D&B Reviews

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
229 Reviews
3.2
229 Reviews
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Pros
  • Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Biz that's trapped in the past

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Not many - work from home so you don't have to deal with incompetent supervisors

    Cons

    Clearly upper management has no understanding of modern work environments or how to innovate. Too busy fixing what's broken instead of building better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run for the gates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    On the way to extinction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Director  in  Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Director in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Weak management with no real vision and strategy replaced by yearly layoff programs masked as efficiency program. Constant change in top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a consistent strategy and approach, develop a consultative approach versus selling software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst place ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    You get subsidized cafeteria food

    Cons

    It will be the biggest career mistake you make

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit counting your stock options and do something of value

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Started off great, then the politics took over

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    Former Employee - Rather Not Say  in  Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people in the austin office

    Cons

    Nothing gets done. Layer upon layer of approvals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get stuff done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    DINOSAUR - Too Big Data to Fail

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer  in  Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer in Center Valley, PA

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

    Pros

    Stronghold on the Risk Mgmt and Commercial Credit space, decent comprehensive major medical

    Cons

    Persnickety high-school culture,, Operational deficiencies, manual and antiquated internal process, legacy systems, disparate decentralized reporting, leadership is uninformed and inept, uses financial flexibility to justify turnover and expense cuts and the field says they can't demo the software because it runs slower than a 28K modem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more leadership from the outside, MaxCV is just the first overbudget project if you want to be ready for IoT, we have to build automated SB SaaS models, Ops is broken, Pricing is a laughable mess and stop the insanity, a decade of failure in new commercial customer acquistion alone has led to turnover of 120+ pp, and might as well migrate DNBi and SRM to force.com, they are eating your lunch with DDC neway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big Mistake!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work for a well-recognized name. HQ is near the Short Hills Mall so it makes Christmas shopping a little easier. It's probably a good place to go if you have a cog-like job and you're 3-5 years away from retirement. I don't think there's anyone there past 5:00, so you definitely get home in time for dinner.

    Cons

    -- Soooo many layers to get ANYTHING done. You need approval after approval and meeting after meeting just to get something that should take 10 minutes done.
    -- I was warned when I was hired that they have an annual re-org. They weren't kidding. It's like clockwork.
    -- I was there for 1 year and had 4 different managers, the only one that was somewhat qualified left the company.
    -- The atmosphere in Short Hills is like a morgue. It makes the Office Space office look like Mardis Gras!
    -- ZERO energy or excitement about the products, customers, mobility, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know data is essentially boring, but you really need to pay attention to just how depressing it is in your company. You also need to really look into your management layer as most of them have no idea what they are doing and are doing jobs for which they have no previous qualifications (e.g., Finance people doing Marketing, Sales people doing Operations, etc.).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a Mistake

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    Salary and benefits is the only way they keep disgruntled employees from leaving.

    Cons

    Very political and filtered layers of management from bottom to top. Bottom is always to blame when things go wrong and no accountability by management for poor handling of projects. Much of the outsourcing goes way over time and budget, constantly leaving management to cost cut on internal employees so they can reap a bonus at year end. Total lack of strategic focus and mainly fending off competitors. A lot of older employees are clearly discouraged and have basically given up on trying, leading to a horrible, curmudgeonly, backwards-thinking culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the clouds and get rid of the old guard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible work Environment, Can you say High School?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable Pay. Guaranteed to get paid on time. Other than the "ok" pay, there was nothing good to say about this place. I dreaded waking up in the morning and heading to this dungeon.

    Cons

    Nothing but gossip, meetings all day long with no outcome. People, from management down feed on gossip and don't do anything about the childish work environment. Surrounded by bullies who management are too afraid to reprimand. Management looked down on their staff as if they were peasants. They claim to be an equal opportunity employer but you can count the minority on one hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take ownership on whats going on in your department. People are leaving the company left and right and it's because you aren't taking action. Act as a team and don't hand down your dirty work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Micromanagement at Best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - NCA Representative  in  Center Valley, PA
    Former Employee - NCA Representative in Center Valley, PA

    I worked at D&B full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In Center Valley, there is a great cafeteria and nice buildings. The parking is also a plus. Coworkers are helpful. Some management is nice and qualified.

    Cons

    Micromanagement from Top-Down. Little advancement room. No separating work from personal life. Low Salary. There are underqualified managers. The D&B way is the only way to win. Every hour on the hour, you are measured by "Talk Time". Every hour on the hour, you are also measured by Sales Amount. D&B is about a quick sale, not customer satisfaction and retention. They are selling a product that is difficult to believe in even though they have extensive research backing them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your way doesn't always work best. Do not promote unqualified individuals. Accept that there is a separation between work and home life. Start honoring lunches, holidays, and an honest 8 hour work day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is SHADY!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary was "ok", Benefits were "ok"

    Cons

    Management will lie to you...do as I say not as I do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be accountable and don't throw your staff under the bus to save your own hide.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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