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Ipsos Reviews

Updated 19 January 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great business!"

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    • 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. "Market Research Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Research Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Market Research Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative and provides entrepreneurial oppurtunities

    Cons

    Nothing much except sometimes compensation


  3. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and social scene

    Cons

    Lack of progression and promotion


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  5. "Good if you can get the interviews"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    meet new people every day, good experience

    Cons

    working in all weathers, rain, snow etc


  6. "Senior Research Executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn, smart people

    Cons

    Low salary and long working hours

    Advice to Management

    Reward properly


  7. "Telephone Interviewer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos part-time

    Pros

    Evening work, prompt pay, flexible arrangement

    Cons

    Little training, very specific profile of ideal worker, lack of support in workplace, short term hiring strategy


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Public affairs team: Amazing people, interesting job; lack of transparency and low salaries"

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    Former Employee - Research Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Research Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People: Colleagues are amazing, super professional, and real experts in what they do. You don't stop learning from people around you. Also, very strong ethic, and people are honest and nice.

    Projects: the research projects you'd work on are very interesting, clients are good, you feel you are making an impact. If you are senior enough, you can chose the projects to work on. There is a huge variety of topics and methods you'd be exposed to, which is great for development. You will never get bored.

    Expertise: ipsos mori offers a wide variety of (mainly internal) training. Beyond that, due to the high standards of research everybody works towards, you get to learn everyday by just doing your job. Innovation and personal development are encouraged.

    Flexibility: at ipsos mori there is a culture of empowerment and trust- you are trusted to work from home, to work flexible hours, to take rest days as long as you do your job.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency: there is lack of transparency when it comes to most management decisions - pay raises, salary bands, promotion process, who starts and who leaves, team structure decisions, line management decisions etc

    Salary: below market average, lacking consistency, lacking transparency, not reflecting progression

    Organisation of resources: as in most big teams, there is a real issue with organising resources and allocating work effectively. Most projects are under staffed, and you might find yourself acting down a lot as there is often no junior support on projects.

    Long hours: although no worse than smaller research companies, it is true that if you wanna progress you have to work long hrs and weekends. If you don't care about progression, you can say 'no' to taking on projects and you can stick to your hrs

    Difficult to identify your development path: the recruitment process often focuses on filling gaps across job titles, as opposed to having in mind a specific role or project the new person is expected to fulfill. Plus, there is a lack of consistency across line management skills. The mix of these two factors means that, if you are unlucky, you will struggle to find your role in the team and to identify a development path.

    Red tape: as in most big companies, red tape is a burden and means that most processes could be run more efficiently. But you will get used to it eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to allow your staff to financially survive in London- salaries are too low and don't reflect the raise in cost of living. Staff will continue leaving the company if this is not addressed.

    Please be more transparent when it comes to key decisions affecting staff, and try to be more just and consistent when it comes to salary, development and team structures.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Go for it if you have nothing better to work."

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    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best thing about the job is that you can decide to quit any time.

    Cons

    That would take too long to list.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "One of the most dynamic places to work in market research"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bright people, great culture, working with key government departments and with the biggest brands in the world.

    Cons

    Demanding clients - can put pressure on work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and do the sports day for all of us again!!


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Very positive experience interning with Ipsos"

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

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Good range of research, teamwork and presentation experience. Management responds well to requests for more work as there is a a lot to go around. Good for ambitious interns.

    Well paid, plus friendly colleagues and management have resulted in a positive experience all round.

    Cons

    Due to the varied research taken on by the company sometimes you'll find yourself doing research on projects which you have little to no prior knowledge about are not in your area of interest.


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