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Ipsos Reviews

Updated 17 April 2018
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  • Lack of work-life balance for full-timers (esp those in marketing) (in 81 reviews)

  • Not sufficiently productive which translates to slightly below average pay and potentially, long hours (in 85 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great business!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos (More than a year)

    Pros

    +Great culture, great people and lots of fun!

    Cons

    - long hours, pay slightly below average


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Underpaid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangement, competitive benefit package.

    Cons

    Salary below industry average, unclear bonus scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent on salary and bonus scheme!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great work environment but lacks vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Really great colleagues. Most people are great which must be rare. Especially considering the size of the business
    - Very competent at what they do
    - Mostly interesting work
    - A good career stepping stone

    Cons

    - No clear progression guidelines, especially affecting juniors
    - Leadership is a problem area. It is often assumed tgat things just happen by themselves
    - Antiquated approach to technology
    - Probably too big for its own sake. It is very difficult to implement any significant changes
    - Not sufficiently productive which translates to slightly below average pay and potentially, long hours
    - Shocking lack of a coherent and clear vision. A new 'strategy' is being introduced but some months in, still only few understand what it is meant to achieve. Often, the company is chasing too many goals at once then not achieving anything of substance

    Advice to Management

    - Make very clear what the new business programme really means in concrete terms
    - Don't publicise strategies that are incomplete or unfinished
    - Invest in juniors
    - Invest in IT, development and R and D


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Call Centre Assistant in Tranent, Scotland
    Current Employee - Call Centre Assistant in Tranent, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, easy to get promoted (better pay). Kind staff and colleagues. General happy place to work. Would be good job for students or parents as you can choose your own shifts.

    Cons

    Targets are sometimes hard to reach and can put slot of pressure on you. That would most likely be only con.


  5. "Not a bad first job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented people to learn from

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor
    Salary is not competitive
    Bonus is non-existent


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work, but be prepared for long hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility - WAH is widely accepted in our team
    Nice colleagues
    at least 27 days of holiday

    Cons

    Boring work
    Long hours
    Low payment
    Inaccessible location


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Absolutely disgraceful organisation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher
    Current Employee - Researcher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training opportunities and interesting research projects

    Cons

    Poor salary lower than market average. No salary increase for two and a half years and no interest from management to discusss pay. Throughout my three years I did not feel part of the team. The part of the organisation I worked for was characterised by a lack of management, no direction, and significant amounts of cronyism. The company’s website shows a modern image but my experience of the organisation is the exact opposite.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and have a more professional outlook and reward staff on their merit.

  8. "Good exposure and learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Big company with great reach, can get involved with many global accounts. Great expertise across the business and a lot of people you can learn from

    Cons

    As with all big companies processes are sometimes heavy and things tend to move rather slow.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment and people, allows to be creative

    Cons

    Low pay, too much politics at senior level


  10. "Senior Research Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Good team work spirit, exciting clients

    Cons

    High working hours expected, especially on project dealines


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