D&B
2.8 of 5 200 reviews
www.dnb.com Short Hills, NJ 5000+ Employees

D&B Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.8 200 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan

Robert Carrigan

(2 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :)"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Senior management and the sales force are stuck in an endless cycle of forecasting"
    in 14 reviews
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On the way to extinction

Senior Project Director (Former Employee)
Short Hills, NJ

I worked at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance

ConsWeak management with no real vision and strategy replaced by yearly layoff programs masked as efficiency program. Constant change in top management

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a consistent strategy and approach, develop a consultative approach versus selling software

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

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Worst place ever

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B full-time

ProsYou get subsidized cafeteria food

ConsIt will be the biggest career mistake you make

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit counting your stock options and do something of value

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

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Started off great, then the politics took over

Rather Not Say (Former Employee)
Short Hills, NJ

I worked at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people in the austin office

ConsNothing gets done. Layer upon layer of approvals.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet stuff done

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

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Too many changes

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B full-time

ProsPay, flexibility, work life balance

ConsDifficult to learn, management is constantly changing and turning over

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

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D&B is a good company overall. There is advancement opportunities available.

Account Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere is a great work life balance.

ConsLimited income potential. As a sales rep, I want the ability to write my own paycheck. While the income is good, it is not great. Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult. Recent comp plan change was for the worse.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhile you are good at receiving feedback from employees, implementing it is another story. We are on the front lines, listen to us!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An excellent Project team experience. It was the best organized & managed PMO I have ever experienced.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Short Hills, NJ

I worked at D&B as a contractor for less than a year

ProsClearly stated goals and mission statement.

ConsProjects need to keep focused on critical objectives and less influenced by short term politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should emulate the connection that Sara Mathew had with the rank and file employees.

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

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Good

Sales (Current Employee)
Parsippany, NJ

I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat people and very respected brand name.

ConsSenior management and the sales force are stuck in an endless cycle of forecasting

Advice to Senior ManagementRemove the impediments to the sales force being successful

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hot and cold

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat benefits, good compensation packages

ConsAnnual financial flexibility is arbitrary and often yields investment decisions that are short sighted. Additionally, significant talent has been allowed to leave the business for short term expense reasons that could have been leveraged for greater shareholder and Customer benefit

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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DINOSAUR - Too Big Data to Fail

Sales Trainer (Current Employee)
Center Valley, PA

I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStronghold on the Risk Mgmt and Commercial Credit space, decent comprehensive major medical

ConsPersnickety high-school culture,, Operational deficiencies, manual and antiquated internal process, legacy systems, disparate decentralized reporting, leadership is uninformed and inept, uses financial flexibility to justify turnover and expense cuts and the field says they can't demo the software because it runs slower than a 28K modem.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in more leadership from the outside, MaxCV is just the first overbudget project if you want to be ready for IoT, we have to build automated SB SaaS models, Ops is broken, Pricing is a laughable mess and stop the insanity, a decade of failure in new commercial customer acquistion alone has led to turnover of 120+ pp, and might as well migrate DNBi and SRM to force.com, they are eating your lunch with DDC neway.

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

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Career Opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

ProsRapid career opportunities with a work environment you want to be at each day.

ConsSalary growth is based on an internal rule set that is not conducive to career growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeeping the best of the best...salaries should be in line with Market Value!

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

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