D&B
2.9 of 5 215 reviews
www.dnb.com Short Hills, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

D&B Reviews

Updated May 17, 2014
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2.9 215 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan

Robert Carrigan

(11 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice colors and comfortable chairs

    ConsWay too many political games played

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet off the 4th floor and find out what's happening

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Empty promises and the definition of Insanity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Short Hills, NJ

    Prosrelaxed work atmosphere, Nice area, flexible hours, vast resources.

    ConsLittle transparency, low pay, communication, lack of direction, lack of innovation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEven though the president may change, if the government stays 90% the same, then change is just a word.
    Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again, while expecting different results.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good team members, lack of vision, need management to be better planners

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people who care about one another

    ConsDysfunctional, lack of vision, firedrill culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people with respect, and be professional. Swearing at team members and humiliating will not help engagement scores.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Relationship Manager (Small business/Mid-Market)

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work/life balance, money can be extremely rewarding if you have the right combination of portfolio, leadership, luck, and hard work.

    ConsStrong leadership is very hard to come by. There are account/team leadership changes every year sometimes even more frequently. It is a numbers down company and unless you have a good boss, no one has your back. Watch you numbers very carefully, there are several vey unethical people and leaders in this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on the people, motivating them, and working on strengthening their skills rather than numbers ONLY.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    D&B Sinking Ship

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Center Valley, PA

    ProsCoworkers are the best part of working at D&B.

    ConsSenior Leadership has no idea how to turn things around. Corporate is striving to hold onto market share, but sales team is expected to grow. D&B has no clue how to compete with competition. There is no long term strategy, only ideas that are acted on with poor results at the expense of their sales team. Most managers couldn't do the job as sales reps, but promoted since they can't fill the positions. Moral is at an all time low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house from top/down and bring in innovative people with technology skills. This regime is quickly sinking the once known leader in credit information. Create more products to sell so your sales team can grow the accounts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good learning experience, bad top management

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsWorked in Hoover's Online division with some talented people. Definitely a learning experience, as we were able to identify and pursue challenges. Still friends with people I met there.

    ConsHeadquarters doesn't want Hoover's to succeed. It was better when D&B left Hoover's alone, but now they are actively working to undermine the work that takes place in Austin.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the times. You need to look in the mirror, realize you are a dinosaur, and do something about it. You are surviving based on your past reputation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poisonous Culture

    Technology (Former Employee)
    Parsippany, NJ

    Pros- Work from home several days a week
    - Competitive salary
    - Career growth and maneuvering possibilities

    Cons- financial flexibility (lay-offs) touted as core strength of the company. Lay-offs every year in every department for 10 straight years, regardless of performance of the employee. I saw multiple extremely competent people laid off who had been there over 30 years. Just so CEO could keep her bonus.

    - CEO / GLT only care about meeting the bottom line so their bonus stays put. And the bottom line only meets expectations by laying people off (no revenue growth).

    - Culture of lay-offs puts everyone on edge, looking out for themselves at all times. Highly political environment. Lots of secrets and very poor communication.

    - Avoid this company

    Advice to Senior ManagementCEO / GLT should be fired immediately. This once proud pillar of American capitalism is finished.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High Pressure Sales

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Tucson, AZ

    ProsGood colleagues
    OK pay if you hit your numbers
    Some cool incentives

    ConsBoiler-room mentality
    Lack of respect for clients
    Poor management

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't blindly advance best salesman as managers if they don't have managerial skills. Some are better motivators and managers than salesman and vice-versa.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sweat shop with high turn over

    NCAT Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

    ProsIt was a 8-5 job
    Health benefits from day 1

    Cons1. Promised a lot of money and never saw it.
    2. Management shows favoritism with special buckets of work fed to either the females or African Americans. So they could hit goals
    3. I had 26 people in my training class at the 1 year anniversary only 3 of us were still there. HIGH TURNOVER.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the turn and burn! It's cheaper to keep an employee than to hire new ones every other month.

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    This place is a sinking ship

    Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Short Hills, NJ

    ProsMost of the people who work there are very nice.

    ConsAdmins do not receive bonuses or recognition at all. The annual review system is a joke - its not based on job performance at all, instead its based on how much they can or can't afford to increase your salary. Benefits package keeps getting chipped away each year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe problem is not lack of "engagement" it's lack of recognition for good work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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