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Equifax Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
217 Reviews
2.9
217 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    SME company thinking to be a Corp

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    The Brand and their position in the market. Money is ok but not great. In the middle of a cultural changes that may work.

    Cons

    Way to much projects and inititatives turned to be imposible to manage. Lack of focus and extremely bad relationship between family and work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Slowly Declining

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

    I have been working at Equifax full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Process 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Visionary 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

    Cons

    Employee 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership needs to make a decision as to their people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, home office, company will grow a lot!

    Cons

    slow, very political, conflicting priorities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership understand they need to focus on people but they can't give up the "bring me the numbers - ALWAYS" mentality. Employees receive mixed messages all the time.You receive a message, you see something different happening....it's confusing. Investments in people have been "on the table" forever and as an employee their good intentions can retain me for just so long. I'm yet to see their intention being translated into action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stable, old company. Incredibly Political.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The checks never bounce. They are a stable old company.

    Your experience really depends on the group. My previous group was incredibly political and pitted team members against each other and the leadership was petty and vindictive. One minute you were a hero the next you were a villain having not changed your behavior only difference is the wind direction.

    The group where I currently work is a good group they treat you like adult both in giving you the autonomy to do your job and hold you accountable for the deliverables for which you are assigned.

    Cons

    This place is a political minefield. You are not allowed to just do your job you have to worry about navigating the political landscape and figuring out who you have to schmooze to be successful.

    They are always "trying" to be cutting edge in technology but with no vision or forethought. They rush from solution to solution and technology to technology trying to find the right solution when they really need some introspection to determine who they want to be an a company and allowing the technology compliment the vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the talent that you have. Grow the talent that you have. Give your people autonomy to manage their span of control.
    Slow down, stop with the politics and get a vision for where the organization is going and then decide on the solution to support it that vision.
    Start measuring the managers, VP & SLTs on the growth and retention of their team. If your team isnt growing or you have high turnover or very low employee survey results it should be looked at very carefully and there should be accountability at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Some growing pains but on the right track

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

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Competitive salary especially given the relatively low cost of living in Atlanta
    Generous 401k match
    Management seems to truly care about employees

    Cons

    Credit file information can be rather dull to work with.
    Technology is viewed as an IT function / necessary expense.
    Code base is somewhat fragile but there is broad towards making it better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to bridge the "us vs them" mentality between technology vs business teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow to market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work environment is nice, there is personal growth to a certain point, and the benefits are on par with other companies of this size. The company is growing... and will continue to do so.

    Cons

    Very political environment, so if you don't like the "good ole boy" network - look elsewhere. Also, very slow to get new products to market. Senior management takes the credit for all the work of the folks the next level down...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't focus so much on what makes YOU look good, consider making your employees look good and maybe they'll be happier. Recognize accomplishments - don't take the credit for things you didn't do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Little opportunity for entry level.

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

    I worked at Equifax as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good working environment. For the most part lower level management communicates direction and goals effectively. Also, they are readily available to their subordinates.

    Cons

    The company, at least in my area, is transitioning to hiring a largely temporary workforce. Those with seniority are becoming increasingly rare and contracts seem to be either extended or terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer your employees greater opportunity for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    in IT - Good Pay, Low/No Upward Mobility

    • 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

    IT division in Equifax was severely underfunded for better part of the 2000s. I was fortunate to join just when Equifax started investing in IT. The culture and type of work improved as did the staff count. Overall a great development experience catching up in technology since 2007 till now

    Cons

    Equifax is absolutely horrible when it comes to human resource management. Performance reviews are a joke. There are no career tracks of any sort. In my 7 years with the company, I have perhaps seen a handful of resources move up in the organization. For the most part, the company prefers hiring from the outside for higher level roles. Promotions are almost unheard of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't manage from the top down. Allow employees to demonstrate innovative ideas and you will be surprised. There are a lot of talented people in the company, give them a chance.
    Also, IT is not a cost center... I would argue Equifax is an IT company, treat IT as a core competency and invest in innovation. Promote employees from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Company allows people to be innovative with clients. Revenue driven. Mid management are top notch. People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Be careful your compensation may not get paid. Health benefits are poor. If you are innovative and close a sale don't expect to get compensated until you have a revenue plan for your product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your greatest asset. Treat them with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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