Dun & Bradstreet Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  • There is a great 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
  • unbelievably difficult to do the most simple tasks internally; ask a D&B rep for counts of businesses in a specific geo or industry (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. Way more modern than you think!

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    Current Employee - People Team in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - People Team in Short Hills, NJ

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really progressive data company. Making huge strides in transforming global company culture. Sounds cliche, but the people are really great to work with.

    Cons

    Coming from a media background the pace of change is a little slower, but it is far more thoughtful and strategic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the pedal down and keep playing the long game.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Senior Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, NJ

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    D&B is a great company with over 174 years of providing the world's largest global database of business content solutions

    Cons

    D&B's stock continues to rise


  3. contractor

    Current Employee - Project Manager and Business Analyst in Long Valley, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager and Business Analyst in Long Valley, NJ

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great people and good management

    Cons

    people not communicating effectively at times


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  5. Great Experience, Great Coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Center Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Center Valley, PA

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment. The people there make the company.

    Cons

    Many layers of upper management.


  6. I help keep all the hardware up and running.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture is amazing, Working virtually on the beaches of Malibu, Perks are pretty damn awesome, and how many companies have scooters you can ride around the office?

    Cons

    Malibu pricing for meals, a little on the hard side to get to for some.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome job. Love working for thi company.


  7. Dun & Bradstreet has a long history but is forward thinking and is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is 173 years old but has a very modern approach to doing business. The company works hard every day to adhere to the times. It is made up of wonderful team members and team leaders who work together and help one another. Everyone really works together toward the same goals. It continues to expand and offer new solutions to customers.

    Cons

    There are still a few team leaders who are a bit "unapproachable" in their way of dealing with other team members. It would be great for them to work with the company's new approach.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster a more open atmosphere with team members, making everyone feel like a true contributor. In addition, continue with great programs such as giving back to the community and to non-profits.


  8. data inspired, relentlessly curious, inherently generous - a company living up to core values

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In my 4 years at Dun and Bradstreet, the company has transformed. An experience that started for me as pushing boulders uphill at an old company has transformed into a modern culture that challenges my own perception of what is possible. Opportunities for internal promotion, and investment that has brought new perspective from the outside. Embraces modern technology. A culture that enables collaboration as opposed to political competition. An opportunity to work at a company that influences business relationships, and even the global economy. It's difficult to find this, and I am grateful that I accepted the challenge.

    Cons

    This depends on your perspective. Change can be a challenge, and while my first couple of years felts like we were taking steps backwards, we are now taking leaps forward.
    -Ambiguity in the trenches at times
    -Large scale change
    -You must be wiling to accept the challenge
    -Depending on your leader, you must be willing to stand up and make your way
    -Approach to comp is good, but not excellent
    -Some parts of the org have new leaders still making their own way
    -Other parts of the org have old leaders striving to hang on

    Advice to Management

    To the executives and even the board. Stay the course. What started in 2014 is absolutely transforming the company. I have experienced change and new leadership at other highly respected companies (Fortune 500). NEVER, have I seen so much dedication and excitement from the organization. I am eager to see the HBR articles and books written about this time.


  9. Helpful (3)

    It has been a wild ride.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth and innovation are the watchwords. New CEO has brought new leadership, added roles that had formerly been missing (Global leaders of HR and Marketing), defined key strategic initiatives (hills), and continues to reaffirm that we're all in this together and everyone's contribution is both encouraged and required. Those who engage and communicate thoughtfully have ample opportunities for contribution and growth. Those who fail to step up are easily identified and do not last long.

    Cons

    The company seems like it's been in a 1980s/90s outsourcing and financial engineering death spiral since the 1980s or 1990s. There is a fair amount of hangover from that time, but the new leadership and strategy are redefining the culture and not looking back.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and keep moving. I and many others are engaged and pulling with and for you. We appreciate your support and contribution. This is working. I've been in a few acquisitions and turnarounds, and this is the most exciting place and time I've ever worked.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Incredibly pleasant environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at D&B are great, from the CEO down to the brand new intern. I have never had an issue finding someone help me figure out how to do something procedural, and the powers that be are particularly receptive to new ideas. I don't do the work that the company is known for, but instead background operations in which I have a particular expertise and anybody to whom I must offer relevant advice or guidance openly accepts that I am here for this reason, only raising objections when my input conflicts with their own personal expertise.

    Cons

    Relatively disorganized in many ways, though the new executive team is obviously working toward changing this. Simple tasks, like getting an IP drop installed, can take weeks or even months longer than necessary. A lot of my job pertains to initiating technological services which is something D&B outsources, thus slowing the process significantly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work, but also streamline the simple processes.There's no reason for so many paper trails, service tickets, etc.


  11. Director within Marketing Organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Innovative and exiting company; allowed autonomy and creative opportunities.

    Cons

    Hurdles of start-up activities and organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up



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