Neustar Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Neustar President and CEO Lisa A. Hook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Mew . . . Could take it or leave it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Neustar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free snacks, soda, and coffee. Good pay and health benefits (as good as Yahoo!, Google, and Apple minus free transportation). Good place to work if you're a woman and you don't care to go into a management role. Beautiful building and nice location, but far from Caltrain.

    Cons

    No onsite gym and long commutes for people who don't work in SF. Company moved from Silicon Valley (Mountain View) to SF claiming they would recruit better engineering talent. However, from what I have heard, they are struggling to recruit engineering folks to make the long commute from Silicon Valley.

    No company direction and no career growth. A lot of favoritism. It's all who you know, not what you know that will land you career growth at Neustar. High turnover, and low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a few products and not a bunch of products. Not enough bodies to handle all of the different products. Management has no clear execution of plans for the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful

    Aimless

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Neustar full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company has a lot of money. Workplace has lots of free snacks, espresso, low expectations.

    Cons

    High leadership and engineering turnover. No direction. CEO seems to feel her job is to entertain rather than lead. Other than CFO senior leadership seems unclear on what their responsibilities are besides drawing salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide whether to spin off engineering or not. If you are serious about web management products make a plan and communicate that to those who will implement it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    The Big Identity Crisis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Neustar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The chemistry was great initially. they encouraged corporate culture and promoted corporate events. neustar makes a concerted effort to break into the best workplace list. Catered events and wellness programs are great.

    Cons

    Constantly changing direction and corporate message to the public. They constantly add additional responsibilities or change targets mid year without additional compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Neustar

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Neustar full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    is a great company to work for excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Micro Management. High turn over. Poor training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your staff a adequate amount of time to learn the technology especially when they are a top performer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. An opportunity to work alongside some very sharp people.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Global Account Manager in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Global Account Manager in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at Neustar

    Pros

    It is a large, publicly traded company with opportunity to sell leading edge technology. There are weekly product training webinars.

    Cons

    It is a pressure filled atmosphere. You have to make alot of phone calls if you are in the sales department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new CEO should keep the innovation going, and develop plans to successfully compete with other companies in the same space.

    No opinion of CEO

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