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D&B Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
252 Reviews
3.1
252 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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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.  

    Not everybody's a winner in D&B's "winning culture".

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    Great namebrand recognition and a leader in the industry. Relatively stable stock price. There are also a lot of pretty experienced/intelligent associates amongst the ranks.

    Cons

    Poorly defined roles and responsibilities make it difficult for people to get their jobs done. Extremely long hours for team members on the West Coast caught between offshore locations and New Jersey. Typical corporate politics with everybody trying to impress their boss, or point fingers to deflect blame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do things to enable effective and efficient teamwork. Realize that past success has been on the backs of hard-working individuals who get things done despite the uncoordinated and factory-like mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, good pay, but no long-term vision.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director in Short Hills, NJ

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Co-workers are talented, motivated, team players, and generally nice.

    Cons

    Too much of a focus on hitting quarterly revenue and operating income objectives, not enough focus on long-term investment, or what will best serve our customers. Has been and will continue to be a customer dissatisfier. Also, morale is down after series of layoffs, because everyone is working at their limit but it doesn't feel like senior management notices or cares.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers have to come before shareholders. We've been talking about this for years, but when push comes to shove, we cave into shareholders' interests every time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting work, great co-workers, but fear of job loss is the primary motivator applied by management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Work can be very interesting and many co-workers are top notch people. A 167 year old company with huge potential and a leadership position in business content gives you an edge in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Short term focus; management by fear and decree; a decline in content quality caused by an almost solely automated content quality measurement process designed to tell management what they want to hear. The anwers you get depend on the way you ask the question; not necessarily the way clients experience the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on long-term and people not just quarterly earnings. Recent happenings in the market show what happens when you don't think ahead and when you don't value the people who make you the money.

    No opinion of CEO
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    They were the days

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Market Sales Leader
    Former Employee - Middle Market Sales Leader

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

    Pros

    Expense culture in early 2000 was amazing, anything got a sign off and I mean anything
    UK SD never missed a target and he was inspirational then he left and guess what they missed targets and still do today

    Cons

    Blureprint for growth, stopped all the fun and we all left. Now they have yes men there and they have no sparkle and v

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some balls tell the US to stay away from Europe and invest in technology and product
    They are being left behind and becoming a commodity with both brand and product

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Practical Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    - Friendly environment with equal colleagues.
    - The experience of work pressure was daunting, but equally challenging and helped me to excel my abilities into the real world.

    Cons

    - Growth ladder being short.
    - Appreciation from the management only in terms of monetary value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    flexible work nature, support function strong

    Cons

    bad pay master, no overseas exposure in an mnc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve packages and overseas opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    work wise fine, manager not so much

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    good work profile, endorses work life balance

    Cons

    leadership team for my department were a pain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    What could have been

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Talented workforce.
    Great work environment
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Too much politics in competing with external vendors for development work

  10.  

    Business, Quality, financial analyst and Market Research Analyst

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Good process
    Can Learn new fields
    Fast Growth

    Cons

    More work pressure and less salary
    Working environment is not good
    Cant avail the leaves eligible for

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A lot of Learning A lot of Interaction you get to know about many sectors and updates on them

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategy Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Strategy Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Established Brand Name and credibility in market
    Good Services

    Cons

    Not all divisions are alike
    Touch competition in the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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