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Updated 15 July 2018
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  • "Lack of work-life balance for full-timers (esp those in marketing)" (in 84 reviews)

  • "Long hours (common to the profession), sometimes slow to move" (in 92 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture that rewards people who make a difference with their clients. Much opportunity to develop and change roles.

    Cons

    Like any professional services company, we work for our clients so resources can be stretched as a function of workload.


  2. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Great people and really good work atmosphere. Really enjoyable to work with a group of intelligent people who care about making a difference!

    Cons

    Could benefit from having clearer career path progression.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Chained to a desk and a dead end job."

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    Former Employee - Call Centre Team Leader in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Call Centre Team Leader in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Being able to find other work outside of Ipsos Mori.

    Cons

    19th century model of work with no guarantees of shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful, decent human beings.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Full-time employee"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, who make work fun.

    Cons

    Long working hours, which after a while, begins to outweigh the positives of having great people.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Undergoing large change in IMQ"

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    Current Employee - Research Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, funny people are everywhere (just might not have time)
    Birthday off
    Leave increases with service
    Some flexible hours
    Central location?

    Cons

    This role is dominated by form filling and work without context of the larger client context nor the inner workings of the tools offered by Ipsos. Poor learning opportunities and severe overtime- culture of late stayers getting promotion. Some directors very poor at internal mgmt and subservient to clients in a way that damages staff morale. Lots of high quality staff leaving in recent months while volume of work is increasing significantly at the detriment of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Realise the lack of reward in the junior positions in terms of learning and recognition, create better training opportunities and improve pay/wipe out RE to SRE position (no change in tasks/responsibility), organise more social activities because staff have no time or inclination to do so due to overworking.


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Market Research in Harrow, England
    Current Employee - Market Research in Harrow, England

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

    Pros

    Amazing market research firm to work for.

    Cons

    lack of training in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    keep up a good job.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Underpaid"

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    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!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great work environment but lacks vision"

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    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


  9. "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.


  10. "Not a bad first job"

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    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


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