Ipsos
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Ipsos Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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3.1 234 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot

Didier Truchot

(71 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Meh

Research Manager (Current Employee)
Norwalk, CT

I have been working at Ipsos full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat benefits, 3 weeks paid vacation

Conslack of communication, training and personal growth

Advice to Senior Managementconsider increasing salary that is competitive in the market place

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Relaxed environment, limited promotion potential depending on department

Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Ipsos full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible hours, medium pace of business day; generally good coworkers; interesting work in some departments; work from home available in many areas.

ConsTechnology lags in many areas; promotion potential depends on department but is limited in many places; upper management tends to do things their own way and does not give sufficient responsibility down the chain.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow lower level managers more flexibility to take care of employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of red tape, stagnant role

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ipsos full-time

ProsJob security, good people, sane hours.

ConsSmall raises, hard to come by promotions.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf your people do good, reward them. Otherwise you will keep loosing people at a high rate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sad end to Synovate

Group Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Ipsos full-time for more than a year

ProsCamaraderie among the rank and file; "we're all in this together" mentality...at least until we can figure out how to move on to something better.

ConsComing from the promising and increasingly global Synovate, where at least an effort was made to develop connections across geographies and business units, Ipsos' completely siloed approach/mentality was a big letdown. Not to mention the staff cuts resulting from its acquisition of Synovate.

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

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siloed

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ipsos full-time for more than 5 years

Proscoworkers were great. I learned new skills within the team, but never able to share or collaborate across business units.

ConsLittle communication with outside teams. Work was micro-managed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for.

Laser Print Operator (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Ipsos full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent benefit package to choose from

ConsKeep Associates abreast of changes that could affect their future.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Needs some cultural adjustments

Office Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Ipsos full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company also has offices in 65+ countries, so there is a lot of opportunity for travel and growth.

ConsThe culture at Ipsos is very out dated. Think stuffy 90's corporate office with little to no flair. The company does not make their employees feel valued or cared about. This day in age, with companies like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook, the lack of excitement in the culture is only personified in the overall work environment. Their offices are not fun, inventive, or dynamic. Everyone works 9-5, sits at their desks for lunch, and live lackluster working lives.

Advice to Senior ManagementShow your employees that you value them and give your culture a face lift. It's 2013, not 1996.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If you are looking to get ahead at any cost this could be the place for you

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ipsos full-time

ProsFlexible work schedule, able to work from home, about 12 holidays off a year, business casual work environment

ConsThe number of hours you must work each week to keep up with the work load. Sometimes the women you work with can be passive-aggressive to get themselves ahead. Rarely is the bad behavior checked.

Advice to Senior ManagementEveryone works hard and all should be acknowledged for their hard work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bellevue, WA

I worked at Ipsos full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPeople, Smaller office atmosphere, life-work balance

ConsNot caring about people, main philosophy being "everyone is replaceable"

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

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Uneven Corporate Culture

Senior Account Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Ipsos full-time

Pros- Smart people, collaborative atmosphere (at times, see cons)
 - Decent pay
 - Knowledge/communications from top down are good

Cons- Unevenness in culture (some divisions have poor leadership, argumentative bordering on abusive managers while others have extremely supportive, motivating leaders
 - Benefit offerings are a hit/miss
 - Career path management is non-existent. There is no real consideration for those who want to jump to a different role in the company; your main choice is to stay in your current role or look outside the company for a new position.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave HR actually send private survey to every employee and ask what they want to do next within Ipsos, then work toward setting up a path to make that happen so you don't loose too many more employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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