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D&B Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
244 Reviews
3.1
244 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
Robert Carrigan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The culture is positive and the company values employees work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 26 reviews)

  • Senior management too focused on reaching their numbers (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company...smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    D&B has many long term employees who are very smart and good to work with. The culture is positive and the company values employees work life balance. Compensation and benefits are good.

    Cons

    D&B is very bureaucratic. If you can't tolerate a highly process and compliance driven culture it's not the company for you. As a sales rep it can be particularly challenging because the perception is that the company is not customer focused. Additionally D&B needs to accelerate the focus on developing products customers can consume today in the area of advanced analytics. New business development is a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    D&B has a new C-level leadership team in almost every position. I think they will streamline internal processes because if they don't the company will be unable to grow. It is a "transformational" time at D&B. Much like other companies either we innovate, die (or get bought :).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its like working for a 200 year old company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B full-time

    Pros

    The company has a high tenure of employees which is the best indication that the company takes care of the employees.
    Great work life balance and good pay for the job.

    Cons

    The company has an extremely niche focus which can be a long term career liability.
    Internal mobility is limited.
    The company has a new leadership as of late last year, but limited changes have happened under the new management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a culture of meritocracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Happy to be at DNB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strategically focused on big data

    Cons

    Attitude of some employees is somewhat distracting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's getting better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for a company who is best in what they do

    Cons

    A toxic relationship teams who forget we are all on the same team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Short Hills, NJ

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, casual dress code, new management turning things around

    Cons

    Extremely Long Hours!!! Managers in meetings all day and provide no guidance, no structured training for new hires. Everything is very manual on excel spreadsheets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in some better systems, cut down on meetings and institute dept. training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place towork

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and good people

    Cons

    Bad hours and travel frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    do not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation to start that is about it. xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Cons

    everything. new CEO trying to change culture - good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best place I have worked so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    We have a new and growing management. The company is small in the big picture, but with growing technology and a fresh, new strategy, D&B is definitely going places. Excellent salaries, good benefits, and reward for work well-done. The new CEO Bob Carrigan is really determined to make this one of the best places to work, and I can clearly see the changes taking effect. Everything from simple aesthetic changes to where our vision, strategy, and product lines are progressing, this company is really beginning to move with the times, modernize, grow, globalize, and become everything one would want in a company. It is definitely an exciting time to be here!

    Cons

    More work-life balance would be nice. More work-from-home opportunity would be helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a wonderful job staying connected to your employees, keeping us informed of everything you are doing, and taking advice from each and every one of us. Keep it up, and I hope to see more wonderful things to come!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is the place for you if you like process over product and a 'CYA' culture...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - a great legacy in b2b risk management; over 170-year history
    - recognizable brand worldwide
    - most likely still the best, most complete data set for both risk and marketing applications
    - brilliant people in Analytics dept (Paul Ballew and team are very bright and well-respected)

    Cons

    - unbelievably difficult to do the most simple tasks internally; ask a D&B rep for counts of businesses in a specific geo or industry...unless he/she has his/her own license to Hoovers, it will take a few days for the count request to be fulfilled by outsourced, offshore partner
    - don't ask for the back-office team to help unless you have internal forms signed and ready (who are we afraid of?)
    - keep trying to justify the same service for more money; clients sometimes feel like they are trapped and often push back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate and be flexible (NEED TO ADDRESS INTERNAL PROCESSES!); Clients - especially larger firms - are not impressed by the off-the-shelf products and are looking for ways to build D&B information into existing processes (To be fair, this is one of Bob Carrigan's points of emphasis, "...delivery content where and when they need it..."); bring people together to work on projects rather than to pat each others ego, i.e., great subject matter expertise, experience, and ideas that often take a back seat to academic discussions or presentations...to much talk and not enough roll-up-your-sleeves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a good company Friendly People

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good Work and family balance you can work from home one day a week. People are all friendly.

    Cons

    My department had no training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to communicate more clearly and need more training.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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