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Updated 22 February 2019
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  • "Absolutely no work life balance" (in 92 reviews)

  • "Long hours (common to the profession), sometimes slow to move" (in 98 reviews)

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  1. "‘The home of researchers’ - why look elsewhere?"

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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

    Interesting work with diverse range of clients. Investment in Qualitative (incl. great Away Day and now new creative facility being built). Inspiring senior management. Global opportunities.

    Cons

    Office not as accessible or interesting as previous Borough Market location. Website doesn’t do the company justice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing.


  2. "Great for work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility is the norm and work/life balance is great

    Cons

    Progression in non-research roles can be hard to achieve

    Advice to Management

    Force people to rotate

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to big clients very early on, lots of opportunities for development, work with great people

    Cons

    Some favouritism within teams, but overall the company has a good culture.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Edinburgh Call Centre Interviewer"

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    Former Employee - Telephone Operator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Telephone Operator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours (subject to availability) which is rare.

    Cons

    Constant pressure from managers. Lack of professionalism in the office, especially towards women. Poor basic facilities like working coffee machines, broken chairs in the break room and unclean toilets (especially in the evening and weekend shifts).


  5. "Initial thoughts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Home working, flexible, friendly environment

    Cons

    Too early to say, just joined


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ops"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Birthday leave/Summer party / Christmas party - also buy/sell holiday,
    - Good pension, sick pay, paternity and maternity leave etc,
    - If you are in the right dept, the social aspect and career opportunity is good,
    - The chance to learn a lot within MR from many talented and intelligent people,
    - Quite a relaxed business ettiquette which is nice.

    Cons

    - Pay (in non-facing at least) is beyond miserly for a company in central London,
    - HR unprofessional, as are some departments cliquey,
    - Many in MR work into the twilight with no overtime,
    - Limited opportunities. Promotion might take near to a decade, but department hopping is popular if you make the right friends.
    - Unsettling staff leavers, sometimes they suddenly don't come in one week or their out of office says they're permenantly in meetings,
    - The Benefits system tempted us one year with a virtual GP service and delivered instead with a home delivery wine subscription.
    - Difficult locations to get to: HQ is in Tower Hamlets and Harrow is in 1980.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent more often


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible work"

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    Former Employee - Telephone Operator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Telephone Operator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible and most people you meet are nice.

    Cons

    Work isn't always available. There is a lack of training and some of work culture isn't very professional.

  8. "Be wary of 'too good to be true' offers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Great work colleagues and pleasant working environment. S

    Cons

    Be wary of 6 month probation periods in your contract for full time employment. The position may turn into a 6 month contract at short notice.

    Internal systems can be antiquated as the company will block any external IT systems due to perceived data breeches.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    - Some good people
    - interesting projects

    Cons

    poor management
    favouritism is rife


  10. "Large company/Uninspiring leadership"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Robust systems and processes
    In house stats team
    In house fieldwork team
    Spacious office with good access to meeting rooms
    Good IT support

    Cons

    Key revenue is from basic ATU tracking projects and execs will be churning out repeated Country reports
    Quiet, introvert team
    Separate P & L makes cross country collaboration difficult
    Culture focus’s on reporting data and not in providing insight.
    Not particularly inspiring