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D&B Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
255 Reviews
3.1
255 Reviews
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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.  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Culture in changing - great benefits to come

    Cons

    Little upward mobility depending on role

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Product Management
    Current Employee - Product Management

    I have been working at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Collegial, good life balance, nice people to work with, reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Tough place to work if you want action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After decades of being run to push down costs, there are areas where millions of dollars are at risk, and a fix would be a tiny percentage of the revenues at risk. Management really needs to make these unglamorous but essential investments. As an employee, my greatest concern is not about compensation, or benefits, or a friendly atmosphere, but about concern that the company is investing adequately to ensure D&B will remain a going concern for more than the next few years. It's way too tough to get modest budget requests for things that will shore up businesses that serve key clients and make millions for the firm. That said, I think broadly Management is a good bunch - maybe with too much on your plate?
    Maybe it might make sense to have someone specific in senior management whose job is to look at the many unsexy but key businesses, and figure out how to shore them up from a decade of relentless resource cutting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    A rewarding career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good place to work in a teaming environment.

    Cons

    Advancement limited due to location.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company...smart people

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    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
  6.  

    Best place I have worked so far

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    • 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change for better times?

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    * good base salary
    * opportunity to earn extra money
    * good leasecar allowance
    * working with topsegment customers
    * freedom of doing your work where and whenever you want

    Cons

    * customer is clearly not focus #1, rather internal political games & people profiling
    * freedom of work comes with a price: you need to manager work/live balance otherwise you'll work 20hrs a day or more
    * In Europe very country focused instead of cross regional, although it might change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So, the news CEO has chosen to change the way D&B acts in the market. Good to have finally a vision. However a US way of doing business might not work out as it should for Europe.

    The change needs strong senior management execution. Clearly this is not the case in Europe, yet.

    Put the customer first, unconditionally.
    Otherwise the customer puts D&B on second place...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid, stable company with history

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good company that provides competitive salary and benefits, also generous bonuses. Company also provides lots of out of office interaction with colleagues (i.e. bowling, picnics, special events).

    Cons

    D&B offers a very complex product line, thus as a new employee it will take some time to get up to speed and comfortable in your role. Way too much micromanaging and not enough telecommuting options available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more comprehensive training of product line which allows new employees get up to speed much quicker and work independently. Also provide more telecommuting option as standard D&B company policy.

  9.  

    Good Learning Experience, Stale Future Strategy

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    Former Employee - Intern in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Short Hills, NJ

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees, very much so 9-5 with some exceptions, interesting work. Pretty good comps.

    Cons

    No young staff = no innovation in thought or processes. They are trying to improve the brand which will take time, but their products and offerings need to be refreshed, not just the logo alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the future - need better talent, need to be on the cutting edge of data analytics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company, great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, interesting work, motivating atmosphere, good benefits. New CEO is energizing and exciting. Has been a great company for years and seems to be improving. I learned a lot here and found it a very positive experience overall.

    Cons

    Like any corporate place, has its Dilbert moments but overall it's a good place to work and treats employees well. It is undergoing change and that can always create a "wait and see" vibe but all signs seem good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with great benefits & good culture

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    Current Employee - Risk Management Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Risk Management Specialist in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at D&B full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership team and continuing to improve. World class innovation and industry leading information and insight. The best in the business.

    Cons

    No local office in many locations. While there are lots of benefits to being a home worker, thee are drawbacks as well. Travel can get tiresome after months of the routine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating. Do not become complacent or accept the status quo.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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