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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at dunnhumby full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
The company can be a rewarding place to work with regard to life/work balance, benefits and resume visibility. Grade 7 managers seem to be very open and transparent; the abilities of managers declines quickly at grade 5 and below. Perks include social activities, on-site gyms, generous vacation structure, opportunities to volunteer locally and ability to work offsite.Cons
There is a propensity to value youth over experience.
Many mid to upper level managers (grades 4 to 6) are not trained as managers, and it is quite apparent.
No redress for issues with a very unhelpful and unprofessional HR department.
Some managers known for bullying, intimidation and lack of respect for employees are free to continue these practices.
Too much "forced" conviviality and partying; pay more attention to work and deliverables.
Difficult and unequal promotion processes.
constantly reduced personal workspace (communal, open plan fosters collaboration but makes concentration difficult, privacy impossible and personal space non-existent.
Very noticeable cliques of senior managers with tenure over 7 years (USA in particular); if you're not on the inside, you never will be.
Dismissals can be indiscriminate, and no redress is possibleAdvice to ManagementAdvice
stricter reviews and oversight of managers (particularly grade 4 and 5)
more training of managers and better on boarding for new hires
make HR responsive and more confidential
stop the emphasis on alcohol consumption (even in jest, drinking to excess IS a common theme, and encouraged)
too many meetings, team-building and "innovation" daysRecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at dunnhumby.Interview Details
I was contacted by someone in the project management group for a phone interview. I was asked to quickly run through my previous experience and describe the role, challenges, deliverables, etc.
Everything seemed fine until I was abruptly interrupted toward the end. The only way I can accurately describe what happened next would be to say I was "dressed down". At this point it became clear that the woman I was speaking to never had any intention of hiring me and was having a very bad day. She proceeded to tell me all the reasons I was not a good fit for the role and actually got pretty personal making several remarks that explained to me how she didn't think I was a good IT employee in general. This was very surprising, especially since I had been in a much larger role at a fortune 5 company for the past 11 years.
Needless to say, there was no offer. If there was an offer of employment, I would have promptly declined it.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
- The entire series of questions was off putting. Answer Question
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