Dun & Bradstreet Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. unfulfilling work experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Location , snacks, parties, happy hours, good pay, ping pong, pool table, gaming stuff

    Cons

    Java development is done offshore, onshore engineering has no real control of what offshore puts in the codebase. Offshore is under direct control of business team so their bottom line is to get code out of the door. This has culminated in extreme poor code and lots of technical debt. With lack of proper tests in place, maintaining or adding new features is a big pain. Java codebase is a "big ball of mud" that leads to very unfulfilling work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Business team is doing it right; project management is following the business goals and company has clear path of going forward. Engineering management should follow orders from the top which they do. So I guess everything is in place as long as you are not on the onshore Java team.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good products and comp plan

    Cons

    never ending shuffle in the c-suite


  3. Improving but long road ahead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet 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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Too many changes

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Pros

    Pay, flexibility, work life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to learn, management is constantly changing and turning over


  6. Helpful (2)

    D&B is a good company overall. There is advancement opportunities available.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Limited income potential. As a sales rep, I want the ability to write my own paycheck. While the income is good, it is not great. Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult. Recent comp plan change was for the worse.

    Advice to Management

    While you are good at receiving feedback from employees, implementing it is another story. We are on the front lines, listen to us!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Hot and cold

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good compensation packages

    Cons

    Annual financial flexibility is arbitrary and often yields investment decisions that are short sighted. Additionally, significant talent has been allowed to leave the business for short term expense reasons that could have been leveraged for greater shareholder and Customer benefit


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great view from the outside, horrible lower level management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Advisor in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Credit Advisor in Bethlehem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ping Pong Tables, Employee Incentives, High Level Executives know the names of even the lowest level of employees,

    Cons

    Lower Level Management doesn't provide the positive sales environment that is needed. You can have all the success in the world and one bad month will put you on their naughty-list.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people that can hit 100% of their YTD sales goal with bonuses, don't cross inbound/outbound leadership as they are completely different realms


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Once great company with an unclear future

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Caught in between the old and the new

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Short Hills, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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