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GfK Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2019

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Peter Feld
82 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GfK full-time

    Pros

    Best place to know people

    Cons

    Working overload and no overtime

    Advice to Management

    Worklife balance

    GfK2018-01-11
  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GfK full-time

    Pros

    Proactive, forward looking, embracing of change, top client base, unique products, great offices

    Cons

    does not hold on to talent, low pay, some laggard silos, bottom heavy

    Advice to Management

    attract talent, pay more, consult off your products

    GfK2019-04-09
  3. "nice work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GfK full-time

    Pros

    nice work environment, roles can change according to ambitions

    Cons

    after GfK was bought roles became uncertain and quality issues affected most areas of the business

    GfK2019-04-22
  4. "Cons outweigh the pros"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GfK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good selection of people Good office location Potential for very strong growth Warren is very personal

    Cons

    Male senior hierarchy and favouritism Lack of communication and support for the rest of the company Staff retention not good and positions not being replaced Gender pay gap Too much focus on new business ideas rather than fixing the current services and solutions - without these company cannot grow further

    Advice to Management

    Learn the value of your staff and invest in them or the business won't be able to grow

    GfK2019-04-12
  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Project Accountant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Very good culture all round

    Cons

    Hard work and the company is not very profitable

    GfK2019-04-12
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GfK part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours also great employees

    Cons

    That it closed down which left me redundant

    GfK2019-03-10
  7. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GfK full-time

    Pros

    I really cannot think of any, you even had to bring your own coffee unless you wanted instant (important)

    Cons

    Absolutely no vision nor sense of direction, a ridiculous army of 'account managers' doing nothing but pushing up costs, a true dinosaur propped up by legacy subscription products. No over-ridding culture, just a series of siloed teams with their own ways of working. Long hours, little support, no progression, Canary Wharf (yawn), stay well clear

    GfK2019-04-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Research Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GfK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of really nice people

    Cons

    Salary below market average despite years of being with the company

    GfK2019-03-05
  9. "Research Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GfK full-time

    Pros

    ability to learn a lot about market research, good exposure to various statistical analysis and research tools

    Cons

    a lot of politics involved, difficult to advance, company direction and strategy changing every year, promoting more German people into top management positions

    GfK2019-03-20
  10. Helpful (5)

    "A shadow of its former self"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GfK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working ...and nothing else

    Cons

    KKR picking away at the company piece by piece, soon there won't be anything else, and very little gain to show for it. GfK is being dragged into the ground, is a shadow of what it used to be. Due to staff cuts, teams are overstretched and demoralised, and there seems to be no end in sight. Experienced staff have been made redundant when the company needs them most. Management don't seem to care one jot about the staff...

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    Advice to Management

    No advice, just a question... how long do you expect people to put up with being treated like this?

    GfK2019-04-02
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