Ipsos
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Ipsos Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.1 236 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot

Didier Truchot

(71 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very good company or people that would like to make a career in Market Research"
    in 22 reviews
  • "great work environment if it's your first job, very nice people and free coffee"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "There's no work life balance and the expectation is that you sacrifice yourself for the client"
    in 15 reviews
  • "VPs and account managers do not recognize the long hours associates work and have come to expect it"
    in 17 reviews
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Rewarding, autonomous and innovative

Director (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Ipsos full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBroad roles, supportive management, open to innovation and challenge of the status quo. Inspiring senior management.

ConsCareer development is a little hit and miss. Internal networking between markets is tough, too much competition internally for revenue.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate an open job site where people can post their CV's and skills to allow movement within Ipsos.

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

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Project Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Ipsos full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStable, interesting, a lot to learn

ConsNot much room to grow

Advice to Senior ManagementThink more about people and what they can accomplish for the company.

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Claims that the field interviewers are 'casual workers' after paying them a regular salary for years ... that isnt good.

Field Interviewer (Current Employee)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

I have been working at Ipsos part-time for more than 5 years

ProsNo boss breathing down your neck, very flexible hours, pretty laid back if you really just need the pocket money or to get out of the house. Much better than working a till! Pay OK if you are good at blagging your way through the front door and do the best you can.

ConsBosses all loathe each other, contracts of employment are ludicrous and wouldn't hold up in an Industrial Tribunal. And it does involve a fair amount of door-knocking.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat the Interviewers with more respect: listen to us. Walk in our shoes for a day or two a year. Walk-in Interviews that last over an hour are ridiculous, 40 minutes is the absolute maximum, 30 minutes would result in a higher rate of success. People are busy, stop wasting their precious time with trivia that you already know from other sources: stand up to your clients and refuse to accept intrusive, boring, and useless questions.

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

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Friendly and relaxed working environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ipsos full-time for less than a year

ProsWork is basic and easy-going

ConsGenerally the work is very monotonous and dull - a lot of basic data entry and checking

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, Great atmosphere.

Trainee Research Executive (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Ipsos full-time for less than a year

Pros-The people are all passionate about what they do, go to great lengths to get the job done and done well.
- The people also make a lot of effort to have fun and get along with each other.

Cons- the hours can be long, and the pay is quite low.

Advice to Senior Management- Increase salaries rather than the number of staff.

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

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Graduate scheme

TRE (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Ipsos full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people- good atmosphere amongst the graduate waves- have remained friends for years
Training scheme good and detailed
Honest and open communication
Visible senior management
Good progression after the trainee period

ConsSome very mind-numbing tasks for graduates- they pay graduates too much to have them doing menial tasks which are seen by some senior management to be "rights of passage". They should employ lower paid admin workers to do these tasks so that the graduates can focus on tasks with more skill.
Often repetitive work, with no real analysis, recommendations or creativity expected- just simple narration of the findings.
Some junior staff are very overworked.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ipsos MORI Grad scheme

Research Executive (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Ipsos full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat for starting off in market research

ConsNo room for progression and not based on merit.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake room for progression for bright graduates

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

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Work

Market Research Interviewer (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Ipsos for less than a year

ProsGood place to start, if you are looking for experience, but not all glitters are GOLD!

ConsWaoooooo!, what can i say i think they need more of pay structure, may be because its Market Research Interviewer, they believed you do not faced hassles in the field.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe straight forward in their pay, give more pay per interview, without people in the field to get the survey there would no report to present to client, also considering the weather in UK it should be more motivated.

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Working for Ipsos-MORI

Interviewer (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Ipsos full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWelcomes people from all backgrounds.

ConsNot much scope for progression.

Advice to Senior ManagementShare the company's earnings with the hard-working Interviewers, who are the life blood of the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bad Experience, with low morals

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ipsos

ProsGained industry acquired experience throughout.

ConsNot enough promotion prospects in the company.

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

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