Equifax Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
213 Reviews
2.9
213 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer flexibility in working conditions, and there is a good work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

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


Cons
  • limited scope of career progression, unattentive senior management (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

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

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

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people more, they work hard and are very commited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co workers, work life balance is amazing, nice company to work for. Ability to move up if you want to. I have a wonderful manager. Senior management keep employees informed. Vacation time is great!

    Cons

    The company will cheat you on your pay increase when you move up in the company. New comers will make more than you. The benefits are not the best but ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees they are the ones face to face with clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stodgy company lacks innovation due to conservative leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dependable and comfortable. Very conservative for obvious reasons as credit bureau, offering reliable financial security to employees.

    Cons

    Too risk averse in approaching marketplace in general, lacking creativity. Rigid in pricing models, slow to market, scalability of new solutions. Almost literally the antithesis of entrepreneurial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look outside the same old organizational confines for product direction, acquisition targets and management recruiting. Promoting from within is rewarding for tenured staff but limits stretching organization to grow in new ways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's not a bad job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Verification Specialist in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Verification Specialist in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are really, really friendly and it's such a relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    I HATE how call centers constantly call you, and I see why. It's the structure of the business to call people 4-5 times a day and leave voicemail after voicemail. But, it's business, it works, and that's the only thing I don't like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For call centers everywhere, there HAS to be a more efficient way to do this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turbulent, Revenue-Driven with Frequent Reorganizations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Analytics
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Analytics

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong company performance, focused on bottom line. Great people in analytics and sales. Unparalleled data assets. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Senior management's short-sighted focus on stock price drives frequent reorganizations - 5 managers in 3 years. Big company in a heavily regulated business means new product development is a very slow process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on people and technology, less on short-term stock price movements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, facilities, management

    Cons

    Atlanta traffic is troubling when traveling between offices

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unstable Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand recognition for consumer market.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. No direction with little to non-existent on boarding practices for new hires. Leadership lacks integrity and ethical practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Same job functions and duties from day to day

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unemployment Claims in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Unemployment Claims in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Good work life balance. Job stability

    Cons

    Little room for advancement due to the fact that management doesn't want to train new employees to fill vacancy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to advance their careers within the company.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but too US centralized

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equifax

    Pros

    Focused on innovation and operational excellence

    Cons

    Older employees, no training, little consideration to finance and accounting compared to the other departments

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have benefited from a culture of intelligent execution and meritocracy, working with very intelligent people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I get rewarded for delivering on promises and executing projects. Rather than getting blamed for taking risks, I am encouraged to take more. I am surrounded by intelligent people and am encouraged to lead them.

    Cons

    We do a horrible job of demand management and so we always have more work than we can finish. At times the matrix organization makes it difficult to get things done without significant coordination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow leadership and stop outsourcing so much middle career work to contractors and offshore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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