Ipsos Employee Reviews about "market research"

Updated 8 Jan 2021

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Pros
  • "The people is good, nice working environment(in 131 reviews)

  • "You get the opportunity to experience lots of training in the Market Research industry(in 106 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No work-life balance; high expectation & peer competition(in 152 reviews)

  • "Sometimes can be stressful, long hours(in 135 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Treats employee's so well - such a fantastic experience - would highly recommend!

      29 Oct 2020 - Market Research Assistant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      You get the opportunity to experience lots of training in the Market Research industry. You work with huge clients and are involved in important day to day conversations. Great social aspect & everyone is so friendly.

      Cons

      Pay isn't the best, but for an Intern is was good enough to live in London.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent pay but boring work

      30 Jul 2020 - Telephone Interviewer in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Shifts were pretty readily available

      Cons

      Very isolated and lonely; the job is sold as market research but it is essentially cold calling either businesses or members of the public to try and get them to give responses to a pre-prepared survey; not a lot of room for progression, growth or excitement in your job.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, could be better a company...

      21 Sep 2019 - SRE in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It’s a good place to grasp the basics of market research, learn about costings/financials and get exposure to a wide range of clients and projects. Directors and Line managers are fantastic, they support your work ambitions and help unburden your work load where possible

      Cons

      Tends to be a market research agency only interested in providing market research data- nothing more. We don’t go beyond the data and address the ‘why’ with a tendency to just be charting monkeys! I know the company is trying to address that but Directors and ADs on projects need to lead this change.. Working hours are extremely long (this is more symptomatic of the industry)

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not the worse research company

      31 Aug 2019 - Telephone Market Researcher in London, England, England
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      Pros

      You get to interview people on a range of topics so you're always learning. Pays not too bad as far as market research salaries go. Friendly supervisors.

      Cons

      It can get boring. Not stable work as there are dry spells. This should really only be something that's done to earn extra money.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Research Assistant

      5 Oct 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice offices, good training opportunities, friendly people

      Cons

      Long hours and the pay is not great. However, this is the same in all market research companies.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Ipsos Marketing Quant department: unhuman working hours, low salary and very questionable management practices

      29 Dec 2017 - Research Executive in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Opportunity to work in very innovative projects and learn latest practices in market research.

      Cons

      - Lack of staff which means you will work until late every day, you won't be compensated for that and if you don't do it you'll be considered as 'not committed enough' with all its consequences. I.E. for xmas period we were asked to work until late in the night and the company would pay for the taxis back home and the pizzas for dinner - seriously, not joking. - Clear preference treatment from management to some staff, basically those who join this practices and don't put problems to stay until late, etc. - Questionable practices, i.e. we had a calendar of 'dates' in the team and we were 'encouraged' to share any dates we had and even post the picture of the person. Again, not joking. - Drugs were found by the cleaners in the toilets of the building. The CEO sent an email to all the staff in the company asking to please be professional. - Except for management, the teams are really young and very few people stays in the team for more than 1 year, which is in my opinion a sign of something not working.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Ipsosaurus moribund

      15 May 2017 - Global Operations in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Still a respected name in the Market Research industry and the global reach of the company means potential opportunities for working abroad and with many colleagues from all over the world. Salary and working hours were both acceptable.

      Cons

      My position was in a global team so this review relates only to the wider Ipsos business and not directly to Ipsos Mori (UK). This French company is so encumbered by bureaucracy that it beggars belief. The senior management pay only the barest of lip service to change management programs that are sorely needed, and that they are supposed sponsors of. The general working culture is unsupportive. Global teams are hamstrung by no clear global mandate and by lack of travel budget and funding to deliver. I have witnessed many projects fail or be unnecessarily dragged out through a basic lack of support, and countless talented colleagues leave through frustration at not being given the opportunity to make a difference.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Varied and interesting work but difficult to stand out

      19 Jun 2012 - Senior Research Executive in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Talented colleagues, supportive and creative environment, inspirational senior management, varied and interesting workload, opportunity to follow own interests and manage own workload. The company is well known and respected which makes it a great place to start a career in Market Research.

      Cons

      Very low salary considering level of responsibility expected of junior staff, poor work-life balance, difficult to stand out from the crowd. Allowing staff to manage their own workloads can also mean that some members of staff take on a lot more than others (with little effort made to change this by line managers).

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Review of London office (Ipsos MORI)

      1 May 2017 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really interesting work, good variety, long leash to do things that interest you, good training in market research methods and high quality research (depending on the department). Good name for the CV.

      Cons

      Pretty low paid, possibly on a par with other major agencies. Depending on the department, very long hours.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ipsos MORI Grad scheme

      24 Mar 2013 - Research Executive in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great for starting off in market research

      Cons

      No room for progression and not based on merit.

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      3 people found this review helpful
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