Benefits with solid products and diversification(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management takes the credit for all the work of the folks the next level down(in 13 reviews)

  • lack of transparency from upper management, hard work and talent does not get rewarded(in 8 reviews)

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    One little push and it could be a great place to work.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGood salary and benefits package excellent pension scheme. Varied, often interesting work, good work life balance too and some really good people to work with. It feels a better place now than it did a few years ago.

    ConsPoor Career progression, some departments in the past have been utterly demoralising, regular rounds of redundancies, so go elsewhere for job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your people more, they work hard and are very commited.

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

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    Great place to work..allows you to utilize a lot of their tools to be successful

    Customer Service (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC (US)

    ProsGood work environment. Employee friendly, work hard and get noticed for promotions

    ConsNot a lot of jobs offered in certain areas.

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

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    Good job but not much advancement opportunities

    Data Research Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay, decent benefits and good work/life balance.

    ConsThere is not much room for advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a very positive and fulfilling experience at Equfiax.

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGreat benefits and aggressive compensation plan.

    ConsHigh management turnover rate.
    Indecisive senior leadership.

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    It is an ok place to work, it is getting better!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) McLean, VA (US)

    ProsCompensation is good, time off is flexible and the beneifts are good. There are some changes that have happened but it appears to be moving in a more positive direction.

    ConsLack of transparency from upper management is an issue. Additionally there is a clear deliniation between jobs and levels here. One certainly knows where one is in the pecking order. And sometimes it is quite uncomfortable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink outside the box. Promote from within. And treat people like you care. It would be easier to like this job if we were not constantly watching jobs be sent offshore. AskHr, AskLegal, when a person has a question for HR they do not want to have an answer from an anonymous person in India.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    There a little over a year

    Senior Director (Former Employee) Windward, GA (US)

    ProsStable Company, commute not to bad...employees are good

    ConsNo traiing what so ever... low pay... and very demanding for the pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your folks and pay them so they don't leave

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor leadership decision making, and very poor with strategic thought leadership

    Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, and a very competitive salary

    ConsCommissions are paid 3 times a year, which is very disconcerting for sales professionals. No enterprise wide consistency with divisions working together. Product innovation is very weak, and Divisional leaders are very poor in managing success and empowering their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake some changes in your divisional leadership, and do more internal satisfaction surveys with your people.

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

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    Slowly Declining

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsStability. This organization has done a great job of navigating through a difficult economic climate.

    ConsProcess heavy, with no wiggle room, even when the process is counter to individual goals / objectives.
    Tight fisted. Very limited on-going training for professional development.

    It should be noted that MANY top performers are leaving, and Senior Management's efforts to keep them are not working. This is an interesting indicator of the culture within the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart promoting from within. Promote those employees who have gotten the organization this far, quit bringing in outsiders for management positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Director (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsSupportive, Good Benefits with solid products and diversification.

    ConsSome Top Down Shortsided Budgeting

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding Company

    Senior Director (Current Employee) Alpharetta, GA (US)

    ProsVisionary company. Equifax is in the position for great growth. Company has a clear focus on being the industry leader.

    Management is very good and shows that they care for the employees. Company has significantly invested in the office environment and is making huge strides in employee engagement.

    Company has a very good culture

    ConsEmployee awareness as to their career opportunities has been an issue in the past.

    The leadership team acknowledged this issue and has been making adjustments & investments into the HR systems and creating a framework that will inform all people programs, including talent development, performance management and compensation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. You have fostered a great culture and have the company firing on all pistons to drive future growth.

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

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