Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Employee Reviews about "hanger lane"

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  • "A good work life balance is actively encouraged by the business(in 29 reviews)

  • "Great people, open minded and supportive(in 28 reviews)

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  • "Senior management involved in high level politics (affects promotions and increments)(in 20 reviews)

  • "Hanger Lane doesn't really have much in the way of places to see(in 20 reviews)

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    1. Kantar - Worldpanel Division (UK&IRE) | Division of Kantar (Worldpanel Division)
      5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent workplace environment, a company which really cares about its employees.

      Jun 5, 2020 - Data Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kantar encourages an open, easy work environment, I was encouraged to do things I enjoyed within my job role. The team were so supportive and would often check in to ensure you weren't too stressed, overworked. There's also a clear line of progression within Kantar Worldpanel, a promotional structure which you can form as a strong development of your career. There were also a lot of staff benefits, which aimed to show appreciation of your job even if it isn't the highest salary in the world. Team days out and evenings and free lunches and spot bonuses, which all add to the good atmosphere I felt whilst working there.

      Cons

      Career progression could be criticised for being a bit slow, the clear path set out a promotion every year or two, with no opportunity to bypass stages if you were performing particularly well; because of the size of the company it is more restricted to considering people individually. The office is based in Hanger Lane which isn't a very nice area and you kind of miss the working in central London atmosphere.

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      Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Response

      Media Communications Manager

      Thanks so much for your review. Great to hear you felt supported by your team and able to explore the areas of your work that you enjoyed.

    2. Kantar - Worldpanel Division (UK&IRE) | Division of Kantar (Worldpanel Division)
      4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Develop

      Oct 17, 2019 - Business Development Executive in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredible amount of training, learning and development opportunities Given lots of responsibility early on Real team spirit in the New Biz team (this is when I was there, I have heard that this may be different under current management) Opportunity to develop presentation and pitch skills to high value accounts The people are great, you will make friends for life

      Cons

      Senior management aren’t transparent Over promised on new company capabilities to the board and then took everyone’s bonuses away When I was there the target was yearly and if you didn’t hit you didn’t get any commission Very old school In Hanger Lane..... nothing there

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      Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Response

      Media Communications Manager

      Thanks so much for your review - really appreciate you giving the time. We'll take your comments on board.

    3. Kantar - Worldpanel Division (UK&IRE) | Division of Kantar (Worldpanel Division)
      3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Meh.

      Oct 12, 2019 - Senior Executive in Wembley, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Exposure to FMCG * Exposure to senior stakeholders early on * Given high degree of freedome and responsibility (if you want it) * Encouraged to take charge of your own development and learning

      Cons

      * Low salary for London based roles * No transparency regarding wage expectations for other roles - "competetive" is all you get... * Senior management disconnected from their teams' staff * High focus on "soft" skills - don't seem to value subject matter experts and technical expertise * Hanger Lane doesn't really have much in the way of places to see

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      Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Response

      Media Communications Manager

      Thanks for your review - there's lots to think about in there. I've passed on to our management team to consider.

    4. Kantar - Worldpanel Division (UK&IRE) | Division of Kantar (Worldpanel Division)
      5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      The people are at the core of the business - it's great!

      Jun 5, 2018 - Commercial Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kantar Worldpanel is great for its people. Everyone is super friendly, supportive and helpful and pretty quickly your colleagues become friends! The social scene is amazing, getting the company together to celebrate success and reward employees from drinks on a Friday to street food trucks at lunch time. Best place I've worked at!

      Cons

      The only con would be the location in Hanger Lane, but once you're in the office you forget where you are as the interior is so fun!

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    5. Kantar - Worldpanel Division (UK&IRE) | Division of Kantar (Worldpanel Division)
      5.0
      Current Employee

      A great place to work!

      Jun 6, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Positive work environment, people are great, hard work is rewarded and lots of staff benefits. There are annual opportunities for promotions.

      Cons

      Hanger lane isn't the greatest location, however, the interior of the office and staff make Kantar Worldpanel a great place to work!

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    6. Kantar - Worldpanel Division (UK&IRE) | Division of Kantar (Worldpanel Division)
      5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Starter Job

      Dec 26, 2017 - Client Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Social Side Really good training (although they changed the structure which made it much worse) Good exposure Friendly people Interesting day to day role You are treated and taken care of very well

      Cons

      Pay isn't very good Promotion structure is fake, they promote who they want, not who does well in assessments Outsourcing departments such as Finance, HR, L&D is making the company worse Office location in Hanger Lane

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    7. Kantar - Worldpanel Division (UK&IRE) | Division of Kantar (Worldpanel Division)
      4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great people and thriving business

      Jun 19, 2017 - Director in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A company that genuinely strives to put people engagement at the heart of it's business. A strong record of commercial success Great portfolio of clients and opportunities to work with them directly from an early stage in your career

      Cons

      Hanger lane location - convenient but not very inspiring (office is good once inside)

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      Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Response

      Employee Engagement Leader

      Hello! Thanks for the review. You're not the first to mention Hanger Lane's many charms, and you won't be the last. Like you say - we try to make it a comfortable and inspiring place to work once you get inside. If you think we can do better, let us know using the suggestion scheme.

    8. Kantar - Worldpanel Division (UK&IRE) | Division of Kantar (Worldpanel Division)
      4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A Company that Cares

      Jun 15, 2017 - Analyst in Ealing, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall, they really care about me as an employee - everything from making sure my workload is sensible for both my level and the hours (9-5:30) to being committed to my personal development. There's no pressure from above management to stay beyond specified hours, though people are willing to put in time when necessary - it provides a good work/life balance! They get you up and running very quickly - a couple of weeks training with all the other analysts in the team, then into a real project with coaching from another, more senior analyst. There is a standard system in place for graduate joiners where for the first three years you are assessed at the end of each year for promotion. Clear progression, plenty of opportunity for learning new skills (since arriving I have learned SAS, SQL, VBA as well as softer consultative skills of how to turn data into a story for a client - they make sure the analysts have plenty of opportunity to create useful output and slides from the data we process) The team is relatively social - agile seating in our team area means you're usually sitting with different people in the team every day, there are trips to the local pub as well as the occasional team social. The office is nice enough - recently refurbished, with kitchen facilities (microwave, coffee machine, fridge) and hot drinks provided

      Cons

      Being part of a larger company, which in turn is part of a behemoth company means that decisions made at upper levels of the business don't always benefit the employees so much as the bottom line. Thankfully the immediate business (Kantar Worldpanel) is left to be relatively autonomous, so there isn't too much of this, but where it does come in is in my biggest gripe with the company - we are primarily a data processing company, so why can't we afford decent computing power? The laptops we use are medium level, but often old, recycled from previous employees who have left - there is a clear business case to update them, but the level at which we'd have to pitch it is way above where they'll listen to a "small" team like ours. Our team's boss does a reasonable job of fighting for that sort of stuff for us, but there's only so much he can do against the might of WPP. The other major negative is being out of the city in Hanger Lane - it's at least a half hour commute out of central london (though a number of people live notting hill gate/shepherd's bush/ealing), but there's little to do in the immediate area - few resataraunts, few shops - this is not the bustle and nice offices of central london

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    9. Kantar - Worldpanel Division (UK&IRE) | Division of Kantar (Worldpanel Division)
      4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place especially as first job

      Jun 15, 2017 - Consumer Insight Director in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Always learning something new, loads of interesting and bright people, fun socials, great career and progression opportunities, quality training, interesting work, lots of support to help you develop and learn.

      Cons

      Location is Hanger Lane, so easy enough to get to from London but not very much going on. Also the training for external joiners needs to improve.

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    10. Kantar - Worldpanel Division (UK&IRE) | Division of Kantar (Worldpanel Division)
      4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Client Manager

      Oct 7, 2016 - Client Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment to work with fast progression from joining as a grad. Free fruit and lots of social occassions

      Cons

      Bad location - Hanger Lane means lack of options to eat and socialise in their area. Salary lower than competitors

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      Kantar (Worldpanel Division) Response

      Employee Engagement Leader

      Thanks for the review. Really glad to hear you think our management is doing a good job. Appreciate the feedback.

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