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Updated Jul 1, 2014
Experian – Nottingham – “Experian Landmark House”

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2.8 237 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

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Brian Cassin

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41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance is typically OK but reflected in poor pay and benefits(in 17 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent time off, plenty of telework opportunities(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management does not take interest in mentoring subordinates(in 19 reviews)

  • Not enough work-life balance or work from home opportunities (they frown on it, it seems)(in 5 reviews)

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    Not a company I liked much

    Sales/Marketing Area (Former Employee) Nottingham, England (UK)

    ProsBig, global company with plenty of diversification, so there are opportunities to move and progress. The pay was quite good. I was based mainly in the UK but was able to travel when I needed to. They were flexible and not over-bureaucratic when I requested travel.

    ConsI found something oppressive about the way they handled people. I had a (not senior) management role but often felt that I was kept in the dark. It is a very political company and you are either one of the in-crowd or you are not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf I thought they would react in any way other than to throw back their collective head and guffaw, I might offer some advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBrand, within last years it's hard to say anything else positive

    ConsOld products, old type of thinking hidden under would-be modern approach, bureaucracy

    Advice to Senior ManagementProducts range needs total deep reshaping.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has potential to be great, let down by constant cost slashing and Senior Managers' performance & attitudes

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Southport, England (UK)

    ProsWorked with a great team of people in the regional office.
    Projects I was involved with were generally interesting and challenging.
    Had a decent work/life balance
    Pension & ShareSave scheme actually quite decent.
    Free tea & coffee

    ConsLoyalty and ability count for nothing.
    Senior Managers' primary goal is saving money. End of.
    Bonus scheme is very mean. In the "improved" version of it, March 2013, out of the 3 examples given, under two of them the people were WORSE OFF, than the previous scheme. That's an improvement? And no-one noticed this. Or perhaps they just don't care.
    The sense in the office everyone is living on borrowed time.
    Senior Manager correspondence throughout the financial year proclaims how well the company is doing. However at the end of the year, when payrises, bonuses etc. are calculated, guess what? Turns out the company wasn't doing quite so well after all. Conclusion? Senior Managers deceive, inveigle and obfuscate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how you can increase the share price by NOT making redundancies. How about selling products?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work life balance, but not exciting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance and good salary

    ConsPoor strategy especialy in Japan

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    Unfortunately now this company is just ALL profit

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was a lot more employer firendly, still has canteens.

    ConsEmployees are worth less than printers or desks. It really is a shame, but now profit and statistics are the only things of importance. Employees are just eliminated in one country to make way for cheaper hires in another. There is no sense of loyalty. There are no longer mass redundancies as now they get rid of people in trickles here and there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think management know what upsets people but they don't care. So there is no point in saying anything. It's just very sad to see so many people morally destroyed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Initially good but deteriorated as politics and senior management got worse.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people who work hard, possiblity to interact with people from all over the world

    ConsCorridor decisions, surveys that are said to be anonymous but aren't, everything now is policed, employees are not trusted and are mere tools to be discarded at will. Now more than ever the focus is money. This is a billionaire company that just looks at how to save money, even if this damages quality. Above all employees must be "yes" men or they're in trouble.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat a pity. Where have the values gone? Isn't it time to think about principals and values?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bloated, inefficient,

    (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge organisation with plenty of scope to move around in to different roles - if you are lucky.
    Decent benefits nothing brilliant.
    Good company pension scheme.
    A good company to move in to if you are coming in at senior management level.

    ConsPoor salaries compared to other organisations. Pay bands and gradings make little sense and are very political. Some managers seem to know nothing about the area and teams they are managing. Some employees have tunnel vision and can't see anything outside of the areas they are focused on.

    HR seem too be clueless at times and very cold.

    Far to many layers of management, too much politics and bureaucracy at the organisation so takes a millenium to get anything actually done.

    Far too behind competitors in terms of technology being used at the company and this will never change due to the fact people are reluctant to try new things and due to politics.

    If you come in from an aquisition chances are you could be stuck in a role you don't want and not see a decent pay rise for a considerable amount of time.

    Senior management completely out of touch with the rest of the organisation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually come back to earth and start to get a feel of what is actually going on rather then what you think is going on in the organisation. Come and talk to actual employees and do something about their concerns rather then just listening and fobbing them off.

    Take note on how much bureaucracy has been created at the company and do something about it, when it seems like two thirds of the company is made up of managers trying to justify their roles you know something has gone wrong.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Administration

    Systems Administrator II (Former Employee)

    ProsBefore the re-org, best IT culture, opportunity to work on new technology.

    ConsAfter the re-org, Laid of a huge portion of IT and sent the jobs to South America.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, with Dumb local Managers

    Human Resources Business Partner/Manager (Current Employee)

    Pros1. Competitive Salary + Perks
    2. Well known company - 15,000 employee in 42 Countries
    3. Flexible Working Hours
    4. Good and Nice People

    Cons1. Not good for Executives and Managers - Living in fear and to please everyone
    2. Local top Management are dumb, not qualified and has no direction in company
    3. Working in fear - always. These dumb Managers tried to outsmart you!

    Advice to Senior Management1. Be fair to your staff
    2. Listen, nobody is smarter, nobody is better than you
    3. Start look out for good leaders (especially in Malaysian operation R&D)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting but challenged by politics and red tape

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Nottingham, England (UK)

    ProsSome good people who work hard, fairly good facilities, light and spacious office.

    ConsToo much politics, decisions taken behind closed doors, things get more complicated every time senior management says they will get simpler, great emphasis on employee monitoring, too much emphasis given to sharesholders. Whether the area goes well or not this makes little difference to the employees, except for redundancies when it doesn't go well. Loyalty is a one way ticket.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, use common sense in decisions not just the endless data compiled on databases that doesn't always reflext reality. Appreciate the value of experience in employees rather than substituting with cheaper new workers, preferably abroad.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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