TransUnion Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. This is one of the best companies I've had the pleasure of working for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Greenwood Village, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Greenwood Village, CO

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

    Pros

    TransUnion believes in their employees and strives to ensure a work/life balance, while working towards promoting internally vs. externally.

    Cons

    There's a lot of great work to be done. Staffing appropriately for the workload could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Not the company that it once was.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive I in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TransUnion

    Pros

    That an event will hopefully happen soon and that senior management will be replaced with individuals that care about its future.

    Cons

    The management team is only interested in themselves and their personal wealth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start seriously soliciting input from the associates and stop allowing phony and highly politically tainted input from those in power to drive decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Great company on a great and positive rebranding journey!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President Human Resources in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TransUnion

    Pros

    Leaders and work empower you to do your best each day. Many moving parts but all are aligned in the right direction to move TU forward.

    Cons

    Nothing noted yet at TU

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Further encourage the innovation and culture of I own it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Changing and growing company with a bright future -- IF they fix internal structures and processes quickly.

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

    I have been working at TransUnion full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Obvious investments in the organization and people to change the way the company operates and the culture - new building renovation in Chicago and elsewhere, new brand, changeover of staff from "old way of thinking" to "new way of thinking," positive vibes and energy for employees, more focus on employee engagement and satisfaction.

    Cons

    Still defunct processes - creates many inefficiencies, still have many employees who are not skilled to move forward in today's digital business world, understaffed in some areas - takes longer than it should to get things done. We need much better B2B marketing focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Title structure is very strange. I am a very experienced person, but have a "lower level" title which was not understood prior to me actually working at TransUnion. My title does not reflect my experience, nor does it make sense (I'm not consulting at TransUnion - I actually work at TransUnion) and reflects negatively internally in terms of influence and perception. Doesn't make me feel valued as an employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful

    Not very many promotional opportunities for minority women

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransUnion full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great high school & college internship programs, good medical/dental benefits, new open floor/team building space at corporate location with new gym and cafe.

    Cons

    Promotions for those that do less work, more work for those that are more qualified and already overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a further look into opportunities for advancement for minority females as well as those that are more qualified in general before giving promotions just based on one project or task.

  7. Across the board transformation to drive growth and employee development. Information for Good is real!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TransUnion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace, growth opportunities, products and services drive entire economies and help develop middle classes around the worls

    Cons

    Internal systems back-office systems are dated and ineffective which creates tremendous frustration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investments to upgrade internal systems and process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great experience to work at a company with such diverse background

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

    I have been working at TransUnion

    Pros

    Promote innovation and allow you to share new ideas

    Cons

    Takes times to understand the company culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Rule by fear and Rotten Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TransUnion full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    On-site gym is convenient. Pay is decent if you are male. Some have great work-life balance; others are overworked.

    Cons

    First and foremost: If you've been fired or suddenly get a poorly justified negative performance review, document everything, and perhaps get legal advice ASAP before signing anything away.

    Now on to the substance: The lifers who have wormed their way to middle management rule by fear. You can smell it every time someone is fired. People huddle with their heads down in their cubicles and hope they're not next. If you speak up against them, expect to be fired or to have fabricated failures on a performance review. Don't underestimate the influence they've amassed. They've got HR reps and people in all groups in their pockets, so you have surprisingly few places to turn to.

    Lots of the blame game goes on. Junior employees learn quickly from veterans at the company. Finger pointing is the company sport. Something didn't get done? Well it's his fault, not mine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a group of SVPs and Directors breeding a toxic work environment. Many talented folk you want to keep have been pushed out, and you're going to lose more if they're allowed to continue to do as they please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Seasoned Male Bullies with Buddies Climb

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

    I have been working at TransUnion

    Pros

    Free Jolly Ranchers in office. Located next to Union Station. New Logo. Nearby public transportation. Volunteer Time Off Flex Day. Personal trainer available. Natural light in office.

    Cons

    It is 2015, mistreatment of employees in any manner, irrespective of sex or race, is unacceptable and inexcusable. This may be a reason for engagement survey results & lots of attrition within USIS Finance. HR tends to be perceived as working in an unprofessional nature alongside the egregious actions of those (SVP's / Mgr's) they support. Employees who may have witnessed wrong doings may keep quiet as they feel nervous or scared their own career growth may be in jeopardy. This may prevent progressive voices from being heard and hurts those suffering. Alternatively, the culture may have shaped the employees to ignore potential injustices, or those they hire may not desire a work environment, or world, without injustices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CFO & CIO - If the wrong people are selectured to lead your teams (SVP(s), Sr. Director(s), Manager(s)) who consistently make the wrong choices reflected in their turnover or team changes, their engagement surveys, the candid voices of the strong & progressive you on occasion have the luxury of hearing - know when it is hurting your organization & have the courage proactive in addressing. CFO & CIO are seemingly good guys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Process kills developer passion

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TransUnion full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There was a good PTO package - it's since changed to a use it or lose it policy...

    Cons

    Passionate programmers write great code, but process and red tape kills passion - and QUICKLY. Disaffected programmers write poor code, and poor code makes management add more process in an attempt to “make” their programmers write good code. That just makes morale worse...

    Comp isn't great for the ammount of red tape I put up with as a developer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to say you are practicing agile development, and are having your recruiters say you are practicing agile - THEN PRACTICE AGILE!!!

    A project where you decide before you start a product cycle the features that must be in the product, the ship date, and the assigned resources is a waterfall project. Using terms like “stories” and “sprints” just adds a crunchy agile shell, and it’s madness to think anything else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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