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Updated 12 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Above all great work life balance" (in 16 reviews)

  • "It's a fun but hard working environment - the management team are both easily accessible and welcoming" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "No mentor ship from senior management" (in 16 reviews)

  • "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" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Youthful, friendly company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kantar Worldpanel full-time

    Pros

    Very young, up-to-date company with enthusiastic staff who are testament to the company's policy of putting its employees first. People are friendly and welcoming to new starters and always there to share ideas and ask questions. Even senior managing staff are approachable. Offices are spacious and modern inside. Plenty of outside-work activity, including charity events and sport.

    Cons

    Offices in Hanger Lane are a little off the beaten track. Managerial style differs a lot within the company. Commercial focus even from first few weeks.


  2. "Fun place to work and good career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Client Executive
    Current Employee - Client Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in terms of socials, culture and work/life balance. Depending on the team you're given, you will have a lot of exposure to higher stakeholders at clients and be expected to present data confidently from the get go

    Cons

    Unless you're particularly interested in market research, it won't be the job for you. Elements of the job become mundane & repetitive, and scope to move around teams isn't encouraged unless there is a bigger gap that needs to be filled.

    Advice to Management

    More openness & transparency is needed, particularly when it comes to targets, budgets, focus on commercials and supporting junior staff members.

  3. "Positive culture, great L&D, and good commercial exposure for graduates"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kantar Worldpanel full-time

    Pros

    The graduate scheme is structured and gives members really good training, great experience at such an early stage of your career, and encourages collaboration and discussion within the graduate group.

    Cons

    The salaries aren't reflective of the amount of work involved, progression is slow and overly rigid which means there is a really high level of churn among junior staff.

    Advice to Management

    Work with senior management to enable more progression options at a junior level.


  4. "Great company but not much support."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great People who become life long friends.

    Cons

    Management not as strong as you would hope.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Programmer in London, England
    Current Employee - Programmer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries are under the market.


  6. "Business Review"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good people in teams

    Cons

    - Old technology used
    - Senior Mgmt operationally npot supportive


  7. "Fun and Friendly company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Westgate, England
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Westgate, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open and Friendly culture.

    Social events highly encouraged.

    Not a high stress environment to work in; staff are actively discouraged from staying late and over working themselves.

    A lot of energy put in to training staff, especially new grads.

    Lots of opportunities to develop skills and demonstrate worth.

    The MD and board are very transparent and open to feedback

    Cons

    The pay and benefits could be a better, especially with cuts to social budgets in the later half of 2018.

    Most staff are young and relatively fresh out of uni (I’d estimate at least half the staff graduated within the last 5 years), which leads to a fun environment to work in but can sometimes lead to a lack of professionalism

    Advice to Management

    Pay me more

  8. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lovely people and great atmosphere

    Cons

    poor salary and in hanger lane


  9. "Environment Changing - less focus on people and more on short term wins"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, interesting work

    Cons

    Have removed incentives for working hard, no clear progression path which results in a lot of junior staff members leaving

    Advice to Management

    A focus on valuing junior members of staff is needed to maintain stability and ensure teams aren't left stretched with too few members


  10. "Crippling bureaucracy, senior management who actively avoid client meetings and hide in Hanger Lane"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kantar Worldpanel full-time

    Pros

    Free fruit
    Breakfast on Friday
    OK office environment

    Cons

    Multiple layers of senior management whom all appear to be trying to carry out the same task
    Massive duplication of work and effort in keeping all of these different levels informed of progress
    Inefficient systems, failing Finance and Reporting offshoring is left for the Client Service teams to pick up the pieces when things go wrong, many promises from the multiple layers of management that "things will get better" but they haven't in two years
    Business is more interested in holding multiple internal meetings so as many people as possible can claim to be involved, however in reality the majority of those attending these meetings will actively avoid actually seeing a client

    Kantar Worldpanel Response

    30 Oct 2018 – Media Communications Manager

    Sorry to hear about your experience at Kantar Worldpanel. We often hear it’s a positive thing that we give our people exposure to clients early in their career and client management is not just the... More