Dun & Bradstreet Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. D&B Review

    Former Employee - Account Manager in Center Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Center Valley, PA

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    compensation has changed over the years and less opp to make money

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Once great company with an unclear future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    overt and consistent corporate culture. Everyone understands the rules of the road. My department had management dedicated to the success and advancement of its members. We had frequent access to senior leaders and they knew us by name, which is more than I expected in a big public company.

    Cons

    Frequent technology issues damage the reputation of D&B's products, and the sale to D&B Credibility Corp chained D&B to a company with some reputation issues of its own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold senior leaders more accountable. Too many instances of senior people failing up through the organization instead of being managed out.
    Ride the big data wave, but look out for Google and freely available alternatives on the web.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Caught in between the old and the new

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Short Hills, NJ

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and family culture, minus a few that come from past job bad cultures and chose to bring that here. So much potential of what it could be and mean to the future of businesses

    Cons

    To many senior people at the very top that have not clue how to move us forward. Too many people who think we are a software business and not a data services. All that money and not one purchase of a technology startup to get in the social B2B and analytics game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the new CEO to evaluate and reinvent the company like he did at his last job. Get rid of the people who don't have the stomach for re-invention and invest in those who do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good people, good customers...operations is a sales impediment

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    Current Employee - RM in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - RM in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Have had some management change for the better. Customer's view of D&B is changing thanks to a new philosophy

    Cons

    Operations is a bi@#h to deal with! Too many internal hurdles to overcome when trying to sell new solutions. New solutions not ready for market place...sometimes I feel like I am living a real life Dilbert cartoon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the sales force. "Everyone is in sales" should be the mantra.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Strong company lacking direction and investment into sales organization.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people with a very friendly culture. Also a great place to have a career rather than a job.

    Cons

    The current CEO is focused on numbers which is taking away from the necessary investments in the sales teams and product offering. The company also continues to invest in dead-end initiatives that have proven to be unsuccessful time after time such as New Customer Acquisition Teams and software acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that you are investing in the people as they will drive the success of the business. If the resources are not available, your customers will not be satusfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Overall great experience, however corporate downsizing gutted the technical fulfillment team making things tough.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Best place for information bar none across the board....Risk Management, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Management. Even with the changes their data is still the most robust in the industry.

    Cons

    Downsizing had a negative affect on their most valuable asset which is their data and its integrity. Some of the enterprise solutions where hard value to communicate mainly due to high price tags. While worth it many companies still struggled with spending so much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to better understand customer needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Interesting work, great people but lacking innovation and re-branding awareness.

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional colleagues, interesting and dynamic work Great opportunity for career advancement, education opportunities, and strong work life balance.

    Cons

    Disconnect with sales leadership and the front line, late to innovate, inept technology platforms. The company has lost its edge as a "sales organization" and needs to reinvigorate the sales force. Enagement scores are extremely low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus strongly on innovation, employee engagement, internal and external communications. The predictive analytics recalibrations are being well received, however D&B's role in "big data" and "global analytics" is an internal vision that is lacking traction in the marketplace since the company hasn't traditionally played in that space. Senior leadership needs to ensure mid-level management is helping their front lines reinvent themselves and the customer base. Senior managment is extremely operational, introverted, and the culture has become pervasive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Revolving Door

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed and casual work environment.

    Cons

    Management changes every couple of months if not faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to your reporting structure for at least 1 year before making re-org changes again

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    There are some smart people

    Cons

    It's a big slow-moving company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some good tech people at higher level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Great Team; Management Short Term Focus

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    Former Employee - Lead Architect in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Architect in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees worldwide are a great team who are dedicates to delivering high quality solutions.

    Cons

    Financials run every aspect of the company. You can never be sure that a project you are working on will continue because management has demonstrated too many times they will stop projects just to meet a monthly target number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decreasing headcount as a result of a bad financial figures is very short sighted. Financial Flexibility only creates stress on your employees. Instead focus on growing revenue.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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