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Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Overview

London, England
501 to 1000 employees
Kantar
1964
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Kantar is the world leader in consumer knowledge and insights based on continuous consumer panels. Combining market monitoring, advanced analytics and tailored market research solutions we deliver both the big picture and the fine detail that inspire successful actions by our ... Read more

Mission: Understand People‎‎‎‎‎
Inspire Growth


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#24)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#5), 2016 (#4)

Company Updates

  • While our team is working from home we're continuing our staff wellbeing programme wherever possible! This includes: 1) Guided meditation sessions 2) Weekly yoga classes hosted by our team mate Nayab (Thank you Nayab!) 3) Monthly wellbeing workshops - now streamed on Zoom 4) 247 access to our Employee Assistance Programme 5) Advice, support and resources from a team of Mental Health First Aiders.

  • COVID-19

    We spoke to Sacha Francis, one of our Mental Health First Aiders. Sacha told us about how her MHFA training has helped her to support her colleagues during COVID-19. “I’m happy to be working for a company that has invested in training for me to become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA). The Kantar MHFAs are responsible for ensuring that everyone in the company feels supported and has a point of contact if they are ever in emotional distress. We are able to offer a safe place for people to open up and direct them to relevant resources until they are back on their feet. Having MHFA training during the lockdown process has meant that I feel better equipped to support my team during a time of immense change and uncertainty.”

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Kantar (Worldpanel Division) – Why Work With Us?


Kantar is the world leader in consumer knowledge and insights based on continuous consumer panels. Combining market monitoring, advanced analytics and tailored market research solutions we deliver both the big picture and the fine detail that inspire successful actions by our clients. Our expertise about what people buy or use – and why – has become the market currency for brand owners, retailers, market analysts and government organisations internationally.

We are increasingly recognised as a company that prioritises its people, focussing on successful careers and workplace cultures (recognised as an employer of choice in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Greater China).  Just as our clients are at the centre of everything we do, our people are the foundation and we have the same levels of passion and commitment to them and their careers with us. 

With over 60 years’ experience, a team of 3,500, and services covering 60 countries directly or through partners, we deliver insights across fields as diverse as FMCG, impulse products, fashion, baby, telecommunications and entertainment, among many others.

We are part of the Kantar Group, one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy networks. 

Our benefits

All of our team enjoy access to a package of flexible benefits. This includes discounted gym membership, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans, gadget insurance, private medical cover, the ability to buy and sell holiday days and much more. In addition to our formal benefits package we offer an award winning, people centric workplace, where we put wellbeing front and centre, our team can give back to the community and benefit from our global reach.

A people-centric culture

  • Equal Opportunity employer
  • Active Inclusion & Diversity Committee
  • Subsidised Christmas Party and Team Events
  • Recognition schemes to reward exceptional performance
  • Dedicated Social Committee
  • Relaxed Dress Code
  • 4pm Friday Finish
  • Flexible Working

An award-winning employer

  • Ranked 15th as a Great Place To Work UK and 16th in Europe
  • Achieved Great Place to Work Excellence in Wellbeing accreditation
  • On the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women 2019 list
  • Our MD, Tim Kidd, is ranked 5th CEO in the Glassdoor Employers Choice Awards

A focus on wellbeing

  • Free fruit delivered four times a week
  • Free breakfast on a Friday
  • Monthly wellbeing lunch and learn sessions
  • Regular free yoga classes 
  • Annual team walking challenge with prizes
  • Free flu jabs
  • Employee Assistance Programme available to the whole team

Giving something back

  • 2 days paid time off for volunteering
  • Dedicated CSR Committee
  • Programme of year-round organised volunteering and fundraising activities, working with a local school, community garden, food bank and homeless charity as well as Kantar's official charity partner, Special Olympics.

Personal growth

  • Opportunities to progress in a global business
  • A culture of promotion and development from within
  • Dedicated learning & development support
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Opportunity to take on international assignments

Other benefits

  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Long Service Awards

We are one of the biggest graduate employers in our industry and are always on the lookout for talented people with the passion and drive to deliver results for our clients.

 

If that sounds like you, kick start your career with a company ranked 15th as a Great Place to Work®, where free fruit is a weekly staple, Fridays mean breakfast club, the annual company Christmas parties are legendary, and you have a Top 5 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice CEO at the helm.

 

 At Kantar you’ll have a chance to grow your Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry knowledge and develop your analytical skills. You’ll learn how to build stories for our clients that inspire them to make successful decisions using our world-class consumer panel data. You’ll be contributing to our business growth and flourish as you grow your career within a highly successful company full of opportunities.

 

Role responsibilities

  • Through continuous monitoring, advanced analytics and tailored solutions, Kantar’s Worldpanel division inspires successful decisions by brand owners, retailers, market analysts and government organisations globally.
  • In the Graduate analyst position you’ll grow your FMCG industry knowledge and develop your ability to build stories for our clients that inspire them to make successful decisions using our world-class consumer panel data. 
  • You’ll be meeting your client contacts, building strong relationships with them to understand and answer their key business questions. To help achieve this we’ll develop and train you to use our tools and solutions to analyse data, develop insight and create presentations that communicate your point of view and recommendations.
  • Another key responsibility for all our client service team is spotting and developing commercial opportunities that come about through embedding ourselves in our client’s businesses – our goal and passion is to become an extension of their team, delivering best in class insights with the best solutions.
  • Of course, you won’t be doing this on your own, you’ll have all the support and development opportunities you’ll need. You’ll also have to get to know your team and colleagues across our business, collaborating to deliver this fantastic work. 

What you’ll bring to the team

  •  You’ll have an engaging communication style with a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for understanding the markets our clients operate in.
  • Through your work you’ll have an interest in data and numbers and a desire to share ideas with your colleagues and contribute to the overall team objectives.
  • You’ll have a fascination for consumers, how they behave and the choices they make combined with commercial acumen and the drive to meet sales targets.
  • Your passion and drive will support our strong business growth by spotting opportunities with your clients and meeting sales targets.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2:2 or above University degree
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

Why Kantar?

We offer to all our new graduates:

  • Unparallelled commercial exposure – our graduates have delivered their points of view to some of the biggest brand names out there (as well as many others of course!)
  • A comprehensive training programme which will pave the way for you to have a fantastic career in delivering truly amazing insight.
  • A two week induction programme where you will have the chance to learn more about our culture and become confident to hit the ground running.
  • Opportunity to present your thinking, experiences and potential to the senior management team supporting you with your ongoing development and progression.
  • Accelerated career paths and opportunity to expand your skills. People growth drives our business success and we are proud that half of our vacancies are filled through internal moves and promotions.

What will we offer you?

Your starting salary will be £25,000, a relocation bonus of £1,150 which equates to a total cash allowance of £26,150. For all the other benefits please see our benefits tab. 

 

 

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All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

We want to create equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and wellbeing is taken into consideration.

We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.

What are we doing?

We are actively implementing inclusion and diversity across our whole business, including how we attract and retain talent, demonstrate inclusive behaviours, and interact with our clients.

Encouraging inclusive behaviour

  • Delivered inclusive behavior workshops for all of our teams in UK and Ireland
  • Created a guideline of what good looks like in meetings, including how to call it out when things go wrong
  • Pride Month celebrations
  • Activities to mark Black History Month 

Fostering a diverse leadership team

  • Developing training materials and programs
  • Mentoring schemes
  • Building networks for diversity groups

Attracting diverse candidates

  • Pilot schemes with Bright Networks, White Hat and Exceptional Individuals to address the gaps in our talent pool
  • Enhancements to the recruitment process to reduce bias and improve accessibily including video interviewing and blind CV review

Mental health and wellbeing 

  • Trained and deployed mental Health first aiders in each location
  • Empowered employees to speak openly about mental wellbeing
  • Rolled out a new committment to flexible working 
  • Achieved Level 1 disability confident employer accreditation 

We believe that it’s not just what you do, but the way that you do it that’s important.

That’s why we have ten core behaviours which guide the way we work with our clients and each other. 

Creativity

We always look for ways to add a creative element to our work from how we collect data to the style of our client delivery

Quality

We are passionate about providing the highest quality in everything we do

Collaboration

We are greater than the sum of our parts

Fun

We work smart, play hard and have fun

Delivery

We are committed to delivering on our promises and delivering them in new and innovative ways

Client relationships

We are trusted advisors; we have the best processes, we have the brains, we spend time with our clients and work hard to maintain our relationships

Points of view

We are respected thought leaders who always have a well-informed point of view which is grounded in fact

Team

Our clients like us. We have a positive team spirit and we understand that we’re better when we work together

Trust

We are the best at what we do from operations to client delivery. Clients can trust we are worth the investment

Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Reviews

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    Pros

    Good atmosphere and friendly culture

    Cons

    Location is not the best

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Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Photos

Kantar (Worldpanel Division) photo of: Celebrating Diwali
Kantar (Worldpanel Division) photo of: Some of the team getting stuck into activities for Extraordinary People Week
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Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Interviews

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    Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Kantar (Worldpanel Division) (London, England) in February 2020.

    Interview

    Online test, video interview (company knowledge, personality, situational questions), assessment center (group task, 2:1 presentation on FMCG trends, 2:1 final interview, mostly situational questions, personality evaluation). The AC day was really long, from 9am-6pm, but the staffs were very helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • who are the customers of Sainsbury's   2 Answers
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Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Awards & Accolades

  • Top CEOs UK, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018
  • 30th Best Workplace (UK Large Companies Category), Great Place to Work Institute, 2018
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Sunday Times, 2017
  • Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place to Work, 2019
  • 15th Best Workplace (UK Large Companies Category), Great Place to Work® Institute, 2019
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