Experian Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. A big company with that big company feel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Architect in New York, NY

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of growth and a willingess to invest in that growth. Opportunities to move around between internal business units, including transfers overseas. Decent investment in training

    Cons

    It's a big company more focused on acquisitions than organic growth. That can make life unpleasant if you find yourself in a slowing vertical

    Advice to Management

    You have to build instead of buy sometimes. More invest in organic growth would round out the portfolio


  2. Difficult economic times at company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Experian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting assignments in multichannel environment

    Cons

    Difficult sales process to sell services


  3. Helpful (1)

    Manager, Public Relations - Corporate Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great team, overall as a company, supports employees, opportunity to telecommute, education assistance, 401K, employee stock purchase plan, bonus and salary structure.

    Cons

    Average time before advancing is seven to ten years for this department. Disjointed departments don't always stay true to strategic vision.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Poor morale and very political, but improving.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting global perspective

    Cons

    Very political environment. Goals are very focused at keeping costs low at the expense of quality solutions

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on company culture.


  6. Wasn't a job for me because I'm not a sales person, but for someone that can do that it would be great for them.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSP in Van Buren, AR
    Current Employee - CSP in Van Buren, AR

    I have been working at Experian full-time (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great starting pay, all benefits, bonus opportunities, 1hr lunch, willing to work with you

    Cons

    i had trouble forcing myself to the customers, if they werent satisfied, that is the end of it, not push them until they are mad


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not The Best, Not The Worst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Analyst in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Solutions Analyst in Allen, TX

    I worked at Experian full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When I worked at Experian, many of us wore jeans to the office, and not just on Fridays. I'm not quite sure it was in-line with corporate policy, but no one ever said anything. My mentor was AMAZING, and we still keep in touch.

    Cons

    I had 6 different managers in 1 year. Recognition and appreciation were unheard of. There was a lot of tension between cross-functional teams, and overall morale was pretty low. The president of our group slashed budgets and often spoke of how the group was hemorrhaging money; and yet he flew first class and hired a private town car whenever we came to town. I saw that as a double standard.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Pick your Department Wisely

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large global company. Opportunity to travel in some areas. Finally in a growth mode after years of cutbacks. Some departments seem to have built strong teams who work well together. good community involvement for charity work

    Cons

    No recognition for actual performance of work - people with many years of service or above average reviewes are let go to support cuts. Looking to move out of California and in some cases entire departments are being replaced with new staff in Costa Rica, Texas or Chile or outsourced altogether. If you come in at a low salary, it is hard to get to market levels with the raise pool that is available every year. High pressure, low management support (some departments). Low morale some departments). Some charity photo shoots are not as they seem (last minute photo ops and not indicative of what really was happening but forced to fit around someones travel schedule).

    Advice to Management

    Look deeper into the cost cutting efforts you take to understand the impact to the business. Replacing entire teams 100% is fairly risky and you may have key people available to work in other areas. Secondly, don't blindly accept what you hear from your BU leads as true. do some digging to see exactly what your mangement is doing and saying before you believe it to be true. you are too far removed to get any valuable data as to what is going on.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great on Stock Market - Regular type of Company for Employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Sherman, TX

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly good compensation. Good Benefits. Schedule flexibility when needed. I've crossed paths with a lot of really good, hard-working employees. There are some AMAZINGLY intelligent people that work in the analytics divisions of the company....almost scary intelligent! : ) As a large corporation, it's much like any other in my opinion. Not great, not bad. Like any other job, it's pretty much what the employee chooses to make of it. Experian is a cash-producing machine....that is its reason for existence...this is great for stock holders and might be great for employees who can stick around and get an annual bonus.

    Cons

    Only been with Experian for 2 years. Already had one major round of layoffs in my sub-business, another is on its way, and a reorganization is also about to occur. All these educational and related benefits are touted as available, but if your unit didn't budget for whatever reason - none for you. Short term cash generation seems to rule over any type of long-term planning for cash generation and value. Not hitting short-term goals (i.e. EBIT for FY 2013) causes extreme cost cutting measures ensue.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the catchy nonsensical programs such as "The Employee Deal," "The Heart of Experian," and such. Just tell us in a transparent fashion what we need to know and don't try to dress it up with Sesame Street type themes.


  10. Marketing Services going downhill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a good work/life balance, but now if you're good, you're overworked.

    Cons

    Employees are resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Local sr management is only concerned with money, not with employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    In my experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Consultant in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Project Consultant in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great people to work for/with

    Cons

    Low in salary compensation Their marketing dept is not doing so well, so layoffs are constantly happening



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