D&B Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
232 Reviews
3.1
232 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 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    unstable leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Short Hills, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very strong commitment to helping employees with life's problems.

    Cons

    Senior Managers are all new to the company and still do not understand our value propositions. Usually lays people off to cut costs when they don't make the revenue targets. Re-brands every few years instead of focusing on providing value to customers. Poor leadership in technology. Technology chases buzzwords rather than business solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify our relationships with customers. There are too many options and pricing points when trying to establish a contract. Also, if you want to have independent developers code against the D&B services platform you need to roll out a comprehensive test database so that they do not need to sign contracts with us to see the data.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Consulted in Parsippany for 4 months

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at D&B as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, Good food, quieter atmosphere

    Cons

    Continued funding is a big problem for consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    D&B has the potential to be a great company if we can execute on our new CEO's vision

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Incredible assets; Good working environment; Good work life-balance; D&B is changing it's culture to become a much more interesting/exciting place to be.

    Cons

    Sales compensation plan is punitive; Very demotivating; Not sure if I can afford to work for D&B in this environment. Need a greater focus on the customer experience; Turn-around times for fixing data quality issues, contract turn-around time, finance review, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The vision is great. The efforts that are being made to change the culture are working. The devil is in the details and there are some old processes that need to be changed in order for us to be world class.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Over 4 years as an Inside Sales Relationship Manager

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Allentown, PA

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, room for career growth

    Cons

    Lots of silos and politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your current employees more, allow more cross functional promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Competitive work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Intelligent employees, quiet work environment, always work to do. Multiple consultant companies = pushes employees to do better work. This is clear because most workers take their job seriously.

    Cons

    Personal growth, disconnect between upper management and lower management causes less than perfect quality. Multiple consultant companies = high competition, sometimes counter productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stop Worrying about the bottom-line

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and brand name

    Cons

    Senior management too focused on reaching their numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good company, good products and services, no work/life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    good products and comp plan

    Cons

    never ending shuffle in the c-suite

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Improving but long road ahead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, really nice and well-intentioned people, decent pay and benefits. The new CEO, Bob Carrigan, is great and you can already see a seismic shift in the approach to a lot of things. He's done away with much of the hierarchy that has plagued the company for years.

    Cons

    We are in transition between the old world and the new. Unfortunately, we need to contend with a lot of old baggage that continues to drag things down. That all said, I'm hopeful that things will continue to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting the good fight and don't give in to quarterly street pressures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Pay, flexibility, work life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to learn, management is constantly changing and turning over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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