Ipsos Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
284 Reviews

3.1
284 Reviews
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
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89 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • emerging as one of the most comprehensive market research entities on a global scale (in 24 reviews)

  • Flexibility with work schedules, great people on the team (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Management acts like they own you - there is no work-life balance other than lip service paid to the concept (in 22 reviews)

  • Some extremely dull work, long hours for which you are not recognised, poor pay (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, though they're leaving in droves

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, strong product, good people

    Cons

    Overworked, understaffed. When people leave, they aren't replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to backfill those who have left, and respect work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Work closely with management, advancement

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great, below average pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Great experiences, good people, amazing work/life balance

    Cons

    Below average pay, promotions sometimes take longer than they should

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Market Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Market Research Associate  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Market Research Associate in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work but it also depends on your business unit.
    Very supportive staff.
    Creative and down to earth employees and facilities manager
    Fun, relaxed, and always have a fun event going on every month

    Cons

    It is a global company so off-shoring work to different depts can be a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst - Entry Level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The client centric atmosphere is exciting. The firm has numerous resources and trainings and coworkers are friendly and willing to assist.

    Cons

    Internal shifts and restructuring complicates management teams and growth potential. The merger with Synovate resulted in numerous complications and could have been handled better. Moral was low for over a year due to layoffs and lack of job security. The wages are low compared to other firms in the industry.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Bureaucracy is pretty crazy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Support  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - User Support in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ipsos as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the largest Market Research companies in the world

    Cons

    They aren't afraid of outsourcing

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work experience and room to move up the ranks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos as an intern

    Pros

    Great environment, proven methodologies, great clients

    Cons

    Studies moved really quickly and sometimes it easy to get lost

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, demanding atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Manager  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Research Manager in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Employees are sharp and good people, salary and benefits are competitive, company parties are really fun

    Cons

    Demanding work (but this maybe due to the time), constant change in organizational structure, and no direct career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find an org model that works and stick with it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun people and environment but making a corporate turn for the worst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Manager  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    activities, work space, projects, lax environment, free food, growing in the industry

    Cons

    bad HR, boring, under-paid, pigeon holed in positions, innapropriate work relationships in some departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your people what they're worth, everyone works hard and takes their work home with them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company will help you grow and really learn about the research industry in a consultative role.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Gain a thorough understanding of the industry, work with top manufacturers as clients, room to grow within the company and organization. Moving toward a very consultative environment so that as you progress within the company you are less focused on project execution and more focused on your clients and how to partner with them.

    Cons

    Large company tends to be very corporate in terms of their policies. The culture is undergoing changes as a result of the merger with Synovate and some kinks are still being worked out. Sometimes there is a lack of clarity in what you need to do to move to the next to the level and continue growing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistency and clarity in providing a path to growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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